Sugar shapers or clay guns, craft guns, sugarcraft extruders as they are also know are one of my favourite sugarcraft – cake decorating tools, one that I really wouldn’t like to be without! I use mine to add trim around the base of a cake, add fine details to a side of a cake where […]
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.
Rarely a week goes by when we are not asked about Lindy’s first book Hobby Cakes and this is no exception. For those of you who haven’t seen it, the book contains amongst others: Mini car cake Fishing cake Dart Board cake Golf cake Mountain Biking cake Garden Shed cake Hot Air Ballooning cake Bird […]
I couldn’t create my cakes without this very useful product! White vegetable fat (shortening), which is often referred to as just White Fat, is a solid fat that has traditionally been used in pastry making. In cake decorating, however, it has a number of uses: White fat in cake decorating This beneficial ingredient is often […]
When I first started cake decorating, Madeira cake was one of the very first cakes I baked. It is still a cake I bake as it’s so moist and yummy. I often, however, add flavourings to my Madeira to add interest to what is essentially a sponge cake. There is quite a selection of ingredients […]
We are often asked about how to use ball tins. Firstly, it’s worth mentioning that the ball cake tins we sell have the manufacturer’s suggestions and instructions printed on the reverse of the box label, so please remove it if you are throwing the box out! ADVERTISEMENT Baking a fruit cake in a ball tin If […]
“Why does my sugarpaste crack when I’m covering cakes” is a question I often hear when I’m teaching, even from people that have been decorating cakes for a while. Usually, the simple answer is that either, the paste hasn’t been kneaded enough or the consistency of the paste isn’t correct i.e. it is too soft […]