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The Buttery

Santa Cruz , CA

LOCATION

702 , Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA US 95062 (map)
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ABOUT US

The Buttery offers a wide selection of fresh pastries, cakes, and breads. Looking for suggestions? Stop by and chat with our friendly staff, who are always delighted to recommend the... Read more
The Buttery offers a wide selection of fresh pastries, cakes, and breads. Looking for suggestions? Stop by and chat with our friendly staff, who are always delighted to recommend the perfect complement to your next celebration.

Looking for the perfect wedding cake? Our team of experienced cake consultants can help. Whether you are looking for a traditional wedding cake or exploring a more innovative cake design, The Buttery team can offer ideas and help bring your dreams to fruition. Meet some of The Buttery's leading cake designers and planners.

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Besides cakes, what other types of desserts do you provide?
Cheese, Cookies, Cupcakes, Dessert Buffet, Fruit, Groom's Cake, Pastries
What additional services do you provide?
Consultations, On-site Delivery, On-site Setup, Pickup, Tastings
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free
Do you provide customary cakes, such as Croquembouche?
No
Are you licensed by the state health department?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I only ordered a half sheet of carrot cake to supplement my small tiered cake from a different bakery. But seriously, this is the best carrot cake you will ever have. Even people who don't like carrot cake, love this stuff. You can't go wrong with the buttery.
I only ordered a half sheet of carrot cake to supplement my small tiered cake from a different bakery. But seriously, this Read more...
I only ordered a half sheet of carrot cake to supplement my small tiered cake from a different bakery. But seriously, this is the best carrot cake you will ever have. Even people who don't like carrot cake, love this stuff. You can't go wrong with the buttery. Read less
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Lianna
Wedding:
8/10/2014
5.0/5.0
My family did the contract, tasting, etc with them so I'm not familiar on the process. I have always loved the baked goodies I get to enjoy from there, including my delicious wedding cake! They were able to do this with only a few weeks to go; which I think is pretty cool. Thank you to the team at The Buttery for making our amazing wedding cake! :-)
My family did the contract, tasting, etc with them so I'm not familiar on the process. I have always loved the baked Read more...
My family did the contract, tasting, etc with them so I'm not familiar on the process. I have always loved the baked goodies I get to enjoy from there, including my delicious wedding cake! They were able to do this with only a few weeks to go; which I think is pretty cool. Thank you to the team at The Buttery for making our amazing wedding cake! :-) Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
We selected The Buttery for our wedding cake and was not disappointed. With the assistance of their wedding cake planner Jill we were able to create our cake to show the design, colors, and flowers we needed to complete our Hawaii/Ohana themed wedding. The cake was absolutely gorgeous and everyone raved about the color, hand painted design and orchids. Their red velvet, chocolate and ganache was absolutely a chocolate lovers dream. It was wonderful to work with such a great team of people. This bakery has it all, great pastries, cakes, cupcakes, sandwiches and coffee to make everyone happy! Truly delicious...
We selected The Buttery for our wedding cake and was not disappointed. With the assistance of their wedding cake planner Read more...
We selected The Buttery for our wedding cake and was not disappointed. With the assistance of their wedding cake planner Jill we were able to create our cake to show the design, colors, and flowers we needed to complete our Hawaii/Ohana themed wedding. The cake was absolutely gorgeous and everyone raved about the color, hand painted design and orchids. Their red velvet, chocolate and ganache was absolutely a chocolate lovers dream. It was wonderful to work with such a great team of people. This bakery has it all, great pastries, cakes, cupcakes, sandwiches and coffee to make everyone happy! Truly delicious... Read less
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cathy
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
if you live in/around the santa cruz area you likely already know the buttery and its awesome cakes - if you don't....you're really missing out.

the cake was beautiful, but in all honesty that is the easiest part the harder part (IMHO) is getting a cake that tastes great and that is all we really wanted.

a simple two layers - red velvet and devils food with chocolate fudge/olliaberry filling with a white chocolate buttercream frosting put all the wedding guests into a heavenly bliss.

for a wedding, birthday, or just because you can't go wrong with a cake from the Buttery!
if you live in/around the santa cruz area you likely already know the buttery and its awesome cakes - if you Read more...
if you live in/around the santa cruz area you likely already know the buttery and its awesome cakes - if you don't....you're really missing out.

the cake was beautiful, but in all honesty that is the easiest part the harder part (IMHO) is getting a cake that tastes great and that is all we really wanted.

a simple two layers - red velvet and devils food with chocolate fudge/olliaberry filling with a white chocolate buttercream frosting put all the wedding guests into a heavenly bliss.

