July 21, 2017


My last class in Rome and it was full of students from all corners of Italy – Sardinia, Scilly, Milan, Florence, Venice etc. Day three is always easier as everyone knows the ropes. We were using Madeira cakes, which are very different to the cream filled cakes that most Italians are used to. But the samples that we passed around proved popular, so much so, that I kept noticing students helping themselves to their off cuts of cake as their bags gradually took shape.

The cakes slowely taking shape

It is a wonderful process to see a square cake gradually, slowly, carefully change into a shape that no longer resembles a traditional cake.

coloured sugarpaste makes either a bold or subtle statement depending on the colour chosen

This group of students were very focused and so produced some excellent work, even the students who were relatively new to sugarcraft coped amazingly well with todays challenge. The students had all chosen their colours before the class, so we had pretty summer bags and striking bags in winter colours.  The moulds I had brought with me went down a treat and moulded flowers finished off the bags beautifully.

Happy students, beautiful bags...

Happy students, beautiful bags...

Well done everyone – until next time

The end of yet another successful day in Rome



  1. absolutely fabulous x

  2. Hi Lindy,

    DO you write book on this, handbag carving cake? If so, which one is that? I would like to get one.

  3. Hi Dee
    I have various handbag cakes already in books, there is one in my Quick and clever party cakes and one in Celebrate with a cake , however the one similar to the bags we created in Rome will be in my next book to be published Autumn 2011.

  4. Belinda Abreu says:

    HI Linda,
    I love your beautilful cakes they are so interesting and different, it exciting too, trying out new things.
    Can I ask for your help on making the wonky cakes.
    I am worried about stacking the cakes and How you do it.
    Wont they slide off ? Can you please help me on this as I love to make a wonky 50th birthday cake for my sister on 6th Nov 2010. Look forward to hearing from you. Regards Belinda.Abreu from Western Australia.

  5. Genialeeeee,FAVOLOSE che dire….sono senza parole !!!! vorrei chiedervi un grande favore Darò una festa per i miei “60” anni a fine luglio AIUTATEMI,,,,,in attesa un grande abbraccio Lorena

  6. elena La Delfa says:

    Quando organizzerà altri corsi, in Italia? Spero presto mi faccia avere notizie perchè vorrei partecipare!! Complimenti le sue creazioni sono meravigliose.

  7. Hopefully early next year Elena :-)

  8. Quando tornerà in Italia? E come fare ad essere informata tempestivamente?Complimenti per il suo lavoro!!

  9. Early 2011 I think, I suggest you contact the 34U girls and ask them to let you know the details when they become available 😉