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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

Santa Cruz, California

(85)
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Buttercup Cakes & Farm House Frosting

Santa Cruz, California

(85)

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C
23 December 2019

Great location to chill, eat some good food. Staff treated us so nice. Prices were fair. They have so many great reviews for a reason.

B
20 December 2019

Amazing, fluffy, airy cakes, in standard, vegan, and gluten free options. and as a non-vegan, non-GF eater, their GF and Vegan options taste like the real thing, unlike other bakeries. Plus they do custom cakes, and have savory treats. This is a quality bakery in downtown. More...

K
16 December 2019

I had a cousin come into town and she asked me to go back here. This place has a good feel to it. Wish it was closer to my house, I would come every week.

A
9 December 2019

So glad we found this place! The cupcakes and coffee were delicious! The space is elegantly decorated and inviting. Great for a quick sweet bite!

C
9 December 2019

The homemade food gets 5 stars. The prices are high.

A
8 December 2019

I ordered my daughter’s birthday cake from here based on a recommendation from my employer. My baby girl turned two and has some food allergies that make getting a cake a challenge. Buttercup Cakes was able to not only work with her restrictions but to make an amazing cake that was enjoyed by all 20 people at her party today, including the birthday girl and me! I’ve been eating with her same restrictions because I’m a nursing mamma, so getting to truly enjoy a cake was an unheard of experience, so thank you SO much for making a beautiful dairy, soy, and gluten free cake that was also truly delicious! More...

C
7 December 2019

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!
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A
6 December 2019

Perfect atmosphere to enjoy a cup of chai tea. Very friendly staff. Loved it!

H
29 October 2019

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!!!! More...

K
17 October 2019

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. More...

R
14 October 2019

loved the food. the service was slow

M
22 September 2019

Cute little place. We went pretty late on a Saturday night so I had no idea if any variety would be left, but they managed to have all 4 mini cupcake flavors I wanted to try. The woman at the counter even went to the back to grab me a flavor that wasn't up front. There were some interesting flavor choices so I appreciated the mini sized option so I could try them all. They also seemed to have a lot of vegan options if that's something your into. More...

P
15 September 2019

Exquisite baked goods. Best cupcakes ever! And they have a mini version.. Discovered them before they moved from their older, tiny space, and they've expanded now in the quaint space next to Peet's. Sometimes, it seems like their servers need more training in actual customer service, but I've also had some lovely servers who seemed to know the ropes. Having had a business, I know it's hard to stay on top of everything, but good service is critical. Very original business with amazing desserts. Don't miss it! More...

I
7 September 2019

I had a lovely experience here. It was very modern and trendy inside. The staff was very friendly. They had a very unique treats. And they were reasonably priced. I was very surprised with the desserts I got to try. Love it! More...

A
14 August 2019

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!
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M
8 August 2019

Beautiful desserts, fantastic service, and absolutely delicious.

C
15 July 2019

Teatime is delightful! Orange cake with earl grey icing is soooo delicious

M
10 July 2019

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. More...

G
9 July 2019

They made our gluten free wedding cake and it was absolutely perfect! We were planning a Big Sur wedding all the way from Atlanta, GA and it was nerve wrecking that we didn't get to taste any of our dishes, so it was a huge relief when we took a bite out of the cake that it was absolutely delicious. Annie was very patient with me and was very accommodating that my aunt wanted to decorate the cake for us! She worked with my aunt on what was needed and it ended up being absolutely gorgeous. More...

I
6 July 2019

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.
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N
30 June 2019

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! More...

W
26 May 2019

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!
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M
21 May 2019

This location is one of my favorites. The service here is attentive. The place has a cool feel to it. Food is like a restaurant in Jacksonville I loved.

A
18 May 2019

you won't be disappointed in the menu and service. definitely worth a return trip. it has a good interior. food is like a restaurant in louisville i liked.

S
18 May 2019

Wow! Such a delightful little shop. We had a chocolate/chocolate cupcake and a sweet little chocolate cupcake with vanilla, chocolate a d strawberry icing soooooo bomb.

K
27 April 2019

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! More...

N
25 April 2019

Desserts are a little pricey but great customer service and delicious treats.

M
21 April 2019

Loved the coffee, blueberry lemon muffin and the open window seat.

C
26 March 2019

Well hello big kid sugar shop and more!! If you can decide on a dessert, you can also order drinks and food, or how about a cute tea party? Absolutely adorable & quaint set up for tea time! I will have to try that some day! The Cherry Crumb mini pie was to die for! The staff is super friendly and quick. Forgot our cookie, but was quick to hand one over ☺️ More...

G
24 February 2019

Mouth in Nirvana. The passion fruit minis, Earl Grey Blood Orange, rasberry, gluten free that you cannot tell is gluten free. ... Oh my heavens. I have not found such delicious ly dangerous cupcakes anywhere. Real, fresh, high quality ingredients. Thank God I moved or I would just be a new lumpy rug in a corner at their new location. More...

K
22 February 2019

The cutest little cupcake shop!

G
17 February 2019

Carrot Cake is so good. Moist just right. Sweetness is just right.

