Discover a collection of truly inspirational celebration cakes, each with a modern and distinctive finish in Lindy's 'Cakes to inspire and desire' book. This clever book looks at the shapes of cakes, showing how a simple square or round design can be the basis of a truly beautiful creation. Clear colour photographs and detailed step-by-step display a variety of traditional and contemporary techniques from florals to stripes and cake jewellery.
"The title says it all, as my aim with this, my 7th book, is to provide cakes that will indeed inspire you to be more creative and encourage you to try something new. For this book I have taken design themes that appeal to me, such as Op art and traditional Indian patterns and through the exciting process of research and design I have created new and contemporary cakes for everyone to enjoy.
Apart from providing you with new ideas, the content of this book is also very much a response to the many requests I have received for written instructions from my readers. I love using cake jewellery on my cakes, as it adds that extra touch of sparkle and opulence to cakes, and from the feedback I have received, it is obviously something that appeals to many others as well. I have therefore included a selection of possibilities to inspire you – experiment and see what you can achieve, I’m sure you’ll be surprised at how simple it can be.
Wonky Cakes I have also let you into the ‘secret’ of how to create my extremely popular wonky cakes, a carved shape that I love using as it lends itself to all kinds of decorative possibilities. Once you’ve mastered the basics of this shape and feel more confident in your abilities, take a look at my wonky wedding cake page on this website for further inspirational ideas.
Be Inspired, I have included cakes inspired by Op art, art nouveau, Greek ceramic patterns, Indian temple and fabric designs, Gaudi's mosaics as well as the colours and patterns found within flowers such as the moth orchid. I hope my interpretations and ideas inspire you and that you too will feel the urge to be creative. Easy to follow step by step Instructions My books over the years have become known for their simple to follow step by step instructions. I always try to include as many steps as possible and to not leave anything out or assume my readers have any prior knowledge of how for example a particular cake is carved or covered."
Lots of inspirational ideas to get you started Ice-blue Jewels (cake jewellery cake) - pastel Flower tower (wonky style cake) - Art Nouveau Lilies (Stocked column cake) - Perfect harmony (Musical jewellery cake) - Snowflake (Winter wonderland cake) - Connoisseur's Delight - Funky Flowers (Square wonky style cake) - Greek Inspirations - Nursery Christening Bricks - Op Art Boxes (Lindy's Favourite!) - Eastern Ornament (Indian wedding cake) - Falling leaf - Sparkling fish (Wonky styled cake) - Luxurious Orchid Wedding (moth orchid wedding cake) - Cosmic Christmas Ball (Cake jewellery for Christmas). Plus each cake is accompanied by a selection of exquisite mini-cakes to put a creative twist on the main theme or to make as an alternative when time is short.
Cakes to Inspire and desire in paperback first published November 2007