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The Butter End Cakery

Santa Monica , CA
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LOCATION

2709c Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 US (map)

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310-943-9241

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ABOUT US

A fantastical custom cake studio in Santa Monica, The Butter End Cakery pairs artists and foodies to create the most delicious and memorable end to a wedding.

Using only... Read more
A fantastical custom cake studio in Santa Monica, The Butter End Cakery pairs artists and foodies to create the most delicious and memorable end to a wedding.

Using only cage-free eggs, organic milk and produce, hormone-free butter and the finest flavorings and chocolates available, we ensure that our cakes will make even the most discriminating foodie want seconds. The good taste isn't just on the inside....We cover our cakes exclusively with rolled chocolate...not fondant! This means that guests won't eat around the cover...they'll want more of it!

Beyond the uncompromising quality, our cakes are each customized to the event and the personalities of the bride and groom. From whimsical grooms cakes to elegant, classical wedding cakes, Kimberly Bailey puts her artist's hands to work in creating a masterpiece. Read less
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INFO FOR WEDDING CAKE

Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cookies, Dessert Buffet, Groom's Cake
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Organic, Vegan
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
Yes
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Adrienne
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
We had the BEST WEDDING CAKE and grooms cake ever from The Butter End at our wedding. Our guests still are talking about it and our wedding was 9/13/14. The cake tastes out of this world because they only use fresh and wonderful ingredients. This shows in their finished product, no gritty or sugary frosting here. Just pure awesomeness.! We met with them and had a tasting that was just fabulous. We had tasted their cakes at a baby shower and knew we wanted to try their wedding cake favors but the tasting still blew our minds. So yummy! The Butter End cake tasting is like no other because their cake is like no other. You will know in one bite that they are your choice. Not only is the taste out of this world but they can do anything you want for design. They are so talented, creative, flexible, positive, and helpful which is everything you want when it comes to your wedding cake. Our wedding cake was so gorgeous with tons of fresh flowers and intricate detail on each layer, even though we ordered it, seeing it live on our wedding day was so amazing, it looked better than we ever dreamed of. I also added a fun grooms cake after our initial order that was Dodger themed for my husband and they asked for some of my ideas, created their own ideas of what would look good and gave my husband the most perfect and delicious grooms cake that we both loved so much. No matter what go for a tasting as soon as you can and you will have found your bakery for your perfect day. Look no further, The Butter End is the best!!!!!!!!!!
We had the BEST WEDDING CAKE and grooms cake ever from The Butter End at our wedding. Our guests still are talking about Read more...
We had the BEST WEDDING CAKE and grooms cake ever from The Butter End at our wedding. Our guests still are talking about it and our wedding was 9/13/14. The cake tastes out of this world because they only use fresh and wonderful ingredients. This shows in their finished product, no gritty or sugary frosting here. Just pure awesomeness.! We met with them and had a tasting that was just fabulous. We had tasted their cakes at a baby shower and knew we wanted to try their wedding cake favors but the tasting still blew our minds. So yummy! The Butter End cake tasting is like no other because their cake is like no other. You will know in one bite that they are your choice. Not only is the taste out of this world but they can do anything you want for design. They are so talented, creative, flexible, positive, and helpful which is everything you want when it comes to your wedding cake. Our wedding cake was so gorgeous with tons of fresh flowers and intricate detail on each layer, even though we ordered it, seeing it live on our wedding day was so amazing, it looked better than we ever dreamed of. I also added a fun grooms cake after our initial order that was Dodger themed for my husband and they asked for some of my ideas, created their own ideas of what would look good and gave my husband the most perfect and delicious grooms cake that we both loved so much. No matter what go for a tasting as soon as you can and you will have found your bakery for your perfect day. Look no further, The Butter End is the best!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Cesilie
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
The gals at The Butter End are just wonderful!! Three weeks before my wedding I was forced to find a new cake vendor! Being from out of town I was completely unfamiliar with my options, but my wedding coordinator recommended I call Kim, and I am so glad I did! If you visit her website you will without a doubt be blown away by the talent showcased. Once you talk to her or the other gals on the phone you can hear their enthusiasm, and it is evident they love what they do, and they’re so good at it! I traveled down to Santa Monica to pick up a few cake tasting boxes, and fell in love even more with their talent and friendliness. The day of the wedding, the cake was a stunning focal point in the Rotunda at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, and my guests raved about the delicious and not so typical wedding cake they were enjoying! The bakery has a fun saying, “Dry cake is dumb”… You just won’t get it until you have tried their cake! I can’t wait to use Kim and her team again in the future for any other event possible. I now follow them on Instagram and love seeing all their original and great creations!! I recommend The Butter End without reservation!
The gals at The Butter End are just wonderful!! Three weeks before my wedding I was forced to find a new cake vendor! Read more...
The gals at The Butter End are just wonderful!! Three weeks before my wedding I was forced to find a new cake vendor! Being from out of town I was completely unfamiliar with my options, but my wedding coordinator recommended I call Kim, and I am so glad I did! If you visit her website you will without a doubt be blown away by the talent showcased. Once you talk to her or the other gals on the phone you can hear their enthusiasm, and it is evident they love what they do, and they’re so good at it! I traveled down to Santa Monica to pick up a few cake tasting boxes, and fell in love even more with their talent and friendliness. The day of the wedding, the cake was a stunning focal point in the Rotunda at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara, and my guests raved about the delicious and not so typical wedding cake they were enjoying! The bakery has a fun saying, “Dry cake is dumb”… You just won’t get it until you have tried their cake! I can’t wait to use Kim and her team again in the future for any other event possible. I now follow them on Instagram and love seeing all their original and great creations!! I recommend The Butter End without reservation! Read less
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melissa
Wedding:
6/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Although our wedding was in San Diego, we used the Butter End Cakery for our wedding cake- and it was definitely WORTH IT! We tried a few bakeries in San Diego and Encinitas and although they were good- they were just regular cakes. For our wedding, we had a hawaiian/tiki theme so we wanted something that stood out rather than your typical white cake and white frosting. Well we definitely got that- and then some! Among the long list of other flavors we could have picked we went with the coconut cake with passion fruit buttercream for our main cake and then the chocolate bourbon coconut cake with bourbon ganache. Saying they were a "hit" would be a total understatement! The flavors were memorable without being overpowering and the cake was so rich and moist! I would definitely recommend this cakery for anyone looking for QUALITY cakes that people will absolutely remember!!
Although our wedding was in San Diego, we used the Butter End Cakery for our wedding cake- and it was definitely WORTH IT! Read more...
Although our wedding was in San Diego, we used the Butter End Cakery for our wedding cake- and it was definitely WORTH IT! We tried a few bakeries in San Diego and Encinitas and although they were good- they were just regular cakes. For our wedding, we had a hawaiian/tiki theme so we wanted something that stood out rather than your typical white cake and white frosting. Well we definitely got that- and then some! Among the long list of other flavors we could have picked we went with the coconut cake with passion fruit buttercream for our main cake and then the chocolate bourbon coconut cake with bourbon ganache. Saying they were a "hit" would be a total understatement! The flavors were memorable without being overpowering and the cake was so rich and moist! I would definitely recommend this cakery for anyone looking for QUALITY cakes that people will absolutely remember!! Read less
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Richard
Wedding:
4/12/2014
4.8/5.0
Kimberly Bailey and the Butter End Cakery Staff were a delight to work with! No only did they provide a beautiful Vera Wang Crystal encrusted cake for my ceremony but a mouth watering Lemon Cake was delivered to our Welcome Dinner (Rehearsal Dinner) that made the guests oohhh and awww. These Cake Masters not only make beautiful cakes but it's love at first bite!

