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Have a ‘Sweet’ Sunday…

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 a bit of a lean one this week, as would you believe I had no contributions this week?! Yep, seriously – literally zero!

Luckily, I was able to take to my beloved Cake Chums – with Mr Baker’s Cakes Facebook group, where my members were able to rally around and send enough content my way to ensure that we could still have an issue. I must say a huge thank you to all of my members who sent something my way and apologies if I wasn’t able to squeeze you in this time. Worry not though, as I have pinned a few of you for next week too!

I know it is a busy time of year for us all, but please do remember to send your news my way – Something Sweet is all about celebrating what you are up to, so if you are busy, there must be a reason why! 😉

In rather exciting news, this week saw Something Sweet launch its very own Instagram account, so be sure to follow @somethingsweetmag and make sure you are tagging it in your posts from now on to ensure that your cakes, bakes and other news are being sent my way!

That’s enough from me for now though, I’ll let you enjoy the issue – find it here.

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My TOP TEN Christmas Gifts for Cake Decorators!

Have you been asked the dreaded question yet?

You know the one…

“So, what would you like for Christmas…?”

If you’re anything like me, then I bet your mind immediately goes blank – a complete mental block – and you can’t think of anything at all. As a result, I thought I would put together the ultimate cake decorator’s Christmas wish and that way, the next time someone asks you the dreaded question, you can get my latest video up and just shove it under their noses.

You can check out the video here (don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE!):

 

In this week’s video, I’m also giving away a copy of Rhianydd Webb’s debut book, Cyril’s Cake Adventure, so be sure to head to this link and get your entry in

Click the image to enter…

So, what did you think? Did I miss anything important? What are you hoping to find under the tree on Christmas morning?

Be sure to let me know in the comments over on YouTube and who knows… you might just snag yourself an extra little treat. 😉

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Something Sweet – Chronicling the Rise of the CAKE-TREPRENEUR…

Hey cake chums!

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

As I was perusing the Black Friday deals this week, I was suddenly struck by just how many cake products which have come to market in the last few years have been invented, designed and developed by actual cake makers.

From cake smoothers to modelling tools, consumables and pastes to royal icing stencils, there seems to be a whole host of talented innovators who are working hard behind the scenes to solve the problems that we all face when we are creating – but we NEVER seem to know anything about it until their products are released!

It got me wondering, what must that be like? Trying to work on developing a brand new product alongside running a busy cake business (and in the case of some of our creators, even working another job too!).

It also made me wonder how one goes about taking an idea and turning it into a real life product, so I thought I would reach out to some of this new generation of cake-trepreneurs, find out a little bit more about their journeys and gather some top tips on how YOU might go about creating the ‘next big thing’ in cake.

And we also have a whole host of your favourite features too, including meeting a multi-, MULTI-award-winning maker, finding out which Instagrammers regularly inspire Janette MacPherson, previewing Paul Bradford’s 5 Day Wedding Cake class 2020, THREE gorgeous collaborations and, of course, a whole host of beautiful cake creations – including this week’s Cake of the Week!

Enjoy the issue – you can find it here!

Rob xx