Love your latest book
It’s always good to receive positive feedback about a project I’ve worked on, especially when that project has taken over a year to create. Writing a book is a very solitary occupation and it’s not until it’s out in the world that reactions start to slowly filter through. I am always delighted when readers contact me directly and doubly thrilled when they send me photos of their creations.
Clear effective instructions
Here is what Thelma had to say about my One Tier Party Cakes books published last October.
I wanted to drop you a note to say, I love your latest book – One-Tier Party Cakes. I spotted your book, which is so different, original and fun. In the current covid times, I’ve had more time on my hands, so I’ve had a go at a couple of the designs and have been really pleased with the results, much of which is due to the clear instructions provided. Also in the current climate, it has at times been a much-needed way of escaping.
I’ve attached a couple of pictures, only because I thought you might like to see how effective your book and guidance has been.
Thank you for ideas and the escapism.
Welcome Home Cake
A cake to welcome someone home after they’ve been away for a while, or to give to a couple setting up their first home or perhaps a moving house cake. ‘Home sweet home’…
Cheerful colourful Caribbean homes from my recent travels and a friend’s painting of the Crooked House (Krzywy Domek) Sopot, Poland were my starting point for this design. Further research and I discovered vibrant, fun folk art paintings from around the world. Paintings by Miguel Freitas particularly caught my eye. Freitas’s wonky houses and street scenes, play with perspective and look so appealing. Going with the concept of buildings with no verticals or horizontals I’ve created my own colourful street scene with a cosy home at the heart.
Reader Thelma’s version of my ‘Welcome Home’ cake
Painting with cocoa butter was new for me, and I found it a bit tricky, so definitely need to experiment with it a bit more.Thelma
Dandelion Clock Cake… One Two Three Blow
Birthday’s mark the passage of time, dandelions change from suns to moons…make a wish…tell the time…mark a birthday with this delightful design.
At the foot of the world’s tallest building (the Burj Khalifa in Dubai) stand giant stainless steel dandelion seed heads. I would like to say these were my inspiration for this cake, but in truth, I think they were the catalyst for an idea that was already forming in my mind. Ever since I was a young child I’ve been fascinated by dandelion clocks, always blowing them to tell the time, which I’m sure many of you have too.
After my visit to Dubai, I returned to the Uk to find the hedgerows crammed full of colourful yellow dandelions. Shortly after, I noticed a magical field of gossamer dandelion seed heads, golden in the late evening sunlight. A few days later they had all but vanished, their delicate puffs drifted away on the wind. However, the idea was planted, it was time to design a more permanent reminder of this wonderful wildflower, a flower that innocently entertains generations of children and inspires artists around the globe.
Reader Thelma’s Version of my Dandelion Cake
I am thrilled with how incredibly popular this dandelion cake design has proved to be. When I’m putting a collection of new designs together, I never know which will prove the most popular. I know from what my readers tell me that part of the attraction of this dandelion design is its uniqueness. When have you seen a dandelion clock on a cake before?
One Tier Party Cakes Book
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Buying your copy
Treat yourself to a signed copy via the Lindy’s Cakes Website
Alternatively, copies are, of course, available via Amazon – This is an affiliate link but even so, I’d much prefer you to buy direct if you can.