When Things Don’t Go As Planned

Two years ago, the Elizabeth Harris range was about to launch with Home Bargains, I was excited about what the next few years held. The range launched and sold well, I was happy. A year later we were moving house, taking on a renovation project, it was equally exciting as well as a little daunting. […]

4 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Cake

If you are newly engaged, or in the throes of planning a wedding, you will be awash with helpful tips, Pinterest boards, and everyone from your Mum to the lady in the post office giving you their ideas. My first piece of advice is this; Stop, take a breathe and remember – it’s your day, […]

The Joy of Cooking with Kids!

Do you ever struggle to get your kids to eat the food you have so lovingly prepared? I do, and when I spend an hour making something tasty and healthy only to get a look of disdain from the small people in my house, I find it very frustrating. (Can’t say I ever get that […]

The Joy and Calamity of Weddings!

Everywhere I look excitement is growing for the royal wedding. People are speculating on every element of the day from the dress, to the colour palette or the music. I am not doing their wedding cake (they missed a trick there) but I am sure it will be spectacular and can’t wait to discover what […]

How to make Perfect Flapjacks

Baking for friends or a family tea time is something I really enjoy. There’s something satisfying about baking something which is gobbled up by happy faces in no time! Flapjacks are always a crowd pleaser in our home. I recently added this Flapjack Tutorial to my YouTube channel, it’s been really popular. Flapjacks are one […]

Final Cake of the year.

It is the 31st of December and my final cake of the year is done! To say I’m happy with it would be an understatement. I am ending the year on a high with a cake I really love.   2017 has been a year of change for Elizabeth Harris and I know this is […]

How to Create Fondant Roses

How to Create Simple Fondant Roses There are lots of techniques you can learn when starting out in Cake Decorating. Creating Roses from Fondant ( also known as Sugarpaste) is a great technique to start with, it will add an extra wow factor to any cake! One thing I have learnt over the years – […]

How Do I Cover a Cake and Get a Smooth Professional Finish?

How Do I Get My Cake to Have Smooth Sharp Edges When Covering It In Sugar Paste?’ Cake Decorating has really taken off in the past few years, with many resources available that just weren’t about 10 years ago. For everyday bakers, eager to create their own master pieces at home, this is great news! […]

Top 10 Baking Questions Answered!

Top 10 Baking Questions Answered. I really love connecting with my customers, and have started getting lots of questions about the ‘how tos’ of baking and cake decorating. Here are the top 10 I get asked…….. Why does my cake sink in the middle? This can happen for a few reasons.. During Baking… Sometimes the […]