we went cake tasting at vanilla bake shop in santa monica. have you been to the new santa monica place? the place is a week old so we opted to skip this time. well anyhoo, cake tasting was pretty fun. we tried raspberry black & white, vanilla bean, strawberries & cream, and red velvet. i stupidly ate a cupcake before our tasting and everything was really sweet although i licked all the cream off the plate. are vanilla bake shop cupcake's famous?