Out of Africa with Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium

Serving clients all over the UK, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium specialises in unique and one-of-a-kind creations in confectionery. From dragons to superheros and designer shoes to fairy tale castles, Elizabeth has done it all. Or how about a wedding cake that looks like a stack of cushions or one that emulates a chandelier!? There’s no idea too wacky and no cake too crazy for this lady!

Elizabeth has created her amazing cakes for the royals, celebrities, five-star hotels and glamorous West End stores. She is renowned for her intricate designs and has even been featured on television.

Her cakes don’t just look good though! Elizabeth offers a range of delicious flavours including triple chocolate delight (unsurprisingly, her best seller!), vanilla ripple, luscious lemon, caramel, Bailey’s Irish cream (!!), cookies and cream and red velvet.

So you can imagine my glee when she got in touch to share her latest idea with me – a wedding photo shoot inspired by Africa!

“The idea and concept for the shoot was mine”, she explained. “I like to seek inspiration for my cakes from various places and I’d noticed the recurring theme in recent catwalk of the use of tribal and ethnic inspired fabrics and accessories. Burberry (who changed the lining of their classic trench coat to an African print), Marc Jacobs, John Galliano and Michael Kors were all at it with colourful and black and white geometric prints, tubular chokers and pendants.”

“This shoot is a contemporary interpretation of Africa’s diverse and unique cultural heritage and an homage to the modern day African princess”, she elaborated. “We used colours ranging from dramatic black and white, metallic gold and shades of coral. Traditional African fabrics, jewellery and distinctive styling techniques were used to create the most splendid images that are indeed ‘Out of Africa’.”

Special Reader Offer

Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium is also currently offering free first anniversary cupcakes to anyone who orders a wedding cake for a 2013 wedding! Simply mention this feature when you enquire to qualify.

Prices start from £300 per tier. For more information be sure to check out her website. Elizabeth can also be contacted directly via email on info@elizabethscakeemporium.com or by calling 07958069116.

If you’d like to see more of this shoot then be sure to check it out on Elizabeth’s blog!

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: FO Photography
Styling: Cedar Events
Location: Quendon Hall, Essex
Flowers: William Clarke Flowers
Hair: AVOS Hair
Make Up: Onyeka Beauty
Stationery: Makeover Designs
Dresses: Kosibah


  1. Absolutely love the shots, they are stunning! The attention to detail from the cakes, dresses, to the table designs etc in each image is incredible & has been photographed beautifully! Amazing work from all involved!

  2. olu haastrup

    fantastic cakes, it is nice to have choices re cakes that reflect the ethnicity of the bride

  3. For anyone sick of typical pastels and the so called ‘vintage look’, these cakes are refreshing. As a florist I see many cakes but these are in a different league.

  4. Lucy

    i agree jodie. its so nice to see someone doing something so unique.. and not just describing it as ‘vintage’ :p

  5. T.Haastrup

    Gosh breathtaking… particularly the gold one…Elisabeth’s cake emporium here I come! As soon as a find a groom :D!!

  6. Elizabeth is a true artist, I am so proud to have had the priviledge of working with her on this amazing project and Funmi did a great job of capturing the images so beautifully

  7. It was an absolute delight to collaborate with the very best suppliers in the business on this project. Elizabeth’s cakes really do taste as good as they look. I am honoured that my stationery contributed in a small way. Thank you Kat for featuring our beautiful images

  8. I had the pleasure of commissioning a cake from Elizabeth for a special birthday party- It was not only beautiful to look at – it tasted fantastic. My friends are still talking about the three tier chocolate covered cake – with double chocolate, carrot and lemon layers – yum!!

    I just love the African theme cakes – inspired.

  9. Marie

    I was lucky enough to have Elizabeth make my wedding cake last weekend. She was so nice and kind, nothing was too much trouble. The cake (the cushion one with flowers) was just superb and it tasted heavenly. All my friends now have her number.

  10. I am always amazed when I see what Elizabeth comes up with next. Collaborating with her to match my gowns with her cakes was truly enlightening. Her subtlety and exquisite taste resulted in cakes that accurately captured the essence of the gowns without turning into pastiche. Thank you Kat for featuring this shoot on your blog.

  11. Maribel

    I love the work of Yemi Kosibah, and these photos and cakes are so creative and gorgeous! Love!

  12. Bunmi

    These cakes are truly gorgeous! Way to go! You are truly gifted and talented in many ways; We still remember the flowers for our wedding nearly eight years ago!!! Peace!

  13. Tola

    Absolutely gorgeous. I love especially the coral beads on the cupcakes. That is so culturally deep. Perfect interpretation lizcake emporium.

  14. Joke Bada

    Stunningly beautiful cakes that aren’t just a feast for the eyes, but also explode with delicious flavour in your mouth. These cakes are truly indulgent and delightful and make a bold statement ‘ I taste as divine as I look’…… well done Elizabeth.


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