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 seemless 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
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 collections and services?
Of course, we have divided our wedding cake services and collections into two distinct areas.
Our Couture Wedding Cake Service and our Signature Collection.
Our Couture Wedding Cake Service, sees us work together with yourselves to design and create a completely bespoke cake designed just for you. Our Couture service includes designing and creating your beautiful cake, design and catch consultation calls, hand delivery to your venue, and expert cake set up by our amazing Cake Stylists, liaising with your wedding planner, your venue, your florist, and extended wedding team (if needed). The couture service can also include a delicious Cake Tasting Box (sent direct to your home), cake stand hire, as well as an in person Tasting & Design Consultation for two in our Cheltenham cake studio.
Our Signature Wedding Cake Collection is our made to order range. These beautiful cakes have already been pre designed, and are availble to order online via our website. These cakes are collection only. However, they can be upgraded, and delivery and set up can be added on for an additional charge depending on if we have availability.
Can we talk to you before we book our wedding cake?
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.
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 felt over at all.
Do you provide delivery and wedding cake set up?
Within our Couture Service, this comes as standard.
However, we can happily provide an expert delivery and set up service quote if you are looking at our Signature Collection, please contact us for a quote.
We are happy to travel throughout the UK and abroad*.
Alterntively, you are welcome to collect your wedding cake from our Cheltenham studio.**
*Please note, there is a minimum spend of £3,000.00 for cakes and dessert tables outside of the Cotswold delivery area.
**Subject to the type of cake you have requested. Some cakes are not suitable for delivery an require expert set up.
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?
Within our Couture Wedding Cake Service, it is very difficult to offer a price list per se, until we meet to discuss what you are looking for. 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 a guide our wonderful Couture wedding cake prices tend to range between £5.00 - £45.00 per portion.
Please do contact us for a quote, as we are more than happy to help.
How early should be book our wedding cake?
We only take on a limited number of Couture Wedding cake orders per week.
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. Us
Alternatively, if you are looking for a Signature Wedding Cake, then full payment is required at the time of booking.
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.