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Vanilla Bake Shop Pasadena

Santa Monica, California

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29 December 2019

Cute little bakery with beautifully crafted treats. I had a banana chocolate chip cupcake. It was delicious !

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21 November 2019

Omg!!!! They are the BEST! My husband's 50th celebration was on Saturday and my baker call me on Thursday to tell me she was not able to make the cake. I called Vanilla Bake Shop in the morning hoping they can help me with the cake ( I was not expecting a : "Yes, we can help you" ) it was only two days  before the celebration. I went to the SM location and talked with Amy directly, she helped me with rhe design,  size and my love's favorite flavor ( she gave me a sample ) . Well, long story short, I picked up the cake Sat at noon and it was gorgeous! Everyone loved the cake and asked me who made it! Thank you soooo much! You really CARE about costumer service!!! More...

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18 November 2019

Wow, just wow. This place, their cupcakes and even those wonderful people working in the shop are absolute god sends. I'm addicted!!!!

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12 November 2019

I stumbled across the amazing cake shop while I was walking down Wilshire.  Just the shop itself is beautiful... it has cool wallpaper and chandeliers and everything is shiny and bright.  But that is nothing compared to the gorgeous treats!  They are gorgeous!  And they taste even better than they look.  They have cakes, mini pies, wedding cakes, cake pops, cupcakes, if it's out cakes, they have it!  So happy I found Vanilla Bake Shop! More...

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10 November 2019

I'm a chocolate cupcake lover and this one doesn't disappoint. I've tried the strawberry and vanilla but wouldn't get those again. The chocolate chip and toffee cookie is also delicious. My trick is to come an hour before closing when they have their BOGO special :) More...

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5 November 2019

BROWNIE CRACKLE. I came back 2 days in a row for this. It is rich, chewy, and crunchy all at the same time. The sweet lady there was so very kind. I definitely recommend.

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4 November 2019

5 stars!!!   My now husband and I set an appointment for our cake tasting for our wedding.  It was so easy to call and set up an appointment.  The bake shop is soooo cute and clean inside. We ended up choosing triple berry cream (my choice) and Chocolate Southern banana pudding (husbands choice)  we got 3 tier cake so we were able to do alternating flavors.  Our guests told us how yummy the flavors were  and the cake very much exceeded my wedding Dreams. I would definitely recommend Vanilla bake shop to anyone, and use them again for any events coming up :) More...

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1 November 2019

So I had to run and grab some last minute desserts for the office party n all that. Since I work close by here I figured I'll check it out and give it a shot as opposed to getting some basic grocery store sweets. Being that it's the Fall season, I was aiming to grab a pumpkin pie. Called literally 30 minutes to check if they had any available and they had one left. The employee was extremely helpful and nice as she was able to hold it for me to come swoop up. She seemed very knowledgeable as well explaining what they added differently in their pumpkin pie ingredient wise and all that. It's little stuff like this that goes a long way with me to be honest. Basically, the pumpkin pie was dope as yeah, you know what I'm getting at.Being that it was my first time there I saw the assortment of cupcakes they had and decided to get a dozen. They've got different flavors for each day so be sure to peep the menu out and grab what your taste buds tell you to.Overall, it's a great hidden gem out there in Santa Monica. Especially if you got a sweet tooth like me. WSUP?! A GROWN MAN CAN'T LIKE DESSERTS AND SWEETS N ALL THAT?! Ditch the machismo and live a little haha! More...

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26 October 2019

Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica was completely awesome. We chose them for our wedding and we have no regrets whatsoever! Firstly, their tasting experience was delightful. We initially went to a competitor that was disappointing. Vanilla Bake Shop was just the opposite - Yuko was super personable and nice, she thoroughly went through all our options, the tasting was complimentary, and their cakes were OMG delicious! We chose them right on the spot to do our wedding cake! Our choice was the Black & White Raspberry with Cream Cheese and Dark Chocolate... so freakin' good! On the day of the wedding, their delivery was on point and the cake turned out exactly as promised - it was both beautiful and delicious! Our guests could not stop commenting on how delicious the cake was! We are so happy we selected Vanilla Bake Shop to do our wedding cake and would totally recommend them! More...

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26 October 2019

Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica was completely awesome. We chose them for our wedding and we have no regrets whatsoever! Firstly, their tasting experience was delightful. We initially went to a competitor that was disappointing. Vanilla Bake Shop was just the opposite – Yuko was super personable and nice, she thoroughly went through all our options, the tasting was complimentary, and their cakes were OMG delicious! We chose them right on the spot to do our wedding cake! Our choice was the Black & White Raspberry with Cream Cheese and Dark Chocolate… so freakin’ good! On the day of the wedding, their delivery was on point and the cake turned out exactly as promised – it was both beautiful and delicious! Our guests could not stop commenting on how delicious the cake was! We are so happy we selected Vanilla Bake Shop to do our wedding cake and would totally recommend them! More...

