5 out of 5

Kalani Kakes

Dena, owner of Kalani Kakes

Location: Elk Grove, CA

Kalani Kakes is a Hawaiian style bakery inspired by the movie “50 First Dates”, specializing in cakes, cupcakes, butter mochi, cookies and jams. The baker and owner, Dena Lumbang, was heavily influenced by Hawaiian culture growing up. Her parents grew up in Hawaii, and her husband was also born in Hawaii. Hawaii has always been a special place for Dena and her family.  

Kalani Kakes has been featured on several TV segments including: “The Drew Barrymore Show”, Hawaii News Now, Good Day Sacramento, Your California Life, Studio 40 Live, in Edible Sacramento (spring 2022 magazine), as a guest baker at the 2022 California State Fair, scholarship winner at the 2022 Sacramento Farm to Fork Festival, featured as one of the top 10 popup restaurants in 2021 by The Sacramento Bee, and Dena has been a guest on multiple podcasts.