The North Orange County Chamber will recognize Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes and other local enterprises at its annual Business Excellence and Leadership Awards (BELA) on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at Summit House Restaurant.
Hapa Cupcakes & Cakes
began its operations out of an off-site commercial kitchen in late 2011. Graduates of CSU Fullerton, owners Hanayo Martin and Akemi Lee, landed third place on Cupcake Wars before opening the first brick-and-mortar Hapa Cupcakes in Fullerton.
The business name “Hapa” symbolizes the ethnic mix of Martin and Lee, both of whom are part-Japanese and part-white, as well as the fusion of their popular alcohol and cupcakes.
Hapa Cupcakes also sells other confections, including made-from-scratch cookies, custom sugar cookies and cakes, cake truffles and cake pops. In addition, they offer vegan and gluten-free options.
The bakery’s success has led to the opening of a second location in Brea that opened earlier this year.
Click here for more information and to register for BELA.