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13 October 2019

Anytime I'm in the Los Angeles area I always make it a point to stop by the Vanilla Bake shop, they have the absolute best cupcakes and the girls that work there are super friendly. I highly recommend you give this place a try. More...

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4 October 2019

This place is adorable! I've come by a couple of times on my way home from work. The staff is friendly as well. It's never been very busy during my visits. I think I'll swing by earlier next time. Usually, the selections are pretty limited by the time I stop in. But I have enjoyed the strawberry, red velvet, and cookies and cream. They were all very good. My husband enjoyed the key lime flavor and the coconut. I will say it is a bit pricey though.   Overall, it's worth trying out for sure. Prices are a little steep and the selections seem to run out pretty fast but the cupcakes are good! More...

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4 October 2019

The cupcakes are always good but I love stopping by to see what else they have. The doughnuts are yummy and cute. They used to have dessert shots that were so good I wish they would bring them back. Overall cute place for a sweet treat! More...

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3 October 2019

I love how the cake turned out!!! (I brought the butterflies in which i bought online) they were very thorough with what i want on the cake and what color. If  i want the ombre the fade up or down and what color of pink exactly. When i brought the butterflies in i told them what i want and they did exactly as i asked them to do with those! Literally brought my exact imagination to life. Thank you my best friend Nicole looooved her cake! More...

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27 September 2019

My advice: get ur cupcake(s) and walk it over to the beach. Sit on the pier, appreciate the look of each cupcake, take a slow bite, taste the flavors and enjoy the moment. My friend and I got the dozen mini cupcakes for $27 (most expensive cupcakes I ever bought).And dissected them in half to share, and we took our time, one by one and savored each individual flavor. I'd say 85-90% delicious! - so 1 or 2 of them were just alright.Everything else was worth it!Yes I was happy with the cupcakes More...

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23 September 2019

Delicious cakes – we used Vanilla Bake Shop for our wedding cake and received so many compliments! People said this was the best wedding cake they’ve had. Vanilla Bake Shop even put a gluten free cake as the top tier of our 3 tier cake as I am gluten free so we could do the cake cutting on the actual day of the wedding. Definitely recommend this bakery! More...

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21 September 2019

I sampled their confetti cake which is delicious. All their cupcakes are room temperature so you know they are fresh. Not like Lark who refrigerates everything.

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9 September 2019

Yuko did our wedding cake which was light and fluffy and with a buttercream. (I hate fondant). The cake was super moist and so good compared to wedding cakes I've had! Usually wedding cake is so disgusting and I never eat it at parties but I loved the cake she did for us and it tasted better than the tasting! We are so glad we went with her as our vendor as our venue had several options to choose from. We did three flavors but I only got to try two during the wedding so I will have to go back for the passion fruit one :). Thank you, Yuko! More...

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6 September 2019

Excellent wedding cake shop! 5 stars! Super high marks for Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. We couldn't have been happier with our wedding cake. First of all, we really enjoyed our tasting session with Yuko, who prepared our custom wedding cake design for review and approval. Yuko's attention to detail was on point! She explained all of our options and answered all of our questions.We also loved trying all the different cakes - so we were sure our guests were getting exactly what we envisioned. On our wedding night the cake arrived beautifully decorated and exactly as advertised. It was just what we wanted. And of course the guests loved it and kept eating more!If you want your guests to rave about your wedding cake for days after the wedding, order your cake from Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. Personally, we recommend the Fleur de Sel chocolate. Really, really unbelievable! Thank you Yuko, and Vanilla Bake Shop for the excellent product and service! More...

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6 September 2019

Excellent wedding cake shop! 5 stars!

Super high marks for Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica. We couldn’t have been happier with our wedding cake.

First of all, we really enjoyed our tasting session with Yuko, who prepared our custom wedding cake design for review and approval. Yuko’s attention to detail was on point! She explained all of our options and answered all of our questions.

We also loved trying all the different cakes – so we were sure our guests were getting exactly what we envisioned.

On our wedding night the cake arrived beautifully decorated and exactly as advertised. It was just what we wanted. And of course the guests loved it and kept eating more!

If you want your guests to rave about your wedding cake for days after the wedding, order your cake from Vanilla Bake Shop in Santa Monica.

Personally, we recommend the Fleur de Sel chocolate. Really, really unbelievable!

