Some of the decorations were done by Kiss and Bake Up in Otaki.  They also have a shop in Mahara Place.

We’re Whittakers chocolate fans, one of the products we miss most when outside NZ.  America’s Hershey’s is a poor substitute.  Our friend Joanna of Poland was so impressed with Whittakers she took a few dozen blocks back to Poland. 🙂

According the Whittakers site: “To celebrate our founder James Henrys’ birthday 148 years ago, we’ve done a bit of baking to thank all our staff for keeping his passion alive. Hip Hip Hooray”