for a wedding, birthday, or just because you can't go wrong with a cake from the Buttery! Read less
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Glaiza and John Louie
Wedding:
12/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Amazing cake! We asked for a customized suitcases cakes, and they turned out amazingly beautiful! All our guests loved it and amazed by the design they made. The flavors were so good too! Price was way cheaper than the rest of the cake shops we found. We highly recommend this shop to all your events. They were the most nicest vendor we had came up with too, very nice and professional!
Amazing cake! We asked for a customized suitcases cakes, and they turned out amazingly beautiful! All our guests loved it Read more...
Amazing cake! We asked for a customized suitcases cakes, and they turned out amazingly beautiful! All our guests loved it and amazed by the design they made. The flavors were so good too! Price was way cheaper than the rest of the cake shops we found. We highly recommend this shop to all your events. They were the most nicest vendor we had came up with too, very nice and professional! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
The most amazing and affordable wedding cake ever. The flavors were unbelievable.
The most amazing and affordable wedding cake ever. The flavors were unbelievable.
The most amazing and affordable wedding cake ever. The flavors were unbelievable. Read less
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sammy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Beautiful! Our wedding cake was delicious and looked exactly how we wanted it to! We chose the carrot cake and also the traditional white. The carrot cake was amazing! I would recommend them to anyone! Beautiful work!
Beautiful! Our wedding cake was delicious and looked exactly how we wanted it to! We chose the carrot cake and also the Read more...
Beautiful! Our wedding cake was delicious and looked exactly how we wanted it to! We chose the carrot cake and also the traditional white. The carrot cake was amazing! I would recommend them to anyone! Beautiful work! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/25/2013
5.0/5.0
This was one of the easiest vendors to work with for our whole wedding process! The Buttery (and Jill) made everything really stress-free. We had a fun tasting, and picked out 2 flavors that we loved: carrot cake and chocolate. The design part was easy, and they worked with our florist to put fresh flowers on the cake. On the wedding day, everything went really smoothly with delivery and set-up, and the cake looked beautiful! Also, it tasted AMAZING! All of the guests really loved it. I am still eating leftover cake out of the freezer, and even that tastes completely delicious. I'm really happy that we went with the Buttery!!
This was one of the easiest vendors to work with for our whole wedding process! The Buttery (and Jill) made everything Read more...
This was one of the easiest vendors to work with for our whole wedding process! The Buttery (and Jill) made everything really stress-free. We had a fun tasting, and picked out 2 flavors that we loved: carrot cake and chocolate. The design part was easy, and they worked with our florist to put fresh flowers on the cake. On the wedding day, everything went really smoothly with delivery and set-up, and the cake looked beautiful! Also, it tasted AMAZING! All of the guests really loved it. I am still eating leftover cake out of the freezer, and even that tastes completely delicious. I'm really happy that we went with the Buttery!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Our cake was everything we imagined and more! Our guests all loved the carrot cake and red velvet choices. The fresh flowers on top of our cake were gorgeous and everything we pictured. We were extremely satisfied with how well it turned out on the outside and on the inside!
Our cake was everything we imagined and more! Our guests all loved the carrot cake and red velvet choices. The fresh Read more...
Our cake was everything we imagined and more! Our guests all loved the carrot cake and red velvet choices. The fresh flowers on top of our cake were gorgeous and everything we pictured. We were extremely satisfied with how well it turned out on the outside and on the inside! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The buttery cakes are unbelievable!!!! We ordered four for our wedding and the guests are still talking about them. Best cakes in the world! And their staff was really wonderful to work with and we would be happy to work with them again.
The buttery cakes are unbelievable!!!! We ordered four for our wedding and the guests are still talking about them. Best Read more...
The buttery cakes are unbelievable!!!! We ordered four for our wedding and the guests are still talking about them. Best cakes in the world! And their staff was really wonderful to work with and we would be happy to work with them again. Read less
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Lynda
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
The Buttery had great flavors for wedding cake. I could not believe that they did not charge extra for red velvet cake. Everything for the cake was perfect. They helped so much on meeting the disney themed for our wedding.
The Buttery had great flavors for wedding cake. I could not believe that they did not charge extra for red velvet cake. Read more...
The Buttery had great flavors for wedding cake. I could not believe that they did not charge extra for red velvet cake. Everything for the cake was perfect. They helped so much on meeting the disney themed for our wedding. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Wonderful 3-tiered wedding cake. The cake tasting session was phenomenal and we had trouble deciding on 3 flavors. The coordinator checked with us to make sure the color was what we wanted. The cake was delivered on time. The guests really enjoyed it and we enjoyed the leftovers!
Wonderful 3-tiered wedding cake. The cake tasting session was phenomenal and we had trouble deciding on 3 flavors. The Read more...
Wonderful 3-tiered wedding cake. The cake tasting session was phenomenal and we had trouble deciding on 3 flavors. The coordinator checked with us to make sure the color was what we wanted. The cake was delivered on time. The guests really enjoyed it and we enjoyed the leftovers! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Our wedding cake was amazing!!! We loved it. We worked with Jill on the colors and design of the cake and it turned out just as we requested. The chocolate Devil's food with hazelnut is to die for and was soooo popular, we paired it with a chiffon and berry cake which was also really amazing.

