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Sep 18, 2014

A summer of cakes and going forward…

Wow! What a summer full of cakes. This summer I have had the pleasure of working on so many wedding cakes, it has been amazing. Each one has been totally different and unique to match the amazing wedding themes the Bride and Grooms have had. There have been birdcages, dragons, lilies, cupcakes, lace, ruffles and so much more. I have loved every minute of creating them.

Below are some photos of the different wedding cakes, and there are loads more photos in my wedding cake gallery. I will also be putting up some posts on some of the individual cakes to explain more about them soon…

Over the past two years I have been creating a lot more wedding cakes alongside matching wedding stationery which some of you may have seen with the watermark The Little Touches. I have loved combining both the design and cake making together and it has been fantastic watching The Little Touches grow alongside Cakes by Lynz.

Going Forward…

This summer has been so much fun but also so much work. A huge amount of time goes into making wedding and birthday cakes and combined with the wedding stationery, it has made me think a lot about the future as the workload continues to grow. Going forward I am worried that I don’t have the time needed to dedicate to each cake. It has been a really hard decision for me to make but I have decided to take a break making both wedding and birthday cakes for a while and concentrate on the stationery side of The Little Touches. So unfortunately I am so sorry, but this means that I won’t be taking any new orders for a while.

Although this has been a really hard decision, I really hope that a lot of you reading this will be excited about the plans that I have for Cake by Lynz. I LOVE cake making way too much just to stop doing it so I really want to create more tutorials, explaining how I do each step of the cakes, and hopefully pass on some of my techniques to you.

From the 1st October (so only a few weeks to wait) I will be putting up video tutorials every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. These will be on decorating cakes and cupcakes, creating gumpaste flowers, piping, modelling and so much more. I have so many things I want to share with you and it would be great if you could let me know what you would like to see. I have 4 video tutorials on YouTube at the moment which you can find in my tutorials section of this website. Combined, these have had over 130,000 views which is absolutely amazing and to think of that many people watching my tutorials is mind blowing. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel to ensure you don’t miss any of the tutorial videos I’m planning.

So I really hope that you enjoy all these new videos and I would love for you to let me know what you think. Also I would like to thank everyone who I have made a cake for over the past few years. I have loved every one that I have made and your support and kind words that you have given me is more than I could ever have wished for, and I only hope that you check back to read my blog and see the creations that I make for the videos or just for fun. Thank you x

Oct 5, 2013

Buttercream Ruffle Cake Tutorial and Buttercream Recipe

I have made a few buttercream ruffle cakes recently and I just love how girly and vintage they look. I really wanted to share with you the techniques that I use to create the buttercream and apply this to the cake in pretty swirls. I have created 2 separate videos for you, the first on how to create the buttercream and the second showing exactly how to pipe the ruffles onto your cake.

I really hope you like these videos and find them useful and if you have any questions or comments then please let me know.

Sep 1, 2013

Bow Cake Plus Tutorial

Recently I was asked to re-create the bow cake that I had made, but in Lime green. I was really excited about this order as this is one of my favourite cakes to make. I love the impact that the bow has when constructed on the top of the cake. In additional to the bow which is made out of gumpaste I included gumpaste streamers, small balls on the end of twisted wire and 2 gumpaste models of candles…

This cake was a 7 inch chocolate cake and it really was as bright as in the photo. I used 4 different shades of green food gel which I show you in the tutorial below. I really loved how well all the tones come together and makes it really stand out.

Whilst creating this cake I decided to film a step by step tutorial to show you all the techniques that I use, from making the individual bow sections, to putting it together on top of the cake. I really hope you like this tutorial and find it useful, if you have any comments please let me know.

Nov 8, 2011

How to make the ‘Fifi and the Flowertots’ cake

I know that in August I promised to upload a step by step guide on the different stages of making the Fifi and the Flowertots cake, well here it is. I hope that this comes in handy if any of you fancy making the Fifi house, or maybe there is a tecnique from this you can use on a different cake design. To view the tutorial just click here or go into the tutorials section and take a look.

If you have any comments or questions then please let me know.

Aug 15, 2011

Gumpaste Shoe Tutorial

I have been wanting to put more tutorials up recently. I have watched some great tutorials which have tought me so much, so I decided to make a video tutorial of my own which hopefully people can find useful. I have put together a tutorial on how to make the small gumpaste shoes which I put on some of my cupcakes recently. People have given me some really lovely feedback about these cakes, so I thought this would make a perfect tutorial. To watch the tutorial just click here or go into the tutorials section and take a look.

This is my first video tutorial and I hope you like it, if you have any comments or suggestions let me know.