Claire at Vanilla

about us

Hello there and a lovely warm welcome to Vanilla Pod.

My name is Claire and I have been working in cooking and baking industry for over 25 years. I studied hotel management for 5 years before working in the private service as a personal cook for 2 years.

For the last 18 years I have been working in Further Education; teaching hospitality, cookery, baking and front of house. As a hobby I have always made cakes for family, friends and ‘friends of friends’, and in the recent years I finally decided to fulfil my lifelong ambition to start my own cake making and cookery business.

I have a crazy passion for creating delightful cakes, treats and culinary delights for all occasions. My secret ingredients of love, creativity and attention to detail ensure I get the best results. I get a real buzz in helping you create something truly memorable and unique that you just couldn’t get with a cake bought from a supermarket shelf.

The personal touch and contact with clients is very important to me and the unique service I offer. Nothing beats seeing the look of delight on a customer’s face when they see their cake or hamper for the first time.

It’s just the most delicious reward!