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The Vanilla Pod Bakery

The Vanilla Pod Bakery

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The Vanilla Pod Bakery

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  • Award-winning creators of luxury wedding cakes
  • Delicious cakes made from finest-quality ingredients
  • Entirely tailored service available for each couple
  • Delivery throughout the entire UK and Europe
  • Best wedding cake maker in the Cotswolds 2018
  • Cake tasting boxes available for delivery
  • Offers comprehensive consultations and taste-tests
  • Caters for vegans, dairy free, gluten free and egg free
  • Over 20 delicious flavours to choose from
  • Colourful cupcake towers or traditional tiered cakes

This team of multi award-winning wedding cake makers hand make luxury, bespoke cakes from their cake studio in Fairview Cheltenham. With an exceptionally high reputation, The Vanilla Pod Bakery is the preferred supplier for many prestigious venues throughout Gloucestershire and beyond!

With over 20 flavours to choose from and the option to tailor their own bespoke flavour, brides and grooms will be presented with one-of-a-kind wedding cake that looks show stopping and tastes delicious. The Vanilla Pod Bakery also offers a range of consultation options and tasting boxes that can be posted out to you.


Passionate about baking from a very early age, Pia Cato's home grown business was born from a love of delicious cakes and kick-started after winning a university business planning competition in 2009.

Pia now specialises in creating elegant wedding cakes that look like works of art - and taste delicious too! Continuing to expand year after year, The Vanilla Pod bakery is now made-up of a talented team of professional cake designers and bakers who produce the fabulous bakes from a cake studio in Fairview, Cheltenham.

Having won multiple awards including Best wedding cake maker in the Cotswolds 2018, brides and grooms can rest assured that their wedding cake is in expert hands.

The Cakes

Using only the highest quality fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, the team at The Vanilla Pod specialise in bespoke designs that complement individual wedding themes.

All cakes are available in a range of delicious flavours, including bespoke options, and can be decorated with anything from fresh fruit and flowers to delicate ribbons, swirls and icing. The team happily cater to dietary requirements and offer vegan options as well as dairy free, gluten free and egg free.

If you'd prefer, Pia can lovingly create individual cupcakes as an alternative to a traditional multi-tiered wedding cake. These cupcakes will all be beautifully decorated to coordinate with your colour scheme, and are available in a variety flavours, enabling your guests to pick and choose their favourites!

Choose from 20 mouth-watering flavours or request an entirely alternative option. If you're unable to choose just one, Pia and her team will happily bake a different flavour for each tier. Take a look at some examples of their signature flavours below:

  • Belgian Chocolate Truffle Cake
  • Raspberry & White Chocolate Cake
  • Hazelnut and Nutella Cake
  • Orange Drizzle Curd Cake
  • Rich Fruit Cake with a Hint of Dark Belgian Chocolate

The Service

All couples are offered a personal consultation with Pia, during which your beautiful centrepiece's design and flavour can be discussed over a glass of bubbly. If you are unable to travel to Cheltenham, these consultations can easily be arranged over Skype or on the telephone.

The cakes can be delivered throughout the UK even across Europe. See an example of the various consultation services available below:

Design and Tasting Consultation - £75

This involves a relaxing hour-long consultation with founder, Pia Cato, to discuss and design your wedding cake.

Pia will meet you at the prestigious Queens Hotel with her sketch book, laptop, variety of bridal magazines and with four signature flavours of your choice. Drinks are included for up to two people.

Initial Phone Consultation - free

During this complimentary phone call with founder Pia, she will chat through numerous options and give you guide prices for your perfect cake.

Online Design Consultation - £30

This approximately 45 minute consultation is perfect if you're unable to get to Cheltenham. An online video consultation with founder, Pia, is a great way to discuss and design your perfect wedding cake via FaceTime or Zoom.

Postal Tasting Box - £30

A delicious tasting box of four signature flavours of your choosing can be sent directly to your home. Enjoy with friends, family, or just by yourselves!

To find out more, contact The Vanilla Pod directly via the contact buttons below and above the listing.


  • Emma

    Pia and her team created our wonderful Wedding cake recently. Pia was easy to correspond with and helped us to create the cake we wanted. We were able to select our favourite flavours from a huge list of options and also the design. The cake looked and tasted amazing and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Pia and The Vanilla Pod Bakery to others. The sweet little cupcakes were an added bonus treat given to us on our day which we took away and enjoyed on our honeymoon.

  • Cieran

    Pia and her team created a fabulous cake for our wedding last month. Not only did it look amazing it also tasted delicious and we had many compliments about it from our guests. Was great to be able to try different sponge and filling flavours before making our decision. It was also lovely to be sent a photo of the cake in progress a couple of days before the wedding. I would recommend without hesitation and definite 5 star rating!

  • Harriet

    We asked Vanilla Pod Bakery to make our wedding cake for our wedding at The Barn at Upcote- Pia and the team came highly recommended and we weren't disappointed! We had a lovely cake tasting with Pia where we got to try lots of delicious flavours and discuss in detail the design of our cake. Pia and her team stayed in touch with us over the months, making sure to finalise all the details a few weeks before and even send us a sneak peak of the cake-making process which was such a nice touch. The wedding cake Pia created was absolutely perfect - it looked beautiful and tasted amazing. She even made some gluten free cupcakes for my sister so she wasn't left out on the day (and she said they tasted great too!

  • Amanda

    Pia and her team were amazing. We got married three weeks ago and they made me the most beautiful cake.

    They listened and followed all of my instructions. I even asked the team to make me these chocolate covered strawberries in light pink and white and they were amazing too. The best part was that Pia surprised me with four cupcakes with the chocolate covered strawberries! It was divine!

  • Sarah

    Pia was fantastic from the very beginning and we knew we had found the right person to make our wedding cake from our initial meeting. The cake tasting was one of our favourite experiences of our Wedding planning and it was so hard to choose just 3 flavours from all of the delicious options available.

    Pia kept in touch with us as it got closer to the date of the Wedding which was very reassuring and I felt that she really cared about making our cake. When we saw the cake for the first time in the Ballroom at Manor by the Lake we were absolutely delighted and it tasted as beautiful as it looked. We would not hesitate to recommend Pia and The Vanilla Pod Bakery to anyone who is looking for a special occasion cake.

  • Nicholas

    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.

  • Gema

    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.

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