A Weekly Slice of Something Sweet, All Content, Blog

It’s time for Something a little Sweet…

Happy Sunday everyone! I am writing to you LIVE from the very glamorous surroundings of the Travelodge Bury on the first leg of Mr Baker’s Blog on Tour. But panic not, your weekly slice of Something Sweet is still here with all your essential cake news from the last seven days…

And what a seven days it has been!

In this week’s issue, we meet the latest bakers to brave the challenge of the eponymous GBBO tent as well as introducing this year’s #GBBOTwitterBakeAlong, we’re counting down to Cake International 2018 and we check out the Sweet Stamp from AmyCakes.

We have a truly incredible collaboration featuring some insanely talented individuals, I shine my spotlight on the legend himself, Serdar Yener of Yener’s Way and, as I was delighted to discover that Butter & Blossoms is teaching her signature buttercream flowers in some new classes, we take a little look at these too!

I also have another awesome creation from my buddy, Kelly McWilliam to share with you and, of course, we find out who has been awarded this week’s all-important Cake of the Week! Could it be you?

Also featuring: The Bolton Food & Drink Festival, Rosie Cake-Diva, Michael Caines, Nadiya Hussain, Luis Troyano, Simon Wood, Butter & Bake, the Disney Deviant Sugar Art Collaboration, Lulú Lucero Sugar, Valentina’s Sugarland and CoCo’s Cupcakes.

Find all this and more in issue 28 of Something Sweet, from Mr Baker’s Blog.


A Weekly Slice of Something Sweet, All Content, Blog

New week, new me…

It’s Sunday once again and Something Sweet is back with a new logo, a new masthead AND a new background – all of which look mighty fine, if I do say so myself…

Don’t worry though, all of your favourite features remain, including a fantastic giveaway from Clairella Cakes, not one, but two ROARsome tutorials from Lizzo Marek of Sugar Geek Show and I’m falling in love with Silvia Mancini’s delightful modelling all over again.

We’ll also discover how the new-look Mr Baker’s Blog and the new-look Something Sweet came about, find out a bit more about my upcoming road trip and I show off a gorgeous little gift that landed on my doormat this week.

We check out some of the YouTubers who are serving up their cake tutorials with a side-helping of fun, find out which bakery-to-the-stars is currently hiring, preview the new class line up from CakeArt Creations: The Studio AND I shine my spotlight back on one of my favourite cakers from the Motherland.

And if all that wasn’t enough for you, we will also which cake became the most-nominated Cake of the Week in Something Sweet history!

Also featuring: Violet Bakery, Cake International, Safiya Nygaard, Man About Cake, The BakeKing, Rosanna Pansino, Cake Dutchess, Happy Occasions Cakes, Pamela McCaffrey and Kidacity.

Find all this and more right here – in Issue 27 of Something Sweet, from Mr Baker’s Blog.

A Weekly Slice of Something Sweet, All Content, Blog

Happy Six Month Anniversary to Something Sweet!

Do you know, this week marks six months of Something Sweet? I can hardly believe it – it seems like only yesterday that I was putting together the first issue.

I had debated doing a bit of a celebratory special, but then someone (the other half) suggested that I should save the fanfares until we hit the one-year mark (people are always trying to ruin my fun), so I’m afraid the parade is cancelled for now…

However, we do still have lots of fabulous stuff, including an update on my highly secretive collaboration, The Greatest Showpiece and I’ve been playing with the new Sugar Clay by Sugar Street Studios.

I‘m excited to announce the general release of a new product that many of us have been looking forward to quite some time now and I profile an exciting opportunity to attend an event and learn from a multitude of incredible cakey talents.

There are lots of other amazing learning opportunities too actually, with some fabulous new classes from Immaculate Confections and not one, but two super smart tutorials that will help you take your wedding cakes to a whole new level of awesomeness.

I also introduce you to one of my favourite cake groups, I show you who immortalised me in gif form this week, we jet off to Spain briefly to check in with Cakeflix’s Paul and David and find out which member of cake royalty came visiting this week before catching up with the crew behind Peach Life, a wonderful display that is being created for this year’s Cake International show – be sure to check out which one of their incredible collaborators will be ensuring that the display is truly… animated.

Oh and of course, amongst all this we also have lots of fabulous cakes to see and admire and I choose our all-important Cake (or should I say Cakes) of the Week! Who will it be, I wonder?!

Also featuring: Cake Dutchess, Day of Dems, Hansel & Gretel de Maria M Gonzalez, Rosehip Bakery, Suzanne Esper Cakes, Fabricake Sugarcraft Ltd, Cakes of Good Taste, Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design, Little Cherry Cake Co, Motion Mapping, The BakeKing, The Great British Bake Off, Sensational Cakes and More, Kate Barmby, Cupcakes & Dreams and Sideserf Cake Studio.

Find all this and more right here in Issue 26 of Something Sweet!