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CakeBuds

Burghfield, Berkshire, Hampshire

(24)
3 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019
CakeBuds logo
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CakeBuds

Burghfield, Berkshire, Hampshire

(24)
3 hires on Bark
‘19 Certificate of Excellence, 2019

About

CakeBuds is run by multi award winning wedding cake designer Elizabeth Wood who specialises in creating contemporary wedding and celebration cakes across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, London and surrounding areas.

Moving away from the conventional practice of cake decorating, Liz’s passion lies within contemporary cake design, with an emphasis on modern minimalism.

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Reviews (24)

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S
7 October 2019

Liz did an absolutely amazing job of our cake. We were looking for something fairly unconventional and we were blown away by the finished product. From sending through designs to choosing flavours it was a seamless process which is exactly what you want when planning a wedding. Thanks again and can't recommend Cakebuds enough! More...

L
30 September 2019

Liz made our wedding cake in March 2019. I cannot recommend CakeBuds enough; the entire process was painless, and the final product was delicious! Liz was friendly and communicative, and collaborating on the design was a fun process. She really listened to our ideas, and we were so happy with how things turned out, both visually and flavour wise. All of our guests agreed the dessert was a highlight of our day. We've saved the top tier for our anniversary and I can't wait to enjoy a slice of this cake again. More...

D
14 September 2019

Liz from Cakebuds is simply amazing!! She made our wedding cake for us and i’d like to share our experience.We did some research on suppliers for our wedding cake and Cakebuds happened to offer a taste box with 8 cake flavours which nobody else seemed to do. We were eager to try them so ordered this and were delighted with the variety and the taste of all the flavours. We booked an initial consultation which involved trying another 4 flavours of our choice (yes they did not disappoint either!) and discussed our ideas for the outer design with Liz. She offered some great advice on how the different styles we liked can blend together in a tasteful way, a fake tier to give it more substance without any waste and after the consultation she sent us 3 sketches of cake designs to choose from based on what we had spoken about. They were all very imaginative and beautiful. The cake on the day was exquisite, the design we chose was quite elaborate and each tier was a different flavour but everything was even better than we expected. The cake was on display all day and it didn’t change in any way structure or colour wise. By the time it came to the evening and cutting it, it was still so moist inside and each flavour tasted divine! It has been an absolute pleasure working with Liz and Cakebuds, both the products and customer service were second to none. More...

I
14 September 2019

I can’t recommend Liz enough. She has been great from start to finish and very professional. We were so impressed when we met her for a wedding cake consultation. We got a cake sample box with great range of flavours and they all tasted divine, it was hard to choose. The design process was smooth as she made sketches which were very helpful. She has great ideas and suggestions and goes above and beyond. Great communication. We just wanted to say thank you again for our beautiful and delicious cakes Liz. More...

S
2 September 2019

The most amazing cake Thank you !

S
28 August 2019

Well, where do I start! From the first tasting and consultation, Liz has been superb, nothing too much trouble. During the consultation, I’d described classic cake with a difference, Liz understood my vision straightway and provided many sketches and recommendation to add character, like rough edges, gold leaf and marbling effect! The sugar flowers which matched my bridal bouquet was beautiful! Every single feature captured, white rose, eucalyptus, brunia balls, and, in such detail!Last but not least, each layer had a different flavour and tasted delicious! Our favourite flavours, passion fruit, red velvet and salted caramel!Thank you Liz once again x More...

B
28 August 2019

What an amazing and delicious wedding cake. Can not thank Liz at Cake Buds enough. Best wedding cake we have ever tasted and it looked beautiful. Thank you very much xx

M
28 August 2019

Gosh where to begin. Liz is an extremely professional and creative cake creator! From our first appointment to discuss ideas she was fantastic. So when I presented her my ideas of a crazy cake - she said sure let's try this! This included making a dragon with a beard and glasses on. All throughout the process she was communicating to say how it was going and she most definitely delivered. That was the greatest salted caramel cake ever - full of flavour. The cake was a real show stopper. I can do nothing but recommend CakeBuds :) More...

P
27 August 2019

Liz delivered a stunning cake exactly as we wanted with beautiful edible flowers and incorporating our own personalised cake topper.

B
3 June 2019

What an amazing and delicious wedding cake. Can not thank Liz at Cake Buds enough. Best wedding cake we have ever tasted and it looked beautiful xx

J
30 May 2019

From the minute we first got in contact with Liz it was clear that she was going to produce something spectacular for our wedding. The initial consultation was fantastic - so many great flavours to pick from and she listened to the theme of our wedding and really thought well about something to compliment the day. She gave us three sketches to chose from and we really did struggle to narrow it down to our favourite because they were all so beautiful!Honestly, I could not have been happier and more impressed when I saw the finished cake on the day - it was absolutely stunning. It also tasted amazing! Everyone said how beautiful it was and it seriously stood out and made the day even more special for us. I cannot recommend Liz and CakeBuds enough - she is incredibly talented, super nice and a joy to work with. Thank you for creating something amazing for our wedding. x More...

