7 User photos
Tawny · Married on 10/17/2020
Martha at Hanami Cake Design is delightful! Her work is absolutely delicious and everything went perfectly for our special day.Sent on 10/18/2020
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Tawny! Thank you so much for your kind words and for being such a pleasure to work with! It was an utter joy planning out your wedding cupcakes and I'm so so happy to hear that you loved them!! CONGRATULATIONS and wishing you two the absolute best! Looking forward to baking for you again in the future!
Ian &. · Married on 07/10/2020
I have known Martha Elk forever and had experienced her fabulous variety of deserts, so when we needed a cake and deserts for our October Wedding she was the obvious choice for our German Chocolate Red Velvet mashup. She did not disappoint! She pulled together all our various style ideas and produce a beautiful cake that fit us perfectly. She also made our GF Mini-Whoopie Pies and Apple Cider Donuts. She was flexible and responsive to our changing needs and in the end we and our guests were all thrilled.Sent on 01/18/2020
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Thank you so much!! I had so much fun working with you two! I loved how you wanted such a unique cake customized to reflect you two perfectly: a mashup of your two favorite cake flavors and including your spirit animals into the design! I'm so happy that everyone enjoyed it so much! The absolute best wishes for you two and I can't wait to bake for you again! :D
Devon D. · Married on 09/21/2019
Amazing cake and great service
Martha from Hanami Cake Design did an absolutely PERFECT job on our wedding cake. She was very approachable, and very open to all of our ideas. She gave great suggestions to help guide us on the final design and flavors of our cake, while always respecting any choice we made. The tasting was such a good day - you cannot go wrong with any flavor. We went with an almond cake, but definitely recommend the chocolate wine flavor as well (it's a chocolate lover's dream). The final cake looked exactly like the sketch she made, and her sugar flowers are extremely impressive! Everyone who tried it has said it is one of the best cakes they've had. I already told Martha to expect us in a year for our anniversary cake - and maybe we'll get something before then too!Sent on 09/28/2019
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Congratulations again, Devon and Sean! Thank you so much for sharing that photo; it's PERFECT! :D
Emily S. · Married on 06/10/2019
Wedding and Birthday Cake
I want to give a Special Thank you to Hanami Cake Design who made my Wedding Cake and my Mother's 60th birthday Cake both were splendid and so delicious. She is very talented and very easy to communicate. A big Thank youSent on 10/17/2019
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Congratulations again, Emilie! I was so honored to be chosen and trusted by you--untasted and from afar!-- to make these two special cakes for you and I'm so happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed them! Thank you again and I hope to bake for you again!
Erin C. · Married on 03/17/2019
Excellent service, high quality product.Sent on 03/27/2019
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Thank you so much, Erin! It was a joy baking for your wedding; congratulations again! I look forward to baking again for you!
Melinda M. · Married on 07/27/2018
We also did some gluten-free and dairy free items that were just as tasty. She is prompt and very professional.
We loved our experience with Martha, the cupcakes and whoppie pies were delicious! We also did some gluten-free and dairy free items that were just as tasty. She is prompt and very professional. And her prices are very reasonable.Sent on 08/05/2019
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Thank you so much, Melinda! I had such fun working with you on coming up with the perfect menu for the wedding! It was an absolute honor to bake for you and I look forward to baking for you again in the future!
Ingrid S. · Married on 09/07/2019
Martha Elk of Hanami Cake Design is a cake genius!
If you are looking for a beautiful, unique, delicious SHOWSTOPPING wedding cake in Portland/midcoast Maine, look no further than Martha Elk of Hanami Cake Design. Martha was a joy to work with throughout the entire process, from our initial tasting to our wedding day. Martha made us not one, not two, but THREE gorgeous vegan cakes for our wedding weekend (which also encompassed multiple family birthdays - hence the two additional cakes), as well as gluten free, vegan cupcakes. Martha was the only cake vendor we found who met our top two criteria: (1) someone who could make us a vegan cake in an array of flavors without limitations (many vendors told us they could only make a plain vanilla or chocolate vegan cake), and (2) someone who was responsive, organized, and professional. We feel so lucky that in addition to meeting those requirements, Martha makes the most delicious vegan desserts we've ever tasted, and she is an absolute artist. Not to be biased, but I have never seen a more beautiful wedding cake than the one Martha created for us. She worked with us very closely to come up with a unique design that incorporated our wedding colors, multiple "on-trend" elements, and encompassed three flavors of vegan cake. She even found an elegant and creative way to incorporate our favorite hobby - rock climbing - by adding two mini gold leaf-covered rock climbers to the cake's prominent geode feature. Our guests absolutely loved it! Her cakes are a bit pricey, but worth every penny. Martha is a cake genius and I highly recommend hiring her for wedding cakes and any other special occasion!Sent on 10/16/2019
Hanami Cake Design's reply:Thank you SO much, Ingrid! Oh my gosh, those photos are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing them! :D