February Cake Decorator Spotlight
Hi everyone! I am featuring Cakes By Ludy (@cakesbyludy), located in Plano, Texas, USA, for February Cake Decorator Spotlight. I first came across her gorgeous cakes last year, and I love her distinctive style on many trends such as rainbow, square cakes, etc. I hope you enjoy this month’s feature!
Hi Ludy! Can you share a little bit about yourself?
Hello, I’m Ludy. I was born and raised in Cameroon, Africa, and moved to the US with my family when I was 18. I currently live in Plano, TX, I’m married, have a 2-year-old daughter who keeps me busy, and I work full time as a mental health nurse.
How did your cake decorating journey begin?
I’ve always loved baking which started at a young age. After college, I would bake and decorate cakes for family and close friends here and there, nothing major. About 2 years ago, my interest grew when I decided to make a cake for my daughter’s 1/2 birthday with online help. I was still on maternity leave, so I had the time, and I wanted to take cute pics of her with a cake. That’s when I found this baking world I had no idea existed, and now decorating cakes is a passion of mine as well as a source of income.
Which process of baking/cake decorating makes you the happiest?
Definitely the decorating process! I often find it relaxing, and it’s the best feeling when the ideas you have in mind translate perfectly on a cake.
What are your go-to tools when designing a cake?
I have to have a turntable, offset spatula, scrapper, and maybe a piping tip or two. I could do many designs with these items, and if you’re just starting as a baker, these are the staples, I think.
Where do you find your inspiration from?
I get inspiration from everywhere and anywhere. From designs on clothing to Instagram, sometimes a painting, or just imagination, it could be anything really.
What are the cake trends that you are currently loving?
I love the rice paper trend and how versatile it can be. I’ve used rice paper on one or two cakes, but I need to play with it more. I also like the cocoa bomb trend though I am yet to make one.
What is a cake technique that you would love to try soon?
I so want to learn how to make wafer paper flowers. I see these beautiful real-looking flowers on Instagram, and I’m in awe. One of these days, I’ll enroll in an online class I’ve had my eye on for some time now.
Do you have a preferred buttercream to work with?
I mostly work with American buttercream, but I also love using Swiss meringue buttercream and flour buttercream, especially when I want a less sweet option.
What is your favorite flavor(s)?
It’s so difficult for me to choose! Haha, I love strawberry, any citrus, coconut, vanilla, and chocolate in that order.
What do you enjoy doing besides making cakes?
I love spending time with loved ones, watching game shows, playing card and board games, traveling.
My Favorite Cakes
Comments are my own in italic.
Floral Monogram Cake
I don’t know which part is my favorite. I just love everything about this!
Buttercream Flowers & Stencil Cake
I’m loving the unique stencil with the buttercream roses.
White & Gold Geode Birthday Cake
The white and gold is a divine color combination. For more inspiration on geode cakes, click here.
Valentine’s Square Cake
What a gorgeous take for Valentine’s Day. For more Valentine’s Day cakes, click here.
Purple Number Cakes
Oh so beautiful, I am loving this purple color scheme on the number cakes.
Gold Criss Crossing Wedding Cake
This is a perfect small wedding cake for an intimate ceremony. Love the gold criss crossing effect.
Rainbow Square Cake
This cake is SO adorable and even better as a square cake.
Grayscale Birthday Cake
It‘s a unique cake for a man in your life.
Pretty Pink Square Cake
I am really loving all of Ludy’s square cakes and inspiring me to do a square cake sometime soon!
Spring Bloom Cake
It’s giving me all of the spring vibes and Ludy is finally trying out the rice paper on this cake!
Thank you so much, Ludy, for doing this feature! Make sure you follow her on her Instagram to stay updated on her future creations.