November means Cake International the most important event in our cake calendar here at Lindy’s Cakes. This year the exhibition was the largest ever with exhibitors from right around the world. For me it’s always a wonderful opportunity, if only briefly, to catch up with all the students I’ve taught from both the UK and across the globe, be they from Italy, Brazil or Australia etcetera….. It’s also a marvellous opportunity for me to meet those who I have inspired through my many cake decorating books. This year, for the first time, I had a dedicated book signing station, which worked a treat – did you spot it?
A big thank you to everyone who came over and told me how I am their inspiration, the reason they do cakes – I loved hearing your cake stories and hearing about the impact that my work has on your lives.
I always find when I’m away from home that Social Media is a wonderful way of keeping in touch with you all, so thank you for the Tweets and Facebook comments that you write in return. Here is a selection to give a flavour of the conversations.
I particularly like the first one, thank you Blue, I do so love colour!
Blue Oddy: I can now see why your cakes are always so colourful and bright, you are such a lovely, warm, smiley, happy person thank you for signing your latest book for me, which my mum bought me for my birthday. X
Helen Atkins: Saw your demonstration today got lots of ideas! And brought cookie cutters and stencils to play with too!
Mark Sheryl Stevens: Loved your stand, your team are always friendly and helpful.
L’Albero Di Zucchero: Ciao Lindy! We had a lot of fun…..especially during the Interview with you!! Thanks again!
Karina Miolli: Thx for always greeting me with a warm smile! Your demo was fav! I’m looking forward for your new book!
Sandra Davila: We love your work. Thank you for being so hospitable and hopefully we will see u in Tarragona very soon xxxx
Julie Thomas: Thank you for a fab Christmas cracker demo today
Julie Marney: Sooooo lovely to catch up with you all! Fabulous demonstration Lindy as always!
Sandra Davila: It was so lovely to see you Lindy, your stand looks great and so do you. xxx
Antonella Ducoli: Sempre bellissimi i suoi lavori…….
Arvinder Sohanpal: Brilliant seeing you today
@Jillybean_Cakes: @LindysCakes – was such a fab day! So love all your creations….. You inject so much colour and texture into your work. Such a joy! x
@sweetcakeomine: Guess who saw Lindy Smith today….. Me! But i couldn’t get a pic, sorry – her cake’s lovely though.
@lynettebarton82:@LindysCakes @thecakeshows Your stand’s display was lovely! So colourful and inspiring.
@LadyJanebakes: @LindysCakes Lovely to meet you today, I am loving my book, feeling very inspired to make colourful cupcakes! x
@BourneBaking: @LindysCakes lovely to have met you if only very briefly
The next UK cake decorating show I will be attending is Cake International up in Manchester 7th – 9th March 2014
Hopefully I’ll see you there