Lily Jones (aka Lily Vanilli) is alternately 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, developing recipes and concepts or as a brand ambassador. She is a co-founder of the industry leading YBF Awards (now in it's 8th year) and the fundraising campaign #BakeForSyria.
She is the author of three best selling recipe books including last year’s #BakeForSyria book, whick donated all proceeds to support children displaced by the war.
She has a bakery on London's Columbia Road which has been busy since it's opening in 2010 and her bespoke cake and canapé business is a huge celebrity favourite with clients such as Elton John, Madonna, FKA Twigs, Kate Moss, 10 Downing Street, Nigel Slater and Jamie Oliver.
She recently opened a second store in Tbilisi, Georgia and launched an afternoon tea concept in Nanjing, China.
'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