Take a moment to have a tasting and consider The Butter End for your next event! You won't regret it I promise!
Kimberly Bailey and the Butter End Cakery Staff were a delight to work with! No only did they provide a beautiful Vera Read more...
Kimberly Bailey and the Butter End Cakery Staff were a delight to work with! No only did they provide a beautiful Vera Wang Crystal encrusted cake for my ceremony but a mouth watering Lemon Cake was delivered to our Welcome Dinner (Rehearsal Dinner) that made the guests oohhh and awww. These Cake Masters not only make beautiful cakes but it's love at first bite!

Take a moment to have a tasting and consider The Butter End for your next event! You won't regret it I promise! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Butter End Cakery was the first cake tasting we went to.
And it ruined all other cake tastings, because we kept comparing them to The Butter End.

We had never tasted such moist, dense, flavorful, subtle sweetness in wedding cakes and were blown away.

We received so many compliments on the cake - definitely one of the best wedding cakes we've ever tasted as well!

We also liked that organic and natural ingredients are used.

Definitely high quality cakes and very good customer service.
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Butter End Cakery was the first cake tasting we went to.
And it ruined all other cake tastings, because we kept Read more...
Butter End Cakery was the first cake tasting we went to.
And it ruined all other cake tastings, because we kept comparing them to The Butter End.

We had never tasted such moist, dense, flavorful, subtle sweetness in wedding cakes and were blown away.

We received so many compliments on the cake - definitely one of the best wedding cakes we've ever tasted as well!

We also liked that organic and natural ingredients are used.

Definitely high quality cakes and very good customer service.
Never had to wait a full day for a response! Read less
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Mark
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
If you like cake, and you don't go to the Butter End Cakery, you don't like cake enough. Simply the best wedding cake (or any other cake), I've ever had.
If you like cake, and you don't go to the Butter End Cakery, you don't like cake enough. Simply the best wedding cake (or Read more...
If you like cake, and you don't go to the Butter End Cakery, you don't like cake enough. Simply the best wedding cake (or any other cake), I've ever had. Read less
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The Butter End Cakery responded with the following comments:

I love that you are still thinking about how much you enjoyed your cake 9 months after the wedding to write this review! ! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!
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Brandon
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
I loved everything about our experience with Butter End. First of all, the cake was amazing. The best of any of the bakeries we tried. They were also personable, responsive and easy to deal with.

