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Introducing… the Kenwood Kids Club!

Hey cake chums,

Apologies once again for neglecting you of late, but hopefully the following announcement will explain why…

I am super thrilled to finally be able to tell you that I am joining #TeamKenwood as the host of their brand new weekly cooking show, the Kenwood Kids Club!

As you know, during lockdown, alongside my own weekly Mr Baker’s Cake School videos, I was also filming a monthly live baking demonstration over on the Kenwood Facebook page. Well, during our…. ‘conversations’, the team at Kenwood and I realised that we share a very real passion: encouraging and inspiring the next generation of junior cooks, chefs and bakers to get creative in the kitchen!

After lots of discussions, Zoom meetings, socially distanced in-person meetings, phone calls and even more besides, the Kenwood Kids Club was born!

Designed to be a fully immersive and interactive experience for our young cooks, chefs and bakers, the Kenwood Kids Club will include weekly live cooking and baking demonstrations over on our brand new YouTube channel, as well as a whole host of other activities, competitions and more at our new website, which you can find at this link.

So if you know of any creative cooks, budding bakers or… (ok, I can’t think of an alliterative adjective to go with ‘chefs’) …enthusiastic chefs, then I do hope that you will be able to send them over to join me on YouTube at 4pm today for our first LIVE cooking demonstration, during which we will be making a batch of deliciously zingy lemon cupcakes!

And don’t worry if you don’t have much of a sweet tooth, because we’ll also be turning our attentions to a whole host of savoury recipes too!

Over the next few months, I’m also going to be joined by a whole host of incredible guest chefs, including food writer and chef, Theo A Michaels and TV presenter and Celebrity Masterchef winner, Angelica Bell! You really won’t want to miss out, so head to the website now to find out more and I’ll see you at 4pm for episode one of the Kenwood Kids Club!

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Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!

Happy Sunday, cake chums!

After having them sat on my development shelf, gathering dust for a shameful amount of time now, in this week’s video, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’ I’m finally getting stuck in to all of the cake embossing kits that I have been sent or gifted over the last 12-18 months.

I’m sure that many of you will have been using products likes the Sweet Stamp by AmyCakes, the Sugar Press from Crafty Designs and the PME Fun Fonts on your cakes for a while now, and I know that I have definitely seen some stunning examples of how they can be used to enhance the cakes we create, but are they really as easy to use as they look?

In my newest series, ‘Getting to Grips with…’, I’ll be having a go at a whole host of skills and techniques that can be used to take our cake designs to the next level, and hopefully, helping some of you to have the confidence to give them a go for yourself at the same time.

In this week’s first episode, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’, we’ll be checking out some stunning fonts from Sweet Stamp by AmyCakes, the Sugar Press and PME, applying them to both a cake and a cake board, as well as exploring some of the other fantastic add ons and embellishments available from these brands to really elevate our cakes.

And if you are somebody that HAS been embossing for a while, be sure to get in touch and share your top tips for how to get the very best results from these fabulously innovative tools. Not to mention, your favourite ways to incorporate them into your designs and how you like to fill your embossed text and other elements… Are you a painter, a pourer, a duster, a wiper, a sprinkler, or something else entirely…?

You can watch this week’s video right here on the blog, below – or why not head directly to YouTube, where you will find links to all of the products featured – as well as being able to check out my other videos and hit that subscribe button while you’re there… 😉

I do hope you enjoy my latest video, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’ and remember to pop back at the same time next week for part two…

Until then, Happy Caking!

x

PS. Don’t forget to join me over on Twitter this Wednesday for the next instalment of #cakershour!

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A Life Update & What’s Next For Mr Baker’s Cakes (and Something Sweet magazine)

Hey cake chums,

It has been a hot minute since we got caught up here on the blog, so let me begin by apologising for neglecting you all for so long. I’m really not exaggerating when I say that things have been pretty darn hectic here at Mr Baker’s Cakes HQ over the last few months…

Rather than repeating myself here in text form, I have just uploaded a new YouTube video, which should get you all caught up with everything that has been going on with me and let you know what you can expect next from Mr Baker’s Cakes here on the blog, over on YouTube and over on my social media channels.

Many of you have also been asking about the return of Something Sweet magazine and the latter part of the video delves into what that might look like too, so please do check it out and let me know your thoughts on what is discussed (you can jump straight to that part of the video at 17:13).

You can watch the video right here (or head to this link to watch it on YouTube):

But yes, please do let me know your thoughts and, as always, thank you so much for your patience, for your support and for your friendship during these unprecedented times. I miss you all so much and can’t wait for the day that we we will be able to get together in person once again.

Until then, please do keep in touch, keep yourselves and your loved ones safe, and wear a mask (if you are able to).

And until next time, happy caking!

Rob xx