I had the privileged last week of being streamed live on the internet as part of the CakeFu Masters Webinar Series. CakeFu is a US company and a CakeFu Master is “someone recognized for excellence in their abilities to create cakes that outshine the competition. From well-known bakeries, to TV personalities, published authors, competition winners, and more, these masters are truly the “best of the best” in the industry”.
The webinar took the form of an interview about my work and cake decorating books plus a quick stencilling cookies demonstration. For me it was a wonderful opportunity to showcase some of the mini cakes from my NEW ‘Mini Cakes Academy‘ book, a publication that I’m immensely proud of! It was also a fun way of showing the 1,000 plus viewers just how effective stencilling can be. If you’d like to find out more, sit back, relax and hit the play button
I always love to hear what you all have to say, here is one comment from the CakeFu site.
“I am so glad that I am able to learn from you. I am so excited. I want to help women to learn how to bake, and make things for their families and friends”. Mary Jane Newlon
I’d love to hear your comments too so please do leave me message below!
Happy cake and cookie decorating
My business, Lindy’s Cakes, came into being when my children were very small. At the time my husband had been made redundant so I made a decision to try and make a living from a hobby I was passionate about, cake decorating. I can’t say the road has been easy but it has been a thoroughly enjoyable journey. I never dreamt when I started that cakes would take me right… Continue reading
Ten Autumn Cupcake Challenge Finalists Judged by Lindy Smith and the Food Heaven Team from Cupcake Heaven Magazine
I was recently leafing through back issues of Cupcake Heaven magazine, on the look out for recipes, when I stumbled across a feature about last years Autumn Cupcake Challenge. It had completely slipped my mind that I had helped judge this competition! As you can tell from the photos it was very hot last September, but what I remember most about the event was not the heat but… Continue reading
When you spend quite a lot of time teaching, as I do, it’s a real treat to be a student occasionally. Yesterday I went on a fascinating painting course, I thoroughly enjoyed the class and the teacher was very knowledgeable. However sometimes during the day, I did feel as if I was back ‘at school’ and would get into trouble for not doing quite what was required! As a creative… Continue reading
“There is never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work, and being in the right place at the right time.” Lauren Conrad
I couldn’t agree more with this quote, you can work incredibly hard and have tonnes of passion but you also need to be in the right place at the right time! It was certainly… Continue reading
Here at Lindy’s Cakes we are asked questions all the time and interestingly we receive many more questions about baking then we ever do about cake decorating!! Now I love baking and have been baking for as long as I can remember, but I know that many of you are very new to this fascinating science and often need a little help and guidance. I therefore thought I’d share a… Continue reading
This morning I was up bright and early to drive north to BBC Radio Shropshire’s studio in Shrewsbury to be interviewed live on the Breakfast show. I love talking about my cakes, so it was a delight and a pleasure to answer Eric Smith’s questions on Shropshire Breakfast.
I love creating cakes and books that are a little different but still appeal. Over the years I have developed a style, which I am told is very recognisable, obviously not absolutely everyone’s cup of tea, but is one that has proved very popular. Books take a huge about of effort to plan, develop, create and write so I always love hearing what you have to say about my finished… Continue reading
Lindy Smith’s “Creative Colour for Cake Decorating” wins prestigious International Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Pastry Sweets Book in the UK
My latest book, Creative colour for Cake Decorating has just been honoured with the award for “Best Pastry Sweets Book in the UK” by the Gourmand World Cookbooks Awards. What fabulous news and such a lovely way to end 2013. I am absolutely thrilled, especially as this book has to be my favourite of… Continue reading
To some I am a ‘name’ in cake decorating, to others I am a cake ‘celebrity’ but to me, I am someone who adores what I do, educating and inspiring others. My books are extremely popular and have been translated into many languages, which is wonderful and means that I sometimes get asked to do more than just teach classes and demonstrate sugarcraft techniques.
My recent teaching trip to… Continue reading
Don’t you just love Christmas? Once the shopping is out of the way you get to indulge your sweet tooth without any guilt, and can treat your friends and family to an array of incredible treats.
If you are wondering whether or not to treat yourself to one of my online cake decorating classes with Craftsy, perhaps saving a few pounds will help!!! Yes Craftsy have all their classes, including ALL Cake Decorating Classes, on SALE over the Thanksgiving weekend. All classes will be $19.99 or less! Starting on Black Friday (November 29th) through Cyber Monday (December 2nd) at midnight MT (Mountain Time)… Continue reading
Lindy Smith and Lindy’s Cakes at Cake International 2013 – the largest cake decorating show of its kind in the world
November means Cake International the most important event in our cake calendar here at Lindy’s Cakes. This year the exhibition was the largest ever with exhibitors from right around the world. For me it’s always a wonderful opportunity, if only briefly, to catch up with all the students I’ve taught from both the UK and across the globe, be they from Italy, Brazil or Australia etcetera….. It’s also a marvellous… Continue reading
Lindy Smith and her cookie crackers in the spotlight, on the Christmas Stage at the ‘Ideal Home Christmas’ show
I love getting ready for Christmas, so I was thrilled to be invited to demonstrate at the Ideal Home Christmas Show at Earls Court this year. As the show was hot on the heels of Cake International at the NEC, I agreed to just provide demonstrations on the Thursday of the show. Sooooo pleased I chose Thursday because it so happened that… Continue reading
Lindy Smith gives baking and cake decorating tips to Ben Prater on BBC Radio Wiltshire Breakfast Programme
This morning I had the great privilege of speaking to Ben Prater on BBC Radio Wiltshire’s Breakfast programme. The radio station is helping to promote the Great Burbage Cake Off event, this coming Sunday in aid of Children in Need, and they contacted me for some baking and cake decorating tips. The full programme is available for the next week on iPlayer. I… Continue reading