Our kitchens are now temporarily closed due to covid-19 - but we are happily open for business via online methods - please read our coronavirus response

The Vanilla Pod Bakery During Coronavirus

Update: 24th March 2020

It is with a heavy heart that in light of yesterdays broadcast from our Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, we have decided to close the Vanilla Pod Bakery’s studio kitchens until further notice.

We will not be baking any new orders during this period or posting our tasting boxes.

Myself and team are so grateful for all the support and love we have received from our wonderful couples, customers, friends and family.

Think of us as closing for a little bakery hiatus.

The safety of the country is paramount and we want to support it by staying indoors.

However, we haven’t shut completely as I will still be work from home on my laptop. I will be answering email enquiries, answering the phone and hosting virtual cake consultation.  Both our current couples who would like to touch base about their wedding cake, and prospective couples who are looking to enquire about Vanilla Pod Bakery wedding cakes. 

Virtual cake consultations will be held via FaceTime or Zoom. 

To book a consultation click here.

Stay safe and we will continue to keep you updated. 

Lots of love to you and your loved ones.

 Pia and Team Vanilla Pod Bakery x

Wedding Couples

We understand this is such a strange time and we have created a section of frequently asked questions for you at the bottom of this page.
We hope you find
it useful.


While a studio's kitchen maybe closed. Our founder, Pia Cato, is very much answering emails and hosting both phone and virtual wedding cake consultations.

Birthday Cakes

We are taking bookings for celebration cakes after October 2020. We only take on between a maximum of 6 birthday cakes per month. To secure your booking please contact us below.

Our kitchens are now temporarily closed.

Please watch this space for further information.


Most frequent questions and answers

We want to support you and we will do our very best to work with you if you decide to postpone you wedding to a new date.   Subject to our terms and conditions .

Your deposit and cake booking would simply move to the new mutually agreeable date and the balance (if not already paid in full) would then be due one month prior to your new wedding date. Alternatively, you can continue to pay the balance in monthly instalments. 

We also understand that there are a lot of unknowns and will we continue to monitor the news and government advice closely. 

If this is affecting you and your wedding, please do get in touch with us either via phone or email

I am delighted to say we are taking bookings for 2021 and even 2022. We take bookings up to two years in advance. 

To secure your wedding cake with us we require a £250 non refundable deposit. This can be paid by completing a Save the Date from. 

Of course you can, I would be exactly the same. 

You are welcome to book an initial complimentary 20 minute phone call. During this call we will chat about your wedding, your cake ideas, the cake service we provide as creating a guide price quote. 

For the foreseeable future we are also offering  complimentary virtual consultations via FaceTime/Zoom, this is in place of our luxury Design and Tasting Consultations at the Queens Hotel in Cheltenham. 

Do book a phone or virtual consultation please click this link here. 

Updated: 24th March 2020. 

I am afraid I can’t provide cake tasters during this time. 

But once movement is allowed again we will be begin posting our lovely tasting boxes. 


We post our tasting boxes via Special Delivery so that they are with you the next day between 9am -1pm.

You can choose up to four signature flavours per box and you are welcome to order as many boxes as you wish! 

Follow this link to order a Postal Tasting Box

*Apologies we can’t post these boxes outside of England. 

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