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It has taken me so long to write a review because I couldn't think of the words adequate enough to describe just how amazing Vanilla and Bean is. I met Selena for a tasting and we instantly became life long friends. I knew immediately I couldn't have my big day without her a part of it. We selected cookie dough, vanilla bean, and olive oil for our flavors and worked with Selena to create a cake design. I trusted her 100% with my cake and with her knowing what styles I liked i gave her full reign to surprise me on my wedding day with one of her amazing creations. To say I was surprised was a understatement. Selena surpassed my every expectation in creating a one of a kind masterpiece that even brought my to tears when I first saw it. Vanilla and the bean is so much more than just your average bakery. She is a master at her craft. Her cakes are super moist and super yummy! Guest raved for weeks about how amazing it not only looked but tasted. I just told selena the other day that my mouth now waters thinking about her cake. I cant wait to order another soon!



Vanilla and the Bean is absolutely wonderful! Selena is kind, understanding, so talented and makes the most delicious cakes I have ever tasted! Selena and Vanilla and the Bean are absolutely wonderful! Selena is incredibly talented, listens to clients so well, and makes the most delicious cakes I have ever tasted! She made us 4 beautiful cakes for our wedding day and they were exactly what we wanted...not to mention, to die for!!! We had the rose cake and the olive oil cake and every single guest absolutely raved about the cake all night!!! There is no one I would recommend more than Vanilla and the Bean!!! Best experience, fairly priced, and WONDERFUL cake!!

If I could eat cake for every meal, then I would most certainly be getting it from Selena at Vanilla + The Bean. Her bespoke confections are always worth marveling at for their artistic innovation, but beyond that, they’re mindblowingly delicious! I mean, who even thinks of flavor combos like extra virgin olive oil and cabernet blueberry jam and cream cheese mousse? Selena does. And she does it so well! It’s always such a treat to work with her, toss around ideas and be floored by the result. But beyond her talent + expertise over her craft, her kind, bubbly personality speaks volumes. Selena always has her clients’ interests at heart, and will go above and beyond to make sure they are overwhelmingly happy with the results. We truly could not recommend her more for weddings in Savannah, Charleston and beyond! 



Stunningly Unique -When I set eyes on Vanilla and the Bean's instagram account, I just knew they were perfect for our vision. We really wanted something very unique and finely finished, that also tasted amazing. Selena was super helpful throughout the process, and created our vision flawlessly. And the CAKE!!! Oh my goodness, besides being beautiful it was SO YUMMY. Super moist and flavorful. We went with the blueberry olive oil cake, which was to die for, but we allllmossttt went with the lavender one. I would highly recommend you at least try it! If I had to do it all over again, I'd pick Vanilla and the Bean every time!! Thank you so much for all you did for us, Selena!!

stephanie s.

I cannot say enough good things about Selena with Vanilla and the Bean! Not only was our cake an absolute work of art, it was INCREDIBLY delicious. Selena has unique and different flavors and they all taste amazing. It was so hard to choose just a couple for our cake. Above everything else, she is an absolute gem of a person and was such a pleasure to work with. From her creative ideas, to her genuine excitement about our day, to her flexibility with tastings, she made every interaction so pleasant. Anyone looking for a cake for ANY occasion in the Savannah area should check her out. You won't regret it!

Talented and amazingly delicious! Selena was just an absolute WONDER to work with! Richard and I were so lucky to have come by her work. I love to bake myself, so I wanted to be sure the cake was one of the highlights of our wedding - and it was! Selena was great from start to finish. She accommodated our tasting last minute, and even brought our cake to our rental property to taste (what service)!! Selena was always super responsive to my emails, and accommodating to any requests for our cake, from the design to the number of layers to include. In addition to being amazingly delicious (artisanal style baking), her cake was absolutely STUNNING! We could not have been happier with the end result. Highly recommend her services to anyone in the Savannah area - you will not regret it! Top notch service, style and taste!

stephanie k.

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from our darling brides


Loved having Vanilla + The Bean for our wedding day!
We found Vanilla + The Bean through our wedding planner, Willow and Oak Events, and we are so happy with how everything turned out. The process was super simple, our planner shared a photo of our inspiration cake and V+B did an incredible job with creating the cake, I was so happy, it was exactly what I imagined and so creative! Our planner had this neat idea in our proposal for mini cakes with flowers on top. We thought they were super cute and we were able to include that on our wedding day as well. It was a big hit and made our table-scape look inviting and fun! I couldn’t believe the beautiful work V+B did on the iced flowers, they were so real looking and so pretty. We were not able to come in for any tastings because we were so far away, but we knew that it was going to taste sooo good, which it absolutely did. We were big fans of the olive oil cakes and also got chocolate too. Just thinking about it now makes my mouth water. I highly recommend working with Vanilla +The Bean for your wedding or any event! We are very happy that we did :), thank you Vanilla +The Bean!

Just What I Hoped For
Vanilla & The Bean is the absolute BEST! I was blown away by the cake design (obsessed, really) and the flavor was heavenly. I truly couldn't have been any happier with our wedding cake. I will definitely be a return customer for anniversary cakes, etc in the future. If Selena is available for your event, grab her! You will not be disappointed.

stacy m.