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 […]

Perfecting The Pop.

I’ve recently made an order of 200 of these lovely cake pops, and I thought I would write a easy-to-follow guide on how to perfect these beauties. There are two methods to making your cake pops: one is baked like a sponge, in a cake pop machine where they all come out the right shape […]

Baking For Baking Sake.

I realised at some point this week that I very rarely get the chance to bake for the home anymore. I have become so busy for baking for orders, that I have forgotten the joy of baking for pleasure. My husband loves to have baked cakes in the house and often feels neglected that the […]

Penelope’s Peppa.

It’s the eve of my little girl’s second birthday, and whilst I would love to dedicate hours upon hours to creating her the perfect cake, my reality is not that, I have a large Harry Potter themed wedding cake on this weekend with Golden snitch cake pops to go with it, along with other orders. […]

A Year In Review

I know I’m late on this bandwagon but there was a lot of change in 2015 for me, we changed name  from Lizzies Larder to Elizabeth Harris, launched our lovely new website, and  had our busiest month to date in October, I barely came up for breath and you know what, I thrived on it! […]

Chaos in the Kitchen

I have a love/hate relationship with baking with my children. Most of me wants to embrace it with open arms and dance around with the icing-sugar shaker. However, the OCD part of me wants to control the mess, flying arms, spoon licking, and general craziness. When my son asks to bake a chocolate cake, which […]

Creating Showstoppers

A night to remember! We will be doing a workshop evening to hep you create you own bit of wow factor to christmas day. I’ve put some examples below of novelty christmas cake, although these will not be the exact one we do it will give you an idea of what were going to create.     […]

A little project with a big company.

Last week I was contacted by one of our big UK supermarkets to be involved in a promotion in their run up to the Great British Bake Off Final. The theme… Fake or Bake? Could you tell the difference between a shop bought cake and a home made one just by looking at a picture? […]

Tears, Tantrums and Superheros.

Every year for my son’s birthday he chooses the cake he would like. I try and steer him in the direction of a fairly simple one, as his birthday falls in wedding cake season, when I am up to my ears in designs, iced figures and complicated structures. However this year just before his birthday […]