Posts by Lynlee Beckett

Lynlee North Beckett
Lynlee founded Lynlee’s Petite Cakes in 2010, shortly after throwing her daughter’s 3rd birthday party, when her love of planning parties, crafting and decorating cupcakes culminated into an undeniable passion. After working in the fashion industry as an Accessories buyer for 10 years, Lynlee transitioned into the baking world, specializing in fondant cupcake and cake toppers. As a self-taught fondant artist, she now focuses on providing fondant and party inspiration and tutorials to others through her blog and publications and is the author of the book "Sweet & Unique Cupcake Toppers," scheduled to be released in the Spring of 2014. Lynlee loves all things Parisian and her sweet family, consisting of her hubby, daughter and French poodle.
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Cake Decorating Blog

Cake Decorating: History, Overview and Techniques

Have Your Cake and Decorate It, Too!Though cake decorating can be traced back to Europe in the 17th century, it wasn't until the mid-1800s when the art truly took form. Baking was facilitated by the introduction of the temperature-controlled oven, further promoting dessert presentations, and therefore, popularizing their ornamentation. Decorated cakes became prominent at important banquets and celebrations, a tradition that continues to hold true today. Yet the vast number of tools and techniques Read more »