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Add Some Pop to your Party!

I love Halloween, because you get to dress up in fun costumes and eat things that look like this:

I also love cake pops, a little ball of deliciousness on a stick, but I’ve never ventured into the world of cake pop making, and thanks to Cake Pops by Liz, I don’t have to.  And, if you live anywhere in the US, thanks to Liz’s new Etsy shop, you don’t either.  Just pick your favorite flavors and designs, and Liz will send her deliciously adorable cake pops right to your door.  Liz has made cake pops for every kind of event, including Weddings, Birthday Parties, Baby Showers, Holiday Parties, Wedding Showers, Anniversary parties and fundraisers.   She stepped out of the kitchen for a few moments to answer some of our questions:

easter cake pop four tier display

Makena Resort’s Custom Easter Cake Pop Arrangement

Maui Made: How did you get into the cake pop business? 

Liz:  When the Real Estate Business started to slow down I started making these sweet treats for my friends and family.   After getting busier and busier with more and more requests they became a sweet treat for you and your friends.   I love to make people happy!  It’s a wonderful way to show people the beauty and lifestyle of Maui through my Cake Pop art.

MM: Where can people view your creations, and what are your most popular flavors and themes?

Liz: You can shop Cake Pops by Liz at my website www.cakepopsbyliz or my etsy shop Cake Pops by Liz and browse my most recent creations on my Facebook page!  Some of the most popular flavors are Chocolate, Red Velvet, and Lemon!  Seasonal and specialty flavors such as orange, strawberry, Lilikoi, and Mango have been popular too!   Cake Pops by Liz holiday themed Cake Pops are always a popular way to celebrate the holidays!

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Tropical Hawaiian Cake Pop with Four Tier Display

MM: What other options do you provide?

Liz: Whether you need one or two dozen cake pops for a gift or small party or 100’s of cake pops to celebrate your special event, Cake Pops by Liz can display your pops in one of my gift boxes or on a 4 tier Tower for all of your guests to adore!   Let me know the special theme or occasion you’re celebrating to have a custom Cake Pop by Liz created that will reflect your celebration!

MM: Where on Maui can people taste your special treats?  

Liz: The Cake Pops can be found at The Makena Resort Barista, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the Shops of Wailea, and Java Café in Kihei.   Or, you can contact me directly to arrange a private tasting at my location in Kai Ani Village Business Suites.

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Hot Air Balloon Cake Pop Special Display Options

MM: What’s next for Cake Pops by Liz?

Liz: I’ve added Giant Cupcakes and mini cupcakes to my collection. My newest creation is my Hot Air Balloon Cake Pop Bouquets!    These can be purchased separately for Baby Nurseries and room decorations too.

Mahalo to Liz for sharing her sweet story!  Follow along on Facebook for your daily dose of deliciousness. 

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October Events on Maui – Full of Fall Fun!

I’ve spent 8 years of my life on the east coast, 4 in New England, but here are my reasons for not missing the ‘Fall’ while living on Maui

  1. You can make pumpkin pie anywhere
  2. You can drive up the hill if you want to be chilly/put on a sweater
  3. While you are upcountry, you can head over to Kula Country Farms to pick your own pumpkins
  4. There are Fall Festival events all over the island
  5. Maui does Halloween better than anywhere else…

This October happens to be chock full of awesome fall, halloween, and just plain awesome events… here are some of the highlights, (please feel free to suggest more in the comment section) with Fall and Halloween events in ORANGE.

  • Event: You Pick Pumpkins at Kula Country Farms – Opening Tuesday, September 24!!! 
  • Date: All Month Long (weather/farm dependent – call or check Facebook for updates)
  • Hours: Typical hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-5pm / Saturday & Sunday 10am-4pm (May change with the Pumpkin Patch…)
  • Description: This event grows every year, with corn mazes and lots of kid-friendly fun.
  • Location: Kula Highway, across from Rice Park
  • Admission: Fee for the maze and any other activities they may add…
  • Phone: Office Phone: 808-878-8381 or Farm Stand Phone: 808-357-3903
  • More Info: check their Facebook page
  • Event: Maui Fair 2013
  • Date/ Hours:   
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 – 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 4 – 5 p.m. to midnight
  • Saturday, Oct. 5 – 10 a.m. to midnight
  • Sunday, Oct. 6 – 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. (discounted admission)
  • Description: Rides, Food, Farm Animals, Games… typical fair fun!
  • Location: Wailuku, War Memorial Complex
  • Admission: Adults $7.00, Keiki (5-11) $3.00, 4 and under are FREE
  • More Info: http://mauifair.com/2013/
  • Event: Maui Ukulele Festival
  • Date: Sunday, October 13
  • Hours: 1-7pm
  • Description: Relax on the amphitheater lawn while listening to Hawaii’s best musicians, door prizes, crafters, food for purchase
  • Location: MACC Amphitheater
  • Admission: FREE!!!
  • More Info: http://www.mauiarts.org
  • Event: Fall Festival at Carden Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 19
  • Hours: 9am – 2pm
  • Description: A community-centered day with upcountry-grown pumpkins, food, entertainment, petting zoo,  kids activities, crafters, and more!
  • Location: Carden Academy, Pukalani (across from King Kekaulike)
  • Admission: $1 or a canned food (all donations go to Pukalani Backpack Buddies)
  • More Info: Click for the event Page or Check the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Fall Harvest Festival at Haku Baldwin Center
  • Date: Sunday, October 20
  • Hours: 9am – 3pm
  • Description: Pony rides, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, food trucks & vendors, farmer’s market, silent auction and a costume contest at 1pm!
  • Location: Haku Baldwin Center, 444 Makawao Ave
  • Admission: FREE
  • More Info: See the Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Ghoulin Rouge at Montessori School of Maui
  • Date: Friday, October 25
  • Hours: 6-10pm
  • Description: Maui’s best Halloween costume party (21 and over, only) Gourmet food, handcrafted cocktails, live music and dj dance party.
  • Location: Montessori School of Maui, 2933 Baldwin Avenue, Makawao
  • Admission: Tickets range from $100-$200
  • More Info: Facebook Event Page
  • Event: Noble Chef – Fundraiser for Maui Culinary Academy
  • Date: Saturday, October 26
  • Hours: 5:30 – 9:30pm
  • Description: Maui’s premiere Food and Wine Event (look for a complete post on this event coming soon!)
  • Location: Fairmont Kea Lani, Wailea
  • Admission: $185
  • More Info: http://noblechef.maui.hawaii.edu
  • Event: Halloween Trick or Treating and Underwater Pumpkin Carving at Maui Ocean Center
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Time: 9am-5pm
  • Description: Keiki ages 3-12 visiting the Aquarium can ‘trick-or-treat’ in the Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop to receive candy and Halloween trinkets.  SCUBA divers carve pumpkins underwater in the Black Tip exhibit at 11:30am and Open Ocean exhibit at 1pm.
  • Cost: Included with Aquarium admission
  • More information: http://www.mauioceancenter.com
  • Event: Halloween in Lahaina
  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Hours:  Keiki Parade starts at 4:30pm, Other activities go all night long
  • Description: The Keiki Halloween Costume Parade is sponsored by the Lahaina Rotary, Sunrise Rotary Club of Lahaina and the Soroptomist of West Maui. Front Street is closed to vehicle traffic for the keiki parade, then when the kids go home, the real party starts!  Always a scene.  
  • Admission: FREE!

There will be more information coming soon, as I’m sure everyone’s October event details are just now being finalized:  Look forward to fun information from Maui Ocean Center, Pacific Whale Foundation – including the possibility of  cruises to Front Street/Lahaina for Halloween and back…

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