Hannah Banana Bakery, located in the Freemantle area of Southampton, specializes in creating vegan and gluten free cakes and sweet treats. Online or phone ordering. You can pick-up or they ship anywhere in the UK. more-less


First Review by arherron

I'm a bit obsessed with these cakes

5 Posted on 02 / 05 / 2014

Hannah doesn't make the best vegan cakes - she makes the best cakes, full stop.
Having tried her cupcakes before I asked her to make my wedding cakes last year. We went for 4 flavours of cupcake and a round iced sponge cake for cutting. All of it was simply amazing. I found Hannah really attentive and keen to get it exactly right throughout, despite the fact that her prices are far less than the vast majority of other celebration cake makers I've come across.
She was happy to create new flavours for us to try (you can have a free sample of 3 flavour cupcakes before committing yourself) and made sure all the details were exactly what we wanted, down to the exact colour of ribbon on the main cake.
Everyone - vegan, vegetarian and otherwise - loved her cakes; many couldn't believe that they were vegan.
Despite Hannah's recommendation, we ordered much more cake than our guests could ever have eaten - and they tried! - and we found the cakes all kept really well.
She needs to open a cake shop so I can have them all the time!

Pros: delicious, good range of flavours, good value

Spectacular delicious cakes!

5 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2013

I first came across the bakery at an all day community festival. The beautiful and lovingly handmade decorations caught my eyes and i'd already decided to buy one of each design cupcake before getting to the front of the queue. Was a bit apprehensive when I saw that they were vegan (as an omnivore I always assumed that vegan cakes would taste gross - no butter!?!) but the were so blooming pretty I still went ahead and i'm so glad I did!!! They were really light, fluffy and tasty!

The love and attention that Hannah puts into the cakes can be tasted. I've been lucky enough to eat many of her cakes since and every single one/slice has been a culinary work of art and a pleasure to consume. She came along to my local WI last year to do a cake decorating demonstration and it was captivating to watch her work her icing magic. This woman has such a passion and enthusiasm for delicious and visually appealing cakes it is splendid to witness!

Keep up the amazing work!

Pros: Delicious, Beautiful, Excellent customer service

The Best tasting cakes and biscuits

5 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2013

I had the good fortune to meet Hannah through mutual friends in a group and I am so glad I did
I told hannah about my wedding cake made by a baker in Bournemouth that made me cry it was so far from what I had asked for it was heartbreaking.
On hearing about her cakes I asked if Hannah would make my first anniversary cake as I really wanted a proper cake and oh my she didnt dissapoint at all my cakey faith is restored...
She made my dream cake, everything I have ever dreamed of
I just wish I had known her when I got married.
I will never go anywhere else for cake and even brought my valentines biscuits from her (gave one to the husband and ate the other four :)
You don't have to be vegan to enjoy her cakes they are so good you wont even notice
her customer service is second to none and the care and attention that goes into sourcing local and organic ingredients is the gorgeous icing on an amazing cake

Possibly the world's best cakes. Ever.

5 Posted on 02 / 28 / 2013

I have been using Hannah Banana Bakery for a while and have never failed to be impressed by the standard. I ordered my 18th birthday cake from her and was over the moon with the end result. It was exactly what I asked for, and tasted absolutely divine. Everyone was amazed at how good it tasted, a majority having never eaten vegan before, and I will definitely recommend to everyone I know!

The best cakes I've ever tasted, and brilliant customer service.

Can't get enough of these cakes!

My Favourite Bakery!

5 Posted on 02 / 04 / 2013


Pros: Amazing quality, highly recommended!, Beautiful packaging & excellent service., Hannah is awesome and super helpful.


Great Cake from an Absolute Baking Wonder-Woman

5 Posted on 02 / 04 / 2013

Hannah is a brilliantly skilled and creative baker who creates delicious and beautiful cakes and all kinds of other yummy treats. As if that wasn't impressive enough, they're all vegan as well.

I was lucky enough to enjoy a red velvet cake with vegan cream cheese style frosting that she made. It was fantastic and so so yummy I was pained to share it! Hannah was thoroughly lovely and helpful through the whole process from deciding what I wanted to picking up the finished cake.

I've also seen so many pictures of her elaborate cake creations that clearly have so much time and care put into them and know many other happy customers she has baked for. I am in awe of her creativity and dedication as a one-woman bakery (and the fact she's completed a PhD whilst running the bakery too!).

I would recommend Hannah Banana Bakery to anyone, vegan or not!

Pros: Lovely Lady, Yummy Cake, Imaginative Creations

Perfection Every Time

5 Posted on 02 / 04 / 2013

I put on events in Southampton and invited Hannah to attend and sell cakes at an all-day music event in 2011.
She brought with her an incredible range of different cakes, and had even used artwork from some of the bands on the cakes! Which was a complete surprise!
It was a great little touch and really impressed everyone attending, one of the talking points of the day.
I really can't recommend Hannah Banana Bakery enough.. Top marks for effort and I'm yet to hear a word of complaint from a vegan, vegetarian or meat-eating mouth!

