Are you struggling to line your round cake tins? My daughter Charlotte, tells me she can never remember how it’s done! If this is you too, let me demystify the art how to line a round cake tin. It’s not really as difficult or time-consuming as you may think. There are a number of approaches […]
Everybody asks questions, it's how we learn...Here are answers to some of the frequently asked questions that we repeatedly hear at Lindy's Cakes. Take a look to see if we've answered your burning baking or cake decorating question! Another good place to look for answers, especially if it's a 'how to' question, is in our Free Tutorial category.
I am inextricably drawn to chocolate and would describe myself as a bit of a chocoholic…but why is this, why is chocolate so desirable and irresistible? I thought I’d do a little research to see what the experts have to say. What is chocolate? Chocolate comes from the beans of the small evergreen cacao tree (Theobroma […]
A sugar shaper, sugarcraft gun, sugar extruder, clay gun…is a wonderfully clever cake decorating tool known by many different names. It is a tool I wouldn’t be without! It’s part of my essential cake decorating kit. I have had one ever since I started decorating 25 years ago and now I have three. Why? Well […]
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 There are many different ways of using stencils to add pattern and decorations to cakes. Probably my favourite technique […]
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!! Is there a nut-free alternative to ground almonds being one such question. Now I love baking and have been baking for as long as I can remember. However, I […]
I get asked this question all the time, as many of my students also want to turn their passion for cake decorating into a successful businesses. The simple but frustrating answer is that no one can tell you how much you should charge. Setting a price structure is one of the most difficult parts of any […]