H
26 December 2018

This place has coffee drinks as well, and the atmosphere is fabulous, calming and slightly Steampunk in that Dickensian way. Wonderful cakes and homemade tasties, both sweet and savory, as well. More...

D
24 December 2018

lové the ginger bread and kits they make.

D
17 October 2018

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. (It's a shame you can't post pictures in Yelp reviews.) They also catered a tea party for the bridal shower. The sandwiches were amazing, and all the guests loved it. More...

D
13 October 2018

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.
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C
9 August 2018

Place was Small but it felt like hard work came together! The display was beautiful, and there were so many options to choose from. The Cupcake girl was very knowledgeable and she tried to find my likes vs dislikes to choose the best treat! What a great way to spend my birthday! More...

A
9 August 2018

Omg., Hands up for the best options in dietary needs.. I had to get Vegan/Gluten/Nut Free items and this place could do all three in one. As where other locations it was one or the other..Thank you for making my special day so wonderful for all to enjoy More...

P
21 July 2018

Buttercup Cakes recently provided the cupcakes for my daughter’s wedding. Not only were they delicious, but the cupcakes were displayed beautifully on silver platters on the table. Thank you for being a part of our celebration, we couldn’t have done it without you. More...

R
2 July 2018

We had tea and everything was so good and the server was very attentive. We had such a fun and relaxing time. Will definitely do tea again here.

R
29 June 2018

We ordered or wedding cake from here and finally got to taste it last weekend. All week we have been hearing from guests that it was the best cake they have ever had. We are so thankful our caterers set aside some big slices for us to enjoy throughout the week. Furthermore the bakery, and Annie, were fantastic, taking us through a delicious tasting and walking us through more details than any other bakery we tasted cake at. It left us with the perfect cake for the perfect day. We’d highly recommend for anyone looking for tasty cupcakes or a wedding cake. More...

M
29 May 2018

The Savory Tea was perfect! Service was great and the food and tea was delicious and plentiful.

M
25 May 2018

High tea was lovely, but very expensive. Something to experience once. The overall experience would have been much more enjoyable if the large party directly next to us kept their small children more under control, but unfortunately they just screamed into our ears for most of our time there. The menu lists scones, but you only get one scone. The gluten free cupcakes are much drier than the regular ones. More...

A
22 April 2018

My sister and I love buttercup cakes. We always make it a point to stop in when I’m back home. The staff is always friendly and the cupcakes are amazing!

D
22 April 2018

My favorite bakery in Santa Cruz! There are always 3 or 4 vegan cupcake flavors and often other delicious vegan options. I especially love their vegan muffins. I have ordered the gluten free & vegan chocolate strawberry buttercream cake for birthdays and no one knows it is vegan/gf! So delicious! More...

C
4 April 2018

Super cute decorations. All (and I mean all) the foods and drinks were so delicious. My boyfriend and I were just taking a stroll downtown Santa Cruz and found this gem. They serve afternoon tea with reasonable price. We did half Cream Tea (not a lot of food) and half Savory Tea (3 choices of food) and shared among us. It’s overall a great experience. Totally gonna come back for this one day. More...

G
3 April 2018

Excellent!

B
6 March 2018

Best high tea ever in the US and I'm originally from England. Not exactly cheap but as they day "you get what you pay for".

J
30 October 2017

When you can afford to treat yourself to a premium, epicurian cupcake, Buttercup is the place. All of their creations are obviously made to be not just eaten but experienced—made with care, love, and creativity. The flavor combinations are sooooo delicious, not just cakes paired with frostings, but everything that goes into every pastry, sweet or savory. More...

S
16 September 2017

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! More...

K
16 September 2017

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 More...

H
20 August 2017

Very good cupcakes. My boyfriend also knocked a baby over while walking to the register �

J
12 August 2017

Wonderful assortment of cupcakes. If on a budget, try the imperfect cakes on sale! (5/5 green stars) The cupcakes seemed a bit pricey at $4. 50 for a large or $2.50 for a mini. BUT, then I discovered that they had a selection of “imperfect” cupcakes at 50% off! I like this idea – kind of like the ugly fruit and veg movement; saves on food waste. So, I tried a half-price rhubarb, almond, raspberry large cupcake ($2.25) and also a pesto palmier for $3, which she heated up for me. The palmier was a little dense but not bad. The cupcake was great! I’m also giving Buttercup Cakes 5/5 “green stars” for social and environmental impact, based on these reasons: • It’s a three-generation, woman-owned local business! • They use organic, local ingredients whenever possible. • For cakes to order I think that you can specific that you want it to be all-organic. • Several vegan options. • They won a Green Business Certification award. • For individual items they use simple brown paper bags. • For multiple cupcakes they use cardboard boxes (many other bakeries use plastic clamshell containers). I appreciate this – I don’t need a see-through plastic box for my pastries. Find out more at the Green Stars Project. More...

