I think you’ll agree, it’s always lovely to get an accolade you were’t expecting, it’s like achieving something without knowingly trying! For me having my blog ranked number 12 Top Food Blog in the UK is one of those accolades. I have been writing posts here since 2009 on many cake related subjects, from how to bake a delicious chocolate fudge cake to behind the scenes pictures from my photoshoots so to have my blog recognised in this way, especially after publishing 531 post is wonderful.
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What a lovely surprise to see my name on the front cover of the latest Autumn edition of Cakes & Sugarcraft magazine. It feels really good to be acknowledged as a top designer. Design is my passion and, as you can read in this feature, I actually consider myself a designer whose medium happens to be sugar. I am always happiest when I’m working on a new design… Continue reading
Is my ‘BIBLE’ your go to cake decorating ‘BIBLE’?
If so, I’d love you to nominate it for the Cake Masters Best Book Award. All you need to do is say what you love about the book – it’s category 11 so please scroll down!!!!
Is this your favourite… Continue reading
I fell in love with this delicious cake on a teaching trip to Australia a few years ago, the tangy flavour and interesting texture of the poppy seeds and orange peel have me hooked! It seemed that everywhere I travelled, everywhere I looked, a version of this delightful cake was always on offer. It was so simply scrumptious I could never resist.
I was absolutely delighted, on leaving, to… Continue reading
I’ve been decorating cakes for 24 years, so have seen many changes in styles and techniques in that time. Cake decorating, like most crafts, is constantly evolving. New ideas, products and materials come and go however many of the basics remain the same. The internet is an amazing resource that we cake… Continue reading
Event City, near the Trafford Centre in Manchester is where it’s all happening this weekend! For cake lovers, or more precisely those of us that like to decorate our cakes it is definitely the place be. I love Cake International Exhibitions and have exhibited at Manchester since it started a few years ago. This year, as well as demonstrating in the demonstration theatres, I’ll also be up on the large… Continue reading
Are you a Tweeter? I love Twitter and have been part of the Twittersphere since 2009. There is something very charming about saying what you want to say in only 140 characters, whether this be what you are currently doing, a nugget of information or an inspirational quote. Twitter is full of fascinating people to follow and is a fantastic resource when you want to ask a question… Continue reading
Create and Craft TV invite author Lindy Smith to demonstrate cakes from her ‘Mini Cakes Academy’ book
Over the years that I’ve been teaching and demonstrating cake decorating, I have appeared on various TV shows but yesterday was my first appearance on Create and Craft TV. Create and Craft is a TV channel dedicated to all things craft, so when I heard that they wanted to feature my new ‘Mini Cakes Academy‘ book… Continue reading
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… Continue reading
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.