About this Vendor

Wedding Cakes, Cupcakes & Assorted Sweets

Gorgeous cakes made from scratch, that taste incredible & look stunning! (Consultations by appointment) -Competitors & Winners of the 'Food Network Cake Challenge' -'Martha Stewart Show' "Martha's Favorite Cupcakes" -LA's Top 20 Bakeries by Los Angeles Magazine!


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Dietary Options

Gluten Free

Wedding Categories

Cake Delivery + Setup, Cakes + Desserts


Contact Info

512 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA (310) 458-6644

Cake, Cupcakes, and Cake Shots - all soo yummy!

Reviewed on 12/01/2013 Christine C

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... Read More too!! But most importantly, everything was delicious and moist. Absolutely perfect!!

Andaz West Hollywood Wedding 9/21/2013

Reviewed on 9/24/2013 Stephanie R

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.

Delicious and beautiful dessert bar and wedding cake

Reviewed on 9/08/2013 Michelle O

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... Read More 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!

Reviewed on 6/13/2017 Leigh An D

Our wedding cake was absolutely beautiful and delicious!!! Everyone at our wedding loved our cake!! Yuko was so awesome to work with! She made it so simple and easy for us when choosing our cake and design! Everyone at the party couldn't get enough of it! Thank you so much!

Reviewed on 3/05/2017 Elaine C

I was somewhat dreading the planning (what, I can't just show up to the party?!) but Nicole made it SO much fun and easy throughout the process. We did the 1/2 planning plus wedding design package. She always had great vendor and general suggestions and answers to even the... Read More tiniest of questions. Perfect balance of having detail to attention, but kept us at ease when it came down to the final weeks and days. She is a busy woman (rightfully so!) but was always on top of things and responsive.

Reviewed on 12/30/2016 Kamila S

We first met Yuko when we asked her to design our wedding cake. She created the most beautiful cake that incorporated the details of my Catholic wedding dress and my Indian wedding saree. The details on the cake looked just like the fabric itself and it was topped with... Read More beautiful roses as well. Not only that, all the flavors were so delicious! Even one year later when we defrosted the top red velvet layer, it still looked and tasted amazing!! We also had Yuko create birthday cakes for our dads when they celebrated their 70th and 60th birthdays the day before our wedding. She managed to capture their life experiences and memories on those cakes in the most beautiful and fun way possible! Most recently, we had Yuko make a baby shower cake for us. She made the most adorable teddy bear figures, that even had intricate stitching details on them! Every detail on every cake has been phenomenal! We cannot say enough to adequately praise Vanilla Bake Shop and Yuko! They really have been such a huge part of the special milestones and events in our lives!

Reviewed on 11/29/2016 Yulia K

Yuko and the team at Vanilla Bake shop did a great job preparing our wedding cake. Florist decorated the cake with flowers and it looked exactly like in the picture. And tasted great which is as important. It was easy to communicate with Yuko by email, Yuko suggested making... Read More the cake half&half: three tier cake with two different flavors to accommodate gluten free option. She also recommended the best flavor out of the ones I picked (yes, they have lots of great flavors to choose from!). Our wedding cake looked very festive and tasted amazing too! Very happy and satisfied with the result.

Reviewed on 11/10/2016 Rachel S

Love my cake and flavors! This bakery did exactly what I wanted for a reasonable price. They work with you with your idea and budget, and delivered with not problem. Very professional.

Reviewed on 8/08/2016 Mark

Impressive and beautiful cakes! I got multiple single-tiered cakes, all with different flavors and frosting textures, which turned out to be a great value! I thought the 9" cakes might look small, but these cakes were tall and very impressive!! Definitely a wedding-worthy... Read More presentation! When I met with Yuko, she listened carefully, helped suggest ideas, and put together a perfect sketch of the cakes. She was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. VBS was definitely one of the most responsive, on-top-of-it vendors I worked with. I should also mention the obvious: the cake flavors were to die for. I got all fruit flavors, and the fruit was extremely fresh. I never got to taste the lemon cake, but the passion fruit-raspberry, triple berry cream and choc.-raspberry were all top notch. The ganache on the choc. raspberry was an extra decadent surprise! You will be 110% satisfied if you order a cake from VBS. I will definitely be ordering these single-layer cakes ($75, serves 25) for future parties, showers, etc.

Reviewed on 8/02/2016

Beautiful and very yummy. Yuko was so helpful with decisions and made ordering so easy. Happy as could be with our wedding cake. Year old frozen top tier was so good almost unbelievable.

Reviewed on 5/11/2016 Emily M

Yuko was amazing! We went to visit her from Texas and she was EXTREMELY helpful.. we told her our vision of our wedding cake and while we were talking she drew everything up in that moment and the cake drawing was exactly what we wanted. She is an amazing artist and the cake was... Read More fantastic. Thank you so much for helping us the whole way through. We will always use VBS in the future!

Reviewed on 1/20/2016 Lauren V

My husband and I were first introduced to Vanilla Bake Shop through our wedding venue, Terranea. However, before we even had a chance to try the flavors for our wedding, my maid of honor (unbeknownst to her), picked up a cake for our engagement party. She chose the banana... Read More chocolate chip cake and it was to die for! We ended up going with part banana chocolate chip and part toasted coconut for our wedding day and our guests loved it, and not to mention, the cake was beautiful. About a month ago we bought another cake from Vanilla Bake Shop, the vanilla bean with confetti and it was equally amazing. Overall, we have had wonderful experiences with Vanilla Bake Shop and could not speak more highly of them.

