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 superior looking cake. Guaranteed!
Today our students will walk out of this class with an 8in round cake, covered, decorated and sitting on a covered board. But first down to business, Lindy goes right back to basics today with a big focus on the sugarpaste itself. This super malleable paste will cover pretty much any shape as long as you treat it appropriately, and that’s exactly what Lindy will demonstrate and help her students with today.
We must not, however, forget what lies beneath. Lindy has always championed baking. She is as interested in what’s under sugarpaste as what’s on top. Lindy is a ‘foodie’ so it is important to her that her cake tastes as good as it looks. She has absolutely ‘nailed it’ when it comes to her chocolate fudge cake which seems to be getting a cult following – it is truly divine! When it comes to Madeira, Lindy’s is moist but firm and with the touch of lemon she puts in is an aromatherapy treat. Find these recipes and more on our blog recipe section.
With the boards covered the students are now kneading their sugarpaste ready for rolling then covering the cake. I see a lot of pastels… looks like our students are feeling the spring season! Lemon, pinks, baby blue and the palest of green…
Lindy has just made a great point. She says that if a cake looks simple… it isn’t simple to do! Don’t be fooled by simplicity. A flawless finish on a cake that is covered then decorated, with perhaps just one flower, is more difficult to achieve than a cake covered in flowers. The reason is that there is no-where to hide, any flaws are there to see. Therefore the simplest of cakes are often the most technically difficult.
I see before me a sea of pink… the ladies are all wearing Lindy’s fab apron. As a special treat Lindy has given all our students one of her pink designer aprons for coming on this course today. Wow!
Rachel is here to learn sugarcraft and enhance her skills for her and her mother’s catering business. She is more used to pastries & desserts but how fab to have a cake element to your business. After doing a web search her Mum came up with Lindy’s class…your luminous yellow cake is looking good Rachel.
Chiara is on a roll rolling her sugarpaste out… she’s so keen that her rolling pin has just rolled out of her hands and on to the floor!! Look out everyone…!!
Mid afternoon is where the fun really begins because it’s decorating time… woop woop! Lindy is currently demonstrating using moulds. Silicone moulds are great for beginners because they are so easy to use. I know we rave about moulds, Lindy absolutely loves them. She’s having a button obsession at the moment and is loving using and demonstrating using the button moulds that we sell at Lindy’s Cakes Ltd. Ultra versatile, there are so many shapes and sizes that there is sure to be a mould to suit everyone’s tastes.
The last technique of the day is stencilling, so easy and so effective and look at what can be done…
Novice or not this workshop is probably the best introduction to celebration cakes class in the country. The techniques and tips that you will pick up from Lindy will serve you well. Perfection is closer than you think on a Lindy Smith sugarcraft workshop.
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