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 – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]