I want to have another event, just to have more of their cake!!!
Our wedding cake was amazing!!! We loved it. We worked with Jill on the colors and design of the cake and it turned out Read more...
Our wedding cake was amazing!!! We loved it. We worked with Jill on the colors and design of the cake and it turned out just as we requested. The chocolate Devil's food with hazelnut is to die for and was soooo popular, we paired it with a chiffon and berry cake which was also really amazing.

I want to have another event, just to have more of their cake!!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
8/11/2012
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful everyone raved about how tasty and gorgeous it was everyone wanted to know the bakery so they could go there! We got the neopolitan (chifon cake, raspberry filling a center flourless chocolate cake layer followed by more raspbery filling and another layer of chiffon & white chocolate frosting) it was very moist and delicious and Jill the wedding consultant was top notch!
Our cake was beautiful everyone raved about how tasty and gorgeous it was everyone wanted to know the bakery so they could Read more...
Our cake was beautiful everyone raved about how tasty and gorgeous it was everyone wanted to know the bakery so they could go there! We got the neopolitan (chifon cake, raspberry filling a center flourless chocolate cake layer followed by more raspbery filling and another layer of chiffon & white chocolate frosting) it was very moist and delicious and Jill the wedding consultant was top notch! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We ordered 5 different cakes and they were all delicious and people loved them. The prices were good and if you are ordering their regular cakes then you don't even have to order too far ahead.

Yay Buttery!
We ordered 5 different cakes and they were all delicious and people loved them. The prices were good and if you are Read more...
We ordered 5 different cakes and they were all delicious and people loved them. The prices were good and if you are ordering their regular cakes then you don't even have to order too far ahead.

