Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Stanley Chang Celebrates with Cake

Over the weekend Hawaii held it's primary election. One of the candidates we were watching closely was Stanley Chang, who was running for Honolulu City Council District 4, which spans a good part of Oahu ranging from Ala Moana and Waikiki, Diamond Head, Kaimuki, Kahala, Aina Haina, Niu Valley, Hawaii Kai, and more! Rick and I became familiar with Stanley Chang through our client Rebecca who is an enthusiastic member of "Team Stanley" and worked on his campaign. We've made cakes for Rebecca before and each time she always gives Rick a lot of creative freedom and Stanley's cake was no different. She gave us some background information on Stanley Chang, along with his website, . We knew the districts he served and that they encompassed a huge amount of Oahu and then Rick had the challenge of figuring out how best to represent the district, Hawaii and Stanley Chang specifically.

If you've ever been to Hawaii during election time, you'll recall that the candidates hit the streets with their campaign signs and wave to cars during the morning and evening rush hour commute. Everyone does this, including the mayoral and gubernatorial candidates. It's part of the "Aloha spirit" and has been that way for years. Since the sign waving is a big part of any political campaign in Hawaii we had planned to include "Stanley Chang" signs on the cake throughout his districts.
On the cake, District 4 was represented amongst the three tiers. On the bottom tier was Ala Moana, Waikiki and Diamond Head, which was represented by the famous Diamond Head crater and lot of high-rise buildings found throughout Waikiki. The second tier was more of the residential areas as shown by the artwork of the houses. On the top tier was Koko Head Crater, found on the southeast side of Oahu, and represents the Hawaii Kai, Niu Valley and Kuliouou areas. At the base of the cake was Stanley Chang's motto: "Fresh vision for a responsible and responsive government". The cake looked amazing in person, full of color and it screamed "Hawaii!" and we hoped "Victory!" as well.

The cake was delivered to a private home in Kahala where Stanley Chang's party was held. We didn't have a chance to meet Stanley because we had to deliver a wedding cake. We heard from Stanley and Rebecca the cake was a huge hit! Just as we had hoped, Stanley Chang's celebration party cake turned into a Victory cake as he won his primary! Coincidentally, on Monday Rick and I were driving through "District 4" and saw Stanley Chang waving a sign thanking voters. We waved back and beeped at him. We were so happy to see him after making his cake and winning District 4 City Council. Go Stanley!!

1 comment:

Deeva said...

I love the depth of the airbrushed pieces. Wonderful job.

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