Since starting out in 2008 Lily has been renowned for her pioneering cake designs, quality baking and market leading innovation. Her Sunday cafe on Columbia road has been packed with queues since it opened in 2010 and she recently opened her second store in Tbilisi, Georgia.
She is the author of three best selling recipe books including Sweet Tooth, A Zombie ate my Cupcake and 2018’s #BakeForSyria which went straight to number one on Amazon, with all proceeds going to support children displaced by the war in Syria.
She consults for brands in the UK and overseas and is co-founder of the industry leading YBF Awards, now in its eighth year.
“One of the most sought-after artisan bakers of her generation” Stylist
“The Queen of baked goods” ES Magazine
“It’s thanks to artisans such as Lily Vanilli that baking has never been so hip” Sunday Times Style
“Lily Vanilli’s flights of fantasy have us grabbing our aprons“ British Vogue