We create elegant, timeless, show stopping centre pieces, to naturally beautiful cakes. You may know exactly what you want from your wedding cake – or maybe you need a little inspiration. Either way, are help to inspire your cake dreams.
Do you offer a price list?
It is very difficult to offer a price list per se, as each of our beautiful cake and dessert tables have so many variables bespoke to each couple. We take into account the number of servings, the complexity of design and style elements, and level of service the 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 a guide our wonderful wedding cake prices tend to range between £5.00 - £45.00 per portion.
Can we talk to you about our wedding cake ideas first?
Yes! 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 your cakes before we book?
Absolutely, you are welcome to order a delicious Tasting Box prior to booking from our website shop here.
The Tasting Boxes are a wonderful experience to have at home with your selves, or friends and family. They are sent direct to your chosen address via Royal Mail.
We also invite you to try our mouth-watering flavours at one of our exclusive Afternoon Tea Cake Tasting Events at Barnsley House.
Do you offer delivery?
If you choose our Couture Wedding Cake service, then we offer an expert hand delivery and wedding cake set up service to venues and private homes across the Cotswolds, UK and abroad.
Depending on the cake design, the size of cake and the timings on the day, we will organise for either a single Cake Stylist or a team of Cake Stylists to set up and dress the cake on site.
If you choose cake from our Signature Collection, then depending on availablity and location we maybe able to delivery and set up your wedding cake for an additional charge.
How do we book a Vanilla Pod Bakery wedding cake?
To secure your wedding cake booking we ask for a non refundable deposit of £350.00.
The remaining balance is then due in full one month prior to your wedding date
How early should we 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.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a Signature Wedding Cake, we can create these with a 7 day lead time.
How many people are in the Vanilla Pod Bakery team?
We are a small team if skilled bakers, decorators and cake enthusiasts. Our core team are:
Pia - owner and founder
Jo - Admin Wizard & Cake Consultant
Dee - Production Planner and Head Cake Decorator
Bryony - Junior Cake Decorator & Baker
Abbey - Cake Stylist & Junior Cake Decorator
Lou - Expert Sugar Artist
Can we travel abroad with Vanilla Pod Bakery wedding cakes?
Yes! We have had a number of couples take our delicious signature fruit cakes abroad over the years.
The cakes can easily travel in hold luggage.
Our couples have taken single tiered fruit cakes from their wedding day in the UK to enjoy at a later date.
We have also had couples from the UK order different size fruit cakes for their weddings abroad.
Fruit cakes have a shelve life of around 3 months to 18 months (depending on how they are stored).
How long as the Vanilla Pod Bakery been trading?
Our Director and Founder, Pia Cato, launched the Vanilla Pod Bakery back when she was 23 in 2009 after winning her University’s business plan competition.
Pia’s original idea was to open a Cupcake Shop and Tearooms but the creation of bespoke celebration and wedding cakes took hold and she is now extremely proud to operate our of a specialist cake studio in Cheltenham with her small highly talented team of passionate cake artists and cake enthusiasts.
BOOK A PHONE CONSULTATION
We offer a free initial phone consultation. This is a great way to chat with our founder Pia Cato about what you are really looking for in a wedding cake. Together you and Pia can talk about styles, themes and more.
WEDDING CAKE PORTFOLIO
Our portfolio showcases just a few of the beautiful, mouthwatering wedding cakes we’ve created for couples over the years. Though we specialise in naked, semi-naked and buttercream wedding cakes – which are perfect for a gorgeous elegant yet relaxed wedding – we also love a challenge!