Hi! I’m Liz
Contemporary Cake Artist
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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“I begin with an idea, and then it becomes something else”
– Pablo Picasso –