April 25, 2014

Book review for Lindy’s award winning ‘Creative Colour for Cake Decorating’ book

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 books. Some people leave reviews on websites such as Amazon whilst others contact me directly, here is a lovely thank you I recently received by email:

“I am emailing you to congratulate you on the fabulous new book.  I was given it as a gift and am delighted with it. I love The Contemporary Cake Decorators Bible. As a teacher of cake decoration  I have been recommending it to my students.  It covers so much.  I feel as though Lindy said to herself, ‘right, I am not keeping any more secrets, I will put them all in this book!’. I have been decorating cakes for over 20 years and am always learning and picking up new tips. The Creative Colour for Cake Decorating is just wonderfully informative … I am so pleased with it.  There are so many books on the shelves with pretty cakes but this is informative and worth the spend.

Best of luck in 2014!”

Ali O Mahony, Ali @Milis Cakes, Cork

Thank you Ali for letting me share your email. My latest award winning book is selling really well but I’m wondering do you have a copy? If not why not click on the cover for more information.

Creative colour for cake decorating - award winning cake decorating book

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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

Popular sugarcraft author Lindy Smith cuts ribbon for German cake decorating business

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

Twelve festive cake and cookie decorating ideas from sugarcraft expert Lindy Smith

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.

This month I’ve pored through a few of Lindy’s amazing books and selected some cakes and cookies to give you a touch of Christmas inspiration… Continue reading

Don’t miss Craftsy’s online cake decorating class SALE – on over Thanksgiving weekend ONLY

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

Colour me beautiful … a word on Lindy Smith’s gorgeous new cake decorating book

I’m not colour-blind. I just lack the colour confidence gene. I’ve made cakes before (of course they’re a lot better since I did Lindy’s course), but choosing the right colour combinations …. let’s just say I used to stay “safe” going for a boring single colour creation, or go mad until my cakes resembled a “masterpiece” from a toddler let loose with a box of crayons.

Now… Continue reading

Enter to win a NEW Craftsy birdcage cage cake decorating class, Courstesy of Lindy Smith!

Your chance to WIN my NEW online Craftsy class being launched this week, all you have to do is click on the class title card and register your details with Craftsy – that’s it, nothing complicated!

Lindy's NEW Crafty Class, click to enter the giveaway competition Lindy’s NEW Crafty Class, click to enter the give… Continue reading

Starring role in The Telegraph online for Lindy’s ‘Awesome Owl’ cake

I was thrilled and delighted to discover my patchwork owl cake had been chosen, from many cakes at the Cake and Bake Show, to feature in the online version of the Telegraph Newspaper, published Saturday 14th September 2013. Here is what this prestigious paper had to say about the show and my cake:

“Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre becomes a cavernous cauldron… Continue reading

Hear what Lindy’s fans are saying about her exciting NEW cake decorating book

If you’ve not yet got your OWN copy of my NEW book ‘Creative colour for cake decorating‘ then have a listen to this short 4 minute sound track. You’ll hear me answer a few questions about this exciting new book plus you’ll hear from a few of my fans – their reactions to my new book and comments… Continue reading

Lindy Smith launches her NEW ‘Creative Colour for Cake decorating’ Book at the Cake and Bake Show, London

“You have saved my life soooo many times” was one of the many wonderful comments I received during the launch of my fabulous NEW book, at the The Cake and Bake Show in Earls Court, London, recently. It’s always exciting when a book, I’ve spent literally months writing, is finally published as… Continue reading

Sneak preview of Lindy’s New ‘Creative Colour for Cake Decorating’ book

Not long now until my new book – ‘Creative colour for cake decorating‘ is published. I must admit to being very excited, I’ve loved creating this ground breaking book, it’s been a lot of fun and of course a lot of hard work too! My publishers, David and Charles, are also thrilled and have put together a short… Continue reading

Lindy Smith nominated for National Mumpreneur Awards 2013

As I’m sure many of you know from first hand experience, being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task. I’ve been judging the demands of both my family and my growing business since my son was three back in 1998, so I was delighted to learn that I have been nominated for various awards at The Mumpreneur Awards 2013 – a national award scheme for… Continue reading

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