Meet The Vanilla Pod Bakery Team
Hello I thought I would create a little post introducing us and little of our story! I can’t believe Vanilla Pod Bakery has been officially designing, creating and delivering delicious cakes for just over 13.5 years now! (We will have to have a party when we turn 15!).
My cake adventure started way back in 2007 when I entered a business plan competition through my university (@uniofglos). I managed to win it and started creating cakes from my student house! (during the last year of uni, I don’t think I went to any party without a box of cakes!).
I officially launched Vanilla Pod Bakery once I had graduated with a degree in marketing in 2009. Initially, I sold cupcakes from farmers markets around Cheltenham and Gloucester, and slowly but surely got asked to create more and more cakes for weddings and special events.
Fast forward to now, I have an awesome core team, we specialise in creating luxurious cakes to order, and we work from a fabulous cake studio filled with metal tables, fridges and ovens #thedream.
I don’t do much baking and cake decorating these days, I leave that to my wonderful cake production team (Dee and Bryony) and I think you can agree they are super talented. You will mostly see me with my iPad in hand, designing cakes, hosting consultations, doing the marketing, and taking care of the behind the scenes side of running a small business.
My right hand women is Jo, she is our fantastic Studio Manager and you can find her busy behind her laptop in the studio office (many of you will have spoken to her too). She keeps everything working just so, enabling the whole studio to run perfectly. Kayley is our brilliant cleaner, and keeps the lovely studio spick and span.
We also wouldn’t be Vanilla Pod Bakery without the help of our sugar flower freelancers (Lou and Fah), our supporting businesses (@HRpeoplesupport & @Skybridgeaccounting) and my lovely boyfriend Mike (aka Finance Director)!
Image by: Natalie J Weddings