So what does the queen of Sugarcaft do when she has a few moments of spare time… she starts filming!! As if Lindy hasn’t got enough on her plate with Lindy’s Cakes, teaching and writing, the minute I turn my back she’s off in a studio far away being filmed doing what she does best. Cake friends I had to share this with you as it is an exciting new… Continue reading
Cake decorating expert Lindy Smith demonstrates her sugarcraft skills at Festivals of Food in London
Festivals have never been so popular in the UK. Over the past 5 years we have seen micro-festivals pop up everywhere, from Scotland to the Isle of Wight, you don’t have to travel too far from home to find a funky festival to attend! With the godfather of all festivals Glastonbury taking care of the music side of things there was always going to be room for bringing arts and… Continue reading
I found this delicious recipe on the BBC Good Food website one evening whilst browsing looking for some inspiration! It reminds me of a Bakewell Tart style cake, but a lot more moist. It’s lovely on it’s own, or you could serve as a pudding with custard or cream. Mmmmm!
You will need :
250g butter (this must be very
I’m about to turn my passion for cake decorating into a small business but how much should I charge for my cakes?
I get asked this question all the time, as many of my students also want to turn their passion for cake decorating into a successful businesses. The simple but frustrating answer is that no one can tell you how much you should charge. Setting a price structure is one of the most difficult parts of any business. With cakes, there is always the temptation when you first start your business to… Continue reading
The Cake and Bake show 2012 held at Earls Court, London, on the 22nd and 23rd September this year was the first of it’s kind in the UK. When I first heard about this show I understood it was more a baking show rather than cake decorating show, however such was the demand from the general public that only a few weeks before the show was due to open, the
Tiered Celebration Cake Class – Lindy’s students tackle stacking cakes and a cake jewellery fountain
What is better than one cake? … two cakes of course! Double the gorgeousness and double the fun. Today we warmly welcomed Lindy’s new class to our workshop collection… the elegant ‘Tiered Celebration Cake’.
Stacking cakes can send one into a panic… visions of a Wonky cake when… ahem… it wasn’t supposed to be that or the leaning tower of Pisa… ummm… it was never designed to be that… Continue reading
A golden wedding anniversary is always a special occasion and a time of celebration, 50 years of marriage is a huge milestone and one certainly deserving of a very special celebration cake. I created my first golden wedding cake for my ‘Celebrate with a cake‘ book. However when my parents decided that they were going to celebrate their own golden… Continue reading
Do you love coffee and cake too?? Whenever I am out and about I often treat myself ….especially if I spot a small independent coffee shop as I simply can’t resist investigating and sampling. I found Caracoli coffee shop on Winchester High Street – so pleased I walked further up the hill, it was a delight to behold. … Continue reading
Having a trade stand at any cake show is always a massive undertaking, it involves months and months of planning, preparation, logistics and financial outlay and the 7th International British Sugarcraft Guild exhibition was no exception. However this exhibition was the first of it’s kind since 2004! We were all very excited, despite the hard work, it almost felt on Friday morning that we were about to go on holiday…the… Continue reading
The ultimate class for beginners is happening right here, right now. Guided by the safe sugared hands of Lindy Smith, our student’s ‘sugarcraft journey to a professional finish’ starts today! Take note however, this workshop is not exclusively for beginners … for even if you have been covering cakes for a while Lindy will give you a notebook full of tips and techniques that will help you achieve a… Continue reading
My first class, for this my third teaching trip to Rome, was the pretty flower posy cake – a current favourite with our UK students. Walking into the teaching room was a lovely experience, lots of enthusiastic students very pleased to see us including many familiar faces: Rosaria, Angela, Teresa, Gaia, and Francesca, two of whom have also attended my classes in the UK.
I usually find Italian students… Continue reading
The cake show at the NEC is always very busy, but this year I seemed to have less time than ever to see all the amazing cakes and sugarcraft creations and unfortunately only managed to have a really brief look at some of the tables. Here is a selection of what I saw, I hope you find them inspiring.
I love the colours used on this cake and the… Continue reading
As many of you know, I’m currently addicted to cake stencils….no seriously I am, I simply can’t seem to get enough of them. They are so easy to use and so versatile, whether you use them to subtly emboss your sugarpaste or to make bold statements on the top of your cakes or anything in between.
Last weekend, at Cake International 2011, Lindy’s Cakes launched a further eight NEW… Continue reading