Choosing a wedding cake that reflects your taste and personality is a big decision. After all it isn’t an everyday purchase – and you may need a little help along the way. We believe choosing your wedding cake should be a special and enjoyable part of your wedding preparations. So we have created a variety of wedding cake consultation options to suit all types of requirements and experiences. All cake consultations are hosted by our founder and senior designer, Pia Cato.

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Initial Phone Consultation

We offer a free initial phone consultation call.  This is great way to chat with Pia about what you are really looking for in a wedding cake. Together you can chat about styles, themes and Pia can give you a more in depth personalised quote. Normal lasts between 20-30 minutes.

Investment: Free

To book a free Initial Phone Consultation click here.

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Design and Tasting Consultation

Our most popular consultation option is a Design and Tasting consultation. Which is held at the elegant four star Queens Hotel in Cheltenham. Over a cup of tea, glass of champagne or even a beer it is the perfect meeting to chat all about your perfect wedding day and design for your dream wedding cake. 

You will explore the wonderful types of cake finishes on offer.  The gorgeous decorations available. The different flavours you can have. The number of tiers you would like and much more. Taking your ideas and inspiration, Pia will look at incorporating all of these elements into something truly wonderful and unique for you.  Pia will make use of her trusty sketch book and modern computer programmes. 

During the consultation you will also be able to try four of our signature Vanilla Pod Bakery cake flavours. You can either sample during the consultation or take home for later. There will also be our wedding cake portfolios and bridal magazines to flick through. As well as our sugar flower portfolio and ribbon swatch book.

The consultations are for you and your fiancé. However, if you would like your parents or extended bridal party to join, then please let us know as we are more than happy to accommodate. There will be an extra charge required if you would like additional boxes of cake flavours. *Additional guests will also be charged for their beverages if ordering alcohol.

We strongly recommend this type of consultation if you are looking at commissioning a highly bespoke cake. 

Investment: £75.00*

 To arrange a Design and Tasting  Consultation click here.

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Design Consultations

Design Consultations the perfect type of consultation if you can’t get to Cheltenham and want to have a chat with Pia face-to-face. We hold our consultations either via FaceTime or Zoom.  It is a wonderful chance to explore the many options available.  View any inspirational Pinterest boards you may have, and design your beautiful wedding cake via the power of the internet.

Investment: £30.00*

To arrange a Design Consultation click here.

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Postal Tasting boxes

Our postal cake taster boxes are the perfect addition to the Design Consultations. They are also a great little treat to send to friends or family. A lot of our brides and grooms have ordered additional Postal Tasting Boxes to enjoy with their bridesmaids over a glass of champagne or two.

The boxes include four signature Vanilla Pod Bakery cake flavours of your choice.


To order a tasting box click here

Vanilla Pod Bakery Tasting Boxes

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Book you tasting consultation here