"After being let go from the hotel industry in 2008, I did not know what I was going to do but I know it was a sign that this was the time to make a change “I baked a few cupcakes one day and to my surprise discovered they were actually very edible!”. I think I was always trying to find something creative to do as my Dad, Gabriel, Uncle Liam (Willie) and their father, Alphonsus (Pop) were all prominent painters and decorators in the town and it was always in me to be creative” And my Mum, Rose too always spoke about having her own little business and had always thought that we would have some little business Harbour Street, where I grew up. I didn’t even realize at this stage my business was starting there and then and I believe that my Mum is watching over me and that has helped make the business as successful as it is. After this, I went on to complete a number of baking, sugarcraft and chocolate courses with the Baking Academy of Ireland and has since won various awards for my cakes and cake decorating
In 2011 I won 1st prize for cupcakes at the Tullamore Show and 2nd prize for a novelty cake. In 2012 I won a gold medal for her entry in the Sugarcraft category at the Dublin Sugarcraft Guild competitions. And Vanilla Bean Bakery grew from there. Linda
Since 2014 Vanilla Bean Bakery has been one of the proud sponsors of the sugarcraft competitions at the Tullamore Show.
Since starting the business it grew over the years and in 2019 we opened a shop in the town, however COVID19 forced us to close it after only a few months, and gave us the time to re-evaluate what I wanted for the business and how to continue in these difficult times, and here began out new online store, where we can deliver treats to your door!
Our bakery is registered with the Environmental Health Executive of Ireland and HACCP Certified