The Vanilla Pod Bakery
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Beautiful bespoke wedding cakes for couples marrying in and around the Cotswolds.
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- Hello my name is Pia and thank you for visiting this page. I own the Vanilla Pod Bakery, a bespoke wedding cake bakery based in the beautiful regency town of Cheltenham. I am a keen Pinterester (if that is a word!) and I am constantly looking at bridal blogs and magazines in order to keep my eye on the latest trends and fashions. This then feeds into the cakes that I design and create. Creating beautiful wedding cakes is my passion and over the years I have developed a cake style that is relaxed yet elegant. I strongly believe that each Vanilla Pod Bakery cake should taste as good as they look and therefore use high quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible, to ensure that every bite of a Vanilla Pod Bakery cake is a little taste of luxury. The Vanilla Pod Bakery offers a delicious array of mouth-watering flavours including Belgium Chocolate Truffle, Victoria Sandwich and Lemon Drizzle Curd, as well as Red Velvet, Oreo and Almond & Jam. I love baking and bespoke options are always welcomed. A wedding is such a personal occasion and choosing a cake is one of the fun steps on the to do list. I like to make this a relaxed and enjoyable experience, as it is not everyday you choose a bespoke wedding cake. If you would like to take it further, I would be delighted to invite you to a yummy cake tasting and design consultation at The Queen's Hotel in Cheltenham. To book please visit my website for details.
ExperienceYear Business Was Established2009# Of Weddings HostedMore than 50# Of People In Team2Public Liability InsuranceYes
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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 #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.
What is your signature cake?
The Naked Cake has become my signature cake, I first created one of these 5 years ago and trend continues to grow and evolve.
Describe how you got into making wedding cakes.
I won a university business planning competition! I had always loved baking and had a dream to set up tea rooms in Cheltenham after winning the competition I focused on creating bespoke cakes and this organically grew into specialising in just wedding cakes.
What would be your show stopper in the Great British Bake Off?
My show stopper, would be an extravagant three tier naked cake decorated with handmade dainty macaroons, abundance of fresh fruit and edible flowers.