June 22, 2017

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

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

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… 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

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.

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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

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 launches ‘Decorar Pasteles’ her Spanish ‘cake decorating bible’ at the BCN and Cake fair in Barcelona

I’ve just returned from the very first ‘BCN and Cake‘ Fair in Barcelona. Cake decorating is a relatively new craft in Spain but judging by the crowds and long queues to get into the fair, I think is may be as popular right now as in many other countries in Europe. I was invited to the fair, all be it a bit last… Continue reading

Step by step – Lindy’s ‘creative colour’ cake book photoshoot

I know from what my students and customers tell me that may of you don’t actually READ my books per se,  you tend  look at the pictures and revert to the text only when you want clarification!! This means that when I plan  the step photography for my books I have to make sure that as much as possible is covered in a visual form. For the creative colour cake… Continue reading

Lindy’s ‘creative colour’ book photoshoot – styled cakes on location

I love creating and writing cake books and even though I do months of work before a first photoshoot, a book doesn’t feel real until the camera shutter clicks and the first cakes are safely digitally stored on a server, as well as in cake boxes!! This has definitely been true for the book I am currently working on, but now with 5 days of photoshoots completed and thousands of… Continue reading

Lindy’s NEW cake bible book goes down a treat

I had a feeling that my new book ‘The contemporary cake decorating bible’ was going to prove popular with my students, fans and fellow cake decorators but nothing had prepared me for quite how popular it was to be at last weekends ‘Cake International 2011’ show at the NEC. I have never in my life signed so many books all… Continue reading

Lindy’s ‘contemporary cake decorating bible’ has ARRIVED!

It’s so exciting my ‘Contemporary Cake  Decorating Bible’ is here! It’s big, it’s heavy and it’s jammed packed full of techniques to try and ideas to inspire. Over the last couple of days, I’ve been receiving some lovely comments via our Facebook page, twitter, email etc so I thought I’d share a small selection with you…….

Roses are red cupcakes

NEW Book: ‘bake me I’m yours…Christmas’

Just published  – NEW Christmas cake decorating book

Perfectly timed to allow you to be ultra prepared this year! This exciting addition to the ‘bake me I’m yours…’ range of books published by David and Charles is a festive collection of more than 20 tempting projects. Edible ideas that are both modern and stylish, but simple enough to bake during the busy Christmas season.

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Lindy 11th cake decorating book is at the printers!

“The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible”

by Lindy Smith

This book encapsulates 20 years of sugarcraft knowledge coupled with fresh unique contemporary designs and Lindy’s exquisite use of colour…all bound tightly into 164 glossy pages.

150 techniques, over 80 projects…page after page of stunning colour photographs, step by step instructions, recipes, tips and advice…everything you need to know to create cakes, cookies and cupcakes with the wow factor.

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Lindy’s New Book Update…

Great news…Lindy’s new book ‘The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible‘ has gone to repro, so is well on the way to be published.  Lindy has put a lot of work into this book to bring you a ‘bible’  full of step-by-step techniques, tips and design inspirations that will take your sugarcraft to a whole different level. No matter what your ability! We are very excited about this publication.  Having… Continue reading