— celebrating with cake for 4 decades—

For over four decades, our founder, Jan Wilson has provided cakes to generations of Santa Cruz residents under the name of Jan's Cakes. Buttercup Cakes and Farm House Frosting is now a three generation cake shop that partners Jan, her daughter Carren, and granddaughter Hannah that offers special order cakes and everyday cupcakes at a convenient downtown location. Buttercup Cakes & Farmhouse Frosting strives to raise the standards of cake expectations. The influence of a multi-generational endeavor is reflected in the ingredients, which are local and organic whenever possible, and the artistry and skill with which each cupcake is made. In addition to Jan’s standard, professionally used recipes, Jan, Hannah and baker Carol have revised some favorite recipes to accommodate customers who practice vegan and or gluten free diets. The shop also offers packaged frosting for sale to use in home cake decorating. 

We look forward to helping you celebrate with cake in the present, and into the future. 

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Jan putting on the finishing touches.

Jan putting on the finishing touches.