Relaxed yet ELEGANT WEDDING CAKES
Let us join you on your wonderful wedding journey.
Weddings are such a joyous and romantic occasion steeped in history.
The wedding cake itself symbolises good luck and prosperity, and is made of the best ingredients available so that the marriage will be happy and long lasting.
While the ceremonial cake cutting is more than just a wonderful moment during the wedding, it is one of the first endeavours a couple does together once their are united in marriage.
Commissioning a couture wedding cake is a wonderful part of a wedding journey and our wish is to make your journey as smooth and seamless as possible.
Designing a wedding cake unique to yourselves, is a similar design process to that of designing a couture wedding dress.
We take pride in getting to know you as a couple. We like to understand your vision for your special day and fall in love with it too.
We create sketches, showcase the cake flavours on offer and work with you to create your perfect cake.
Wedding cakes come in the form of many shapes and sizes. There are a fast array of options and we are here to guide through them every step of the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you explain your wedding cake services?
Of course, designing a wedding cake is a unique experience, and something we know is not an everyday occurrence. Over the years we have created a way of working that ensures our couples have a relaxed, fun and special wedding cake journey. We have created a complete service that will take care of everything to do with our couples wedding cake. We call this our Couture Service.
The Couture Service includes the designing and creating of your beautiful bespoke wedding cake and/or dessert table, a medium size Cake Tasting Box (sent direct to your home), design consultation calls, and catch consultation calls, hand delivery to your venue, and expert cake set up by our Cake Stylists, cake stand hire and collection, liaising with your wedding planner, your venue, your florist, and extended wedding team (if needed).
The couture service can also include wedding favours, guest bedroom gifts, extra postal tasting gifts, first year anniversary cake, birthday cakes/cupcakes for your guests, grooms cake, sourcing cake display props, site visits to your venue, as well as an in person Tasting & Design Consultation for two in our Cheltenham cake studio or at your venue/location.
Can we talk to you before we book our wedding cake?
Of course! We would be delighted to talk to you first. We host cake consultations via telephone or zoom, as well as private in person consultations. We’ll guide you through your wedding cake / dessert table options such as size, shape, flavour, number of portions, decoration and level of detail.
To book a consultation please click here.
Can we taste Vanilla Pod Bakery cakes before we book?
Absolutely, you are welcome to order a delicious Tasting Box prior to booking from our website shop here.
These lovely Tasting Boxes can be posted to your home address or collected direct from our Cheltenham Studio.
How many guests should our wedding cake cater for?
This is completely your choice, though I would say most of our couple cater for the exact number of guests.
However, over the years we have had couples over cater, as they love the thought of having left over wedding cake for next day celebrations, or to send to loved ones, or just to nibble on after the wedding (wedding cakes can easily be frozen).
Alternatively, some of couples under cater as they don’t want to have any cake left over at all.
Do you provide delivery and wedding cake set up?
Our Couture Wedding Cake service includes delivery and set up at your venue so that you do not have to worry about a thing.
We are happy to travel locally, around the Cotswolds. As well as throughout the UK and abroad.
Can we hire a cake stand from you?
We have a number of beautiful cake stands available for hire and for sale.
If you require a single cake stand hire & collection, your venue must be within 10 miles of our studio.
For multi cake stand hire & collection, your venue must be within 20 miles of our studio.
Alternatively, you are welcome to buy a gorgeous cake stand from us.
Do you offer a wedding cake price list?
It is very difficult to offer a price list per se, until we able to discuss what you are looking for via an initial consultation call. Each of our beautiful cakes and dessert tables have so many variables bespoke to each couple.
When pricing our cakes, we take into account the number of servings, the complexity of design and style elements, and level of service a couple choose.
Sometimes a highly decorated smaller cake may take longer to create than a larger one, and therefore, will be a higher price.
We bake a number of different sized cakes and we will always try to present a few possible variations for you to choose from.
However, as guide our wonderful wedding cake prices tend to range between £5.00 - £45.00 per portion. With this in mind, on average our lovely couples tend to invest between £800 - £1,750+ for their bespoke wedding cake. Please read our blog on “How Much Should I Invest In A Wedding Cake” to learn more.
But please do contact us for a quote, as we would be delighted to help you on your wedding cake journey.
How early should be book our wedding cake?
We only take on a limited number of Couture Wedding cake orders per year.
Therefore, to avoid disappointment, it is best to Save The Date as soon as you know you would like to commission us for your special day.
To Save the Date we required a deposit of £350, this then ensures you are 100% booked into our diary.
Once the deposit has been safely received we will invite you arrange a Design consultation, or a Tasting and Design consultation.
How do we go ahead and book a Vanilla Pod Bakery wedding cake?
We are delighted you are considering booking your wedding cake with us.
To secure your date we ask you to completed a Save The Date form and pay a non refundable deposit of £350.00 (payable by credit/debit card or BACS).
The remaining balance is then due in full one month prior to your wedding date.
We offer a free initial phone consultation. This is a great way to talk with Pia and the team about what you are really looking for in your perfect wedding cake. Together we can talk about wonderful designs, flavours and more.
WEDDING CAKE PORTFOLIO
Our portfolio showcases just a few of the bespoke wedding cakes we’ve created for couples over the years. From relaxed semi-naked cakes, to beautiful buttercream wedding cakes and elegant fondant cakes.
WEDDING CAKE INFORMATION
There are so many wonderful options to choose from when designing a wedding cake, such as the type of icing finish, the number of tiers, the portion size, the decoration details, the flavours and more. Perhaps you know exactly what you want from your wedding cake, or maybe you need a little inspiration. Either way, we can help.