The Bake Pod

The Bake Pod

Cannock, Staffordshire, Based in: West Midlands
Based: West Midlands

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At a Glance

Ranges: Wedding Cakes and Favours

Ingredients/Materials: FairTrade, organic, locally produced, biodegradable, sustainable and reusable wherever possible.

Where sourced: Locally sourced produce wherever possible. However, unfortunately sometimes this just isn't possible or viable. Organic UK farms. I also try and use local suppliers for other business requirements wherever possible such as stationery.

Online Sales: No

Areas Served: Staffordshire and surrounding counties within a 50 mile radius covering West Midlands, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire & Leicestershire

Eco/Ethical Ethos (personal and professional): Hi, I'm Hayley and like many others I've become increasingly aware of our environmental impact on our planet. With this in mind I've been on a journey to transition my business, The Bake Pod, to be more eco conscious. My cakes are produced with organic ingredients enabling me to support UK farms wherever possible. Additionally, the award-winning jams and curds I use are from a local Staffordshire company and the sugar, chocolate and cocoa I use is always fairtrade certified. I'm constantly seeking out and testing ways to reduce my impact on the planet and educate other bakers in the industry by sharing my discoveries. I utilize re-suable options wherever possible within my baking such as re-suable cake tin liners and have swapped from plastic to more biodegradable and sustainable options with much of the equipment and packaging I use. Additionally, my oven and mixers are powered with 100% renewable energy generated from the wind, solar or biomass and the miles I cover to deliver my cakes are carbon offset. 

Is your business Vegan-Friendly?: I'm currently testing out recipes to offer vegan options for some of my cake flavours and once I'm happy with these will look to offer a range.

 

How Green is your Supplier?

 

How Green is your Supplier?

So we've put together a ten point criteria, the Green Gauge, that we ask all our partners, your wedding suppliers, to comply with for your peace of mind. The wedding industry covers a broad activity base and you will have your own benchmark of how 'green' you want your suppliers to be. We happily accept wedding suppliers who are trying their best and can check 4 or more criteria on our Green Gauge.

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The Bake Pod is run by me, Hayley, and renowned for beautifully designed contemporary wedding cakes that not only look wonderful but taste delicious, too. Our cakes are made to bespoke requirements and we only use organic, fair trade or local produce wherever possible for the ultimate taste experience. We are also adapting our small business to be more environmentally aware and have integrated new processes and equipment to help our planet. Situated in Cannock, Staffordshire we also serve neighbouring counties in The Midlands.

Our ethos is in delivering the highest quality, most memorable and delicious wedding cake for each and every one of our couples. We offer a personal and professional service and work only on a small scale basis to ensure that our customers get our best attention. Our cakes are created as unique pieces and we work closely with you to create your perfect centrepiece. We offer tantalizing flavours such as Rose, Raspberry and Prosecco or more traditional options of Victoria Sponge and Jam. Please browse through our portfolio and menu choices and contact us to discuss your requirements.

Testimonials

Thank you so much Hayley for our perfect wedding cake! It looked amazing, and tasted as good as it looked. All of our guests commented on how nice it was, the carrot and walnut and chocolate and salted caramel tiers were a massive hit, it all soon got eaten! You have been so helpful since we first came to the cake tasting session, and we will definitely be recommending you and using you again in future for other occasions. Emily & Neil

Thank you so much for our beautiful wedding cake! We had seen the Bake Pod at a number of wedding fayres and when it came to choosing someone to make our cake we knew it had to be the Bake Pod. From day one, Hayley has been so friendly, approachable and professional and has shown a genuine interest in our wedding. Hayley made our vision a reality by creating a stunning 3 tier cake for us which included marbled fondant and amazingly realistic sugar flowers. The cake itself tasted delicious (coconut & lime, chocolate & salted caramel and victoria) and we received lots of lovely comments from our guests. Thanks again Hayley, we could not be happier! Beth & Luke

Ben and I got married at St Barts Church in Penn followed by a reception at Pendrell Hall. Hayley was totally amazing! So friendly, professional and approachable. She really got to know Ben & I, we got to try flavours and put our ideas all together. The final result was fab! We had SO many compliments of how great it looked and tasted! We will definitely be using Bake Pod again if we need any cakes for special occasions! Rosie & Ben

I can’t tell you how pleased we were with the cake, it was everything we had dreamed of and more. It looked far too nice to cut but you’ll be pleased to know that it all went and the hotel remembered to save us a good piece of each tier which we worked our way through following the wedding with cups of tea – bliss. My favourite was actually the top tier (the coconut & lime)! Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts for creating our dream wedding cake and it was so lovely having you involved in our dream day. Claire & Oli

Dear Hayley, thank you so much for our amazing, beautiful and absolutely delicious wedding cake!! You were so lovely and helpful from day one, we couldn’t have asked for better service. Thank you so much. Jenni and Craig

Photography credits:

The one of me: Lowis Photography
The ones of my hands and the lavender cookies: Stuart James Photography
The one of the four tiered 'drip' cake on the wooden crate: Jade Osborne Photography