Posts by Lesley

Lesley is English, but has lived in California for three years. She has been baking full-time since May 2011, and counts herself as very lucky that she doesn’t have to do a proper job as well! Lesley runs a small bakery business from home and creates just one or two cakes a week for customers. She spends the rest of the time on her Facebook Page, or thinking, talking and writing about cake. Although she’d rather eat a bag of potato chips than a slice of cake, she’s a big fan of chocolate ganache and is often to be seen eating leftovers with a spoon. Lesley has one husband, one son and one cockatiel, which she thinks is quite enough of each.
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Quilting Blog

Go From Drab to Fab With This Quilted Cake Board Tutorial!

Cake boards don't have to be left plain and drab. Create an oh-so-girly quilted board, perfect for displaying the simplest or most elaborate of cakes. Add some pearls for a touch of vintage opulence. This step-by-step tutorial will show you how to give your cake board a pretty, puffy quilted look. No special tools are needed, just a little time and patience. Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

The Last Word on Letter Cutters

Airplane Birthday CakeFunky, curly or formal, there are letter cutters for every cake occasion. Probably the most popular are FMM Block Alphabet Tappits, but they are notoriously difficult to master. A few simple changes to your Tappit routine should have you tapping them out quickly and easily! Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

The Caking Dead: A Zombie Cake Roundup

Plants vs. Zombies CakeSeason 4 of the hit TV series "The Walking Dead" premieres tonight in the U.S. Whether or not you’re a fan of the zombie genre and all the gore and brains that goes along with it, there’s no denying it’s popular stuff. And they're perfect for Halloween, too. To celebrate both the spooky Halloween season and the return of The Walking Dead, here's a look at some of the best zombie cakes around. Read more »

Cake Decorating Blog

Cakenweenie: A 100 Baker Tribute to Tim Burton

Tim Burton Cake BustHappy 55th Birthday, Mr. Tim Burton! To celebrate the birthday of this American film director, producer, writer, artist and animator, 100 cake decorators from around the world have quietly collaborated over the past few months to create an edible collage worthy of the man with Hollywood’s most bizarre imagination! Read more »