A book is never easy to write, it takes months of hard work and dedication. It is a unknown entity, one that changes and develops as the creative process gradually moves from one step to the next. Writing a book is a very personal, as well as creative, journey and consequently as an author I need but dread to hear what the first critics and reviewers have to say about my work. My latest book was no exception, I am thrilled with how it has turned out, but is the world ready for wedding cakes that aren’t white, flowers that are made from edible paper and designs and ideas that are modern, new and as yet unseen?
Here is what the reviewer for latest issue of the Wedding Cakes Magazine has to say:
“With over 25 years of sugarcraft experience and a host of books to her name, Lindy Smith gives advice which is time-tested and reliable. Packed with colourful cakes and new techniques, her latest book is no exception. It features 10 wedding cake designs as well as accompanying mini cakes, biscuits and wafer paper flower projects. From the ultra-feminine Sweetheart Stripes cake with matching polka dot cookies to the bolder Flamboyant Fleur-de-lis cake and cupcakes, the designs all have an entirely different feel. The unifying factors are that they are all immaculately finished, innovative and break with traditional ideas of what a wedding cake ‘should’ look like. The step-by-step instructions are illustrated with helpful pictures, making it easy to create a colourful masterpiece of your own.”
If you’d like to find out more about my latest book and perhaps treat yourself to a signed copy simply click on the cover above. If you are a journalist or blogger and would like a review copy, please get in touch using the contact button at the top of the page.
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