I met Elizabeth Solaru from the award-winning Elizabeth's Cake Emporium a little while ago and was lucky enough to see and taste her cakes. Elizabeth is three times winner of Wedding TV's The Great Cake Bake, and she specialises in producing great tasting couture and bespoke wedding and celebration cakes, cupcakes and cookies.
I got together with Elizabeth to find out more about the lady behind the cakes...
Tell me about your cakes Our cakes are bespoke and the best ingredients goes into making them. Whether a 7 tier wedding cake for a celebrity or a 3D Rhino cake for a birthday, we strive to ensure that each one is special. We like making intricate cakes that call for a lot of detail and half the fun is working out how to make our clients ideas come to life.
Do you have a signature style, look or feel to your cakes? Our cakes are quite luxurious in look and feel which our clients absolutely love as it gives them the reassurance about the quality of our work. We don't stick to a particular style and our flexibility and ability to work in various sugar styles keeps us fresh. This is probably one of the reasons why our work has been featured in national and international magazines such as BRIDES, WED and OK.
What are your plans for the future? We've got a few exciting developments and collaborations in the pipeline including books and DVDs. We've also got a lot of interest about our techniques from people abroad, so the next year will involve quite a bit of travel.
What about your cake making classes? The cake decorating classes were set up in response to popular demand. We offer a variety of classes from basic cupcake classes to full on three day wedding cake classes, so there is something for everyone!
With clients ranging from royalty to celebrities, Elizabeth's cakes truly deserve the reputation of delicious works of art on a plate! They will look fabulous in your wedding photos and believe me they taste amazing!
Me enjoying some of Elizabeth's cakes! - Photo taken at the Luxury Wedding Show courtesy of FO Photography)