Cake Decorating Books
Beautifully Illustrated and Easy to Understand
Written in a warm and friendly style; loved and trusted by many
Lindy is as passionate about writing cake decorating books as she is about sugarcraft. Her first book was published in 2000 and she continues to write, loving the freedom it gives her to be highly creative and original. She uses a step-by-step approach to her instructions, including stunning photography plus many hints and tips. Her cake decorating books are truly accessible and relevant to all levels of cake decorator.
I like the straightforward way in which each design is explained, the novel ideas stretch the imagination of the reader, who gazes at each page and wonders ‘Can I Do This’ and with the clear instructions it so happens I have!!! Which is absolutely fantastic. Don’t know where you get your ideas from but do keep it up!!!” Marion Armstrong
Inspiring Ideas...Generously Shared
"The best 'ideas' books I own!" Sarah Yuile
One-Tier Party Cakes
“This book is full of stunning photos of beautiful projects for cakes which are different from the norm. Each cake has step-by-step photos giving instructions on how to create it. I liked reading the inspiration behind each cake. Lindy also provides information about the equipment to use, and techniques such as leveling, filling, and covering cakes and recipes. This book does not disappoint” P K Vale
Simply Modern Wedding Cakes
“I love this book! I never cease to be amazed by Lindy's creativity! The ideas are very contemporary with an artistic flair and quite unique. Although these cakes are tiered wedding cakes, ideas could be used for a one tier cake and might be less challenging for the less experienced sugarcrafter, while still being stunning” Ruth Gammon
Lindy Smith's Mini Cakes Academy
“We can't all do great things, but we can do small things perfectly, and Lindy's mini cakes is perfection in every sense. A great book with wonderful ideas and beautifully illustrated and explained” Island Hopper
Creative Colour for Cake Decorating
“This book is great and really shows you how to work with colour. Sometimes people keep things simple, as they don't really know what goes with what, this book helps with that and gives you the courage to try combinations that you normally would not put together. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to try working with colour or those who want to push colour combinations, even those in a rut who want a change.” Dee
The Contemporary Cake Decorating Bible
"This has to be one of the most comprehensive sugarcraft technique books on the market at the moment. It covers every type of cake or cookie, and covers so many techniques in an easy to read, easy to follow user friendly way. The cakes are unique and modern, unlike many of the books on the market at the moment. I would highly recommend this book for beginners and experts alike - there's something for everyone in here." Leanne Gayle
Bake me I'm yours...cupcake celebration
"This book is a small sized, beautifully bound, fun book full of clear colourful photographs and novel ideas and designs for fantastic cupcakes. It scales down some of the best of the current trend top cake decorating methods (stencilling, embossing, sugarpaste modelling) for use on gorgeous celebration cupcakes. Easy to follow, a joy to read, a delight to bake from!"
Bake me I'm yours...cookie
"just like to say this book is amazing, so easy to use
plenty of ideas and recipes which are easy to follow especially
if like me just starting out.
Recommend to all!!
Would also like to say the book cover itself is lovely
very stylish 5*" J Homer
Celebrate with Mini Cakes
"Excellent book, recipes easy to follow and suitable even for novice bakers like me.
Recommend it to anyone who enjoys baking for self and family" Eamonn
Cakes to Inspire and Desire
"I bought this book mainly to find out how to make the wonky cake shown on the front cover and have used it countless times since buying it.
It's full of really useful information for those who are unsure how to cover a cake with sugarpaste and some great recipes for cakes. I use the sponge recipe for all my cakes and not only are they great tasting, but are a good consistency for carving and keep REALLY well.
The projects shown in this book are not overly complicated and the instructions are easy to follow with plenty of photos for those who are less experienced. I found it gave me some good techniques to adapt to my own decorated cakes as well as a great book just to leaf through and enjoy the pictures.
If you're looking for some interesting ideas for your cake projects with sound basic information, this book is for you." Jay
Party Animal Cakes
"Of all Lindy Smith's books (which I own) this is the one I prefer. Designs are simply astonishing and easy enough to make if you have some time in your hands. For most designs there is a cookie or a mini cake section and you will also learn tons of modelling techniques. Very highly recommended"
Celebrate with a Cake
"Lindy is fab! Her books start with the real basics and take you through the whole process without missing anything including what to do if things go wrong! Her directions can be followed to the letter, or there are lots of ideas to make things easier or harder! Absolutely fabulous, if you only buy one book about decorating cakes buy one of hers!" Catherine
“I started making cakes about 3 years ago and 'Storybook Cakes' was the first book that I ever used, it was so exciting compared with all the others that I had seen. I have used it constantly since, the chocolate cake is my staple and always gets a fantastic response.I now am due to take my cake making to the next level and start my own business, and its all thanks to this book!" Zoe Smith
Quick and Clever Party Cakes
“As with all Lindy's books, I am in love with this one. You will learn easy yet effective modelling and effect techniques. I particularly liked the use of gel to make animal eyes shine, this make these designs look very realistic. In this book she experiments with the use of colours through shading techniques and also uses the lustre edible colours in some designs. Highly recommended"
“For me, this book has become a reference for sugarcraft techniques. Lindy's ideas are inspirational. It is not aimed at someone wanting a quick birthday/celebration cake, the cakes illustrated are quite involved, although they can be adapted for your own use. There are lots of sections describing the different techniques and special effects used in each of the cakes which can be used when designing your own cakes. There are also details of recipes, colour mixing and figure modelling.
The cakes incorporate a lot of ideas for novelty cakes for men which alot of books don't.
I make and design my own novelty/celebration cakes as a hobby and would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in sugarcraft." Julia Hall
Stunningly Detailed Photography
Stylish hero shots, clever close-ups and essential hand steps showing you just how it's done.
Clear and Concise Instructions
Fully explained, nothing left out
A Few Fascinating Facts
Lindy's a busy lady, she's written 16 cake decorating titles and contributed to quite a few more.
English not your first language? Not to worry, many of Lindy's books have been published in other languages including German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Italian, Russian, Thai and Chinese
When 'The contemporary cake decorating bible' was launched at Cake International in 2011, Lindy signed one book every 2 minutes during the opening hours of the show - that's a lot of books and one very overused hand!
Beating impressive competition, 'Creative colour for cake decorating' won the International Gourmand Cookbook Award title for "Best Pastry Sweets Book in the UK 2014"
Rare Book! Lindy's first book 'Hobby Cakes' is now out of print and has been known to fetch four figure sums!
Message from Lindy
" I love being able to demystify the art of cake decorating with you and to share my designs and ideas. I thoroughly enjoy receiving your feedback and hearing your stories, it's encouraging to know that all the effort and hard work that goes into writing my books is worthwhile. To help me dedicate more time to dreaming up exciting new designs and writing about them, can I encourage you to buy my cake decorating books directly from me. Your support in this way really does make a difference. Many thanks" Lindy
How many of Lindy's books do you own?
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