The Vanilla Pod Bakery was born out of a passion for creating delicious cakes that put a smile on people’s faces.

Pia Cato Vanilla Pod Bakery“As a child I loved baking and have fond memories of making yummy scones and helping my father bake jam tarts on lazy Sunday afternoon.”

I decided to launch the Vanilla Pod Bakery in 2009 after I won the first business planning competition at the University of Gloucestershire. Initially, my idea was to open a cupcake tea rooms in Cheltenham but I have since discovered my passion lies in creating beautiful cakes. And five years on now specialise in creating deliciously elegant wedding cakes.

Using the high quality ingredients, from local free-range eggs to super-fine Cotswold flour, I create wedding cakes with you in mind.  I believe cakes should not only look fantastic but every bite should taste like a little piece of luxury too.

As well as wedding cakes, I also host fun-filled Hen Party Cupcake Decorating Experiences and the occasional private Cupcake and Cake Decorating Classes.

Over the years I have been privileged to bake for many wonderful clients and I have to say, my career highlight so far was back in April 2012. When I was invited to Buckingham Palace by Royal Appointment, and was able to present HRH The Duke of York with a box of Vanilla Pod Bakery signature bites size cupcakes!

“It was such an honour and a very surreal moment. It will be a memory that stays with me for the rest of my life”

All of my wedding cakes and cupcake are loving hand baked in Cheltenham and I operate on a strict appointment only basis. Please take your time to browse through my website and do not hesitate to contact me if you would like a quote, to place an order or arrange a complimentary wedding tasting consultation.

I hope you enjoy looking my website.

Pia x