Saturday, November 27, 2010

Molly's Fairy

Cupcake topper made for my little niece Molly who turned 5 today.

She had a fairy party and instead of a cake this year we went with a cupcake tower of teeny tiny mini cupcakes. The toadstool is made out of carved polystyrene and covered in fondant.

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl xxx

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I had good intentions of making a start on my niece’s 5th birthday topper today. But after brunch out with some girlfriends and seeing Tracey’s post and then reading Glory’s cream cheese frosting recipe my day just ‘turned to custard’.

It’s the first time I’ve baked since a month away in Europe, I am sure my poor oven has forgotten my name! A work colleague is getting married in Feb and as I will be making her cupcake flowers, it was a good excuse to try out a few combinations. The brief is ivory and black..... Not an easy combination. On mass I think these will look quite stunning. I love the elegance of the black cases too.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kelcey's Cat Cake

Kelcey turns 10 today. She was so excited to receive the parcel from Jo in the UK (purchased by the funds raised by buying her shoe template!). Kelcey got her Mum Tracey to scribble out the customs form so she would have no idea what was in it and is saving it to open today, her actual birthday.

The cats represent (well sort of!!) her two beloved cats Garfield & Missy.

Have THE most fabulous day Miss Kelcey, you certainly deserve it!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Charlie’s Enchanted Garden

Ten more sleeps and I am off on my UK/Europe/USA trip with my husband. Sadly while I am away I will miss Princess Charlie's 1st birthday. I promised her Mummy a cake topper, so at least I will feel like I have shared in some of her special day. I am sure I can make it up to her next year!!!!

I have been getting really interested in polymer clay lately (although this is made from icing) and the birds were inspired by some fabulous polymer clay artists from Flickr and Etsy

I had so much fun doing this. It is teeny tiny and is sitting on a 6 inch cake card. I only wish I had more space to create. It is going to the other end of the country, let’s hope it gets there in one piece!

Have a great weekend everyone x

Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Hot Tub, Blow Up Doll and a Mobility Scooter!

It sure is a weird and wonderful combination to fit onto one cake!

I’ve been down for the count this week after my dear son passed on a flu virus. I’d been planning this cake for weeks, and luckily had pre-made the ‘mobility scooter’ last weekend.

As with most of my cakes, this was a marathon effort. Well worth it though as it sure put a smile on the birthday boys face!

Happy 50th birthday Scotty!

The Ride

Thumbs Up!


Scotty with his cake

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Baby Shoe Template

Want to be able to make these gorgeous ‘Mary Jane’ baby shoes??? My fabulous friend Jo Ranson in the UK is selling the template with all proceeds going towards buying little Kelcey a birthday present!! Kelcey will be 10yrs old on Sept 21st so this will be available for the next couple of weeks.

For the price of a decent coffee.... you will be emailed full instructions as well as your own template!

Even if you are not a ‘cake maker’ maybe you could head over to Jo’s blog and donate the £2.50 ($5nz) ($3.50us) ($3.90au) so we can send her something nice for her big day!

If you would also like to send her a birthday card from your corner of the world, post to:

Card for Kelcey
C/o Kathryn Harris
PO Box 2384
Auckland 1140
New Zealand

(Let her know what country you are from)

And I will pass it onto her. Let’s show her she has a HUGE support network thinking about her all over the globe!

Thank you!!

Click Here to order your TEMPLATE or to Donate

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sweetie Bear

Brave little Kelcey is doing it tough at present. She is in her 5th week of an extended hospital stay as she continues to fight an infection.

I sent these cupcakes up to the hospital today hoping it might brighten her day, I can’t imagine how stressful this is for not only Kelcey but her family as well.

We are all thinking of you Kelcey and sending love & hugs your way x

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Amazing Blog with a Fabulous Giveaway!

The Prize

Some of Tracey's work!

Tracey Lau from ‘Art and Soul’ is celebrating the launch of her business by having a GIVEAWAY!

