Pink Palace marks 90th year with new bakery

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort is marking its 90th anniversary with another milestone, the opening of The Royal Hawaiian Bakery on Feb. 1, its anniversary date.
With the bakery debut, The Royal Hawaiian becomes the only hotel on the island to feature its own stand-alone bakery.

The Royal Hawaiian Hotel’s executive pastry chef Carolyn Portuondo shows some of her colorful confections. Available at the hotel’s standalone bakery will be an assortment of croissants, danishes, Big Island honey macadamia nut sticky buns, Royal monkey bread, Koloa pineapple-roasted coffee cake, Hawaiian vanilla custard brioche braids, assorted macarons, cinnamon kouign-amanns, haupia cream brioche, Royal Hawaiian signature pink snowballs, plus limited-edition coffee blends and gifts.

The one-stop confectionary will be sited on the resort’s Coconut Lanai, where locals and visitors will be able to pick up everything from The Royal Hawaiian’s famous banana bread and classic freshly baked desserts to custom-created cakes by executive pastry chef Carolyn Portuondo, pastry chef Quirino Domingo and the Royal Hawaiian patisserie team.

Portuondo worked at Alan Wong’s restaurant before moving to Las Vegas to open her own bakery. Her decorated cakes made her a hit with Hollywood celebrities and she was regularly featured on TLC’s “Fabulous Cakes.” And both and named her bakery as the best in Nevada for wedding cakes before she moved back home in 2014 to raise her family and join The Royal Hawaiian.

The Royal Hawaiian Bakery is also offering special commemorative anniversart tins for purchase. The tin is also a featured amenity in The Royal Hawaiian’s 90th Anniversary room package, which gives guests the opportunity to fill the tins with baked goods to take home.
 The Royal Hawaiian Bakery will be open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily beginning Feb. 1.