Vanilla house is a favourite cakery set snuggly in Durbanville, Cape Town. (2 Marais Cr, 7550 Durbanville). Winner of the 2012 Good Food and Wine Show ‘Cape Boss’ trophy, presented and judged by Buddy Valastro (Cake Boss), from Carlos’ Bakery in New Jersey!
Vanilla house is owned and operated by Angie Boyd, with the assistance of her sister and co-owner, Gayle Haefele; assistant pastry chef, Robyn Gartrell, as well as star baker Cynthia Sitwayi.
Angie established Vanilla House some 8 years ago, after having spent nearly 10 years as a Pastry Chef in the 5* Hotel industry. Angie is a Silwood graduate and has worked as Pastry Chef at the Fancourt Hotel; The Cellars-Hohenhort and The Cape Grace; and as a product developer at Compass bakery (Woolworth’s cake supplier). She has not only taught pastry classes at Chef’s schools, but also competed as a member of the SA Chef’s Team at the Luxembourg Expogast.So you can rest assured knowing that there is a wealth of experience behind every cake created in Angie’s kitchen.
Angie personally designs and makes every cake to suit you and your occasion. She is passionate about baking and all her recipes have been tested and tweaked over many years to make sure that they are the best quality possible. She has drawn on all her experience both in the hotel industry and after having made hundreds of weddings cakes over the past 8 years to ensure that all cakes look and taste great and travel extremely well.
Well done Angie, Gayle, Robyn and Cynthia!