April 24, 2017

Colourful Mandala Cake Design Project for Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine

I loved creating the colourful Mandala cake design that appears on the cover of the current issue of Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft magazine. I was absolutely thrilled to be asked to create this cake for the magazines special ‘colour issue’. As many of you will know, colour is my trademark. I love working and experimenting with colour and trying out new combinations really excites and inspires me. I… Continue reading

Find out more about cake designer Lindy Smith and her wedding cake book – Interview with Italian Magazine Casa Chic

When I was launching my wedding cake book last year, I was approached by the Italian magazine Casa Chic to give an interview. I always try to say yes to interviews as I know many people are curious to find out a little bit more about me and my cake designs. Interviews these days are usually organised through email and answering the questions fully and comprehensively takes time and consideration. I… Continue reading

A year in the life of a professional cake decorator

A New Year, a new chapter, a new verse. Today is the first day of 2017, a time to look forward with optimism as to what this year may have in store. It also a time to look back and appreciate what has gone before. To quote T.S.Elliot
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is… Continue reading

Lindy Smith’s ‘Simply Modern Wedding Cakes’ Book shortlisted for Homemaker Magazine Art & Craft Book Awards 2016

I am sure, like me, you love nice surprises! My publishers recently sent me an email letting me know that my latest book ‘Simply Modern Wedding Cakes‘ has been shortlisted for an award, how wonderful. Now I know that awards seem to be two-a-penny these days but never-the-less when a nomination is a complete surprise and your work is being recognised and judged by eminent people including designers in other fields… Continue reading

Canadian Company Cilantro feature Lindy Smith in their Expert Interview Series

I have been cake decorating for over 25 years and I’m still as passionate about my craft as I have always been, if not more so. I consider myself an artist who’s medium happens to be sugar. I love what I do, it’s taken over my life, it’s what I live and breath. However I know that what is everyday for me is not for most. People are intrigued by… Continue reading

Coffee, Cake and moments of happiness….experiences of Filming a cake decorating class in Denver for Craftsy

The other day I was sitting in a wonderful little coffee shop slowly sipping a sublimely smooth cappuccino when I noticed a quote on the wall which, as a cake designer and sugar artist, really appealed to me. The quote said:

“We seek goodness and beauty in everything we do to inspire moments of happiness….”

This is so true of what I do and probably why… Continue reading

Wedding Cakes Magazine review Lindy Smith’s NEW book ‘Simply Modern Wedding Cakes’

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… Continue reading

Lindy Smith shares how to use stencils to decorate cakes and cookies on Create and Craft TV

I simply love using cake stencils on my cakes, so when asked to be a guest on the Cake Academy, a Create & Craft TV cake decorating programme, I could only say YES.

There are many different ways of using stencils to add pattern and decorations to cakes. Probably my favourite is using edible coloured dusts, I always think of it as a bit like ‘colouring… Continue reading

Cake Decorating News & Inspiration from Lindy’s Cakes – A Taster from March 2016

Here at Lindy’s Cakes we endeavour to send out regular monthly newsletters by email to let you know what’s been happening, what’s on the addenda and to inspire you to be creative with your cake decorating. Here is a short taster from our March 2016 Newsletter. If you like to receive future newsletters, in full, please subscribe and we’ll add you to our list.

Dear… Continue reading

Lindy’s Cakes Ranked as Top Food Blog in the UK

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… Continue reading

Cakes & Sugarcraft Magazine in conversation with ‘top designer’ Lindy Smith

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 ‘BIBLE’ – Nominations for the Cake Masters Awards are now open

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!!!!
Cover design of Lindy's contemporary cake decorating bible book Is this your favourite… Continue reading

Cake Masters Magazine Feature Lindy Smith as their Cake Decorating Expert – February 2015 Issue

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Find Lindy inside!

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

Lindy Smith named in Top 12 emerging female entrepreneurs to watch on Twitter by London PR Agency

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