November 23, 2014

Stacked cakes

Wedding and celebration cakes in Lindy’s flamboyant style!

The idea of stacked, or tiered cakes, we believe came from America. Certainly when the use of pillars and stands were the norm in the UK, our cake friends in the states were busy dwelling and stacking their tiers. Lindy remembers when this style of cake was first introduced that it was often referred to as the ‘American stack’. Today this style of multi tiered cake is what people expect when they think of a wedding cake or large celebration cake. We hope you feel inspired by Lindy’s examples below, some are actual wedding cakes, created in the days when Lindy took commissions, others appear in her many cake decorating books and DVDs. Please click on the photos for more information.

pink flowerColourful tiered cakes to celebrate!

Flower power – loud and proud!

“Well decorated cakes impress everyone, yet cakes don’t have to be complicated, simple embossing, using cut out shapes, moulds or stencils are quick and effective techniques that can be used to create stunning cakes.  On the other hand I love ‘going to town’ with my cakes by using colour and shapes, pattern on pattern etc. To me a cake is an edible canvas that just has to be made to look gorgeous!!

My flower power cake to the right is my current favourite, it features in my ‘Contemporary cake decorators bible’ and fronts the cutter chapter. All the shapes on this cake are made using a host of different shapes of cutters – I  hope it will inspire you to experiment to see what you can create yourself, with the cutters that you have in your tool box. ” Lindy

Lindy’s stacked cake examples – which is your favourite?

Below you will find a selection of tiered cakes that not only include some of Lindy’s older simpler wedding cake but also some of her amazing latest designs.

Please click on the images to see and read a little more about each stacked cake.

Inspired….. but need a little help!

pink flowerLindy’s books and DVDs

Step by step instructions to create multi-tiered stacked cakes feature in a number of Lindy’s cake decorating books, the most up to date book, which we would recommend is:

the contemporary cake decorating bible by Lindy Smith‘The contemporary cake decorating bible’ by Lindy Smith, published October 2011.
This title includes various examples of stacked cakes and full instructions.

For further decorating ideas we would suggest:

1e cakestoinspireanddesire-frontcover‘Cakes to inspire and desire‘ by Lindy Smith, published November 2007
This book includes Lindy’s very  popular ‘op-art’ and’ musical stack’ designs.

celebrate with a cake book by Lindy Smith‘Celebrate with a Cake!’ by Lindy Smith, published March 2005
Lindy’s first celebration cake book. The ‘fairytale castle’ and ‘pink sparkle’ cakes have been much copied from this bestselling title.

All these books are available via our online shop please click on their titles to buy or for more information about these popular titles.

pink flowerCake covering and decorating classes

We find many people attend their first Lindy class when they agree, sometimes they say against their better judgement, to bake and decorate a stacked wedding cake. A wedding is always an important occasion therefore the wedding cake has to be just right …. so if you’d like a little help to achieve a professional finish on your cakes, why not attend one of Lindy’s ever popular introduction to celebration cakes workshops? For full details and information, please visit the classes section of our website – Please click here to visit

pink flowerCake decorating products

Once your cake tiers are covered with sugarpaste  and stacked, you will want to add some decoration to  create a stunning centerpiece. We think it is important and a lot easier, if you have the right products to hand to help you decorate your cake effectively. Lindy’s Cakes stocks a wide range of decorating supplies including a large selection of quality sugarcraft cutters, many designed by Lindy herself, plus other very useful items such as embossers,  stencils and moulds. If you’d like more details please either click on the product category names above or click here to enter our online shop.

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