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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

1411 Pacific Ave.
Santa Cruz, CA
Services: Cakes | Login to save vendor
(831) 466-0373
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 29 Reviews


    Charlyn M.

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • They did a wedding cake and cupcakes for our wedding. Everything was as delicious and beautiful as I could have hoped for. Their wedding and event coordinator, Annie, was wonderful to work with...very professional and very sweet: Hi there Annie! I'm sorry this took me even 2 weeks to write, I wanted to send you a great big thank you the day after our wedding! But here is a 2 week late GREAT BIG THANK YOU!!!!! The cake, and your arrangement and decoration of the cake was SO BEAUTIFUL! You really hit it out of the park, and I just can't thank you enough, really so beautiful! The flowers on the cake were perfect and stunning, and side note... everything was, of course, DELICIOUS!!!! Every flavor was a hit...I just should have ordered double the amount of the carrot cake cupcakes! Other than the wedding cake itself, people went bananas over the carrot cake! Thank you so much for everything, what a lovely and special part of our wedding celebration!

    Alison

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • After sampling some mini-cupcakes from Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting we were ready to hire them on-the-spot. We're so happy we did! We originally ordered a 2-tiered cake and 120 mini-cupcakes to feed our 105 guests but, before the event we added on another 100 mini-cupcakes...that left us with a good amount of leftovers & we enjoyed them for the next few days after our wedding. I am honestly bewildered by how delicious everything was!! It tastes so good it seems impossible. We had some bramble cupcakes, some mocha cupcakes & a vanilla-almond cake with vanilla icing. All our guests were complimenting the cakes too! On top of all of that, for a small and very fair extra fee, the Buttercup team will beautifully arrange your dessert table. It is definitely worth it! Our dessert table was gorgeous!

    Carla

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    5 out of 5
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  • We met with several cake vendors and SC Buttercup was initially not on our list. After several cake tastings we thought we had decided on a vendor until they told us they could not create the design we envisioned for our cake. We were so close to picking another bakery we had met with previously since we felt we were out of options. After doing a little more online research, I came across SC Buttercup in Santa Cruz. We went in for a cake tasting and met with Molly, the pastry chef. We showed her pictures of what we envisioned for the cake and she knocked it out of the park. We had the most beautiful and unique cake that was so moist and delicious. We ordered mini cupcakes as well that complimented the gorgeous cake in the center of the table. Everyone loved them. We couldn't have been happier with our selection.

    Kat Telles

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    5 out of 5
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  • We ordered our 4 tiered wedding cake from Buttercup Cakes (triple orange and german chocolate) and it was beautiful and delicious. The cake was so moist and tasted so fresh.

    Misty

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    5 out of 5
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  • Beautiful desserts, fantastic service, and absolutely delicious.

    Molly Bravo

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    5 out of 5
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  • I swear to you, this is the best cake you'll ever eat in Santa Cruz county. I love this bakery. I love their flavors. I love their promise to keeping things local, sustainable and organic whenever possible. I love their seasonality. I love that the owner delivers cakes and cupcakes personally. This bakery is one of a kind.

    Hunter

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    5 out of 5
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  • These guys are the best! They offered up different options for our budget at the wedding and really made it a personal experience that we will never forget. This was the best tasting cake I have ever tasted! So worth it!!! Their customer service was amazing as well so all around PERFECTION!!! I would definately buy again or just stop by their shop and say hello!!!!

    Nadja Geiger

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired Buttercup Cakes for our wedding. We contacted the bakery and Annie invited us in to sample the different cupcakes (so much fun!) and decided which ones we wanted for the wedding. We ended up ordering 3 different types of cupcakes and one small cake to cut. The variety of cupcakes gave us a lot to work with and helped us have a dessert table with a little bit of everything for everyone. The spread was beautiful and they also provided us silver rounds for rent. The Bramble flavor (raspberry and rose) has to be our favorite. Thank you so much Annie and the rest of Buttercup Cakes!

    Will

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    5 out of 5
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  • My wife and I booked Buttercup for both cupcakes and a small wedding cake for our May 2019 wedding. They were easy to work with, professional, and delicious! Our tasting was a fun and low-pressure experience. On the day of our wedding, our guests were SO excited to try the cupcakes. We got 5 exciting flavors… about 250 cupcakes for a wedding of 115 people. The small, 2-tier cake we got was the perfect size for our cutting, and the whole display (cupcakes + cake) looked magical. We can’t recommend Buttercup enough!

    Ian C

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup absolutely knocked our wedding cakes out of the park. They were delicious and received all the rave reviews from our guests. We got them involved early on in the process and were made immediate fans. Throughout the year before the wedding we would stop in and taste more of their wares at their store front in downtown Santa Cruz—we even took one of their cupcake decorating classes! Despite having the skills to now do it ourselves (har, har) we kept them on and on the day of the wedding they were amazing. Though I don't know that the bride and groom had any interactions with them personally, I do know they came in and setup on time and left an amazing spread of cupcakes and a small two-tiered cake in their wake. It was gorgeous and delicious and everything we wanted.

    Katrina

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup Bakery was a dream to work with! They had so many options available and we were able to get just what we wanted. The display looked amazing and we got so many compliments on the cupcakes! Highly recommend!

    Darren

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup did the cake (and cupcakes) for our wedding this weekend, and they nailed it! About a quarter of our guests are either non-dairy, vegan, gluten-free, or some combination. Half the bakers we talked to didn't know how to accommodate that... but it didn't phase Buttercup at all. We got a mix of 6 flavors so everyone had at least one they'd like... and everyone loved them! Plus they did a gorgeous job on the presentation, with multiple layers on stacked wooden tree rounds. They also catered a tea party for the bridal shower. The sandwiches and cookies were delicious, and all the guests loved it.

    Susan

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting is an absolute dream. We got mini cupcakes and a small cutting cake for our wedding. They were a HUGE hit- every single cupcake was eaten and quickly, and we had many guests asking us and writing us later to ask where we had gotten them. The flavors are really unique and many are vegan and gluten free. We chose the triple orange, raspberry velvet, carrot cake, and the almond maple. They are all so delicious. We worked with Annie and she was fantastic...super organized and made everything so easy for us. They delivered to our venue and had been there before so they knew the best place to set up the dessert table. Annie even worked with us to order some gold serving platters and some wooden rounds for us to rent to make the table look really beautiful and cohesive. I am so happy we chose them, and cannot recommend them enough!

    Kelly

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    5 out of 5
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  • My husband and I chose Buttercup Cakes and Farmhouse Frosting to do the dessert for our wedding and we couldn't be happier! We had a small two tier cake and mini cupcakes and the cupcakes were the talk of the wedding. We loved how unique and delicious all the flavors were and how you could have several different flavors. We had German chocolate, lavender, triple orange with earl grey frosting, blackberry basil, & carrot ginger and all were delicious. Annie was great to work with and made everything easy- they delivered everything to our venue and set-up everything on cute wood rounds which went great with out outdoor wedding in the redwoods. We are so glad we chose Buttercup Cakes and would recommend them to anyone

    Elizabeth

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    5 out of 5
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  • We hired Buttercup Cakes for our wedding desserts and were incredibly pleased with their work! First off, they make bite-sized cupcakes that are perfect for a dessert table and come in really unique and delicious flavors (blood orange was a surprise hit, as was the gluten free carrot cake!). Secondly, their staging of the desserts was fantastic. We had a camp-themed wedding in the redwoods and they presented all the desserts on lovely redwood rounds. Can't wait to go back on our first anniversary for a fresh cake!

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