Hi! I’m Liz

Contemporary Cake Artist

About Me

My name is Liz and I’m the Cake Designer and Maker behind CakeBuds.

So, how did CakeBuds originate? Well, since a young age I have always enjoyed baking. However it wasn’t until my daughters first birthday in September 2016 that I started baking celebration cakes. Family and friends then asked me to make cakes for them, so I taught myself to decorate cakes using books, Pinterest, YouTube and other online tutorials. The feedback I received was overwhelming which ultimately encouraged me to set up CakeBuds in summer 2017.

At the start of 2018, I decided to expand my business into wedding cakes. Expanding into wedding cakes has led to many exciting opportunities such as styled photoshoots, becoming a recommended wedding supplier for several wedding venues across the south of England and winning the title of South Central Wedding Cake Designer/Maker of the year in The 2019 Wedding Industry Award.

It was not until the end of 2018 that I truly started to feel like I had found my own style in cake design. I was finding that more and more couples were breaking boundaries when it came to planning their weddings. Everyone was trying to be different in one way or another. I soon realised that I too was being drawn to cakes which were a little different to the traditional wedding cake. Whether the cakes were minimalist, highly detailed, bold or modest, they all had a creative flair to them which made them stand out. That is when I started to experiment with different textures and soon realised that I had a real passion for contemporary cake design.

I feel like my journey in contemporary cake design has only just begun and I am super excited to see what the future holds.

5 Fun Facts About Myself

1

When I was younger I couldn’t say my name properly and use to call myself ‘Elizabud’. Since then my family always called me by the nickname ‘Bud’ – hence the name CakeBuds.

2

I am a qualified Chartered Accountant having worked for 3 years as an auditor followed by 7 years as a Forensic Accountant in London. Being an accountant definitely comes in handy when it’s time to submit the dreaded tax return.

3

I married my husband in August 2011 in Malcesine, Italy. Our colour scheme was sage green and grey – hence the colours of my brand! We spent our honeymoon travelling around New Zealand for 3 weeks followed by 5 days lying on a beach in Tahiti. It was amazing! 

4

I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie. I have jumped 43m off the Kawaraui Bridge in New Zealand and jumped out of a plane at 10,000ft … twice! Believe it or not, the bungee jump was actually more terrifying than the skydives.

5

The last film I saw at the cinema with my husband was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story – yes I know that was released back in December 2016, unfortunately having two young children means we don’t make it out in the evenings very often!

“I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else”

– Pablo Picasso –