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The Vanilla Pod Bakery

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Luxury bespoke wedding cakes created for couples with a relaxed yet elegant wedding vibe.
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General Services

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

Dietary Options

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 all our couples to a 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.

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
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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 w...
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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 ama...
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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. ...
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Jason and Samantha
Married in August 2018
December 2018
Our cake was amazing & everything we imagined
Can not recommend Pia & her team at the Vanilla Pod Bakery, from first point of contact to after our wedding the service was excellent, Our cake was amazing & everything ...
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Anne and Paul
Married in September 2017
December 2017
It was so yummy, and just as we wished for.
Hello Pia, We both wanted to tell you that we, and all our family and friends absolutely loved our cake. It was so yummy, and just as we wished for. Thank you so much....
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Emily and Will
Married in September 2017
December 2017
It really was just absolutely stunning and we couldn’t have been happier
Hi Pia, I just wanted to say I ginormous thank you for our absolutely amazing wedding cake that you created for us!! It really was just absolutely stunning and we couldn...
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Location & Contact Details


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

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Cheltenham Spa

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Press & Awards

Industry Awards (7)

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
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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 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.

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