September 16, 2014

Autumn & Halloween

Lindy’s Autumn inspired cakes and cookies

Harvest, pumpkins, autumn sunshine,  colourful leaves, beautiful sunsets, the smell of baking…. what does Autumn mean to you? Autumn is a time of great excitement for children,  a new school year starts and no sooner have they settled in then it’s time to plan and prepare for Halloween adventures and Bonfire Night parties.

pink flowerAutumn inspiration both large and small:

“Autumn is a very special time of year for me, it’s when the countryside around me changes from it’s summer palette of rich greens to a riot of bright oranges, vivid magenta’s, stunning yellows and vibrant reds – I love it and what inspiration!!! Harvest time also means a wonderful opportunity to experiment with the abundance of fresh apples, pears and other fruits readily available – have you tried the pear and chocolate chip recipe in my cupcake celebration book? I think it’s devine!!!” Lindy

Would you like help to make autumn or Halloween inspired cakes?

The following cakes appear in Lindy’s books  so if you would like to make or adapt any, you will find instructions as detailed below. Please click on the relevant links to find out more about each book or to treat yourself to a copy!

falling leaves mini cake small

Cute mini cake

pink flowerThe contemporary cake decorating bible

This adorably cute little mini cake would make the perfect small gift, do you know anyone with an birthday during October? The cake was baked in a 5cm (2in) multimini cake tin, as supplied by Lindy’s Cakes. Then covered in ivory sugarpaste and decorated with modelling paste  leaves, textured by using double sided veiners. The leaves are very easy to make but don’t tell anyone…..! Lindy has achieved realistic  colours on the leaves by  dusting them with edible dust colours, also products we stock in our online shop.

Full instructions on how to re-create this mini cake along with a plethora of other mini cakes, large cakes, cupcakes and cookies can be found in Lindy’s ”cake bible’ book, please click here for more details.

Tastes of autumn

pink flowerBake me I’m yours…..cupcake celebration

These beautiful cupcakes are the ideal accompaniment to an autumnal party or bonfire night. The maple leaves are delicate yet easy to make and add a real touch of style and class. Think about autumnal flavours for your cakes, how about baking carrot cupcake or using pumpkin or courgette. Try adding spices: cinnamon to apple cakes, ginger to pear cakes for example. For frosting, try caramel or maple syrup.

Instructions to re-create these gorgeous cupcakes plus many more are in Lindy’s ‘ bake me I’m yours………cupcake celebration’ book please click here for more details.

trick or treat halloween cookies

Trick or treat?

pink flowerBake me I’m yours…..cookie

Treat or treat – these  spooky cookies are sure to go down a treat with children at Halloween. We are sure they will also love to get involved with making them too. Simply bake cookies in suitable Halloween shapes and decorate with coloured sugarpaste. For more realism, try adding a bit of texture to the icing before it drys.

Instructions to re-create these spook-tacular cookies can be found in Lindy’s ‘ bake me I’m yours………cookie’ book please click here for more details.

Retro leaf

pink flowerCakes to Inspire and desire

Reminiscent of 1970′s design, this curled leaf cake  creation would make an unusual wedding or birthday cake. It captures the end of summer with its golden and red hues, and is a mass of swirling patterns, creating a real sense of movement. The cake is formed from four stacked round cakes carved to shape. Lindy’s book also includes a template for the basic curved decorative shapes that form the structure of the design, making the creating of this cake more strainght forward that it may seem.

Instructions for this amazing cake can be found in Lindy’s ‘Cakes to Inspire and desire’ book please click here for more details.

 

bat halloween cake

Vamp it up for halloween!

pink flowerParty Animal Cakes

No Halloween is complete without a few bats, so if you don’t have any in your belfry, why not make this, far from frightening, vampire to invite to your Halloween festivities. Flying in a glittering, star-lit sky, this spooky bat has amazing wings, made by laying modelling paste over a pastillage structure. The cake is baked in a ball tin, as stocked in our online shop, and then simply covered in sugarpaste.

For more details about how to create this amazing and usual cake take a look at Lindy’s ‘Party animal cakes’ book. Please click here for more details.

pink flowerStorybook Cakes

Stories about ghosts and witches have always been popular with children, but today in a world where Harry Potter is at large magical themed cakes, whether they be, witches or ghosts are more popular than ever. The spooky ghost, flying witch and pumpkin cakes that appear in Lindy’s storybook cakes book all fit the bill perfectly, which would you like to make?

Instructions to re-create this selection of Halloween cakes plus other fairytale and children’s bedtime story favourites, can be found in Lindy’s ‘storybook cakes’ book, please click here for more details.

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