Vanilla Bake Shop

(58 reviews)
512 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Location Santa Monica, CA | (310) 458-6644
| www.vanillabakeshop.com
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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 8/9/2012 verified review
Cake, Cupcakes, and Cake Shots - all soo yummy!    posted 12/1/2013 (updated 12/2/2013)

We ordered all 3 deserts for our wedding and every single flavor was delicious (I think we had a mix of at least 10 flavors). We brought inspiration pictures and they knew exactly what to do - no hiccups and all of the food was perfectly decorated - looked good in pictures too!! But most importantly, everything was delicious and moist. Absolutely perfect!!

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Wedding: 9/28/2013
Member Since: 6/6/2012 verified review
Andaz West Hollywood Wedding 9/21/2013    posted 9/24/2013

Thank you VBS for your excellent service! Our Wedding Cake was delicious and our guests loved the decor. We will definetly will come back for future events.

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Member Since: 3/26/2006 verified review
Delicious and beautiful dessert bar and wedding cake    posted 9/8/2013

Vanilla bakeshop did a awesome job with our wedding cake and dessert bar. From the tasting to the day of, their services were impeccable, especially the catering consultant Yuko. She helped up design our cake and choose our dessert bar choices. During a time where your wedding planning can be so stressful, Vanilla made everything so easy for us. I love going back and getting desserts there. They are so tasty and remind us of how awesome the desserts were at our wedding!

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Wedding: 5/21/2013
Member Since: 9/4/2013
Best Cake Ever!    posted 9/4/2013

We ordered a shell-themed, customised seven layer chocolate peanut butter cake for our Santa Monica beach wedding at Shutters in May. We were not disappointed! The ordering process was easy, even though it was all done from the UK, as Yuko sent photos of suitable cakes, which she beautifully tweaked to our specifications. The cake was delivered on time and was visually stunning. We were thrilled with the colour and finished design, and the cake itself was so delicious and unusual that our guests are still talking about it! Highly recommended.

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Wedding: 7/12/2013
Member Since: 12/9/2012 verified review
Delicious wedding cake    posted 8/24/2013

We loved our vanilla bean/vanilla lemon berry tiered cake from Vanilla Bake Shop! Yuko is a pro--this was probably our easiest vendor for the whole wedding since they take care of everything and you don't have to manage it at all. The cake was beautiful and delicious.

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Wedding: 7/28/2013
Member Since: 10/19/2012 verified review
Great Cake!    posted 8/15/2013

They got my cake exactly right! It was beautiful, and exactly what I asked for! The cake tasted amazing! They were very easy to work with, and everything came out perfectly!

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Wedding: 7/24/2013
Member Since: 10/12/2011 verified review
Wedding Cake    posted 8/5/2013

Vanilla Bake Shop made a gorgeous and DELICIOUS wedding cake for my wedding. I was able to have three flavors and everyone would not stop talking about how good it tasted, which can be a rarity I've found for wedding cakes. I provided to them a pictures of what I was looking for and they were able to make it look exactly as I had envisioned. We are so grateful for the delivery too, particularly because it required transportation up a hairpin turn to the site! They worked with me cooperatively all through the process and were affordable for what you got. I'd highly recommend them to any future bride or for any event.

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Wedding: 6/29/2013
Member Since: 8/22/2012 verified review
Wedding Cake    posted 7/25/2013

Taste was great! I was a little disappointed onm the design

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Wedding: 6/8/2013
Member Since: 7/20/2013 verified review
The best cake I've ever had    posted 7/20/2013

The wedding cake was absolutely amazing - it was definitely a work of art! We received so many compliments on the taste and look of the cake. The cake was so moist and delicious - probably the best wedding cake I've had. Also, the cake looked beautiful and fit our spring wedding theme so well! We are so looking forward to our first anniversary to eat the cake again!

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Wedding: 4/27/2013
Member Since: 6/15/2012 verified review
Cake was amazing!!!    posted 5/24/2013

We had already been to 3 other cake shops before we found this gem. From the first bite we knew this was the one! The cake to die for and every floor was delicious (so delicious that i couldn't choose and ended up with 4 cake flavors and 4 mini-cupcake flavors). The mini cupcakes were a hit!!!

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Wedding: 2/23/2013
Member Since: 5/14/2013 verified review
Simply Yummy    posted 5/14/2013

Unbelievable. So damn good. I let my mother and grandmother handle this part. I didn't really have an idea of what I wanted and they did. So they did all the tasting, chose the cake and the grooms cake. They either have impeccable taste or this is the best bakery in town. I am not kidding. Simply yummy.

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Wedding: 4/20/2013
Member Since: 8/16/2012 verified review
Delicious and Beautiful!    posted 5/7/2013

Great cake!! Yuko helped us pick a style we liked and matched our colors perfectly. The Dulce de Leche cake was so yummy and the cake was absolutely adorable. We coupled a small wedding cake with tons of baby cupcakes and two additional round cakes. You probably only need to order 1/2 to 2/3 or the recommended servings. We had tons left over, but it was absolutely delicious.