Thank you Yuko, and Vanilla Bake Shop for the excellent product and service!
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5 September 2019

I had a wonderful cake done for a family/friends party to introduce my new grandson Ben to them all. Since we are huge Dodger fans the cake was made to our specifications and EVERYONE loved it! The cake was the hit of the party and I highly recommend Vanilla Bake Shop for all your cake and bakery items. More...

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18 August 2019

We worked with Kim at the Pasadena location of Vanilla Bake Shop for our July 2019 wedding in Pasadena. First of all, Kim was fantastic to work with. She was prompt in responses, spent time with us discussing options, didn't rush us, and offered up creative suggestions to 'combine' a few different elements that we really liked. She also went out of her way to incorporate amazing custom touches with the handmade sugar flowers and color of the cake. The cake itself was delicious (and we had 3 different flavor combos among 4 tiers). It was also a work of art. We received so many compliments on how beautiful and artistic it was. Truly masterful. We definitely recommend Vanilla Bake Shop. More...

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18 August 2019

Came to this bakery shop and so far so good. Price is fair and the macaroons were awesome! I also had the chocolate chip cookie was very good and not too sweet. Would come again. :)

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18 August 2019

If i'm ever in the area here i try to make it a point to come.  Their cakes are really delicious! They have a very homemade taste. What i mean by that is: it doesn't taste like fake ingredients or preservatives. The cupcakes taste like you have to eat them THAT DAY. I bet they can't even sell them the next day. The frosting is not overly sweet and has a good cake ratio. I looooove the desserts and definitely will come back. More...

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30 July 2019

This is absolutely my favorite bakery in Santa Monica.  When I need a beautiful cake for a very special occasion Vanilla Bake Shop is perfectly dependable to meet highest expectations.  I often purchase the small cupcakes for various parties. They come in many different flavors, fillings, and frostings.  They are over top enjoyed by everyone.  Looking forward to my next reason to purchase their delicious and beautiful creations. More...

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10 July 2019

Awesome bake shop! Ordered a birthday cake for my fiancée that was amazing! Our whole party loved it!

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2 July 2019

They made an engagement cake for my sister's engagement dinner party and I loved it! it was the strawberry one and was absolutely beautiful plus it tasted amazing. for 8 people, we ordered I think a small? and it was sufficient. well worth the money for a nice little party. More...

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26 June 2019

Oh my gosh I loved loved loved the mini cupcakes. I had a vanilla, chocolate and 2 others I can't remember but they were delicious. The frosting was good and they had the perfect ratio. It's also a cute little place and the person helping us was very nice and patient while we decided which cupcakes we wanted. 10/10 would return. More...

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6 June 2019

I highly recommend Vanilla Bake Shop. It was one of our best wedding decisions. We had a simple one tier cake - and the cake was AMAZING- delicious, beautiful, simply incredible. It truly helped to make our day perfect. Vanilla bake shop was great to work with and was priced very fairly. Without question, we will be using Vanilla bake shop for any future events. More...

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5 June 2019

I highly recommend Vanilla Bake Shop. It was one of our best wedding decisions. We had a simple one tier cake - and the cake was AMAZING- delicious, beautiful, simply incredible. It truly helped to make our day perfect. Vanilla bake shop was great to work with and was priced very fairly. Without question, we will be returning for any  future events. More...

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1 June 2019

I was told the macarons were gluten free and I bought two. I was 100% impressed and I will be back. I wish they had more gluten free options

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26 May 2019

Big selection of cupcakes and baby cupcakes. Great for parties and gifting. I ordered 3 dozen (36) baby cupcakes and a cupcake tower for a small wedding reception and it was perfect! !! The stuffed cupcakes were extra delicious, and I'm surprised that they even had them available for the baby size. My favorites were the Meyer lemon stuffed vanilla cake and raspberry, Fleur de Sel and chocolate, marshmallow s'mores. I recommend ordering in advance if you can. More...

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8 May 2019

This place is so cute and very nice stuff we use girls lunch party for this cupcake We all love it I will always coming back Super nice and cute place :)

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7 May 2019

Cute, little IG worthy bake shop in the Old Town Pasadena area that I during my daily lunch walk. They offer cupcakes, cupcake babies, cookies, muffins, macaroons, cakes and coffee. They also have gorgeous cakes with an option to customize. Yes, vegan options are available upon request. Currently in love with their blackberry passion fruit cupcake. The frosting isn't too sweet and the passion fruit filling has a nice tangy flavor. Perfect for me. Tip: Keep an eye out for their specials. They vary based on the day. Bonus: Free birthday candles if you need them. Very convenient if running in for a last minute birthday cake. Four out of five stars because the staff isn't always friendly. More...

