Have you spent your life tackling shyness? According to the BBC’s television programme ‘Stand up to Shyness‘ aired a few days ago, nearly half the population in the UK have some manifestation of shyness. Experts even suggest that everyone has a degree of shyness and that this is a good thing. For some, their shyness […]
Baking and cake decorating tips to help you achieve success with your baking and cake decorating. In this blog category, Lindy generously shares her knowledge to give you valuable tips and advice. We also suggest you browse our FAQ and FREE Tutorials categories to find further tips and suggestions.
‘Tips for recreating your beautiful sugar embroidery patterns please’, is a request I have received a few times recently. Many people seems to love my ‘Fair Isle & Beyond’ set of mini cakes – they have even bought the embroidery grid embosser so they can have a go… BUT it seems some people get a […]
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!! Now I love baking and have been baking for as long as I can remember. However, I know that many of you are very new to this fascinating science […]
Having a cake of the correct shape is fundamental to any good cake design. If, like some, you shy away from carving cakes you are limiting yourself to just basic shapes. Yet with a little bit of courage and armed with a sharp knife, it is perfectly possible to sculpt a shape from a cake […]
I find that many newbie cake decorators become easily confused with all the different names given to the soft roll out icing that we use these days to cover most of our cakes. However, basically yes, sugarpaste is the term most widely used in the UK for this soft icing and the term fondant when […]