Yay Buttery! Read less
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sanderson
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
The Buttery provided our wedding with the most beautiful cake we have ever seen. Additionally, it was far and above the BEST tasting cake ever. We highly recommend the Buttery for your wedding cake and other special occassion cakes needs. They were simply the BEST.
The Buttery provided our wedding with the most beautiful cake we have ever seen. Additionally, it was far and above the Read more...
The Buttery provided our wedding with the most beautiful cake we have ever seen. Additionally, it was far and above the BEST tasting cake ever. We highly recommend the Buttery for your wedding cake and other special occassion cakes needs. They were simply the BEST. Read less
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Erin
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
The wedding cake was a amazing. It was a lemon poppy seed with lemon curd. The only issue was the three tiers looked separated on the dessert table, there was a black space between each layer. Other than that it was great. Hopefully it doesn't look messed up in the pictures!
The wedding cake was a amazing. It was a lemon poppy seed with lemon curd. The only issue was the three tiers looked Read more...
The wedding cake was a amazing. It was a lemon poppy seed with lemon curd. The only issue was the three tiers looked separated on the dessert table, there was a black space between each layer. Other than that it was great. Hopefully it doesn't look messed up in the pictures! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The cake was beautiful! It looked just like the picture we selected and it was made with colors that matched the swatches we provided. All of that was important... but it wouldn't have meant anything if it didn't taste good!
Luckily, it tasted AMAZING. Just like it did in the tasting session.
If you are local to the SC area, try this place. It has great wedding cakes for sure, but I've had breakfast there a few times and lunch as well.. all of it is delicious!
We were pleased with our cake, which was more modern.. fondant, no flowers, sculpted.. and our guests are still talking about how good it is. Yay!
The cake was beautiful! It looked just like the picture we selected and it was made with colors that matched the swatches Read more...
The cake was beautiful! It looked just like the picture we selected and it was made with colors that matched the swatches we provided. All of that was important... but it wouldn't have meant anything if it didn't taste good!
Luckily, it tasted AMAZING. Just like it did in the tasting session.
If you are local to the SC area, try this place. It has great wedding cakes for sure, but I've had breakfast there a few times and lunch as well.. all of it is delicious!
We were pleased with our cake, which was more modern.. fondant, no flowers, sculpted.. and our guests are still talking about how good it is. Yay! Read less
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monkeebug
Wedding:
7/3/2010
5.0/5.0
Got lots of comments on how good the cake was. They were very flexible, I changed a part of the design a week before the wedding with no problems. When we added a grooms cake at the last minute they were happy to accommodate.
Got lots of comments on how good the cake was. They were very flexible, I changed a part of the design a week before the Read more...
Got lots of comments on how good the cake was. They were very flexible, I changed a part of the design a week before the wedding with no problems. When we added a grooms cake at the last minute they were happy to accommodate. Read less
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emacnair
Wedding:
5/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Carrot cake was my husband's only requirement and man did they deliver!!! Not only was the cake unbelievably good, but the presentation was out of this world!!! I would highly, highly recommend them to anyone!!!
Carrot cake was my husband's only requirement and man did they deliver!!! Not only was the cake unbelievably good, but the Read more...
Carrot cake was my husband's only requirement and man did they deliver!!! Not only was the cake unbelievably good, but the presentation was out of this world!!! I would highly, highly recommend them to anyone!!! Read less
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Marco
Wedding:
8/6/2009
5.0/5.0
The Buttery made us two cakes.They both where German chocolate and where decorated beautifully.We where more than pleased with our wedding cake.The price was cheap and we where able to have a lot of freedom with design and flavor.
The Buttery made us two cakes.They both where German chocolate and where decorated beautifully.We where more than pleased Read more...
The Buttery made us two cakes.They both where German chocolate and where decorated beautifully.We where more than pleased with our wedding cake.The price was cheap and we where able to have a lot of freedom with design and flavor. Read less
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Alisa
Wedding:
7/18/2009
5.0/5.0
Our cake was beautiful and delicious. The price was very fair, and I even bought a small cake from their case when we got there because it was so cute and matched our wedding cake theme of the ocean. My husband is still laughing at me because I love chocolate and have always disliked carrot cake. At the tasting, I fell in love with carrot cake and had two tiers made in carrot cake and one organic strawberries and cream. (no chocolate) I would definitely recommend the Buttery.
Our cake was beautiful and delicious. The price was very fair, and I even bought a small cake from their case when we got Read more...
Our cake was beautiful and delicious. The price was very fair, and I even bought a small cake from their case when we got there because it was so cute and matched our wedding cake theme of the ocean. My husband is still laughing at me because I love chocolate and have always disliked carrot cake. At the tasting, I fell in love with carrot cake and had two tiers made in carrot cake and one organic strawberries and cream. (no chocolate) I would definitely recommend the Buttery. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Buttery has always made us great tasting cakes.We saved money for our wedding cake because we knew it would be expensive but we definitely wanted something special.It was a pleasure to work with the staff and thank them for making us a perfect cake.You definitely wont regret working with The Buttery.
The Buttery has always made us great tasting cakes.We saved money for our wedding cake because we knew it would be Read more...
The Buttery has always made us great tasting cakes.We saved money for our wedding cake because we knew it would be expensive but we definitely wanted something special.It was a pleasure to work with the staff and thank them for making us a perfect cake.You definitely wont regret working with The Buttery. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We decided to go with one of their Mocha Cream Cake.Their decoration techniques are really the best.They delivered our cake and set it up so that everyone could see it as they walked in.I was speechless when I laid eyes on it, exactly what I had wanted.
We decided to go with one of their Mocha Cream Cake.Their decoration techniques are really the best.They delivered our Read more...
We decided to go with one of their Mocha Cream Cake.Their decoration techniques are really the best.They delivered our cake and set it up so that everyone could see it as they walked in.I was speechless when I laid eyes on it, exactly what I had wanted. Read less
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July06
Wedding:
7/8/2006
5.0/5.0
The cake was soooo delicious and beautiful. And if you're worried about budget, the trick we learned was to just not have the layers stacked. We had three cakes that came out to less than $80. It was seriously one of the best parts of the wedding.
The cake was soooo delicious and beautiful. And if you're worried about budget, the trick we learned was to just not have Read more...
The cake was soooo delicious and beautiful. And if you're worried about budget, the trick we learned was to just not have the layers stacked. We had three cakes that came out to less than $80. It was seriously one of the best parts of the wedding. Read less
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Sara
Wedding:
10/31/2007
5.0/5.0
