A petite bakery, which specialized in pre-ordered cakes decorated for weddings and other special occasions, has closed its doors.
Cake Sensations at 811 Fair Oaks Avenue in South Pasadena announced it is no longer in business, the store owner posting a note on the store’s front window describing why she decided to close.
Its last official day of business was April 20 as owner Cynthia Fornia Nakama wrote the following to her customers:
“We have been doing business over 10 years in the beautiful city of South Pasadena. But at last I made the decision to retire after 45 years of decorating cake. I would like to thank all the wonderful people that we had the pleasure of doing business with.”
Her note continued: “My dream was to be able to create cakes that would bring happiness to any occasion. I had the pleasure of making wedding cakes, baby shower cakes, birthdays etc.”
Nakama closed by writing, “Sadly, I have even made cakes in the memory of the passing of some customers.”
Cake Sensations had four stars on Yelp before closing April 20.
“This was the best cake place! The cakes were DELICIOUS!!! The baker doesn’t use fondant and was able to design great looking cakes. Sadly, she retired and so now the place is closed don’t know who I will go to now. She made my wedding cake, a bunch of birthday and shower cakes, definitely my go-to cake place!” wrote Sydni E. of Los Angeles.
Added Erica R. of Los Angeles on Yelp: “I have been ordering with Cake Sensations for almost 8 years and they never disappoint. I’m so sad to hear that they are closing. I picked up my last cake and cupcake order yesterday and got to say thank you to the amazing owner. But again, THANK YOU!”
Regina O. of Pasadena gave the bakery five stars. “Cake Sensations is seriously one of the best, if not THE BEST bakery in the San Gabriel Valley. Each time I order a cake from them for one of my events, I ALWAYS ALWAYS get rave reviews about the cake, not just for how beautiful they are, but for how amazing they taste. They have several flavors to choose from and their design is always impeccable. I was blown away how BEAUTIFUL my Kidchella cake turned out. I have nothing but positive things to say about Cake Sensations.”
Laurel Liamas was able to get some bakery goods just in the nick of time, writing on Yelp: “This bakery is now closed forever as the owner retired, but I was fortunate enough to get a batch of cupcakes on their last day for my daughter’s birthday party. Cake Sensations had been my “go-to” bakery for special occasion cakes for 10 years. BIG THANKS, Cindy, for helping my family make beautiful and delicious memories. Enjoy retirement!!”