Lindy Smith and her cakes on TV – did you see?
Lindy has made a number of very popular appearances on British television. Each time she has wowed her audiences with her enthusiasm and talent for turning an everyday commodity – sugar – into something truly spectacular and totally edible.
Create and Craft TV – January 2015
Create and Craft is a TV channel dedicated to all things craft, so when Lindy was asked if she would be willing to demonstrate cakes from her latest ‘Mini Cakes Academy‘ book how could she refuse! To see more about Lindy’s experiences take a look at her blog post
CBBC’s X-change – 2000th show
Lindy appeared on this show’s 2000th programme party on 1st February 2006, where she animatedly talked about her latest cake creations and demonstrated, to the invited children in the studio, how to model a sugar pig.
“It was great fun being part of such a big happy occasion and to meet such wonderfully talented people. The children on the show, all series prize winners, were amazing and very keen to try their hand modeling. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience” Lindy
Instructions to make the pig can be found in Lindy’s “Party Animal Cakes” book
BBC Good Food Live
(Sky digital channel 150, Telewest Active Digital 260 and ntl:home channel 808) Lindy made nine weekly appearances on this show in Spring 2003. Each week she showed her audience how to create different sugarcraft items from sugar shoes to edible flowers. The series was repeated many times!
” I really enjoyed my trips over to Surrey to film this series, it was a lot of fun to film, the crew were extremely helpful, enabling me bring my ideas to life. I hope I inspired those of you that saw me to experiment with your cake decorating and sugarcraft skills and to try something new.” Lindy
BBC1’s Generation Game
Lindy appeared on this show on 16th March 2002 – Filming was a very interesting and amusing experience for all concerned!!!
“This amazing experience is one that I will never forget: months of planning, 20 cakes to bake and cover, rehearsals for the technical staff, dress rehearsals and then the real thing, filmed live and at what seemed like break neck speed! So much happened in such a short space of time – it is one of those experiences that will be with me forever! I hope those of you who saw the show, or one of the repeats, enjoyed watching. I certainly had a fabulous time!” Lindy
Icing on the Cake
Lindy appeared on this Carlton Food Network series in May 2001, along with other well known names in the sugarcraft and cake decorating world. She shared the spotlight with the veteran and much loved sugarcrafter and sugar flower expert Tombi Peck.
“Filming this programme was a lot of fun. I had to make two cakes but only had 10 minutes to do each!! I demonstrated how to create Herbert, a frog novelty cake, from beginning to end. I started with how to draw up the design and finished with how to apply a glistening finish to make him look as if he’d just jumped out of the water onto his lily pad. My other cake was a much simpler fun face cake where I used flood painting techniques to decorate the board.” Lindy
Instructions for making Herbert the frog can now be found in Lindy’s “Storybook Cakes” book. The flood painting technique used on the face cake appears in a number of Lindy’s books.
Are you interested in seeing more cake decorating on TV?
Why not help make it happen!
Lindy thoroughly enjoys ‘performing’ with her cakes – she finds sharing her knowledge and passion for all things cake related very rewarding, especially when introducing others to this absorbing, therapeutic and fascinating edible art form. If you are interested in seeing sugarcraft and cake decoration reach a wider audience though the media of television, why not have a chat with Lindy to see what may be possible.
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together”
Vincent Van Gogh