I gave them 3 weeks notice to make a 4 tiered Halloween wedding cake complete with marzipan pumpkins. While a bit costly, I knew that my cake would be beautiful AND delicious, which is more than can be said for cakes from other local bakeries such as Gayles. (Gayles cakes are delicious, however their wedding cakes have a tendency to taste old).
I was presented with many delicious options at my tasting, and the consultant waited very patiently while I flipped through book after book of photos trying to find a cake that was remotely anything like I had imagined. My rather unusual selection of Halloween-like flowers and decorations were encouraged and embraced. My experience was that if it was possible, they'll be more than happy to do it.
My cake arrived on-time and in great condition, looking absolutely gorgeous and perfect (I've seen far more expensive cakes come out much worse).
I always recommend The Buttery for cakes to anyone for any occasion, simply because they're wonderful!
I gave them 3 weeks notice to make a 4 tiered Halloween wedding cake complete with marzipan pumpkins. While a bit costly, Read more...
I gave them 3 weeks notice to make a 4 tiered Halloween wedding cake complete with marzipan pumpkins. While a bit costly, I knew that my cake would be beautiful AND delicious, which is more than can be said for cakes from other local bakeries such as Gayles. (Gayles cakes are delicious, however their wedding cakes have a tendency to taste old).
I was presented with many delicious options at my tasting, and the consultant waited very patiently while I flipped through book after book of photos trying to find a cake that was remotely anything like I had imagined. My rather unusual selection of Halloween-like flowers and decorations were encouraged and embraced. My experience was that if it was possible, they'll be more than happy to do it.
My cake arrived on-time and in great condition, looking absolutely gorgeous and perfect (I've seen far more expensive cakes come out much worse).
I always recommend The Buttery for cakes to anyone for any occasion, simply because they're wonderful! Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
5/30/2008
5.0/5.0
The cake was exactly what I'd pictured and tasted great too!
The cake was exactly what I'd pictured and tasted great too!
The cake was exactly what I'd pictured and tasted great too! Read less
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Angel
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.9/5.0
As beautiful as the cake was to look at it tasted even better!! The cake was decorated to perfection with white chocolate shells, coral and bubbles, bringing our beach theme to life. The Italian buttercream frosting melted in your mouth. It was perfection and our guests were so impressed!
As beautiful as the cake was to look at it tasted even better!! The cake was decorated to perfection with white chocolate Read more...
As beautiful as the cake was to look at it tasted even better!! The cake was decorated to perfection with white chocolate shells, coral and bubbles, bringing our beach theme to life. The Italian buttercream frosting melted in your mouth. It was perfection and our guests were so impressed! Read less
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cookielady
Wedding:
9/9/2011
4.9/5.0
The Buttery in Santa Cruz is the best of the best of the best! Your guests will not be disappointed at all. In fact, I wish I could get married again just for an excuse to buy that much delicous cake. Carrot cake is hands down the best but you can't go wrong with the chocolate either. Jill at The Buttery was a true professional and really knows her stuff. She even helped me surprise my parents with their own 50th Wedding Anniversary cake at my wedding. She went above and beyond to locate an "old" cake topper that resembled my parents from 1961. It was awesome knowing that my guests were leaving with the best taste in their mouths! Worth every penny! I did over project how much cake we would need, but it froze nicely and didn't even last long in the freezer (because we ate it).
The Buttery in Santa Cruz is the best of the best of the best! Your guests will not be disappointed at all. In fact, I Read more...
The Buttery in Santa Cruz is the best of the best of the best! Your guests will not be disappointed at all. In fact, I wish I could get married again just for an excuse to buy that much delicous cake. Carrot cake is hands down the best but you can't go wrong with the chocolate either. Jill at The Buttery was a true professional and really knows her stuff. She even helped me surprise my parents with their own 50th Wedding Anniversary cake at my wedding. She went above and beyond to locate an "old" cake topper that resembled my parents from 1961. It was awesome knowing that my guests were leaving with the best taste in their mouths! Worth every penny! I did over project how much cake we would need, but it froze nicely and didn't even last long in the freezer (because we ate it). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
The Buttery makes the best cakes.I knew I wanted to work with them when I saw some of their work.Their attention to detail is extraordinary.We opted with a traditional White Cake.It was really amazingly decorated and tasted so good.The people working here are very nice and friendly when you come and visit them.I would definitely recommend them for wedding cakes especially if you want to make your guests happy.
The Buttery makes the best cakes.I knew I wanted to work with them when I saw some of their work.Their attention to detail Read more...
The Buttery makes the best cakes.I knew I wanted to work with them when I saw some of their work.Their attention to detail is extraordinary.We opted with a traditional White Cake.It was really amazingly decorated and tasted so good.The people working here are very nice and friendly when you come and visit them.I would definitely recommend them for wedding cakes especially if you want to make your guests happy. Read less
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mcat117
Wedding:
8/31/2008
4.9/5.0
I came to the Buttery with small budget and not a lot of time (about a month or month and a half before the wedding). They were able to work with me and provide a beautiful wedding cake. It was exactly how it'd pictured it. The only caveat was that, because I had a smaller order (a two-tiered cake and a sheet cake for 100 guests), we had to pick it up the day of the wedding. It would have been easier if they had delivered it to the site.
I came to the Buttery with small budget and not a lot of time (about a month or month and a half before the wedding). They Read more...
I came to the Buttery with small budget and not a lot of time (about a month or month and a half before the wedding). They were able to work with me and provide a beautiful wedding cake. It was exactly how it'd pictured it. The only caveat was that, because I had a smaller order (a two-tiered cake and a sheet cake for 100 guests), we had to pick it up the day of the wedding. It would have been easier if they had delivered it to the site. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
The Buttery was wonderful!They where very professional and the price was just right.They made my wedding cake exactly how I had asked them to do it.The colors and the design came out great. Everyone kept saying the cake was perfect and I had to agree.They are the best bakery in Santa Cruz.
The Buttery was wonderful!They where very professional and the price was just right.They made my wedding cake exactly how Read more...
The Buttery was wonderful!They where very professional and the price was just right.They made my wedding cake exactly how I had asked them to do it.The colors and the design came out great. Everyone kept saying the cake was perfect and I had to agree.They are the best bakery in Santa Cruz. Read less
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jennieb
Wedding:
8/27/2005
4.9/5.0
Beautiful cake, and the most delicious wedding cake I've had. Our layers were all different. And they give you a free anniversary cake for your first anniversary - no eating frozen cake!
Beautiful cake, and the most delicious wedding cake I've had. Our layers were all different. And they give you a free Read more...
Beautiful cake, and the most delicious wedding cake I've had. Our layers were all different. And they give you a free anniversary cake for your first anniversary - no eating frozen cake! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/28/2011
4.8/5.0
The first time I had one of The Buttery's carrot cake cupcakes, I knew what my wedding cake was going to be (and this was before I was even engaged!). And that is what we got. And we were not disapointed.