J
29 May 2019

The most delicious and perfect cake. We went round in circles looking at cakes for our wedding Earlier this year and randomly came across Liz at Cake Buds, where Liz made everything so simple. Being able to order cake samples was amazing and we really didn’t imagine how good the cake would taste. Liz was so helpful with providing designs for us in such a professional artistic manner, she also made us a banana layer which was so so good. I would 100% recommend cake buds for ease of organising, simplicity, taste and all for such good value. We’re sat here now working out what party we could order for next, any excuse for the Amazing cakes. Thank you, Jess & Jon x More...

H
29 May 2019

Liz made our wedding cake September 2018 and omg I couldn’t have asked for anything more, she worked tirelessly for us to get the beautiful design we were after, it was definitely a show stopper. . everyone was talking about the cake. People think beautiful cakes don’t have the taste.. EVERYONE said it was the best cake they had ever tried. Including my husband who doesn’t even like cake, we spent our wedding night feeding each other cake and it was one of the best moments of the day for us! More...

J
28 May 2019

Beautiful cake with a professional service

L
28 May 2019

I can’t tell you how impressed I was with the quality of work and of course taste of my cakebuds wedding cake. Everything was perfect from start to finish. My guests still talk about my cake nearly a year on. More...

J
5 February 2019

What a cake! Liz created the most beautiful wedding cake for our winter wedding. She really listened to our thoughts when we first met and designed a really unique cake with so much texture and a look that really felt like us. Not to mention it tasted amazing! The design process to the finished product was so cool to see because she really stayed true to the vision she had. Everyone also said that the cake was simply stunning! Thank you so much - you are incredibly talented!! x More...

J
4 February 2019

Liz made our wedding cake - it was amazing. We'd actually booked a 3 tier cake and about 2 weeks before the wedding upgraded to a 4 tier as we couldn't drop one of the flavours. Liz even made for us a banana layer which is soooo good. We wanted our cake to look really simple with a vine of flowers and thats exactly what Liz did. communication with Liz was easy and Fab and she was so helpful with all her sketches. Cake tasters in the post has been the best post ever and we're looking forward to finding another reason to order a cake now. Thank you so much x More...

L
26 August 2018

Liz made our cake for our wedding yesterday and it was exactly what I asked. Her work was exquisite. Every tier tasted amazing.

J
25 July 2018

I had a cake made for a weekend when lots of our friends were visiting. Cakebuds were superb at suggesting yummy mouthwatering ideas and the design of the cake was a showstopper! It tasted even better, and was really textured with smooth creamy bits, chewy toffee and crunchy chocolate! Delicious ��� More...

D
25 July 2018

Having been a chef for a number of years involved with international cake competitions I could not believe just how amazing Liz is at doing wedding cakes a pure genius at decorations and a taste to die for. You will not be disappointed with the fantastic results she produces. Highly - Highly recommended. More...

L
25 July 2018

Lizzie made my sons 6th birthday cake! I showed her a photo and she produced a cake that looked 100 times better! My son was over the moon and it was delicious. I will definitely use Cake Buds for our future cakes � More...

H
25 July 2018

Elizabeth has made numerous cakes for me. The christmas cupcakes were to die for the grandchildren and adults loved them. The cake is so moist it melts in your mouth . Elizabeth made the black & gold 60th Birthday cake for my partner....both cakes were so moist and had so much flavour........Highly recommended. Thank you Elizabeth look forward to seeing your creation for my 60th Birthday cake in November More...

L
25 July 2018

Absolutely amazing. Nicest cupcakes I've had. Cake moist and so delicious and as for the toppings absolutely delightful. Highly recommended. Much love and thanks from Postie and family More...

J
25 July 2018

I was lucky enough to win Cakebuds competition. Liz made a lovely Star Wars themed cake for my mother in law. She did such a good job of creating something from the photos I sent. The chocolate sponge was delicious so moist and full of flavour. � More...

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The thing I love the most is hearing all about my couples wedding plans at their Tasting Consultations. This enables me to design a wedding cake to suit their particular style and ultimately creating a centrepiece that is both stunning and delicious.

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.

There is so much choice nowadays when it comes to designing your wedding cake that it may seem like a daunting task. Long gone are the days of the traditional white wedding cake as more and more couples are pushing the boundaries and opting for something a little bit different. Whether your looking for something that is colourful or neutral, bold or modest, detailed or minimalistic, I will work with you every step of the way to ensure your wedding cake is individually designed to suit your particular style, ultimately creating a centrepiece that is both stunning and delicious.

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Moving away from the conventional practice of cake decorating, my passion lies within contemporary cake design. I love exploring different textures, playing around with colour and creating different shaped cakes. I find inspiration all around me and my mind is conditioned to see cake everywhere. Sometimes ideas just come to me, often emerging as I experiment. Other times inspiration is taken from fashion, floristry, interior design, graphic design, paintings to name a few.

Moving away from the conventional practice of cake decorating, my passion lies within contemporary cake design. I love exploring different textures, playing around with colour and creating different shaped cakes. I find inspiration all around me and my mind is conditioned to see cake everywhere. Sometimes ideas just come to me, often emerging as I experiment. Other times inspiration is taken from fashion, floristry, interior design, graphic design, paintings to name a few.