Big Announcement!

Hey everyone! Big announcement today! It’s a little secret I’ve been holding onto for a while now and DYING to tell you about.

Maybe you’ve noticed that I’m posting a little less often, maybe you haven’t. But the reason? I’m writing a COOKBOOK!

Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake square on a plate

White Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes on a pink cake stand

I know. Crazy! And insanely time consuming (hence the fewer posts on the blog). I’ve been talking and working with a publisher since March. It’s been a long process – in large part because of me. But now it’s official!

So what is the book about? Well, what do I love the most? What do you love the most (at least I think so 🙂 )? CAKE!! All kinds of CAKE!!

As you know, I’m a cake girl. Always have been, always will be. There was no doubt in my mind that cakes were what I’d want to write a cookbook about.

There will be cupcakes, single layer cakes, layered cakes, ice cream cakes, cheesecakes and more! There’s even a couple chapters on my best advice and tutorials for everything from what tools to use and how to get your pans ready for baking, to tutorials on some of my favorite methods for decorating beautiful cakes.

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake on a silver cake stand

Are you as excited as I am?! Please say YES! This book has already been a major work of love. I’m so excited with what I’ve done so far and I hope more than anything that you all will love it too. I’ve tried my hardest to get a variety of recipes included that you could make for any and all occasions. There’s even a chapter on holidays.

And the tutorials? Well, I’m all about decorating cakes in the most simple, but beautiful way. If you are like me, sometimes you have the time to dedicate to an elaborate cake and other times you want something a little more simple, but still beautiful. The decorating tips and tutorials range from quick and simple, to a little more involved, but all make it easy to make a beautiful cake.

If you are wondering, there’s no fondant or anything like that. Much like most things you’ll find on my blog, the decorating is all about using foods that are already in the cake, sauces, chocolate, buttercream, etc to decorate. There are so many simple things you can do and I can’t wait to put it all into one book for you.

Vanilla Cake with ombre frosting on a cake stand

I hope you’re as excited as I am! You don’t even have to wait that long to get it (in book writing time). It’ll be out a year from now – October 2016. Get ready for lots of updates as I share the craziness with you. I’ve already shared a few sneak peaks on Snapchat and will be doing the same on instagram, so if you want some behind the scenes peeks along the way that’ll be the best place to check it all out.

Also, I want to say thank you. Thank you to everyone who reads, bakes, comments, follows on social media, gets my emails, emails me, etc. However you keep up with the recipes and blog – thank you! It is because of you that I’m able to do something I never thought I’d be able to say I’m doing – writing a cookbook. You are the ones I’m writing this for. I’m doing my best to make it the best book I can for you. So thank you, thank you, thank you. Your support has always and always will mean the world to me.

A slice of cheesecake topped with raspberries on a plate in front of the whole cake on a cake stand

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75 Comments
  1. Aunt J

    WWow, wow, wow, wow, wow! Love the blog – and seriously knock-out photos and props, particularly recently. Love the weekly scriptures. Love that you love Romans (8:38-39 is my life verse). Love that you are putting that great stuff into a binding for us. Congratulations!!

  2. Marily Fields

    Can’t wait to see it, Lindsay! Of course, I can always find your beautiful creations on line, but still love to curl up with a wonderful cookbook. Yours will be great for next winter. Congratulations to you!

  3. Alison

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to get my hands on your book! I have followed your blog for some time now and have tried a couple of your cake recipes and they have turned out beautiful!

  4. Michelle van Kervel

    Congratulations! Looking forward to seeing the Cookbook or should I say Bakebook.
    I hope you are sending a consignment of books to South Africa.

    1. lifeloveandsugar@gmail.com

      Thank you! The book should ship internationally and will have ingredients measured in weight and ml. I fully expect it to be available in SA, as my husband’s family is there and can’t wait to get it. 🙂

  5. Teri Giese

    Congrats on the book! Began following you because of the cakes!! Very new to blogs and trust me when I say, in Arizona is near impossible to buy a decent cake.Moved here from Wisconsin, where my childhood bakery closed its doors for good. Would NOT give anyone their white cake or frosting recipe!! How evil, right? Hansen’s bakery in Green Bay, Wi.You must share! But, I have printed a ton of your recipes,as well as a few other blogger cake and buttercream recipes. Believe I may be able to produce the desired taste. Now about the cake decorating, love yours! Next on list, learn piping technique… ????

  6. Kelly Mikolich

    Congrats!! Your cake recipes are all fantastic and are my go-to’s!!! DEFINITELY buying your book when it comes out!! 🙂

  7. Mary

    AWESOME NEWS! I cannot wait to buy your book! THANK YOU for all of your wonderful recipes on this site! You are such a talented baker and artist!

  8. emily sue pike

    I love my kitchen and love to cook but have yet to try cakes.
    No kids or grands and hubby like cookies but your book may change things PLUS I see a great 2016 Christmas gift for a mom of 3 young “pseudo grandchildren”
    I wish you the best. I too write and know the angst and frustrations ahead so send you my favorite verse and mantra : WHEN IN A FIX. PHILIPPIANS 4:6 !!! Keeps me on track and sane . Excited and wish you the best — emily sue

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I'm a wife and a mom to twin boys and a baby girl! And I've got a serious sweets addiction! Bring on the treats!

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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29