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Grab your crayons – it’s time for ANOTHER giveaway!

I came home to such an exciting delivery this evening!

Cake Masters are back with their second colouring book and it is even bigger and better than before!

After an overwhelming response to their first colouring book in 2018, the team knew that they had to come back with another edition and this year’s effort celebrates some of the most awesome cakes that have adorned the pages of the magazine over the last few years, with work from such legends as Mimicafe Union, Shannon Bond Cake Design, Laura Loukaides Cakes, Roses and Bows Cakery by Karen Keaney, Kek Couture, Merci Beaucoup Cakes, Karen Davies, City Cakes, Clairella Cakes and a whole lot more besides!

Editor, Rosie explained that ‘she hopes this colouring book will give us you some time out and some moments of quiet creativity.’

I have to say that I was particularly excited to receive my copy of the 2019 edition, as I had spied a certain familiar face when perusing the magazine’s Instagram Stories earlier this week…

Yes, you are seeing clearly! My Grumpy Pug: Winter Edition has been immortalised for all eternity amongst its pages and I am so buzzed to think that people all over the world will be putting pen to paper to colour in one of my creations!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I think I feel a giveaway coming on…!

Matches my cake room decor perfectly, don’t ya think?

Luckily, lovely Rosie has sent me a few extra copies, so that I can share them with some of you – my lovely subscribers!

To get your hands on one, you simply need to share my Facebook post about this blog – which you can find here –tagging my alter ego, Mr Baker’s Cakes, and Cake Masters of course!

I’ll throw all the names in a hat at the weekend and let you know the three winners in this coming Sunday’s edition of Something Sweet, my weekly online magazine bringing you all the latest news from the world of cake (why not check out last week’s issue while you’re here?).

Don’t panic if you don’t win though – you can also get your hands on a copy for the bargain price of only £1.99 by ordering directly from the Cake Masters website right here or you can download a FREE digital copy by visiting this link.

Thank you so much to Rosie and the Cake Masters team for including me in their newest colouring book – it really is a tremendous honour – and for their continuing boundless support for both me and all of the other talented cakers that have adorned their pages! I wish you all the success in the world for 2019 guys!

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Welcome to your first Something Sweet of 2019…

Hey hey hey, cake chums and welcome to 2019’s first issue of Something Sweet from Mr Baker’s Blog, your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake.

Plenty of you got in touch this week to tell me what has been happening in your corner of planet cake, so thank you to everyone who dropped me a line. I’ve done my best to ensure that as many of you are featured as possible, including a rather welcome new year update from my friends over at Fabricake, a bit more of a preview of the upcoming Welsh National Cake Show and we check out a beautiful collaboration, courtesy of the Cake Page Circle collaboration group.

We also check out the new eight-week online sugar flower course from the Suzanne Esper Cake School, which starts today AND she kindly shares her latest free tutorial for a beautifully stunning peony.

We also have a gorgeous tutorial from Ashley Barbey of The Little Vintage Baking Company and, in our community section this week, we meet another talented maker, find out which talented UK caker created a gorgeous wedding cake for her brother this week and, of course, we crown our first Cake of the Week winner of 2019!

Also featuring: Sugar Geek Show, Becky Jenkins Sugar Artist, Moya Sugar Art, Global Sugar Artist Network, Eat Cake Party, Bake Cake Create, Totally Sugar, Catalina Anghel azúcar’arte, Emma Jayne Cake Design, The Crafty Kitchen, The Polkadot Teapot and ZL Cake Boutique.

Find all this and more in 2019’s first issue of Something Sweet from Mr Baker’s Blog – hit this link to head there now.

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It’s 2019 and it’s all change at Mr Baker’s Blog!

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 worry… Something Sweet isn‘t going anywhere!

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…

*tumbleweed*

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!