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Wedding: 4/6/2013
Member Since: 9/11/2012 verified review
Awesome cupcakes!    posted 4/22/2013

We had a small cake and mini cupcakes. Everything from the tasting to the wedding day was fun, easy and yummy!

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Wedding: 10/28/2012
Member Since: 9/1/2002 verified review
Worked with me to create my perfect (unusual) cake    posted 1/24/2013 (updated 1/24/2013)

Vanilla Bake Shop make my wedding cake and they did a fantastic job. I scheduled an appointment with Yuko to do a cake tasting and also discussed cake styles and prices. She has binders full of photos of different wedding cakes they've made. I told her what I had in mind and she drew some sketches.

Over the next few months, we e-mailed back and forth until we decided what we wanted and finalized a contract. On the day of the wedding, the cake arrived on time and looking beautiful. I chose the red velvet cake and it tasted amazing. The price was very reasonable and we couldn't have been happier with our cake.

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Wedding: 10/27/2012
Member Since: 7/13/2012 verified review
Great Bakery    posted 11/14/2012 (updated 8/6/2013)

Got referred to this Bakery through my venue, they indicated them as prime vendors. Other than going to the tasting and pick the cake I wanted I barely had to do anything. Bakery and venue people work together on confirming details of delivery together, saving a bunch of headache for me. My florist delivered some flowers to them and they just decorated my cake at the venue. Easy, simple, no pain and it looked beautiful. Also it was delicious, they have a great selection of wedding cakes and they are also open to come up with solutions that fits best to your budget. Most of their cakes are fairly complex but if you want to save money just ask to simplify either the decor or the cake itself and they work with you till they make you happy.We have been married for 10 month now and some of my friends still talk about how delicious our cake was. I have chosen chocolate truffle cake with raspberry spread, white butter cream icing. It was amazing. Also brought in ribbons in my wedding color and they have decorated it with those and flowers from my florist. It was a very budget friendly and beautiful solution. I can only recommend this bakery, they are able to serve anybody's needs, real professional staff with extremely high level of expertise.

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Wedding: 9/16/2012
Member Since: 12/10/2011 verified review
Cupcakes!    posted 11/1/2012

I initially had a hard time with getting my order finalized, but everything turned out great in the end. Their fudgy brownie cupcakes are the best!!

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Wedding: 8/12/2012
Member Since: 12/13/2010 verified review
Delicious!    posted 10/18/2012 (updated 3/5/2013)

After trying numerous bakeries, Vanilla Bake Shop ("VBS)") was definitely one of my favorite. I wanted cupcakes for my guests instead of a wedding cake but we also ordered a six inch cake placed on top of the tower. Most cupcakes we've tried at other vendors didn't taste extraordinary but I knew we had to go with VBS after their cake tasting. I usually don't care for the density in most cupcakes but the cupcakes from VBS were light, fluffy and fresh. It was definitely a bit more pricier compared to other vendors but since we had under 100 guests, we wanted quality and VBS delivered.

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Wedding: 9/15/2012
Member Since: 6/17/2011 verified review
Hands down the BEST cake!    posted 10/2/2012

We love cake and we were discouraged when we tried out so many bland and dry cakes! Then we found Vanilla Bake Shop and our worries were over. People are still talking about how delicious our various flavors were. Definitely give this place a try!

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Wedding: 8/19/2012
Member Since: 11/21/2010 verified review
Yummy and beautiful    posted 9/23/2012

Delicious cake. We had a combo of the espresso for the bottom layer and the triple berry for the other 2 layers. The cake came with the package deal at Shutters so I do not know the price

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Wedding: 7/3/2012
Member Since: 8/30/2011 verified review
A Dream Cake Come True    posted 8/27/2012

I had a VERY specific vision in my head for my wedding and groom's cake and Vanilla Bake Shop created EXACTLY what I wanted. Both cakes were unique and turned out BEAUTIFULLY and were a hit with our guests. Beyond just looks, VBS has lots of delicious flavors to choose from! It was very difficult to choose just 1! Luckily we had a groom's cake because my husband and I would never have been able to settle on just one flavor! But, I don't think you would be disappointed with any of them! We went with a standard dark chocolate for the groom's cake and the Toasted Coconut for the wedding cake! The guests must have enjoyed it becuase there was NONE left over! :-) As far as pricing, I think they were reasonable, but we had a fairly small wedding, so we didn't need that much cake. They also provided me options like faux tiers to make the cake bigger without adding as much cost. They delivered and set-up the cakes during our ceremony since they had to be outside and we didn't want to risk them melting, and I assume there were no problems there - the cakes looked great when I saw them! Overall, they were a pleasure to work with and the cakes were everything we could have asked for!

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