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 […]

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 […]

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? […]