I love when specialty shops have a flavor of the month, and Hanayo and Akemi were just as excited to inform me of their featured cupcakes. For the month of April, it is a lavender almond. And next month: MARGARITA!
Read our interview with Hanayo and Akemi of Hapa Cupcakes, part one. And now, on to part two . . . How did the two of you meet? Hanayo Martin & Akemi Lee: Our dads are best friends, our moms are best friends and we are best friends.
What's your favorite childhood memory: Both: Birthday parties together.
When you're not in the bakery, what are you doing in your free time? A.L.: Anything outdoors and adventurous. H.M.: Working out.
Hardest lesson you've learned: Both: Trust.
Last movie watched; how was it? H.M.: Lone Survivor, and I cried the whole second half.
Last thing you looked up: Both: Pole dancing and aerial silk yoga class.
If you like this story, consider signing up for our email newsletters.
SHOW ME HOW
You have successfully signed up for your selected newsletter(s) - please keep an eye on your mailbox, we're movin' in!
Do you have any skills that are not food-related? H.M.:
I'm really good at making out. We are both business savvy.
What did you study in school, and what did you originally want to do as a career? H.M.: Advertising. I wanted to work on the creative side of a beer or liquor company. A.L.: Business. First Asian woman president.
Hapa Cupcakes is located at 105 W. Amerige Ave, Fullerton, (714) 576-4272; www.hapacupcakes.com.