Last night the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu held their Grand Opening private party for several hundred VIP guests. The Hard Rock Cafe has been operating in Honolulu since 1987, and recently moved to a brand new location on Beachwalk Avenue in Waikiki. cakelava was hired by Hard Rock Cafe to make a rockin' Hawaiian themed cake for their Grand Opening party. We knew at the time that it was important to focus on the Hawaiian location aspect and also incorporate their guitar, which is a Hard Rock signature piece. Rick designed a giant Hawaiian tiki on a beach with a pair of guitars and an island scene with volcano and waterfall backdrop. The prominent Tiki, guitars and beach scene was all servable, filled cake in our signature Guava Lava flavor. While working on the cake our kitchen looked like an art studio, there was color everywhere!
Rick and I and a couple of our friends attended the party as guests. The new location is absolutely gorgeous -- two floors and the decor is amazing! It is the nicest looking Hard Rock Cafe we have ever seen and our friends also agreed. It would be a perfect place for us to have a drink or take our out of town guests to, and the Beachwalk location can't be beat. We were very impressed! The Hard Rock went all out for this party! We were greeted by the staff and given a lei and immediately offered a Mai Tai or beer. We went upstairs and found a table, and the tray passed appetizers started and they kept coming throughout the night. We had to cut them off, which wasn't easy because everything looked good. There was a large dessert bar, fruit and cheese display and ribs and chicken, oh and an OPEN bar, which meant the night was going to get Really Fun, Really Fast! In addition to the dessert bar was the cake, which was admired by the guests for most of the night and later served. The entertainment started around 8:00pm and we were treated to some of Hawaii's most famous performers. It was an awesome party and we were honored to do the cake for their Grand Opening! Congratulations to the Hard Rock Cafe Honolulu. We wish you many successful years at your new location!!