Welcome to the Vanilla Pod Bakery
The home of luxury bespoke wedding cakes with a relaxed yet elegant vibe.
From the tingling anticipation and joy you feel to the warm smiles on the faces of friends and family, and from the relaxed and elegant venue to the stunning cake, chances are you have a wonderful vision for your perfect wedding day.
At the Vanilla Pod Bakery, we understand how much the details matter. We’ve been creating luxurious wedding cakes for church weddings and civil partnerships across the Cotswolds since 2009. We are honoured to be part of our couples special day.
Located in the beautiful spa town of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, we are proud work with many prestigious venues such as Barnsley House, Ellenborough Park, Cripps Barn, The Slaughters Manor, The Painswick, Temple Guiting Manor, Hyde House & Barn, Lapstone Barn, Cornwell Manor, Norton Hall and many more.
We also regularly deliver our beautiful wedding cakes to venues, private houses and marquees across Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Monmouthshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire.
We would be delighted to talk to you about your ideas for an exquisite and mouthwatering, wedding cake. Let us bring them to life in the most magical way.
P.S. If you are looking for a delicious luxury birthday cake or celebration cake why not visit our sister website Cheltenham Birthday Cakes.
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View photos of some of the many cakes we've created for couples over the years.
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Design & Tasting Consultations
Relax in beautiful surrounds with our founder Pia Cato for a personal Design and Tasting Consultation.
Browse through our extensive menu of 20 mouth-watering wedding cake flavours.
Pia baked a beautiful cake for my daughter Georgie's 21st, with many coloured layers with macarons and chocolates. I loved receiving the emails keeping me updated as the cake layers came out of the oven one by one, just perfect.
I wanted to say a HUGE thank you for our wedding cake! IT WAS AMAZING! We received so many comments on the look of the cake and even more comments on how they tested, I managed to get a salted caramel cupcake and it was just like a remembered - Delicious! All the cupcakes went on the day of the wedding and then on the Sunday we had the top tier (carrot cake) and that all went as well and again that was truly amazing! Certainly no wastage as every crumb was eaten! Thank you so much for the 4 other little cupcakes, there were a life saver of Monday as so had no food in the house and may have been breakfast haha! Thank you for all of your hard work on the day and leading up to it, all of your cakes are truly out of this world and hand on heart the best cakes I have ever eaten! Thank you again Pia for everything and I am sure I will see you soon ?
Pia created a show stopper of a cake for our wedding in September! She worked so hard to ensure our vision was put in reality and reworked the design until it was perfect. The massive 4 tier structure took a long time to create to get all the angles completely right. It turned into a beautiful masterpiece that not many other cake makers was willing to attempt. Thank you so much Pia. Xxx
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!) Thank you so much!
Just wanted to send you a HUGE thank you for the amazing job you did with our cake (and extras) i am so sorry i didnt get to see you on Friday!!! It truly looked amazing and it was almost too pretty to eat. I absolutely loved it. Everything was perfect and tasted sensational. We are literally saving that moment to eat the carrot cake top!! I feel like i need it to be a particular moment lol going to take some to our minimoon too. You truly are such a lovely talented lady and i shall pass on your details to EVERYONE who needs cake in their lives lol Thanks so much Pia, best day of my life and you were a huge part of it. Xxxx
Pia made me some wonderful cupcakes for my baby shower with apple and cinnamon, nutella and vanilla cupcakes. Not only were they delicious but beautiful as well - many guests went back to try each flavour! Thank you for such amazing cakes, will definitely be back!
Bought my girlfriend a dozen cupcakes for her birthday. Oh my goodness were they good. For £3 a cake it's a steal. Better than any I've bought commercially by a stretch. Can't wait for the next excuse to buy more. Thanks Pia.
We came to Pia with the ambition to do our wedding cake a little differently, traditional, beautiful and elegant on the outside but yummy and quirky and so us on the inside! We ended up with a beautiful Naked cake designed by Pia with three outrageously yummy flavours: Snickers, Oreo and Classic Victoria Sandwich. We ordered the cake to serve 120 portions, even though we only had 55 guests… every last piece went! Every single guest commented how yummy the cake was, all debating the quirky flavours and laughing at how us it was! We honestly could not recommend Pia enough, she is so lovely, cool, calm and passionate about cakes! The cake tasting was a dream, and she truly bought all of our thoughts to life better than we could have ever imagined! THANK YOU THANK YOU Pia, for making us the yummiest cake of our dreams! Xxx