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Part-time self-employed baker and cake decorator

If you have always dreamt of creating cakes for a living and bringing a smile to customers faces on their special day then working with the Vanilla Pod Bakery could be perfect for you.

We are a small specialist wedding cake bakery looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed individuals who want to offer us their services long-term on a self-employed basis creating (baking and decorating) luxury bespoke cakes.


Working hours/days: You work to your own hours but it will include weekend work.

Location: Your kitchen, our kitchen, venues across the local counties.

Wage: Very competitive depending on experience and talent.



  • Baking cakes and cupcakes from recipes provided
  • Decorating bespoke wedding to order cakes as per client’s instructions
  • Delivery and cake set up at venues within a 80 mile radius of Cheltenham
  • Stock management
  • Fondant work
  • Buttercream work
  • Chocolate ganache work
  • Stacking Cakes
  • General housekeeping


Job Specifications:

  • Maintain high standards, production of orders
  • Cake decorating experience of at least 2 years + ( either commercially or from home baking)
  • Excellent Cake decorating skills
  • Positive attitude and excellent work ethic
  • An eye for detail and a creative mind.
  • Ability to distinguish between different shade of colours.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work well as part of an external team as well as on your own
  • Professional demeanour.
  • Ability to work on your feet for extended periods of time (8+ hours a day);
  • Right to work in the UK
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Clean drivers license and car
  • Must be reliable and great with customers


Hire Process:

  • 1. Evaluation of your portfolio and application form
  • 2. Invitation for interview and trial
  • 3. Evaluation of interview and trial
  • 4. Job Offer (if successful)
  • 5. Negotiation


The role is a self employed position, you will need your own clean car with business insurance, access to mobile phone with reliable GPS as well as a computer, printer and telephone.  You will also need to organise your home business insurance, have your kitchen registered with the council, have a completed food hygiene certificate level 2 and complete a tax return each year. But don’t worry we can help with all of this.  Full training and support will be given.

To apply for the role please complete and submit the application form below