Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to another year of Mr Baker’s Blog keeping you up to date with everything* that is going on in the world of cake.
*Well, I say everything, but I can’t manage to keep up with everything on my own. I’m kinda hoping that some of you will take a more active role this year too. If you fancy contributing either regularly, semi-regularly, irregularly or even just as a one-off, do get in touch via the usual channels: through my Facebook page, the dedicated Mr Baker’s Blog from Mr Baker’s Cakes Facebook group or by emailing me directly.
Anyway, I do hope that you had a lovely Christmas break and a fabulous new year. We opened our doors once again for our annual New Year’s Eve open house and had a wonderfully relaxed evening of food and board games. I think my guests mainly enjoyed themselves – other than the forced-feeding of Christmas cake before they were allowed to leave. Does anyone else find themselves desperately trying to offload leftover fruitcake as the festive season draws to a close or is it just me? I mean, I’d happily eat it all myself, but I think I’ve had more than enough of my own baking for 2019 already!
Speaking of 2019, I am planning some big changes for Mr Baker’s Blog this year.
Don’t panic – I still plan to share all the latest news every week in my online magazine, Something Sweet. However, this year, I also want to want to formalise my offerings so that you know what to expect from the site, week to week.
As such, starting from the beginning of February, every Tuesday will see me upload some new, original and exclusive content:
First Tuesday – a brand new recipe from Mr Baker’s Cakes.
Second Tuesday – a new Mr Baker’s Cakes sugarcraft tutorial.
Third Tuesday – an exclusive interview with one of our favourite cake artists.
Fourth Tuesday – a guest tutorial, created exclusively for the readers of Mr Baker’s Blog.
This will, of course, continue to be supplemented by additional posts, including product reviews, event coverage, comment pieces and lots more besides.
I also have some more exciting news. Following some very generous Christmas presents from my family and a crash course in video editing from my buddy Etty van Urk of Cake Dutchess, this year will also see me adding a YouTube channel to the Mr Baker’s Blog line up!
I already have lots of exciting plans for new and original content, the likes of which you haven’t seen on a caking channel before, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait until I have managed to convert my spare room into a new, improved and, most importantly, larger cake studio before it officially launches. Oh, if anyone fancies sponsoring my new studio (ie you’d like to pay for it), then let me know…
No? Oh, ok… 😂
In the meantime, if you’d like to subscribe to my channel in advance of my official launch and be one of the first to receive a notification when I post my first new video, then you can find it here. If 100 of you do it, I can gain access to a custom URL, so I would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance!
All in all, I’m you’ll agree that it is looking to be a VERY exciting year here on Mr Baker’s Blog and I do hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Bring on 2019!