The Vanilla Pod Bakery

COVID-19 Update
After checking with the local council and our insurers we are continuing to bake and bring happiness through cake during these uncertain times. Though we have temporary tweaked how we work. I am happy to say we are continuing to send our Wedding Cake Postal Tasting Boxes, as well as hosting Virtual Wedding Cake Design Consultations. 2020 wedding dates are booking up fast and we open for 2021 and 2022 wedding cake bookings. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.
Luxury bespoke wedding cakes created for couples with a relaxed yet elegant wedding vibe.
Pricing & Costs

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Dietary Options

Vegan Catering

General Services

Tiered Cakes
Physical Shop / Studio
Cake Accessories
Treats and Favours
Sheet Cakes
Bespoke Design
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Full Description
Thank you for visiting this page, my name is Pia Cato, and I am the founder of the Vanilla Pod Bakery. We are an awarding wedding cake company based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. We create delicious luxury bespoke wedding cakes from our purpose designed wedding cake studio and deliver throughout the UK and abroad. Myself and small team adore cakes and we continually feel that it is such an honour to be part of a couples special day. The cakes we create are highly bespoke and no two are ever completely the same, from the flavour choices, to the size to the overall design. We love to create cakes with you in mind. We understand choosing a wedding cake is no an every day occurrence so we like invite our couples to an exclusive private Design and Tasting consultation at a prestigious hotel in Cheltenham. The consultation is a wonderful chance to chat about, and design your perfect wedding cake, whilst sampling a selection of our most popular wedding cake flavours and slipping on Champagne. The cost of this consultation is £75. Alternatively, we can post Tasting Boxes to your home or work (£30). These lovely boxes include four delicious cake flavours.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Pia Cato
Thank you very much for visiting our page, if you have any questions or would like a quote please do not hesitate to get in touch and I will be more than happy to help. Best wishes, Pia and team Vanilla Pod Bakery


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
No. of People In Team
Gema and James
Married in February 2019
June 2016
We were so impressed
We were so impressed with Pia from the first meeting at a venue open day to our tasting session and then sample boxes to the seamless professional manner on our wedding day itself at the venue. The cake looked and tasted amazing and very much enjoyed all the left overs! She listens and advises well on flavours and size needed and the surprise card we were sent after the wedding with our cake on was a lovely touch, would 100% recommend to anyone who needs a fab cake making, Thank you again Vanilla Pod :)
Nick and Nicola
Married in December 2018
June 2016
The cake itself tasted amazing and and looked spectacular
We were really impressed with the entire experience. We enjoyed the tasting session with Pia; she managed to accurately capture the ideas we had in our heads and was really clear with us on the designs she had in mind whilst making it is easy to tweak things if we wanted. The cake itself tasted amazing and and looked spectacular. We particularly liked some of the smaller touches such as the photos we were sent of the cake being made in the days leading up to the wedding. Lots of our guests have specifically picked out how much they loved the cake when speaking to us since the big day. Importantly for us, the communication from Vanilla Pod throughout the process was quick and clear and we couldn't have asked for a better service.
Julianne and Jamie
Married in November 2018
June 2016
absolutely amazing
Pia was absolutely amazing throughout the whole wedding process. From cake tasting, to refining ideas to creating our beautiful three tier gluten free wedding cake, she was outstanding. We would highly recommend Pia for any special occasion!
Julianne and Jamie
Married in November 2018
June 2016
Pia was absolutely amazing throughout the whole wedding process
Pia was absolutely amazing throughout the whole wedding process. From cake tasting, to refining ideas to creating our beautiful three tier gluten free wedding cake, she was outstanding. We would highly recommend Pia for any special occasion!
Linda and David
Married in November 2018
June 2016
Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious.
Our wedding cake was absolutely delicious. It looked amazing and our wedding quests stated that they hadn't ever tasted such a good cake. We thought the flavours were amazing and we managed to bring some home with us after our wedding. We have put some in our freezer so we can enjoy our cake again on return from our honeymoon. Absolutely delicious 😋 The team at the Vanilla Pod bakery we're so professional and kept us informed throughout. Thank you
Shantel and Alex
Married in August 2018
June 2016
Our wedding cake exceeded our expectations!
Our wedding cake exceeded our expectations! It was not only visually stunning but absolutely delicious. All of our guests have commented on how wonderful our cake was. Pia and her team are extremely talented and have been amazing through the planning process.

The Cheltenham Wedding Expo at Pittville Pump Room

19th January 2020
Join us for a glass of bubbles at the beautiful Pittville Pump Room. Taste our cakes, meet fabulous suppliers and start planning your perfect wedding.
Location & Contact Details


4 Fairview Court, 119-127 Fairview Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL52 2EX, England

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Press & Awards

Press & Awards (17)

Industry Awards (8)

Regional Finalist Wedding Industry Award 2015
2015 National Cupcake Champion Finalist 2015
Gloucestershire Women in Business Finalist 2010
Regional Finalist Wedding Industry Award 2014
University of Gloucestershire Business Enterprise Winner 2008

What is your most memorable wedding?

I have so many favourites, I can't possibly choose!

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Relaxed, Elegant, Bespoke, Delicious, Memorable

What about your business are you most proud of?

That I have created a business that brings happiness and joy to couples wedding cakes.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Book your venue and photographer early!

Describe your typical process with a couple.

After the initial email or phone contact, I invite couples to a complimentary tasting consultation, where we design your perfect cake. Once everything has been decided and finalised, I then touch base shortly before the wedding to confirm delivery times, and final details. Your wedding cake is then set up on the day and you get to enjoy it.

Bridebook Benefits

Bridebook DiscountComplimentary Design & Tasting Consultation - Please use this code when booking: BRIDEBOOK