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7 April 2019

Pretty pricey for mini cupcakes but the vanilla cinnamon and the blackberry passionfruit were very yummy. The employee was very nice also. Beautiful feel in the store. I'd come back if they had a special going on. More...

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1 April 2019

Picked up three dozen baby cupcakes for a work event and everyone on our team enjoyed them! They have soo many flavors including classics like red velvet and vanilla bean but also special ones like spicy carrot cake (my favorite) and cinnamon roll. Good to note that I called in my order only two hours ahead and they were able to accomodate! More...

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31 March 2019

This shop is awesome! they have the cutest and yummiest cupcakes! I think I have tried almost half of all their flavors already lol! I usually end up just buying their minis only cuz the'yre easier to eat on the go their pink champagne cupcake was one of my favorites!! not sure if they still make it or if it was only for the valentines holiday only. They usually have daily deals depending on the day of the week, I love stopping by whenever I'm in the area. More...

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25 March 2019

The customer service is outstanding! They go above and beyond to make sure you are a satisfied customer and that I am. I purchased my wedding cake here and recently came back for my anniversary cake topper. The cake and service was stupendous. Thank you Kim for ALL your help! More...

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23 March 2019

I love Vanilla Bake Shop!  My favorite are their southern banana pudding ice box treats!!!!!!!!  so good!!! and i love all the baby cupcakes!!

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21 March 2019

Had such a great experience ordering a cake from Vanilla Bake Shop. Yuko was super responsive over email and answered all of my (many) questions. I even got to pick up a couple of samples so I could decide between two flavors for the cake. This really helped because I had never tried anything from Vanilla Bake Shop before. The passion fruit creme cake ended up being the favorite and I decided on a barely naked design with a gold top and fresh flowers (bought separately and dropped off by me the morning of pick up). The payment process was easy and the cake was beautiful AND delicious. Multiple people told me it was the best cake they had ever had. I will definitely order custom cakes from VBS again! More...

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19 March 2019

Omg so I went to Vanilla Bake Shop today for my staff. I wanted to bring them some tasty treats. So I stopped and picked out a few goodies. The young lady that helped me was so sweet. She literally assisted me with everything and explained the different gluten-free opinions and vegan options they had! I was overjoyed that everyone got to have what they wanted! Thank you Vanilla Bake shop! More...

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15 March 2019

We ordered custom cup cakes for one of our product launch at our office . We just gave them couple of days notice and they came up with 20 custom cupcakes with logos exactly as they way we requested . To achieve the right logo at such short notice says a lot about their professionalism. Keep it up folks . The only down side is custom cup cake was way too pricey and had lot of cream . But the cake was very tasty . Overall I'm happy with my purchase More...

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10 March 2019

This is a cute bake shop on Colorado that makes everything in house. My boyfriend liked the "​Mom's Birthday Cake," and we were told it was a popular choice by the attendant. I chose three of their mini cupcakes, my favorite being the dark chocolate on chocolate. The light caramel​ filling gives an overall flavor of an upscale Hostess cake. I wanted to try a Vanilla Bean but they were sold out this round. Fyi: They have specialty flavors and a cupcake happy hour that happens at closing during the last hour of every day! If you like coffee they have an excellent French Press. Just let it brew a few minutes before pouring for the ultimate effect! More...

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9 March 2019

Their bittersweet dark chocolate cupcakes are the best. Nothing can beat them.  Signed an 11 year old

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1 March 2019

Stopped by here on a Friday night around 8:30 pm with my sisters. It's a cute little shop with delicious cupcakes! I got a cool deal- I bought 3 mini cupcakes and got 3 free. Don't remember the prices but I paid about $7, I didn't feel it was too much. I got a blackberry passion fruit cupcake it was absolutely delicious! It taste fresh, not too sweet and is now my favorite. We had a chocolate cake w chocolate frosting, that's was a little too much chocolate for me, cupcake was a lil dry. Also tried Cinnamon Vanilla, it had a good amount of both flavors, cupcake was soft and really recommend if you love cinnamon like I do. Last one we tried was Banana Chocolate Chip. Had a good amount of chocolate chips for being a mini cupcake. It was moist but I feel like I would like more banana flavor in it. I would visit again More...

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25 February 2019

This is a cute little bakery/coffee shop. It seems to be a set from a 1950's movie. There are some places to sit, and the girl working there was very nice. The pastry was good. The only let down, was the coffee was even more expensive than Starbuck, but served in a small cup, and not very tasty. In fact the cafe mocha tasted like green tea or something. More...

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