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Celebrate with Minicakes: Designs and Techniques for Creating Over 25 Celebration Minicakes [Paperback]

Lindy Smith
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Book Description

26 Nov 2010
Take your cake decorating skills to the next level with this fantastic collection of fun and stylish minicakes - ideal for beginner sugarcrafters or cupcake experts alike. This title offers over 25 creative minicake designs to suit a wide range of occasions, from nursery bricks and wedding bouquets to funky flowers, cheeky chimps and fairytale castles, with expert sugarcrafting tips and techniques presented in an easy-to-follow step by step format.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (26 Nov 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715337831
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715337837
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 258,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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World renowned for her designs, writing and teaching Lindy Smith is a highly experienced and talented British cake designer & sugarcrafter. Recognised for her exquisite attention to detail and eye for colour Lindy has been translating her designs into sugarcraft for many years From humble beginnings in her home kitchen, experimenting with the 'basics' she learnt from an inspirational teacher, she soon discovered that sugar was the perfect medium through which to express her creative abilities and original ideas. In 1997 Lindy entered her first set of competitions and much to her own amazement received 3 gold awards. She had arrived in the 'cake' world! In 1998 she started writing regular features for "Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine". Her first cake decorating book was published in 2000. She has continued to write books ever since, loving the freedom it gives her to be highly creative and original. Lindy travels extensively for her work, gathering inspiration along the way, she has been very privileged to see first hand how sugarcraft and cake decorating is constantly evolving around the globe. Lindy runs a successful company, Lindy's Cakes Ltd, based in Buckinghamshire, UK. The online shop side of the business specialises in sugarcraft products that she has 'hand picked' herself and uses in her books. She teaches sugarcraft at regular workshops throughout the year and continues to write about sugarcraft on a regular basis. Lindy Smith is passionate about her art and brings a fresh contemporary look to sugarcraft and cake design.

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About the Author

Lindy Smith is the author of five other D&C titles, including Cakes to Inspire and Desire and Celebrate with a Cake. She runs a successful business making celebration cakes. Lindy is a British Sugarcraft Guild accredited demonstrator and holds workshops to share her techniques and experience. Lindy lives in Buckinghamshire.

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing New 4 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback
If you already have Lindy Smith's 'Cakes to Inspire and Desire' you will be really disappointed as I was. The designs are identical only scaled down with a only a couple of new things put in. The couple of new things are not the type of mini cakes this book looks like it will contain, they re more for children i.e. a monkey cake. Personally I think this book has been a waste of money.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 15 Nov 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Totally agree with review by S. Brignall. Was rather hoping to have some new mini cakes but basically the same as in Lindy's previous book. All that said, it is a lovely book to add to my collection.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely disappointing! 6 Mar 2011
By Lou P.
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was extremely disappointed by this book. I admire Lindy Smith's work and own several of her books but on this occasion I felt cheated. As other reviewers state, if you already own a copy of "Cakes to inspire and desire" don't bother with this one! Nearly all of the cakes are mini versions of cakes in the aforementioned book. Very disappointing!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars mini celebrations 17 Nov 2010
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
If you like celebrating with cakes - these mini versions are just the right size to say thank you, I love you and a lot more besides. If you want to be a sugarcraft expert, this is a book for you. Or if you just love eating all those little gorgeous creations yourself - what's stopping you? Apparently this book duplicates some recipes from one of Lindy's other books, but if like me, you have not got the others - in this book you will find the basic cake recipes and decoration ideas for 20 cakes. Includes detailed instructions and good photography throughout. This also makes a great gift in itself for any cake maker. This review first appeared on Karen Platt's book review website.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment 3 Jan 2011
Format:Paperback
HUGELY disappointed - as an earlier reveiwer said, it is nothing but a rehash of an earlier book. I usually love Lindy's books, but with this one I just feel I have bought the same book twice.....
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1.0 out of 5 stars not agreat book 27 Mar 2014
By mary
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there are plenty of other books which are better. this is not at all a good book. and doesnt give proper instructions
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5.0 out of 5 stars Only mini in size. 26 Mar 2014
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Lovely book full of ideas and designs for all levels of bakers and decorators.
Will enjoy practicing these designs and seeing family faces light up with smiles and sighs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
An absolute must for wedding cake makers and decorators! I loved this book and continue to refer to it time and again! Loved it!
Published 1 month ago by Annette Langley-Tayler
3.0 out of 5 stars How many more repeats.
Please please could we have a new book from Lindy Smith that doesn't contain repeats from her other books. Read more
Published 2 months ago by latestarter
5.0 out of 5 stars I love lindy smith books.This book is great..
Amazing book I love it..I follow lindy smith her books great.More books on my christmas list..Happy customer . Soon i have the whole collection..
Published 4 months ago by stella barclay
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but
I bought this book with another Lindy Smith book (Cakes to Inspire and Desire) and they are pretty much the same. Same designs just on larger cakes. So I was disappointed. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Miss Caroline J Jarvie
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Minicakes
Excellent little book with lots of ideas for making smaller cakes. Glad that I bought the book as it has loads of ideas that could be carried through to a full size cake..... Read more
Published 18 months ago by Nicola Louise Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars Mini cakes fabulous book
A range of ideas of mini cakes really love the hedgehog it is very cute and simple to make, very effective. Read more
Published on 17 April 2012 by D
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, fantastic recipes, easy to follow even for novices.
Excellent book, recipes easy to follow and suitable even for novice bakers like me.
Recommend it to anyone who enjoys baking for self and family
Published on 1 Oct 2011 by Eamonn
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