Contemporary Cake Designs, Step by Step
Bring the drama with contemporary cake designs! Award-winning cake designer Lindy Smith, shares easy-to-follow instructions for professional-level stenciling, painting, doodling and more. Use her expert advice to recreate her show-stopping designs or dream up your own captivating cake.
A true innovator in the world of cake decorating, Lindy Smith is beloved for her outstanding, original cakes and the enthusiasm with which she shares her techniques. Lindy has written fifteen books on cake decorating, with "Simply Modern Wedding Cakes" being her latest publication. Since 2002, she has been demonstrating and teaching cake decorating skills around the globe. Lindy's passion and talent for teaching are evident in her enthralling, easy-to-follow classes.
Materials: What you Need
Lesson Plan: What you Learn
Meet Lindy Smith and start by learning which stencils work best for making tiles. Lindy will share two ways to stencil with petal dust for lovely matte and burnished finishes. And you'll get comfortable deciding which part of the pattern to cut out for maximum impact on your tiled cake.
Explore the variety of looks you can achieve as we "audition" tiles before placing them on the cake. Lindy will also show you how to trim down and place your tiles precisely, before finishing off this show-stopping confection.
Learn how to transform your cakes with just one tool. Lindy shares her exclusive technique for drawing thin, delicate lines on your cake. Plus you'll experiment with essential shapes and patterns.
Lindy shows you how to add color and interest to a doodle cake. Work with paisley and flower cutouts. Then doodle on top, around and between your cutouts for an organic, customizable effect.
Learn how to emboss fondant. Use a simple cutting wheel to create a flowing, organic design. And mix edible paints to add dramatic color. You'll also find out how to paint your cake to bring your design to life.
In your last lesson, Lindy will show you how to create a simple spiral flower from a single circle of wafer paper. You'll learn a clever technique for coloring your flowers. And Lindy shares her techniques for making hand-painted petals.