CLICK HERE to pop over to her blog and read how you can go into the draw to win!
If you love beautiful things..... be prepared to be blown away by this woman’s talent!

Monday, June 21, 2010

M is for Missing......

Just to let you know I am still alive! Now I am back working full time it leaves little or no time for all the creative things I love to do. My camera hasn't seen the light of day in months :(

My daughter turned 16 a couple of weeks ago and cupcakes were all I could rustle up. I snapped this picture 2 mins before the first guest arrived. Her theme was purple & silver and half the cupcakes had cute little bows on them – didn’t even get a shot of them!

Hope everyone is well x

Friday, May 7, 2010

Linny's Baby Cake

Made for the Gorgeous Linny who sits at the desk next to me at work. She left today to go on maternity leave.

We arranged a fake meeting for her this morning and while she was away we covered her desk in cupcakes, balloons & this cake I made for her.

I was quite attached to this little sugar figurine and was quite sad to see her go..... just about as much as I’ll miss Linny!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Miss Kelcey

Kelcey... seriously stunning!

Jakob & Kelcey

Kelcey & Jakob (they were approx 2 years old here!)

Maclain (Kelcey's brother) Jakob & Kelcey

Today was a very special day, as we got to go and visit with Kelcey and her family. Jakob handed over the $2,160.00 he managed to raise from his post on this blog.

Kelcey is back in hospital next week for another round of treatment. She has spent the last 5 months either in hospital or in isolation at home, so being able to spend some time with her today was pretty awesome!

If you were one of the many people who donated.... Jakob & I thank you from the bottom of our hearts xxx

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lexi's 1st Birthday & Thank You!

A week ago my son Jakob began his quest to raise money for his friend Kelcey who has cancer. Your response has been fantastic and to watch the donations roll in was just amazing! Jakob and I would love to be able to contact you all personally but that just isn’t possible so please accept our sincere thanks for opening up your hearts.... and your wallets :O)

Jakob is a little disappointed that he didn’t reach his target of $5,000 but everyone keeps telling him how amazingly well he has done! He even sent an email to Ellen DeGeneres (her show is on here after school and he likes the part where she rings people who are in need of help) to ask her to send out a “tweet” to her fans to boost his fundraising efforts! I did explain to him she would get a gazillion emails and it was highly unlikely that she would actually ever get to read his email, but he wanted to try.

With all this going on last weekend I still had finish my niece’s 1st birthday cake. We had a Teddy Bear themed birthday party and enjoyed a lovely warm day out in my Brother & Sister-in-laws back yard.

I will take down the donate button next week so I can then hand over the $$$ to Kelcey & her family. There is still time to push that total a little higher!

Hope everyone had a great Easter :O)

Auckland Police Dog Section - Shave Off for Kelcey

Auckland Police Dog Section - Shave Off for Kelcey

While you are here checking out the photos why not reach across and push the donate button? :O)

Jakob needs 1000 people from around the world to donate $5 each to get to his target. That's about $4us or $4au or about 2 pounds to my UK friends.

Small donations CAN do BIG things!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Give Me 5! - For Kelcey



For many of us Christmas is that moment in time when we focus on the people we love and we do everything in our power to make sure they feel it. We even extend part of that love and kindness to people who we don’t really know just in case they don’t have someone giving them that support.

Anyway, that ‘s how it should normally go but in the moments before Christmas 09 my friend Tracey was told that her daughter Kelcey aged 9 years had a disease known as T-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. You don’t need Wikipedia to work out that this is a damned serious disease that has no right to be in anybody’s life especially someone so young and hungry for life like, Kelcey.

As you can expect this was devastating news for Tracey, her husband Kelvin and all their family and friends. The road ahead for Kelcey is a constant barrage of invasive treatments that will challenge every physical and mental part of her being. She is a child with a whole bunch of dreams and wishes that have now been cruelly wrenched from her. It’s not fair.