J
12 August 2017

If on a budget, try the imperfect cakes on sale! (5/5 green stars)
The cupcakes seemed a bit pricey at $4.50 for a large or $2. 50 for a mini. BUT, then I discovered that they had a selection of “imperfect” cupcakes at 50% off! I like this idea – kind of like the ugly fruit and veg movement; saves on food waste. So, I tried a half-price rhubarb, almond, raspberry large cupcake ($2.25) and also a pesto palmier for $3, which she heated up for me. The palmier was a little dense but not bad. The cupcake was great!

I’m also giving Buttercup Cakes 5/5 “green stars” for social and environmental impact, based on these reasons:
• It’s a three-generation, woman-owned local business!
• They use organic, local ingredients whenever possible.
• For cakes to order I think that you can specific that you want it to be all-organic.
• Several vegan options.
• They won a Green Business Certification award.
• For individual items they use simple brown paper bags.
• For multiple cupcakes they use cardboard boxes (many other bakeries use plastic clamshell containers). I appreciate this – I don’t need a see-through plastic box for my pastries.
Find out more at the Green Stars Project.
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E
5 August 2017

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! More...

J
21 July 2017

This place is a gem, the flavor/texture/freshness of everything is unreal. The staff is really sweet too and the atmosphere is adorable. The cupcakes stay good for at least 2-3 days if you take them home, but are best same day. More...

A
14 June 2017

Buttercup Cakes was an amazing experience. I was greeted by a friendly worker who helped me find which cupcake I would enjoy the most! We love that they have vegan options. I loved the vegan double chocolate cupcake, chocolate chip cookie and their ginger carrot cupcake!! So glad my daughter introduced us to this place More...

U
8 June 2017

Buttercup offers incredible gluten-free options at very reasonable prices. The Vanilla Lavender cake was fantastic!

S
6 June 2017

Cute and lovely bakery, staff are friendly and professional. Lots of unique flavors and choices to choose from.

L
23 May 2017

Amazingly delicious gluten free vegan cupcakes! I am from Modesto California and we were in Santa Cruz for the weekend and stopped in for a treat - I have a gluten allergy and I was so happy that I was able to enjoy a sweet treat! Something I don't get very often here in the valley. More...

R
23 April 2017

The best cupcake ever. Just delicious nuclear sugar bombs. The minis are the best cuz I can try lots of flavors.

C
1 March 2017

Their cupcakes are beyond this world and by far the best I have had ever. I always reccomend this place to anyone who visits santa cruz

C
21 January 2017

Hands down the best cupcakes I've ever had. Amazing flavor combinations and I even though I'm not vegan or gluten-free, those cupcakes turn out amazing as well �

R
1 January 2017

Such a wonderful place with awesome folks creating some super tasty cakes. If you are in the neighborhood, do visit. It is well worth a trip.

C
6 November 2016

Simply delish! Came by randomly in the afternoon and tried the triple orange and another white cake cupcake, then came back in the evening for more. So glad this place is here BC I want yummy cupcakes at my wedding in May!! More...

M
1 October 2016

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. More...

V
21 May 2016

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. More...

M
20 May 2016

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! More...

M
14 April 2016

Wonderful environment! I absolutely love to just sit in here and enjoy the decor and the music playing. All my homework anxieties go away when I bring my books here, order a mini cupcake and work.

J
7 April 2016

the cupcakes for my daughters wedding were outstanding...looked and tasted great...the orange ones were my favorite...great job...thanks again

J
2 April 2016

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! More...

S
1 April 2016

I just had the best cupcake EVER. Amazing customer service! Thanks Buttercup Cakes!

L
10 December 2015

My favorite go-to-cupcake place in Santa Cruz! I've been ruined for anything and anyone else. The selection, variety, and quality are well worth the trek and cash shelled out! (They're a reasonably priced cupcake place, and if I'm not paying $3/cupcake...*shudders* at the quality.) I'm always a walk-in, and always a happy customer. The Bramble is one of my favorite cupcakes of all time - never lets me down! More...

A
21 November 2015

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! More...

B
15 November 2015

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!!! More...

C
7 November 2015

Place was Small but it felt like hard work came together! The display was beautiful, and there were so many options to choose from. The Cupcake girl was very knowledgeable and she tried to find my likes vs dislikes to choose the best treat! What a great way to spend my birthday! More...

K
4 November 2015

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. More...

B
4 October 2015

My absolute favorite is the carrot cake with cream cheese frosting - best carrot cake I've ever tasted! If you are not sure what to get, try a couple of minis!

F
17 May 2015

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! More...

K
14 March 2015

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 up everything beautifully. They used the citrus fruit and foliage our florist had sourced for us to decorate the cake and it turned out just as we had imagined.

Overall it was a great experience every step of the way and we would highly recommend Buttercup for your wedding, event, or afternoon snack!

Cross-posted on Yelp.
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J
3 October 2014

Thanks for an AMAZING sweetheart wedding cake and cupcakes!!! We ordered 250 minis for our wedding and they were a hit!! We also used rentals provided and were given the cutest assortment. Best decision ever! More...

A
5 July 2014

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!

B
22 June 2014

Just as it was closing - we were able to sneak in and order a few of their specialties! We've tasted the orange and it is to die for! ! Looking forward to the hibiscus and mocha later on!!! This is a must try! More...

J
1 October 2013

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
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J
25 May 2013

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! More...