Pros: Excellent Quality, Top Marks For Effort, Great Staff


5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

I must say although I'm not vegan these are the only cakes I buy!! I wouldn't notice any difference! The service has always been impeccable and communication legendary I can't wait for the delicious valentine cookies I've ordered x

Pros: Customer Service, Simply delicious, Value

A ray of sunshine on the South Coast

5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

Hannah has the exceptional ability to successfully step up to whatever challenge she is presented with:- I've been scoffing her cakes at all day music events, vegan food fayres and festivals, and the like, and never have I been disappointed with the selection or standard of any of her baked goods! For many who have sampled her treats, be them vegan, lactose intolerant or anyone who appreciates a good cake when they see one, Hannah has shown consistency to her recipes, decoration, excellent communication and prompt service. There is really no one else like it down these 'ere parts.


Pros: Fast service, Friendly, Bespoke


5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

I cannot rate this bakery enough. I have so many vegan friends and Hannah makes it so easy to send them amazing tasty gifts. Her cakes are not only great to look at but AMAZING to eat. The most enthusiastic and talented vegan baker that I have ever used. It is quick and easy to order and cakes always arrive beautifully packaged and on time!

Thanks Hannah Banana Bakery! You're the best!

Pros: Amazing quality, Fast service, Fantastic Customer Service

Creatively yummy!

5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

I have been ordering cakes from HannahBananaBakery for a few years and she's never let me down :) I've ordered birthday cakes with interesting flavours and left it up to Hannah to add her creative designs to them; it's always exciting to see what she comes up with! Her cupcakes are always so pretty to look at and taste divine! I really recommend her Toffee Apple cupcakes ;)

I often make large cupcake orders to share with my friends at gatherings - who all love them too! Her prices are amazing considering the effort she goes through to source her ingredients.

I am hoping to get married soon and I know who I'll be asking to make my cake! And I'm not even a vegetarian, never mind a vegan xxx

Pros: Creative, Reliable, Tasty
Cons: None :)

Hannah Banana Bakery - Simple Delightful

5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

I stumbled across the Hannah Banana Bakery simply by chance and wow what a delight it was :) Hannah was very attentive in her response to any questions that I had with regards to my order, which made my first experience with a vegan bakery, fabulous! You simply need to experience how lovely the homemade treats are for yourself...delightful yumminess :) Looking forward to speaking to Hannah very soon for another order :) Thank you for making my first vegan experience a fab one!! xxx


5 Posted on 02 / 01 / 2013

I placed an order for one of Hannah's limited edition Christmas goodies,and was not disappointed Fab customer service, Hannah is possibly one of the happiest people Ive ever met,and very helpful regarding flavours and getting exactly what i wanted.
would recommend Hannah Banana Bakery to anyone looking for not only the tastiest vegan goodies,but also beautifully presented and well packaged,Thanks Hannah, I'll be back for sure!

Pros: helpful, tasty, beautiful presentation
Cons: none

Vegan wedding cakes - or not as the case may be.

1 Posted on 01 / 12 / 2013

I stumbled across Hannah Banana Bakery doing a websearch and was immediately both delighted and excited to have found someone who makes vegan wedding cakes fairly near to Dorset where I was getting married. The photos on the website on served to confirm this was the cake maker for me. I was having a vegan wedding and really wanted to support cottage industries with a vegan slant. It was almost too perfect to be true.
Sadly, here's where the magic ended. Hannah consistently failed to return my calls or emails and did not call when arranged. I'd go weeks without hearing anything from her and told myself time and time again it will be alright in the end. After S months of nonsense I and a final missed deadline I relectantly sought out another cake maker. Hannah did apologies for the charade and offer to send me a ruffle. The whole experience was the last thing any bride to be needs. In short, ther skill levels are not in question and evident by the photos on the website. But can you rely on Hannah for special occassions? In my experience no.

Pros: highly skilled, supporting fellow vegans, innovative vegan bakery
Cons: not trustworthy, poor communications, cannot be relyed upon
  • Hannah Southcoast Hannah Southcoast

    Hello, this is Hannah Banana here. I'm so sorry you feel you have had less than perfect experience of my bakery. I've made over 100 weddings cakes now and 1000's of other cakes and this is my 1st less than perfect review! Im so sorry for any inconvenience caused I'm afraid I was extremely busy over the Christmas period and some emails were delayed. I can only apologise and hope you have a fantastic wedding.

  • Niko1981 Niko1981

    In response to arherron YES!you can rely on Hannah Banana for special occasions! Hannah made my wedding cake and cupcakes at short notice when my wedding venue fell through. She was absolutely amazing and really couldn't have been more helpful in communications leading up to the wedding as she was in constant contact. On the wedding day she was also amazing and I really don't think she could have been any more professionl and helpful. The cakes were perfect and everyone at my wedding enjoyed them. I'm sorry about your situation and I do understand full well how stressful planning a wedding is, but I think your post is a bit harsh given that I can't imagine Hannah would want to have offened you in any way and I'm sure she wouldn't have got back to you through any mallice because I know she's not like that.
    Hope you have a good wedding!



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Last updated: 2011/12/13


Added: 2011/07/30


Added by: Hannah Southcoast