Tracey and Kelvin are determined to see their precious Kelcey overcome this disease and begin to enjoy the things that children are designed to enjoy.

I will be fully supporting Tracey and her family in this campaign because she has done so much for me, my family and many other people who know her. I am confident she probably has no appreciation whatsoever of how much she has inspired and strengthened those around her.

Tracey has unwittingly done this as she waged her own battle against breast cancer a few years ago. Yes, it’s hard to believe that while she still has her own fight to finish she has found the reserves of courage to fight for Kelcey. That’s too remarkable for words.

My 9 year old son Jakob has developed a strong relationship with Kelcey through this time. Perhaps this had its beginnings when Tracey and I were two friends with three months between our pregnancies. Jakob has seen and understood how very different Kelcey’s situation is from his own so when he talks about her you can feel the powerful strength in his belief that she will be cured.

He wants to help Kelcey so tomorrow he’s joining a “shave off” that will be staged by the Auckland Police Dog Section. Yes, my son is going to shave his head to raise funds for Kelcey. He made this decision himself and he already has set himself a target figure. Jakob’s theory is that if a 1000 people amongst the billions who live in this world sponsored him $5.00 each then he would have $5000 to give to Kelcey and her family. The mother in me wants to say to him “Son let’s keep it real. You don’t want to be disappointed” but he believes he can do it so I’m going to believe with him.

So this is where YOU come in.....

Please donate $5 to Kelcey’s fund and then PLEASE forward on to everyone and anyone you can think of! We have about a week to get this thing ‘global’ and I will be updating his progress as the figure climbs and adding photos of the ‘Shave Off’ Fundraiser..... with the new look Jakob!

If you made it this far then I thank you..... now PLEASE go press that Donate button :O)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Lana's Birthday Cupcakes

My daughter came to me at lunchtime today and said she needed a plate to take to a birthday BBQ tonight for one of her friends..... I had some overripe bananas in the fruit bowl, so some (quickly put together) blossoms, a few sprinkles and some milk chocolate buttercream later we have a rather pretty addition to the dessert table :O)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Princess Charlie 4.5 months

Last weekend I flew to the other end of the country to spend the day with my BFF and baby Charlie. You may remember this wee cherub from this visit. Hasn't she grown!

Everytime I leave, a teeny bit of my heart remains behind :(
I wish they lived A LOT closer.

PS: I am back working full time, which is why I have been MIA. No time for baking or sweet treats at the moment. Although I am working on my niece's 1st birthday, which is in a couple of weeks so stay tuned!

Hope everyone is well & happy x

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Lemon Bars Plus

They are actually not as good as they look! I tried a new recipe but it is nothing on my Favourite Lemon Bar Recipe

I have to say though the addition of the marshmallow topping is rather yummmmmmmy

Friday, January 29, 2010


One left if you hurry....

So while cooking for my Mum's birthday BBQ on Sunday my oven blew up.... and I seriously mean BLEW UP. I heard a noise that sounded like a car backfiring and looked outside... but saw nothing. When I went to get my potato dish out of the oven it was covered in what looked like sand (turned out to be small ground bits of metal!).... there was white powder everywhere and a little bit of some sort of weird looking smoke. I looked and found that one of the elements had just *exploded*.

Me without an oven to bake in is a bit like wine without cheese.... cookies without cream..... Captain without Tennille!

I prepared these this morning and drove them up to my Mum's to bake in her oven. I am sitting waiting for the oven repairman.... hopefully normal (baking) business shall resume shortly!

Jam Shortcake Recipe

PS: To 'anonymous' no I don't work for Chelsea Sugar... but I DO love their website :O)

Sunday, January 24, 2010


My Mum turns 70 on Tuesday. Today we had a family BBQ to celebrate.

Handmade edible ribbon roses and pearls.

Chocolate fudge cake layered with ganache... thought I'd add an 'inside' shot for you to see :O)

Happy birthday Mum