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Tips on using Lindy’s sugarcraft cutters

I know many of you enjoy using my stainless steel sugarcraft cutters, however if you are a little unsure on the best way to achieve perfect results each time then here are a few tips that you may find...

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Baking Mini Fruit cakes

Contrary to popular opinion, many people do like fruit cake and it’s not just the elderly. Fruit cake is one of my favourite cakes, as it is my 14 year old sons! The secret, I think, is to have a...

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Carving cakes successfully – a few tips from Lindy

Having a cake of the correct shape is fundamental to any good cake design. If, like some, you shy away from carving you are limiting yourself to just basic shapes and yet with a little bit of courage...

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How do I change cake recipe quantities?

I keep being asked how to adapt or scale a cake recipe quantities to bake a larger or smaller cake. It’s not difficult and instructions are given in some of my cake decorating books! Below, however, is...

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Baking The Perfect Madeira Cake

After many requests from our workshop students, I am posting the Perfect Madeira Cake blog. Good luck and hope this helps you. Before working at Lindy’s I had never made a Madeira cake. My first...

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Sugarpaste and Fondant are they the same?

I find that many newbie cake decorators become easily confused with all the different names given to the soft roll out icing that we use these days to cover most of our cakes. However, basically yes,...

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Is there a nut-free alternative to ground almonds that I can use in a cake...

Here at Lindy’s Cakes we are asked questions all the time. Interestingly we receive many more questions about baking then we ever do about cake decorating!! Now I love baking and have been baking for...

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Lindy Smith shares how to use cake stencils to decorate cakes and cookies –...

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. Stencilling with coloured dust...

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Tips on creating beautiful sugar embroidery patterns

‘Tips for recreating your beautiful sugar embroidery patterns please’, is a request I have received a few times recently. Many people seems to love my ‘Fair Isle & Beyond’ set of mini cakes – they...

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Tips for Tackling Shyness – Maybe cake decorating is the answer for you too!

Have you spent your life tackling shyness? According to the BBC’s television programme ‘Stand up to Shyness‘ aired a few days ago, nearly half the population in the UK have some manifestation of...

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