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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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.
I’ve just had a cake made for my wife’s birthday. It was delicious! Beautifully made, so tasty and moist and just lovely. Thank you very much, Pia. Anyone looking for an outstanding cake shop in the Cheltenham area, look no further. And great customer service too. Vanilla Pod Bakery, you are now my cake provider of choice!
Beautifully decorated cupcakes, tasted amazing, and all at very short notice! My daughter and her friends loved the mermaid decorations, perfect for a swimming pool party. Everyone was very happy and one parent even went home to place an order for cupcakes for her daughter's party the following week (which were also fantastic)!
Pia did an amazing job constructing our dream wedding cake. Not only it looked the part but tasted out of this world. Our favourite was the raspberry and white chocolate we might have to get you to send us a a sample of it every year ! Pia listened to everything we wanted and even made us separate cakes for our guests who are gluten free and vegan! We can’t thank you enough Pia it was just beautiful.
Pia created a custom cake for my 30th birthday which was so beautiful! We went through my ideas and requests which I had and she had incorporated them all into a fantastic design. Everyone was so wowed by it at the party and most importantly it tasted just as amazing as it looked. I couldn't recommend her enough!
Amazing cake baked to our specifications and done at short notice
Everyone loved the amazing cake including birthday boy ?
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, Thankyou again Vanilla Pod :)
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.
I am so pleased that we came across Vanilla Pod Bakery. From the moment we met Pia and realised that she knew exactly what we wanted when we explained our vision with our bespoke cake to her I was so comfortable that our cake would be petfect and that was before even trying some of the flavours! Everything from the communication, the tasting session the drafts right through to delivery was so warm and professional. What a wonderful surprise to walk in to our wedding breakfast and seeing our ideas created in to a cake that was far better than we could have imagined. Thank you so much Pia and team for such a heartfelt creation which contributed so much to the overwhelming experience of our whole day xx you guys are awesome! Xx
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!
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
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!
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!
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 - Thank you so much.
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!
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! Thank you Pia for giving me a dream cake at my wedding. Highly recommend The Vanilla Pod Bakery!
Simply amazing from start to finish. From the initial consultation to our big day we was looked after completely. In the end our cake both looked and tasted amazing! Thanks so so much and I couldn’t make a stronger positive recommendation.
The cake was brilliant and feed all the guests on the night and the following day at a little party we hosted at The Porch House. Sadly we forgot what remained there when we departed Sunday morning as wanted to freeze a taste for our one year anniversary… but I think we will just need to order another smaller version next year from you! Thank you Pia for EVERYTHING. It was a pleasure working with you and I hope we can stay in touch. I would happily recommend you to anyone getting married in the area or anyone getting married full stop! Thank you for making our day so very special.
Pia kindly make our wedding cake and I cannot tell you what a wonderful job she did. It looked and tasted amazing. From the cake tasting to the card we got as a thank you. She made the whole wedding cake experience so lovely, I cannot thank you enough xxx
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 ?