Tuesday, December 29, 2009

2009: Winding down

It's hard to believe that 2009 is almost over, and we're going to have to remember to write 2010 on all of our upcoming orders!
We've had a remarkable cake year, filled with celebrity weddings, corporate shindigs, and friends both old & new's celebrations. Our guest appearances on myriad television shows have been a delight (with more to come in the next year!) and we're thrilled with all the decor changes Michael Willms lavished upon us.
This new year s bringing some more changes to our sweet world...keep your eyes peeled for some fresh excitement on our website over the next few weeks!
We look forward to seeing you at our showroom, or at one of the upcoming bridal shows this new season.
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

What if...

What if the entire fleet of LAPD cruisers wore our Hansen's Cakes black & white logo on the sides of the patrol cars? We think that this would probable distract the would-be criminals into thinking about fresh cake instead of committing heinous crimes.
Our commander-in-chief Patrick Hansen is shown here sharing this idea with some of our favorite police friends this past weekend.
It's nice to have friends!
A special shout out to Hansen's Cakes First Daughter, Miss Sabine, who celebrated her thirteenth birthday this weekend with a Scooby Doo themed cake. Happy Birthday Sabine!!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

From the Beverly Hills Courier...(Holiday Windows!)

We're included in the City of Beverly Hills Holiday Window special feature in this week's Beverly Hills Courier: full color and gorgeous...just wish you could see in this picture how Michael Willms transformed our window into a lovely Winter Wonderland.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

And then just the other day...

Paint Ball Party Cake!

Monique Hansen came up with this "Carnival Rio" inspired design. So festive!

We love it when people order a Mustang...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holiday Cupcakes are Here!

Just in time for the season, our exquisite AND delectable Holiday Cupcakes are ready to go home with you. So luscious!


A snare drum on a 3/4 sheet cake, plus some other delightful treats...

From the Beverly Hills Courier...

Beverly High’s PTSA Hosts Turkey For Teachers
Beverly High’s Parent Teacher Student Association hosted a Superheroes-themed Thanksgiving luncheon to give thanks to the 300-plus teachers and
staff for their hard work and dedication to the students. Food was brought in by parents from locations such as Factor’s Deli and Hansen’s Cakes, with entertainment provided by the Madrigal Singers and Minnesigners, as well as the Chamber Orchestra.

Football Banquet:

"HAVING THEIR CAKE—The banquet also gave
senior players the change to celebrate their final
season by tackling the Norman football helmet cake donated by Patrick Hansen and Hansen’s Bakery.
From left are: Kenny Bassett, Jeremy Bruce, Harrison Hopp, Jon David,Davidi, Daniel Bradbury, Camyar Meshkaty, Donovan Dickens, Martin Cadres, Mauricio Menache,
Markus Silbiger, Reese Wynton, Romeo Soofiani, Abe Kim. Photo by Richard David"

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Industry Event Sublime!

We were so flattered when we got the call from An Catering (Crustacean) asking us if we'd like to be the featured dessert at the Petersen Museum ABC/ISIS Professionals Event last night. What an honor!

After a brain-storming session with the Petersen, we came up with this cake: a Hansen's version of the Petersen Museum's signature vehicle...a round door Rolls Royce!

We also made a show-stopping five-tiered Winter Wonderland cake that stood tall in the spotlight in the best part of the ballroom. The compliments just kept on coming all night!

Our famous marble cake with chocolate chip filling was served up to each and every guest (the roar of the raves was deafening!) What a fabulous evening!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday at the Hollywood Roosevelt...

The Hollywood Christmas Parade was the scene for our latest "Gift Suite", this time to benefit the marvellous organization, Feed the Children.
We were surrounded by celebrities and politicians, including:

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck,

Asher Book, (“Fame,” V Factory – Pop Vocal Group,)

Cast Members from “The Bold and the Beautiful” including: Lesley-Anne Down, Jennifer Gareis and Heather Tom; Kate Flannery (“The Office”,)

Eric Garcetti (President, Los Angeles City Council; Councilmember, Thirteenth District, City of Los Angeles)

Cast Members from “General Hospital” including: Julie Berman, Carolyn Hennesy (“Cougar Town”), John Ingle and Dominic Zamprogna; Jonathan Goldsmith (who portrays The Most Interesting Man in the World)

Louis Gossett, Jr. (Academy AwardÒ Winner, “An Officer and a Gentleman”) Katerina Graham (“The Vampire Diaries”) Wendy Greuel (Los Angeles City Controller) Janice Hahn (Councilmember, Fifteenth District, City of Los Angeles) Maria Ho (“The Amazing Race – Season 15,” Last Woman Standing in the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event) Kevin Knotts (“Dance Flick,” “My Wife and Kids”) Lorenzo Lamas (“Renegade,” “Leave it to Lamas”) Tom LaBonge (Councilmember, Fourth District, City of Los Angeles) Eva La Rue (“CSI: Miami”) Kristy & Lindsey Landers (Official Hot Mess – O.H.M.) Darwin Lopez (Contest Winner from the Church of the Blessed Sacrament School who will ride on Santa Claus’ float) Lee Majors (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) Giles Marini (“Brothers & Sisters,” “Dancing With The Stars”) Judge Greg Mathis (“Judge Mathis”) Ross Mathews (“The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”) Brian McKnight (Recording Artist and Host of “The Brian McKnight Morning Show With Pat Prescott on WTWV Radio”) Tiffany Michelle (“The Amazing Race – Season 15”) Oscar Nuñez (“The Office”) Phil Proctor (“Big Brother,” “Rugrats,” “Finding Nemo”) Ole Skool Crew Supreme Dance Team (Cheerleaders for the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Sparks and “Sparky,” the team’s mascot; featured on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians”) Naya Rivera (“GLEE”) Victoria Ruffo (“En nombre del amor”) Antonio Sabato, Jr. (“My Antonio”) Santa Claus Savvy & Mandy (Rising Stars on the Teen Music Scene; Radio Disney Incubator Hall of Fame) WAR (‘70s Pop Funk Group) Kim Wayans (“In Living Color”) Shawn Wayans (“In Living Color”) Devon Werkheiser (“Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide”) Cindy Williams (“Laverne & Shirley”) Montel Williams (Emmy AwardÒ Winner, Host and Executive Producer of “The Montel Williams Show”) Ace Young (“American Idol”) Cast Members From “The Young and the Restless” including: Judith Chapman, Jeanne Cooper, Hayley Erin, Sean Kanan, Kate Linder, Vanessa Marano, Kevin Schmidt and Yvonne Zima