About Us

Vanilla Bean Bakery is an innovative award-winning home-based cupcake and novelty cake bakery, based on the Daingean Road, Tullamore. We bake high-end cakes and cupcakes and everything is baked to order using the finest ingredients. We also use fresh fruits, excellent quality Madagascar vanilla and Belgian chocolate and a high quality fondant.

Linda Johnson Vanilla Bean Bakery
Photo by Jeff Harvey

Our menu includes a wide variety of flavours, Belgian chocolate, rocky road, vanilla, lemon, strawberry, chocolate, coffee, red velvet, carrot, mint chocolate, orange chocolate, oreo, ferrero, and lime and coconut to name a few, click here to see all our flavours. Vanilla Bean Bakery will also offer the customer the choice to theme their cake or cupcake.

It is important that our products not only taste delicious but also look appealing and attractive to the eye. Our cakes and cupcakes will delight the customer and make any celebration a moment to cherish.

We can provide a cake that is different, fun, colorful, a cake in the shape of a football or themed with your children’s favorite character. Vanilla Bean Bakery can provide cupcakes and cakes for birthdays, christenings, weddings and all your special occasions

Since 2014 Vanilla Bean Bakery has been one of the proud sponsors of the sugarcraft competitions at the Tullamore Show.

At Vanilla Bean Bakery we also supply edible cake toppers and have set up a new website, www.caketop.ie for these.

Vanilla Bean Bakery is a member of the Offaly Delicious Food Network and a founding member of the Tullamore Food Fayre in Tullamore. Currently we dont have a stall at the market.

Linda Johnson Vanilla Bean Bakery
Photo By Paula Nolan

Owner Linda Johnson has extensive experience working in the Hotel and Catering Industry, which gives her a unique expertise to start and run the business. Linda has gained experience through the industry in kitchen and hygiene practices and as a manager for 20 years has the business experience to control costs, purchasing, scheduling, and a good knowledge of branding and sales and marketing of the business.

Photo By Paula Nolan

“I baked a few cupcakes one day and 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.  According to Linda, she didn’t even realise her business was starting there and then and she believes that her Mum watching over her that has helped make her business as successful as it is. She 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 her cakes and cake decorating

In 2011 Linda won 1st prize for cupcakes at the Tullamore show and 2nd prize for her novelty cake. In 2012 she won a gold medal for her entry in the beginners Sugarcraft category at the Dublin Sugarcraft Guild competitions.

“Our cakes and cupcakes are chic, fun and fabulous. I believe every day should have something a little special in it!”