Sadness marks last day of Saint-Germain, Dee Lite Bakery

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After more than 40 years of creating some of Hawaii’s favorite desserts, today is the last day for Saint-Germain and Dee Lite Bakery.

Saint-Germain first opened its doors in Hawaii in 1977 and became the go-to bakery for many residents.
Some of the favorites include the rainbow cake and custard pie.

The company said the tough economy in recent years has resulted in a downturn of business.    

Faith Senas and Michael Green bought the last rainbow cake from the Dillingham location.

“It’ll be hard to find a place to replace them,” Green said.  “I’ve been around for a while this is the softest cake I’ve had in a very long time. I’m definitely going to miss it and I’m sure a lot of people too.”

“It’s very sad because they make wonderful desserts and they’re so well known,” Senas said.

Saint-Germain’s final four bakeries in Dillingham, Kahala, Waipahu and Beretania are closing.

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