Where: 28 W. Figueroa St., (805) 965-6107, henningscake.com
What: Cakes for any occasion are both custom and pre-made to help make celebratory memories sweeter.
How much: Round cakes $25-$100, cupcakes with sprinkles $1.50
The dish: Buttercream frosting-filled and iced cakes from Henning’s Cake Boutique have represented the spirit of Santa Barbara celebration since its opening in 1970. Inventive spins on traditional decadence attract party planners to the reputable bakery for tasting appointments and confectionary inspiration. Henning’s reminds customers just how important this culinary centerpiece is to a party, creating edible works of art that invite a gathering prior to cutting the first slice or blowing out candles. Opened by Henning Kjar and currently run by his son Wayne, the boutique has remained in the family for almost 40 years. A variety of cake, filling, and icing flavors are available to create cakes for any occasion from weddings to birthdays to corporate events. Choose from traditional vanilla and chocolate variations as well as experimental marzipan, macaroon, Grand Marnier, or Bavarian cream creations. Readers of the Santa Barbara News-Press and The Independent have not let this gem of a bakery go unnoticed, consistently recognizing it as having the “Best Cakes in Santa Barbara” over the years.