Lily Jones (aka Vanilli) is described as one of Britain’s best-loved artisan bakers and the Queen of Cakes. Self-taught, she started out in 2008 and created an industry-leading brand with a pioneering approach to baking and running a food business.
She now consults for brands in the UK and overseas and is co-founder of the YBF Awards (now in its tenth year) and founder of the viral fundraising campaign #BakeForSyria.
Lily is the author of three bestselling recipe books and has a bakery on London’s Columbia Road. Her bespoke cake and canapé business is a huge celebrity favourite with clients such as Elton John, Madonna, FKA Twigs, Kate Moss, Tilda Swinton, Nigel Slater and Jamie Oliver.
“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
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