The Vanilla Pod Bakery

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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

Prices start at

£600
Details

General Services

Bespoke Design
Cake Accessories
Delivery
Physical Shop / Studio
Pre-Wedding Consultation
Set-Up
Sheet Cakes
Tastings
Tiered Cakes
Treats and Favours

Dietary Options

Dairy-Free
Gluten-Free
Vegan
Vegetarian
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

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2009
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
5
Reviews
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Gema and James
Married in February 2019
April 2019
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
April 2019
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
April 2019
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
December 2018
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
December 2018
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
December 2018
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.
Location & Contact Details

Address

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

Nearest Town

Cheltenham

Nearest Motorway & Junction

M5

Nearest Train Station

Cheltenham Spa

Nearest Airport

Bristol

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Press & Awards
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Press & Awards (17)

Industry Awards (8)

Regional Finalist Wedding Industry Award 2014
Regional Finalist Wedding Industry Award 2015
University of Gloucestershire Business Enterprise Winner 2008
Gloucestershire Women in Business Finalist 2010
2015 National Cupcake Champion Finalist 2015
FAQ
(8)

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.

What is your signature cake?

The Naked Cake has become our signature cake, I first created one of these 6 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.

Bridebook Benefits

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