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Cheers to the Freakin’ Weekend…

Happy weekend, cake chums!

Sorry it has been rather a quiet one on the blog this week, but real life well-and-truly got in the way of cake life this week! I won’t bore you with the details, but rest assured I am absolutely ready for a lazy weekend!

Hopefully Sarah Bray of Daisy Cakes’ rather fabulous Miniature Picnic Cupcake Toppers tutorial has kept you busy in my absence! Don’t forget to let me know if you have a go at it – I’m planning to tackle it myself at some point – when I’m not knee-deep in other exciting projects.

Coming in the next few weeks, I’ve got some absolutely amazing interviews lined up – with some actual caking legends – and, at the request of some of my subscribers, I will also be having a play with the Rapid Rose and Perfect Peony kits, which arrived today from the lovely Natalie at Immaculate Confections. As a very reluctant sugar florist, I try to avoid making flowers unless truly necessary, but Natalie assures me that her fabulous kits will revolutionise my life! Look out for my two-part review coming soon…

 

These are all alongside an absolute mega-project that I have been beavering away on for a while now. A clue? Well, it’s another project for a brand that I have previously collaborated with in the past. I wonder if you will be able to figure it out… 😉

The other big news of the week is, of course, this week’s cake shows on either side of the Atlantic. It seems half of the cakers on my social media timelines are heading to the Irish SugarCraft Show 2018, in Dublin this weekend, while the other half are jetting off to The SoFlo Cake and Candy Expo, in Miami. I’ll be honest, I have spent so much time on the FlyBe website this week, dithering over whether to book a last-minute jaunt over to the Irish show this weekend (SoFlo is a little bit out of my budget right now!) and it has taken some real restraint to stop myself hitting that ‘purchase’ button. I think it is only the thought of a full-on weekend – after the exhausting week that I have just had – that stopped me going through with it.

I do hope that everyone who has headed to either show this weekend has a truly amazing time though – and naturally, I have lined up some fabulous guest writers to share the highlights of each of them with us all when they get home.

Oh, and speaking of the Irish Sugarcraft Show, this weekend also sees the official launch of The Celtic Cakers Tutorial Book – if you’re at the show, be sure to head by the Ribbon Shack stand to check it out. And don’t forget that today also marks your last chance to get your hands on a copy in my Celtic Cakers giveaway, so if you haven’t entered yet, you know what to do!

 

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