You know how at most weddings, you can't really remember what the cake tasted like or even if you ate any? Not the case here. Our guests not only finished every last bite of our wedding cake but asked us where it was from and how to get more (really!). Needless to say, it was a big hit.

The only one drawback was delivery. My wedding was in San Francisco, about 70 miles from Santa Cruz. The Buttery would not/could not deliver, so we had to scramble to find someone to take it up for us. The Buttery did try their darndest to find someone we could hire to deliver for us, but in the end no one came forward. They also helped us design a cake that could withstand some travel. Fortunately I had a brave friend willing to take on the responsibility, but just something to keep in mind if you are planning to use the Buttery for a wedding outside of the Santa Cruz area.

If you are looking for a SUPERB cake that people will be talking about for a long time to come, a beautiful cake at a reasonable price, go to the Buttery.
The first time I had one of The Buttery's carrot cake cupcakes, I knew what my wedding cake was going to be (and this was Read more...
The first time I had one of The Buttery's carrot cake cupcakes, I knew what my wedding cake was going to be (and this was before I was even engaged!). And that is what we got. And we were not disapointed.

You know how at most weddings, you can't really remember what the cake tasted like or even if you ate any? Not the case here. Our guests not only finished every last bite of our wedding cake but asked us where it was from and how to get more (really!). Needless to say, it was a big hit.

The only one drawback was delivery. My wedding was in San Francisco, about 70 miles from Santa Cruz. The Buttery would not/could not deliver, so we had to scramble to find someone to take it up for us. The Buttery did try their darndest to find someone we could hire to deliver for us, but in the end no one came forward. They also helped us design a cake that could withstand some travel. Fortunately I had a brave friend willing to take on the responsibility, but just something to keep in mind if you are planning to use the Buttery for a wedding outside of the Santa Cruz area.