Reviewed on 11/20/2015 Amanda R

Vanilla Bake Shop did an amazing job on my wedding cake. I chose a simple but elegant naked vanilla lemon berry cake. We received so many compliments on the cake.

Reviewed on 10/19/2015 Taryn B

My husband and I made cake a big priority for our wedding and I was blown away by Vanilla Bake Shop! It was so hard to choose the flavors because everything tastes so good. We ended up with 3 different flavors and trust me all the guests were raving about each one. The main... Read More wedding cake itself was so beautiful and exactly what I wanted! Working with Yuko on the design was seamless and she totally got my vision. No reason to look elsewhere at any other bakery.

Reviewed on 10/16/2015 Erin Y

My husband and I both loved our experience working with Yuko and her team at Vanilla Bake Shop. She helped us bring our vision to life - and the cake tasted just as great as it looked! We will definitely be visiting Vanilla Bake Shop again. :)

Reviewed on 10/14/2015

Yuko delivered the most beautiful cake on my wedding day! Not only did she create the exact wedding cake that I wanted, but she did so after I emailed her about 5 times with last minute changes! I even asked her for a grooms cake a month before the big day and she said yes... Read More without any problem! She made the process so easy, I would recommend her to any bride in the Los Angeles/Ventura area!

Reviewed on 10/10/2015 Courtney B

Cake was absolutely delicious! My husband and I ordered the chalkboard cake pictured on their website with different flavors in each tier. We were incredibly pleased the look and flavor and had our florist add a few real flowers as the topper to finish the look! The only... Read More opportunity was that we had a scare with the timing! They thought our wedding was the 3rd not the 30th and had our wedding planner not reached out while we were out of town, they would have delivered the cake on the wrong day! Also, the bake shop is a little small so if you're looking for a big, grand, exciting cake tasting, this is more of a low key to-do.

Reviewed on 10/07/2015 Eric Tepper B

Absolutely delicious! Vanilla Bake Shop and Yuko made our wedding so much more special and sweet! She was great to work with and our cake was everything we could have asked for and more!!!

Reviewed on 10/05/2015

Vanilla Bake Shop made our wedding cake last March. The tasting went so great that we ended up tacking on a dessert table. Yuko + her team delivered beyond our wildest expectations-- we received SO many compliments about our wedding cake, which says a lot because our guest... Read More list spanned a wide range of ages. The VBS team was definitely one of the most professional + lowest maintenance vendors we hired for our wedding. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone with an upcoming wedding or party-- they're simply the best!

Best Cake Ever

Reviewed on 9/27/2015 Elizabeth W

One month after the wedding, our guests are still raving about our cake. We got a four tiered passion fruit cake and it was delicious. Reasonable pricing, great product, and looked beautiful!

Reviewed on 9/22/2015

We got married on july 31st 2015. We asked VBS to make a cake that would fit with our theme which was Hawaii and we gave them a pretty clear idea of the design we wanted. They respected everything we asked and made an amazing cake! From the start to the end they have been really... Read More professional and everything was good (the quality of design, the taste ...). All our guests were amazingly surprised to see the cake (simple but perfectly executed) and they loved it as it was really tasty! We will definitely recommend VBS to anyone looking for a good pastry! The best part of it? It is not even overpriced !

Reviewed on 9/16/2015 Caroline A

Yuko coordinated the details of my wedding cake in such a personal and delightful way! We never felt stressed by Vanilla Bake Shop, especially when my venue needed specific delivery times for the cake. The staff were always so respectful, patient, and flexible. The cake was... Read More delicious and beautiful! I was always a fan of vanilla bake shop, but now I will use them for all special events due to their superb customer service! Thank you!

Reviewed on 9/16/2015 na n

I'm so happy we decided to go with Vanilla. The tasting was delicious, easy and zero pressure (and zero cost). Yuko was great about helping us design a style we liked, and I really appreciated how helpful she was in finding something that fit our budget. It was so delicious that... Read More we've been back since for a birthday cake, and I'm looking forward to treating ourselves to another little cake for our first anniversary. Vanilla could become a tradition!

Reviewed on 5/31/2015 Angele F

We worked with Yuko at Vanilla Bake shop for our wedding cake. We got 75% Red Velvet and 25% banana choco chip. Bot cake flavors were amazing. Yuko worked within our budget but providing a simple and beautiful cake on display + sheet cake in the back. The tasting was... Read More wonderful. She let us try so many delicious things!! The guests loved the cake and so did we! Thanks Yuko!

Exactly what we wanted!

Reviewed on 1/14/2015 Meredith T

We used VBS for our dessert bar and absolutely loved them! Yuko was wonderful to work with and everything was delicious (even the leftovers in our freezer are fantastic!) She customized our desserts to go with our colors perfectly and everything was a perfect balance of tasty... Read More elegance. We provided our own trays & platters and had our wedding coordinator set up the design. It was a great way to keep this within our budget and still get everything we wanted.