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 […]

Tips for Choosing a Wedding Cake… Let The Journey Begin.

When planning a Wedding and choosing Wedding Cake can be approached in different ways. For some people, planning a Wedding is the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, for others, it feels stressful and like one long to do list….. (any of that sound familiar?) We meet couples who fall into both ends of this spectrum […]

Big Announcement

I have been waiting for this day for a very long time. I am so massively excited and proud to announce (drumroll please…) The Elizabeth Harris Bakeware and Cake Decoration range  will to be available to buy  in all Home Bargains stores, nationwide  from the beginning of March 2017.  Yes, that’s right, I have my own […]

Colleagues not competitors

9 years ago I worked at Slattery’s: a Patissier & Chocolatier based in Manchester. My role involved decorating cakes for their bespoke cakes made to order. It was a fantastic job and I learnt a great amount. The owner of Slattery’s once said something to me that has stayed with me. I still think about often. We were talking about […]

Bring On The Bling

When a cake your working on makes you feel nervous and excited in equal measure you know it can only be a good thing. Working with real gold can be temperamental and tricky but the results are so rewarding. So when bride-to-be Rachel showed me an image she had found in a magazine of a […]