If you are looking for a SUPERB cake that people will be talking about for a long time to come, a beautiful cake at a reasonable price, go to the Buttery. Read less
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dani-c
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.8/5.0
Awesome! The Buttery made us a cake that was elegant and tasted amazing. If you've never tasted their neapolitan cake you should! I was very happy with the results! BTW their carrot cake is unbelievable! We didn't choose that flavor however only because my fiance doesn't appreciate "vegetables in dessert"
Awesome! The Buttery made us a cake that was elegant and tasted amazing. If you've never tasted their neapolitan cake you Read more...
Awesome! The Buttery made us a cake that was elegant and tasted amazing. If you've never tasted their neapolitan cake you should! I was very happy with the results! BTW their carrot cake is unbelievable! We didn't choose that flavor however only because my fiance doesn't appreciate "vegetables in dessert" Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
10/6/2007
4.8/5.0
I LOVED my cake. It was beautiful and delicious! 3 months later and I'm still getting compliments from people of how good it was!
The Buttery is great. they are nice, and really work with you to get what you want.
I LOVED my cake. It was beautiful and delicious! 3 months later and I'm still getting compliments from people of how good Read more...
I LOVED my cake. It was beautiful and delicious! 3 months later and I'm still getting compliments from people of how good it was!
The Buttery is great. they are nice, and really work with you to get what you want. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
The Buttery made our custom designed Harry Potter Monster Book grooms cake. I brought in a photo of what I wanted and they made it better than the photo itself...and it was delicious!
The Buttery made our custom designed Harry Potter Monster Book grooms cake. I brought in a photo of what I wanted and they Read more...
The Buttery made our custom designed Harry Potter Monster Book grooms cake. I brought in a photo of what I wanted and they made it better than the photo itself...and it was delicious! Read less
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HMC
Wedding:
6/5/2004
4.7/5.0
We had a three tier cake, Cheesecake and Carrot Cake. The cake was amazing. The cake testing was easy. When the cake arrived it was a different design than ordered. We were able to go on with our day despite that. The Buttery didn't offer any compensation though. The quality of the cake was worth the hassle.
We had a three tier cake, Cheesecake and Carrot Cake. The cake was amazing. The cake testing was easy. When the cake Read more...
We had a three tier cake, Cheesecake and Carrot Cake. The cake was amazing. The cake testing was easy. When the cake arrived it was a different design than ordered. We were able to go on with our day despite that. The Buttery didn't offer any compensation though. The quality of the cake was worth the hassle. Read less
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sfbaybride
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.6/5.0
The Buttery created two cakes for our wedding. The first was our wedding cake, a four tier cake (two tiers of carrot cake, one tier of chocolate cake with chocolate ganache; and one tier of white cake with ollallaberry jam). The cake was coated in an Italian buttercream frosting and decorated with green fern leaves. The second was a brunch cake for the morning after the reception. It was a seasonal strawberry shortcake. Both cakes were delicious and beautiful. I worked with Jill at the Buttery and she was extremely responsive and good about following up. The wedding cake tastings at the Buttery are a ton of fun and the employees make the entire process easy. Be sure to have brunch, lunch, or dinner there while you're at it.
The Buttery created two cakes for our wedding. The first was our wedding cake, a four tier cake (two tiers of carrot cake, Read more...
The Buttery created two cakes for our wedding. The first was our wedding cake, a four tier cake (two tiers of carrot cake, one tier of chocolate cake with chocolate ganache; and one tier of white cake with ollallaberry jam). The cake was coated in an Italian buttercream frosting and decorated with green fern leaves. The second was a brunch cake for the morning after the reception. It was a seasonal strawberry shortcake. Both cakes were delicious and beautiful. I worked with Jill at the Buttery and she was extremely responsive and good about following up. The wedding cake tastings at the Buttery are a ton of fun and the employees make the entire process easy. Be sure to have brunch, lunch, or dinner there while you're at it. Read less
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Maya
Wedding:
8/18/2013
4.5/5.0
Delicious and beautiful cake! We had five layers...each a different flavor and each delicious.
Delicious and beautiful cake! We had five layers...each a different flavor and each delicious.
Delicious and beautiful cake! We had five layers...each a different flavor and each delicious. Read less
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Melodie
Wedding:
10/30/2010
4.4/5.0
Staff was friendly and the cake was okay. The carrot cake was great but the red velvet was a bit dry from what I heard from my guests.
Staff was friendly and the cake was okay. The carrot cake was great but the red velvet was a bit dry from what I heard Read more...
Staff was friendly and the cake was okay. The carrot cake was great but the red velvet was a bit dry from what I heard from my guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
You wont find a better place for a cake then The Buttery!This is definitely the place to go if you want a beautifully designed and special tasting cake.Their staff is very friendly and their prices are perfect.
You wont find a better place for a cake then The Buttery!This is definitely the place to go if you want a beautifully Read more...
You wont find a better place for a cake then The Buttery!This is definitely the place to go if you want a beautifully designed and special tasting cake.Their staff is very friendly and their prices are perfect. Read less
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Ellen
Wedding:
6/2/2007
4.4/5.0
We loved the cake...and our guests mentioned how good it was too. I would definately recommend this bakery, even though it was a little pricey
We loved the cake...and our guests mentioned how good it was too. I would definately recommend this bakery, even though it Read more...
We loved the cake...and our guests mentioned how good it was too. I would definately recommend this bakery, even though it was a little pricey Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.2/5.0
They are real pros and have heard that the cake can be inconsistent. Our chocolate cake tasted dry and not like the tester. I regret not going with Freedom Bakery. Although the cake was beautiful and looked just as discussed so the end result was great.
They are real pros and have heard that the cake can be inconsistent. Our chocolate cake tasted dry and not like the Read more...
They are real pros and have heard that the cake can be inconsistent. Our chocolate cake tasted dry and not like the tester. I regret not going with Freedom Bakery. Although the cake was beautiful and looked just as discussed so the end result was great. Read less
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JeremyandDesiree
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.2/5.0
Our cake was stunning.

