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As I have mentioned previously, Mr Baker’s Blog celebrated its first anniversary in August, meaning that this coming weekend sees my second Cake International as a cake blogger – but probably the first where people are actually reading my blog… 😉

I am truly grateful for all the support that you have all shown me over the last year (and a bit) and so, with Cake International fast approaching, I wanted to do something to thank and reward all of the wonderful #cakechums that have made Mr Baker’s Blog such a success.

As a result, as I teased in the latest issue of Something Sweet, I feel like it is time for my BIGGEST EVER SUBSCRIBER GIVEAWAY!

During the last 15 months, I have had the privilege of working with some amazing people, organisations and brands, the majority of which will be at Cake International this weekend. I have reached out to them and asked if they would be prepared to contribute a lil’ something to a rather awesome prize hamper – and they all said yes!

As a result, I will be skipping merrily around the show collecting a whole host of prizes from some of my absolute favourites, like Renshaw, Cake Dutchess, The Celtic Cakers, The Old Piping Bag, Evil Cake Genius, Cake Masters Magazine, Cakes by Carol, dragéekíss®, Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine and even more besides…

‘But what do I have to do to get my hands on this amazing prize?!’ I hear you ask…

Well, first of all, as it is a SUBSCRIBER giveaway, you will need to ensure that you have subscribed to Mr Baker’s Blog – to do that, you need to find the box in the tool bar on the right (or at the base of the page if on mobile) and enter your email address. I will then send you a confirmation email, which you will need to accept.

But then comes the fun bit. To win, you will need to track down one of my new flyers at Cake International and take a selfie with it, uploading it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, with the hashtags #mrbakersblog and #imacakechum.

But what if you aren’t able to go to Cake International this year? Well don’t panic, you can still enter – you just need to get a little more creative. You will need a Mr Baker substitute – maybe a drawing of me (the more terrible the better), my website on a screen in the background, somebody who looks a bit like me – in fact, ANY reference to Mr Baker’s blog! And then, just like above, upload it to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, with the captions #mrbakersblog and #imacakechum.

Next week, I will get an impartial third party to choose their favourite selfie and that person will win the entire prize hamper, which will be posted out the following weekend!

Because I am still stinging from the time I had to spend nearly £100 shipping a prize to the US (ouch!), I’m afraid that this one will have to be a UK giveaway only (sorry to my international #cakechums)

If you ARE at Cake International and would like to know where you can find my flyers, there will be piles on the Cake Dutchess stand, the Cakes by Carol and The Old Piping Bag stand and anywhere else that I can strategically stash a few.

I will also have a stack of them on me at all times, so you can always just grab me and ask for one – in fact, my impartial judge may even mark more highly if I am in your selfie too…? Who knows…

If you fancy catching me at Cake International in person, you will be able to find me over at stand F14 – with the Cake Dutchess herself, Etty van Urk on the Friday, where I will be taking part in an awesome Live Build with the super-talented  Corinna Maguire of Lovin’ from the Oven, Janette MacPherson of Janette MacPherson Cake Craft, Kylie Mangles of Letterpress Bakery, Kelly McWilliam of Kelly McWilliam – Cake Artist and Zoe Hopkinson of Zoe’s Fancy Cakes, as well as a whole host of Cake Dutchess Instructors.

On Saturday, I will be demoing the newest addition of the Grumpy Pug series, Christmas, on stand C28, with Carol Smith of Cakes by Carol and Rachel Wyatt-Brown of The Old Piping Bag – swing by between 11:00am and 12:30am to see me in action!

Over the rest of the weekend, you will likely find me mooching around the show and trying not to spend money on even more cake gear – and probably failing miserably – so do come and say hi!

But until then, I guess I’d better get back to my ‘to do’ list – otherwise I won’t have anything to bring…

See you Friday! x


  1. See you Friday. So excited. Comfy flip flops ready yep cold toes but comfort needed. Eeek so so excited

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