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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


    Mia

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  • I ordered 3 types of mini cupcakes for our wedding. We had gone in for a tasting over a year in advance and buttercup was very flexible when we went back later on and decided to change our flavors. Buttercup does provide delivery and set up as well as rentals for cupcake displays, but these services were quite pricey so we opted to do it ourselves, which turned out great.

    Vanessa

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    4.9 out of 5
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  • These cakes were delicious!! I am still answering questions of "who made these?" "where did you get them?" "I can't believe how good they were!" We got a small cake and additional cupcakes, it was amazing! Everything came out better than I could have hoped. The cake was done in a lovely yellow to white ombre and the cupcakes were set up on lovely wooden rounds. Everything looked excellent by the time I got down to the reception and there were 0 issues or complications. I highly recommend them for any wedding! Or if you are near their store stop by for a delicious taste! You won't regret it.

    Maddie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup was such a pleasure to work with for our wedding this past spring. Michelle did our tasting with us, and she was our primary contact for the planning process. She was so sweet and easy to work with. We chose to do mini cupcakes, and they let us chose as many flavors as we wanted! We paid extra to have them deliver and setup - it was totally worth it. It was one less thing my coordinator had to worry about, and they did a fantastic job! We had discussed a few items and flowers that I was going to leave for them to use as decoration, and their final display COMPLETELY exceeded my expectations! I was so so happy with it, and our guests raved about both the display and the cupcakes! It was really fun to let our guests chose which ones to try. We ended up having Buttercup do a small 2 tiered cake for us to cut as well - gotta keep some traditions, right? I would highly recommend them!

    Jessie

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    5 out of 5
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  • Each cupcake we picked was a hit and displayed beautifully. We ordered the mini vegan fruit basket, the hibiscus, triple orange and chocolate. Every single one got eaten by the end of the day!

    Amber

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    5 out of 5
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  • We ordered 140 of the mini cupcakes from Buttercup along with renting their wood rounds to display them and they looked amazing at our wedding surrounding our cake from the Buttery (I added a picture). I supplied the extra succulents and the Buttercup staff set up and arranged the entire dessert table with them. It was my favorite table at the wedding and looked amazing. Michelle was easy to work with and even added one of their fall flavors (Apple Spice) about a month before our wedding when we sampled it and loved it. In addition to the apple spice, we had the bramble, earl grey and a vegan chocolate flavor that was amazing. Our 200 guests devoured the cake and cupcakes to the point that when I went in to return the wood rounds the next day my mom and I bought more cupcakes because I didn’t get one at the wedding. Big thanks to Buttercup for making our wedding even more special!

    Beth

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup Cakes and Farmhouse frosting was the best!!!!! Honestly, look no further. They have options for everyone (gluten free and vegan) and are fun and professional. Michelle was very friendly and easy to work with. The day of the wedding they delivered and set up everything beautifully. I had even forgotten to make/get a cake topper for our cutting cake and Michelle added some impromptu foliage to make it simple and gorgeous. Everyone raved about how delicious everything was and enjoyed getting to try different flavors with their mini cupcakes which are definitely the best deal. There were none left at the end of the reception!!!

    Kristine

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    5 out of 5
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  • I came across Buttercup Cakes while on a weekend trip in Santa Cruz. One bite of their cupcakes and I was in love. Before we knew the venue of our wedding or any other detail, my then fiancé and I knew we'd be getting our cake and cupcakes from them. Michelle was really great to work with. She's super quick to respond to emails. Their flavors are amazing. They have vegan and gluten free options. They delivered and set up and just made the whole thing a gorgeous sight. I thought they were pretty reasonably priced to boot.

    Francesca

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    5 out of 5
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  • Buttercup Cakes is one of favorite dessert places in Santa Cruz so it was a no brainer to choose them for our cake vendor. Buttercup Cakes don't use artificial dyes and fondant which is perfect for me. I was able to choose which frosting, filling, and cake mixture I wanted for my 5 cakes. Yes, I ordered 5 cakes and I had the most beautiful cake display. I gave Buttercup Cakes a photo for inspiration and they made it look exactly as I described. Five stars for the 5 beautiful cakes I received from Buttercup Cakes!

    Kristan

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    5 out of 5
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  • We love Buttercup! We've loved their cupcakes for a few years now, so when we had a rather lackluster cake tasting experience elsewhere in Santa Cruz, it made sense to us to drop by and see if they did weddings too. SO GLAD WE DID! Michelle the event manager happened to be there when we stopped by and was able to answer a few quick questions for us and help us get a full tasting set up for later in the month. The tasting was super awesome, because you simply get to point to any (all) of the cupcakes in their display you want to try- so everything is fresh and delicious! Although they do full size cakes, we did a small cake of our absolute favorite flavor and then mini cupcakes in four different flavors so our guests could mix and match (as well as offer our gluten free and vegan guests a dessert option - because Buttercup's GF and vegan flavors are just as awesome as the ones that aren't!) They delivered our cake and cupcakes to our venue in Ben Lomond the day of, and set u... Read more

    Alexis

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    5 out of 5
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  • The most delicious and beautiful gluten free cupcakes ever- people are still raving about them! We ordered mini vanilla lavender and double chocolate and Buttercup did a phenomenal job- thank you!

    Jennifer

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    5 out of 5
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  • I can't tell you enough how AMAZING my wedding cupcakes were!! OMG. SO GOOD! My husband and I were set on having cupcakes at our wedding, and after tasting Buttercup cupcakes at the Seascape Wedding Faire it was a no brainer. We ordered the mini cupcakes and offered a coconut cupcake with chocolate frosting with toasted coconut, and a lemon cupcake with lemon frosting with a beautiful white frosting rose. Both were so moist and delicious!! Some of our guests are still talking about them! Anytime we're in the Santa Cruz area, we will definitely stop by the shop on Locust for our cupcake fix. Thank you Karen for making our wedding day even more "sweet"! Cheers!

    Jenna

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Amazing vegan cupcakes! We went to Santa Cruz for the day to try a bunch of different vegan cupcakes and chose Buttercup Cakes. Their blood-orange cupcake with maple-almond frosting won us over. At first when I heard this flavor, I was like ewwww. But then when I tried it, it blew my mind. This is coming from someone who is a self described chocoholic! Our guests loved the cupcakes so much that even though we ordered a dozen extra they were all gone. My brother said, "They didn't taste like cardboard. So I ate four of them!" LOL

    User3040533

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    4.8 out of 5
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  • Buttercup offers incredible gluten-free options at very reasonable prices. The Vanilla Lavender cake was fantastic!

    User3619616

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    3.1 out of 5
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  • The cake was beautiful, but not exactly like the picture I had sent them. I was definitely expecting something slightly different. They told us that they would be placing fresh flowers on the top of our cake and NONE came with the cake. Thank goodness our florist had extra flower tops with her. The cake itself tasted good but was definitely more dry than I would have liked. The price for cake was pretty high, especially when they promised fresh flowers for our cake topper and we didn't receive anything at all. The prices of delivery was really high too!!! The plus side is that they had gluten-free options and 2 layers of our 3-layer cake was made gluten-free

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