Amanda Nguyen started Butter& in 2017 and is committed to being one of the best employers in San Francisco’s food industry. You can rest assured that purchases made through Butter& go to support fair wages and health care for their employees, who also have the opportunity to become partial owners of the company. One of the best parts about this company is their open and direct communication regarding pricing and designs. They don’t try to be everything to everyone, but what they do put forth is minimalist, modern cake designs with amazing flavors and upfront pricing. Tasting boxes are $60 and include their four signature flavors of sweet cream and roasted berries, salted caramel and chocolate, matcha and strawberry, and hazelnut and chocolate. Brown butter and Meyer lemon can be added by request.
Address: San Francisco, CA 91407
Jasmine Rae de Lung started Jasmine Rae Cakes in 2006. The cake designs are whimsical and magical and need to be seen to be believed. Don’t expect flashy colors or fondant sculpting. Instead, imagine making words like waves, flow, flutter, dreams, and enchanting into tangible works of art. The designs are certainly to be commended in a big way, which is why they have appeared on the pages and online in publications such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Brides Magazine. However, it is the flavor combinations that blow us away. Jasmine Rae Cakes does not shy away from the unexpected, so inventions include a cake made of chai tea, feta, burnt caramel, and roasted apples. If you want a cake that will be raved about for years to come, then certainly have Jasmine Rae Cakes on your list to call.
Address: San Francisco, CA
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Pretty Please Bakeshop is a San Francisco based online bakery that specializes in wedding cakes, celebration cakes, cupcakes, and macrons. Their designs are playful and clean, and their ordering process is simple, with an upfront pricing structure, so there won’t be any hidden surprises and extra costs. One of Pretty Please Bakeshop’s best aspects is their wide selection of gluten-free cakes, with flavors including salted caramel, passionata, strawberry shortcake, lemon meringue, and honey pistachio.
Address: 291 3rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94118
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C’est Si Bon Bakery is a family-owned bakery that understands that first comes the love for every couple, then comes the planning! Sepi and her all-female team of bakers and cake designers will work with you to create your dream wedding cake. Preview their gallery of cakes to choose which one will fit perfectly with your wedding theme. If you have your own design in mind, Sepi and her team are up for the challenge and love the opportunity to create a one of a kind dream cake that is as unique as you are.
Address: 1375 Blossom Hill Rd #38, San Jose, CA 95118
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Cindy found her passion in baking and art at a very young age, and she hasn’t stopped yet. When she opened Cindy’s Little Cakery, she dreamed of thrilling couples in the San Jose area with flavorful cakes and tasty frostings. Her award-winning cakes are known all over, and every customer becomes a lifelong friend. Her unique flavors and light frostings will make you a repeat customer from the first bite. No matter your needs, from a simple two-layer naked cake to a 3D design of your own, Cindy’s Little Cakery is ready to make your wedding cake a reality.
Address: San Jose, CA
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The Royal Bakery in San Jose is run by a world-renowned cake artist who thrills at seeing her repeat customers over and over again. With over 25 custom flavors to choose from, your cake will taste amazing with moist flavors and delicious frostings. Her designs will match your wedding theme perfectly. Or bring in your own ideas, and Lesley will work with you to turn your unique wedding cake into a reality. With one taste, you will become a repeat customer for all of your significant events to come.
Address: San Jose, CA
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Lori Mahoney from Lori’s Custom Cakes combines her mastery of baking with a superior talent for artistry and sculpting. She has been awarded the title of being one of the top ten cake decorators in the United States by Cake Masters Magazine and featured in numerous print and online publications. Lori’s Custom Cakes can likely bring any vision to life in the form of a cake. However, their forte is creating incredibly realistic designs. Specialty wedding flavors include salted caramel cake, including a roasted almond cake with Amaretto and caramel buttercream. You’ll be hard-pressed to decide on just one taste when others have vanilla bourbon and café latte.
Address: San Diego, CA 92107
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Elaine Ardizzone, the Sweet Cheeks Baking Company owner, is not only a fantastic baker but is a qualified, top-notch sommelier. Since 2007, this company has been designing, baking, and creating deliciously divine cakes for San Diego weddings and celebrations. Gluten-free and vegan cakes are available. Their signature flavor is a vanilla bean cake with honey and whiskey and then covered in a layer of lemon and cream cheese icing. We are drooling just imagining how good that would be!
Address: 4564 Alvarado Canyon Rd. Suite A, San Diego, CA 92120
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Not many businesses can claim that they’ve baked over 1.5 million cupcakes and 16,500 cakes, but Babycakes has done just that since opening its doors in 2008. Babycakes now has three locations in San Diego, so you don’t need to go far to try their mouth-watering creations. If you are after flavors that bombard the senses and have people talking, this should be your go-to baker. Flavors include pistachio, salted caramel, and chocoholic. There are four flavors available for gluten-free or vegan cakes and cupcakes.
Address: 2315 Reo Drive, San Diego, CA 92139
Susan Sarich has after school sessions with her grandmothers to thank for her love of cake and baked treats. And just like them, she refuses to put in anything but the best ingredients, so you will never find artificial preservatives, shortening, or mixes being used at SusieCakes. The in-house bakers and decorators are masters at their craft. Choose from old-fashioned chocolate cake, southern red velvet, carrot cake baked with oodles of pecans and praline; the list goes on. There’s even a flourless chocolate cake for your gluten-intolerant guests to indulge, and decorated sugar cookies themed to your big day.
Address: 11708 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
There are three aspects of Lark Cake Shop that we particularly love. The first is that the owner, John Hensley, believes that all of the cakes and cupcakes should be sweet, rich, and delicious. The second is that the cakes’ prices relative to their size, ingredients, and tiers are all well-advertised, so you know they are straight up. And lastly, Lark Cake has so many different flavors to choose from, though peanut butter chocolate has got to be what makes us drool the most. Lark Cake Shop also has two vegan cake and cupcake options, including Vegan Chocolate Orange and Vegan Boston Banana.
Address: 3337 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026
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Leigh Grode and Joan Spitler and infamous for their one-of-a-kind, stunning cake creations. If you fancy a wedding cake that is perfectly themed or one that has never been attempted before, then Joanie & Leigh’s Cakes should undoubtedly be on your shortlist of bakeries to call upon. We can’t imagine them backing down from any bakery challenge, regardless of the gravity-defying tiers you envision. Their creations have been included in InStyle, People, TIME, Martha Stewart Weddings, and numerous television shows.
Address: 2323 Roscomare Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
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