The Butter End was more expensive than the other bakeries we met with, but we suspected that the extra expense was worth it. We were right. I can't recommend these guys highly enough.
I loved everything about our experience with Butter End. First of all, the cake was amazing. The best of any of the Read more...
I loved everything about our experience with Butter End. First of all, the cake was amazing. The best of any of the bakeries we tried. They were also personable, responsive and easy to deal with.

The Butter End was more expensive than the other bakeries we met with, but we suspected that the extra expense was worth it. We were right. I can't recommend these guys highly enough. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
The Butter End designed and created our cake for our Aug 2013 wedding at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. When we selected the SLS we actually didn't immediately realize that the hotel had a working relationship with The Butter End and were very pleasantly surprised. The only thing we knew about them was what we read on their site (no fondant, yay!) prior to meeting Kimberly and her staff for the cake tasting. Even though we didn't have expectations, if we did, they would have been blown away.

Kimberly gave us a huge selection of cakes to choose from (every person that showed up got their own tasting portions, and each slice was different in aroma and taste (rich, light, decadent, fruity). We knew we had to have the Signature Cake, however! Our other choice (we were allowed two) was Coconut Passion Fruit. They even boxed up our leftovers which we were able to further share with our friends and family.

At that point, the actual design of the cake however was still an unknown. Kimberly has many examples and photos of their work on display but it wasn't until she showed us her experimental designs in architectural cakes that we knew what we wanted. She had commented that so far, she'd had clients that were impressed with her design but that no one had been willing to make the leap to make it their traditional wedding cake. Well, we'll just let these photos speak for themselves:

Base design: http://tinyurl.com/krpp56c
Ours, executed: http://tinyurl.com/kttk7mp

Simply put, it was amazing and made for outstanding photos. The cake they made for us fit in perfectly with the venue and our vision/mood for the wedding and was as delicious as it was when we had our tasting. Some of our guests commented to us that they had no idea that it was our cake and it could have been an art or furniture installation of some sort -- we regard this as high praise! We highly recommend Kimberly and her team to design and create your cake for your event.
The Butter End designed and created our cake for our Aug 2013 wedding at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. When we selected Read more...
The Butter End designed and created our cake for our Aug 2013 wedding at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. When we selected the SLS we actually didn't immediately realize that the hotel had a working relationship with The Butter End and were very pleasantly surprised. The only thing we knew about them was what we read on their site (no fondant, yay!) prior to meeting Kimberly and her staff for the cake tasting. Even though we didn't have expectations, if we did, they would have been blown away.

Kimberly gave us a huge selection of cakes to choose from (every person that showed up got their own tasting portions, and each slice was different in aroma and taste (rich, light, decadent, fruity). We knew we had to have the Signature Cake, however! Our other choice (we were allowed two) was Coconut Passion Fruit. They even boxed up our leftovers which we were able to further share with our friends and family.

At that point, the actual design of the cake however was still an unknown. Kimberly has many examples and photos of their work on display but it wasn't until she showed us her experimental designs in architectural cakes that we knew what we wanted. She had commented that so far, she'd had clients that were impressed with her design but that no one had been willing to make the leap to make it their traditional wedding cake. Well, we'll just let these photos speak for themselves:

Base design: http://tinyurl.com/krpp56c
Ours, executed: http://tinyurl.com/kttk7mp

Simply put, it was amazing and made for outstanding photos. The cake they made for us fit in perfectly with the venue and our vision/mood for the wedding and was as delicious as it was when we had our tasting. Some of our guests commented to us that they had no idea that it was our cake and it could have been an art or furniture installation of some sort -- we regard this as high praise! We highly recommend Kimberly and her team to design and create your cake for your event. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The most beautiful cake I have ever seen!! Made my special day that much better!!
The most beautiful cake I have ever seen!! Made my special day that much better!!
The most beautiful cake I have ever seen!! Made my special day that much better!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They do not have a large selection of cakes but they do have the classics, which is what we were looking for. We didn't think it was worth paying for something so fancy or decadent. We just wanted a simple but high quality cake (e.g. moist, dense, and flavorful). We ordered the vanilla bean and banana cake, and both turned out very well and were a hit with our guests.

In terms of designs, we wanted something simple but we did see their displays of more decorative and creative cakes, so they do have the abilities to do anything you can dream.
They do not have a large selection of cakes but they do have the classics, which is what we were looking for. We didn't Read more...
They do not have a large selection of cakes but they do have the classics, which is what we were looking for. We didn't think it was worth paying for something so fancy or decadent. We just wanted a simple but high quality cake (e.g. moist, dense, and flavorful). We ordered the vanilla bean and banana cake, and both turned out very well and were a hit with our guests.

In terms of designs, we wanted something simple but we did see their displays of more decorative and creative cakes, so they do have the abilities to do anything you can dream. Read less
Services Used: Wedding Cake

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