Dreamy Wedding Cakes

Dreamy Wedding Cakes

Santa Cruz County has some pretty dreamy wedding venues. Between the beautiful Monterey Bay and enchanting redwood forests, Santa Cruz knows how to create a Pinterest-worthy wedding day. And no picture-perfect union would be complete without some outrageously delicious (and gorgeous) sweets to celebrate the occasion! Lucky for you – and all your guests – Santa Cruz is also known for delivering some outstanding cakes – pun intended! Check out a few of our favorite local vendors who are always whipping up some amazingly creative, tasty, and stylish wedding treats:

Wedding Cake from The Buttery

Photo Credit: @msagun | Cake: The Buttery


Passionate about their wedding cakes, The Buttery has been creating these delicious beauties for over 30 years. “We believe the wedding cake is the jewel of the wedding reception, a wonderful finale to a joyous occasion.” – The Buttery. Their cakes definitely look like jewels!

Wedding Cake Gayles

Photo Credit: @aliciacalles18 | Cake: Gayle’s Bakery


In the bakery and rosticceria world, Gayle’s is queen. Numerous awards fame this Capitola bakery, including a recent nod for their avocado sandwich from USA Today. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert are all covered by this local legend and wedding cakes are no exception. They’ve been making wedding cakes for 36 years and their attention to detail and delicious recipes continue to dazzle brides, grooms and honored guests.

wedding cupcakes buttercup

Photo Credit: @rustandrosephotography | Cupcakes: Butter Cupcakes


This charming and inviting Downtown Santa Cruz cupcake shop clearly has an eye for the aesthetic. Their adorable cupcakes look as good as they taste, and with their 15 unique flavors, you’ll definitely find yourself stumped on which to choose for the big day.

  • The Buttery
  • Gayle's Bakery & Rosticerria
  • Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting