On a drive to the North Shore, owner Gayla Young heard the voice of Starbucks® CEO Howard Schultz talk about creating a pipeline for his company as she listened to the audio book ONWARD. It was during that moment, with the sight of waves crashing along the coast of Oahu’s North Shore that she realized she found the name of her new business venture. Pipeline. Big waves, surf, hawaiian culture, that was it. Once the name was decided, Gayla began building her brand to tie everything together.
There’s something special about Hawaii. The Aloha spirit, the people, the culture, the food, everything. The phrase “Lucky We LIve Hawaii” is so true. As a Native Hawaiian, it was important to Gayla that she create a company which would embrace her heritage, specifically the ocean and beaches that are often associated with the islands. The sea foam blues and white walls will remind you of the old plantation homes in early 1900’s. The brown kraft boxes, represent the sand and earth that surround this beautiful island. The wave in in the P was carefully thought out.
For those curious to why the name Pipeline, when in Kaimuki. Everyone knows the big waves at Bonzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu, so Gayla likes to be different and intentionally created Pipeline to start on the East side of the island, in the neighborhood she grew up in. She wanted to create a new Pipeline that people go to and then use the phrase” I Ate It At Pipeline”.
What started off as a thought and possibility soon became reality. A locally owned small business was born when we opened our doors September 8, 2016.
Owner / Founder
After graduating high school from Kaimuki, Gayla moved to Los Angeles,CA where she worked in Hollywood in the print industry with the big agencies, Hollywood A List actors and photographers. Owning her own business allowed her to pursue her passion for photography, which ultimately led her to world of marketing with her eye for detail, branding and business development. Gayla returned home after residing in California for 20 years. After returning to Honolulu, Gayla became The Marketing Consultant for a well known bakery in Honolulu.
Although Gayla does not have any formal baking or culinary experience, she was actively involved in the kitchen baking with her Grandma Louise and various aunties growing up. You will find many of her family recipes in the Bakeshop, as well as some new ones from her , including her malasada recipe that took over one year to perfect. All of her past work and personal experiences helped Gayla realize she could open up a successful Bakeshop.
Avery is a Chocolate Labrador that loves licking, riding in the car, swimming at the beach, playing fetch and hanging with her baby sister Molly. She loves people and other doggies too, so let’s just say she loves everything!. In true Labrador fashion, she will lick and give you doggie kisses all day. Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery features an Ice Cream named after her called AVERY’S CHOCOLATE AVALANCE, which is a homemade chocolate ice cream with chocolate brownies, marshmallows and our house blend hawaiian coffee.
Molly is a Boston Terrier that loves to play, swim and pick on her big sister Avery. During her downtimes, you can find her snuggling or sleeping on a fluffy down pillow. Her favorite holiday is Christmas, when she gets to open her presents like a crazy girl. Pipeline Bakeshop & Creamery features a ice cream named after her called MOLLY MADNESS, which is a homemade cookies and creme ice cream packed with Oreo® cookies. A favorite flavor among the keikis.