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512 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica Location Santa Monica, CA | (310) 458-6644
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cmcatle
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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Cake, Cupcakes, and Cake Shots - all soo yummy! posted 12/1/2013 (modified 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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The Knot Member 2012
Wedding: 9/28/2013
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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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The Knot Member 2006
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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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Knottie77659699
Wedding: 10/11/2014
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A Cake to Remember posted 10/30/2014

Yuko Ebina and the Vanilla Bake Shop made my wedding cake dreams come true! Few things symbolize a joyous wedding celebration better than the perfect, sculptural and scrumptious cake. Our cake had the best table in the room overlooking the Pacific and was a true star of the evening.

From our first meeting with Yuko, we knew we were in the right place. Everyone at the Bake Shop is warm and helpful. They have a wonderful storefront in Santa Monica just steps from Palisades Park, and they offer an intimate, stylish vibe with substance - the bakery counter stacked with delicacies makes you feel like a kid again!

There were no hassles getting an appointment for a tasting and consultation with Yuko. She always responded to my email messages very promptly and was always willing to work with me and answer any questions. I have to say I was very surprised to learn that some other bakeries won't even offer a complimentary tasting when you are about to spend $600 or more for a cake. Really?

Yuko was so gracious with us, I remember that she insisted on having us try additional flavor combinations at our tasting, because she thought I hadn't made enough choices! She ended up being right on, as we went with my desire for a vanilla buttercream iced cake with her suggestion for a delicious passion fruit filling. Oh, it was so good! And with her gentle guidance I was able to take some time, review countless photographs of her work, and consider a more sculptural icing finish than my original vision. The finished cake was a piece of art. I am so thankful that Yuko took that valuable time with us.

Vanilla Bake Shop worked seamlessly with our florist and venue; We were in great hands, and what a pleasure those last few hectic days knowing we didn't need to worry about the cake delivery and set up. It was all taken care of flawlessly by a team that knows what they are doing and gets it right. That is a very nice gift when you are stressed with all the last minute planning and preparations!

A great big huge "Thank You" to Yuko and the entire staff at Vanilla Bake Shop! You really did make our special day all the more perfect!

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ginamark13
Wedding: 7/26/2014
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Delish! posted 10/30/2014

Our wedding theme was Great Gatsby inspired. I found a cake design that I was hoping they could recreate and boy did they ever. When we met with the designer she was so sweet and offered suggestions on how we could customize it. She was patient and answered all my questions. We were pleased that they were able to do the design we wanted with butter cream. It turned out beautifully and the flavors were delicious. We had red velvet and strawberry shortcake. Yum! Thank you Yuko and the Vanilla Bake Shop team.

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martinandmichi
Wedding: 6/1/2014
Wedding Cake posted 10/30/2014

Vanilla Bake Shop was great, our wedding cake was beautifully made and even more importantly, it was delicious! Yuko was helpful the entire way through from fitting the cake into our budget, designing what we had in mind, and creating it just the way we wanted. Highly recommend and would go back again for other occasions!

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starrprincess24
Wedding: 9/27/2014
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Wonderful!!! posted 10/9/2014 (modified 10/22/2014)

Our cake looked exactly like the picture that we brought in during out consultation!!!! No detail was missed. And more importantly all of our guests were raving about how amazing the cake tasted! My experience with Vanilla Bake Shop was perfect. I will definitely be back again if I have another party or function.

If you choose Vanilla Bake Shop you will not be disappointed!

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s2missanna
Wedding: 8/16/2014
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Perfect posted 10/6/2014

They did such a great job, I got a great feeling at the tasting and they listened to everything I wanted and definitely delivered on it. My guests would not stop talking about the desserts!

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smashball44
Wedding: 9/6/2014
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We used Vanilla Bake Shop for our wedding cake on 8/30/14. They did not disappoint. We brought some inspiration photos to our first meeting and they were able to transform our ideas into a beautiful cake. (Almost too beautiful to eat!) All of their flavors were so delicious! We went with the triple berry cream and chocolate truffle for our cake. The wedding cake was just as delicious and moist as the cake in our tasting. Yuko was available to answer all of our questions and was a true pleasure to work with. We would certainly recommend VBS for anyone's dessert needs and plan on using them in the future!

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The Knot Member 2013
Wedding: 5/21/2013
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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wbarlow1
Wedding: 7/12/2013
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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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katiejflower
Wedding: 7/28/2013
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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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CPApasser1
Wedding: 7/24/2013
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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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LuciaPer27
Wedding: 6/29/2013
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Wedding Cake posted 7/25/2013

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

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ahillabove
Wedding: 6/8/2013
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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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kbonita285
Wedding: 4/27/2013
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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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Evystiglet
Wedding: 2/23/2013
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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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beccat71
Wedding: 4/20/2013
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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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kelcant
Wedding: 4/6/2013
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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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csong36
Wedding: 10/28/2012
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Worked with me to create my perfect (unusual) cake posted 1/24/2013 (modified 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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