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The Cake International countdown begins…

You may have noticed that we didn’t have any brand new content go up on Tuesday this week – there is a reason!

We have now reached that period of the year where things start to go a bit mad in the run up to Cake International and I really need to start focusing on my exhibits.

In the next few weeks, I have two collaboration contributions to finish and then four – yes FOUR – pieces to create for Cake International! 😳

If you watched last week’s Live over on the Cake International Facebook page, you will have heard that I am creating one of the key centrepieces for the Santa’s Grotto feature – a life-sized Father Christmas – and the plan is that our younger (read smaller) visitors to the feature will be able to sit on his lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas and a have a picture or two taken, of course…

But that is not all!

I am also creating a piece for the King of Horror feature, celebrating the life work of Stephen King – and that will also have a surprise or two up its sleeve.

Then there is a lil’ contribution to the Sugar Witches display, which I am helping my buddy Vicky Teather of the Yellow Bee Cake Company put together.

And, that’s before we even get to the competitions! Now, again, if you watched my Live, you might be thinking, ‘But you said you weren’t entering this year.’ And yes, while it is true that I am not entering in my own right – I am contributing a piece to one of the collaboration entries, which I’m sure seems to get larger every time we discuss it as a team! 😳😂

So yes, while I will still be filming a new BakealongwithGBBO video each week and publishing a weekly issue of Something Sweet, the rest of my regular content will be somewhat sporadic – for the next few weeks at least.

I am hoping to be able to shoot a couple of tutorials alongside my upcoming creations – covering some of the elements that I will be incorporating – but I don’t want to say too much just yet, just in case, I’m not allowed to!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear how you are getting on with your CI prep? Who is well on the way to finishing? Who’s procrastinating about even getting started? And who are those irritatingly organised people who have already finished?

Oh, and if you have any advice on where I can hire (or borrow) an automatic van big enough to transport a life-sized Santa, plus three other cakes and all of my gear for my demonstrations then I would also love to hear from you. That’s the bit I haven’t quite figured out just yet. Well, that and how I’m going to get Santa off and on the van too (will anyone be bring a forklift to CI?).

But that seems like a problem for future me to worry about…!

In the meantime, make sure you stay tuned for more Cake International related sneak peeks and previews in the run up for the show and, as always… happy caking!

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Welcome to another issue of Something Sweet…

Hey cake chums!

Welcome back to another issue of Something Sweet – your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake!

It’s been another crazy week here at Mr Baker’s Cakes HQ – you’ve probably seen me popping up all over your social media all week! I won’t apologise for that though! Thank you to everyone who has engaged with my Facebook lives, my blog posts, my latest YouTube video and everything else I put out there though – your support is much appreciated! You’ll be pleased to know that I still managed to find the time to scour the web to bring you the latest cakey happenings though.

In this week’s issue, we’re checking out the incredible workshops available at November’s Cake International, the opportunity to enter a fabulous new competition and we check back in with Dorothy Klerck of Eat Cake Party who you’ll have seen has once again created an amazing creation to bring much needed attention to an important conservation cause.

There are some fantastic opportunities for learning from Cake Dutchess and Emma Jayne Cake Design, who will be heading over to the Emerald Isle later this month.

We’re checking out a collaboration that’s hitting all the right notes and, of course, we have all of your favourite regular features too – so let’s get stuck into the latest issue of Something Sweet.

You can find it at this link…


Rob xx

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Baking along with the Great British Bake Off: Week Three – BREAD

Hey Cake Chums!

It’s week three of The Great British Bake Off and, this week, it was Bread Week! You know things are getting serious when Bread Week rolls around – the standards get higher and the judging gets harsher (and dare I say meaner…?).

As most of you know, every week during series 10 of GBBO, I will be attempting each episode’s technical challenge, following the same rules, timings and recipe as the bakers in the tent and filming the entire experience, before uploading it over on my YouTube channel.

So in bread week, that means I was tackling Paul Hollywood’s floured burger baps AND homemade veggie burgers with all the trimmings.

There was certainly a lot to do – as you will see for yourself in my video below…

Or click here to watch the video over on YouTube.

So, have you watched this week’s epsiode yet? Will you be attempting any of this week’s bakes? Let me know in the comments…

If you want to follow along with my #bakealongwithGBBO adventures, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and, if you would like to receive a notification every time I upload a new video, you can also hit the bell icon.

Thanks so much for watching guys and I’ll see you on Sunday for another issue of Something Sweet magazine!


PS. If you fancy having a go at Paul’s burger baps, you can find the recipe here.