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First prize ‘the icing on the cake’ for Vanilla Pod Bakery

The Vanilla Pod Bakery

30th May 2017

Founder: Pia Cato

Home Business 100 member the Vanilla Pod Bakery, founded by Pia Cato, has been awarded the Best UK Wedding Cake Company of 2017.

Home Business 100 member the Vanilla Pod Bakery, founded by Pia Cato, has been awarded the Best UK Wedding Cake Company of 2017.

The Vanilla Pod Bakery was founded with the prize money from a business competition Pia won whilst on a placement year at university. Nine years later, the business is thriving and is known for its excellent customer relations as well as its baking.

To be named Best UK Wedding Cake Company 2017 is a badge of honour. Bakeries are nominated and a panel of professional judges then select a shortlist of 10 bakeries. Once this shortlist is decided, the businesses are advertised online and members of the public vote for their favourite.

The winner is chosen not only on the standard of their cakes but also their product range, social media presence and the running of the business.

Pia is proud to admit that she’s a perfectionist when it comes to cakes. Pia credits her success to her desire to make sure that each cake meets her high standard and reflects exactly what the client wants.

Winning came as a surprise to Pia, who said:

“It really is the ‘icing on the cake’ after nine years of hard work to grow the business.”

“It really is the ‘icing on the cake’ after nine years of hard work to grow the business.”

Before the award, the Vanilla Pod Bakery was already in high demand, with orders placed as early as two years in advance. Since winning the award, the business has been featured in a number of national magazines, and they are inundated with new customers.

Pia has long been thinking of expanding the business and hiring additional employees to help meet increasing demand. However, Pia stresses that she is not going to rush – it’s important for her to make sure that anyone who joins Vanilla Pod Bakery understands their mission and has the necessary expertise.

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