We ordered a seashell theme that is displayed in their upstairs office. It went perfectly with our venue site.

Subtly decorated with sugar shells, tiny bubbles, and sea foam aqua colored icing.

The carrot cake was so succulent and the wedding white with ollaberry filling was perfect for a late summer’s eve.

Yummy…
Our cake was stunning.

We ordered a seashell theme that is displayed in their upstairs office. It went perfectly Read more...
Our cake was stunning.

We ordered a seashell theme that is displayed in their upstairs office. It went perfectly with our venue site.

Subtly decorated with sugar shells, tiny bubbles, and sea foam aqua colored icing.

The carrot cake was so succulent and the wedding white with ollaberry filling was perfect for a late summer’s eve.

Yummy… Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.2/5.0
Cake looked beautiful and tasted great. However, they are a little pricey and they do not deliver, so you will need someone to pick up the cake on your wedding day.
Cake looked beautiful and tasted great. However, they are a little pricey and they do not deliver, so you will need Read more...
Cake looked beautiful and tasted great. However, they are a little pricey and they do not deliver, so you will need someone to pick up the cake on your wedding day. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/17/2006
3.5/5.0
Great tasting cake, but a bit pricey. Deal with Jan she's the best!
Great tasting cake, but a bit pricey. Deal with Jan she's the best!
Great tasting cake, but a bit pricey. Deal with Jan she's the best! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/21/2014
3.1/5.0
The Buttery provided us with a lovely cake that was an appropriate size for our small wedding day. We sent a confirmation email a few days before the wedding and did not hear back from the bakery, so my husband phoned on the morning of only to be told our order was sent to the wrong place and the cake was not ready. However, they rectified this situation and we received our cake on time. It was not the flavor that we ordered which was frustrating but we were compensated for this error.
The Buttery provided us with a lovely cake that was an appropriate size for our small wedding day. We sent a confirmation Read more...
The Buttery provided us with a lovely cake that was an appropriate size for our small wedding day. We sent a confirmation email a few days before the wedding and did not hear back from the bakery, so my husband phoned on the morning of only to be told our order was sent to the wrong place and the cake was not ready. However, they rectified this situation and we received our cake on time. It was not the flavor that we ordered which was frustrating but we were compensated for this error. Read less
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vennava
Wedding:
8/8/2008
2.5/5.0
My mom ordered and paid for the wedding cake, to my specifications. I requested a cake composed of ingredients they offered, but whoever was taking the order was incompetent. They made my mom cry!!! My mom is no push over, either. She asked for chocolate devil's food cake with fresh raspberries in between the layers with chocolate ganache frosting and marzipan medallions on the top. I know for a fact that The Buttery has all of these things from my purchases in the past and what I have seen displayed in the bakery. The woman who took our order wouldn't put marizpan on the cake, and somehow took about 35 minutes to understand what my Mom was asking for. Hence, the crying.

When we went to pick up the cake, I made sure to go and request the marzipan medallions in person (but it was my wedding day, and a bride shouldn't have to go to that length).

I think The Buttery has superlative baked goods and when I go in for coffee and a cookie or roll, they have a very responsive staff. But, whoever is manning the phone line orders seems to be really difficult to work with.
My mom ordered and paid for the wedding cake, to my specifications. I requested a cake composed of ingredients they Read more...
My mom ordered and paid for the wedding cake, to my specifications. I requested a cake composed of ingredients they offered, but whoever was taking the order was incompetent. They made my mom cry!!! My mom is no push over, either. She asked for chocolate devil's food cake with fresh raspberries in between the layers with chocolate ganache frosting and marzipan medallions on the top. I know for a fact that The Buttery has all of these things from my purchases in the past and what I have seen displayed in the bakery. The woman who took our order wouldn't put marizpan on the cake, and somehow took about 35 minutes to understand what my Mom was asking for. Hence, the crying.

When we went to pick up the cake, I made sure to go and request the marzipan medallions in person (but it was my wedding day, and a bride shouldn't have to go to that length).

I think The Buttery has superlative baked goods and when I go in for coffee and a cookie or roll, they have a very responsive staff. But, whoever is manning the phone line orders seems to be really difficult to work with. Read less
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