Cake Nouveau Asian-Pacific fusion bakery located in Portland creates modern, unique desserts.

Launched in 2018, this female-founded bakery is led by Portland native Helen Nguyen and Hawaii native Makana JarmanEach with degree in baking & pastry, both women have held various positions in many bakeries throughout Portland. After working together for four years and bonding over their love of Asian and Hawaiian pastries Cake Nouveau was born. 

Taking inspiration from both owner’s ethnic backgrounds, Cake Nouveau creates modern and unique desserts with Asian-Pacific flavors. Cakes are available in various sizes and feature: 

  • Matcha Strawberry: Matcha chiffon cake filled with strawberry buttercream and frosted in matcha buttercream. 
  • POG (Passion Orange Guava): Vanilla cake filled with orange buttercream and passion fruit/guava curd and frosted in orange buttercream. 
  • Mango Marionberry: Vanilla cake filled with marionberry buttercream & mango curd and frosted in marionberry buttercream.
  • Haupia (Coconut Custard): Vanilla cake filled with coconut custard and frosted in vanilla buttercream. 
  • Hawaiian Chantilly: Chocolate cake filled with Hawaiian vanilla custard frosting and frosted in vanilla buttercream. 

Learn more about Cake Nouveau.