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Your Sunday round up is here… Something Sweet 19

Welcome to Issue 19 of Something Sweet, your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of sugar and cake art.

It’s another bumper issue this week, with the highlights of my own busy cake-themed week, an editorial discussing the tricky topic of emulating other artists’ work, a whole load of talented cake sculptors united in their love for their favourite cake tool and Vicky Teather of The Yellow Bee Cake Co tells us about the amazing cake class she attended this week.

We also have another free sugar tutorial from Saracino courtesy of Carmen Montero of Super Cake Me, two simply stunning collaborations and I shine my spotlight on Siraç Çiçek, Sous Chef at Turkey’s the Land of Legends theme park.

Finally, as always, we have a whole load of stunning cakes and bakes – including this week’s Cake of the Week. Could it be you?

Enjoy the issue, which you can find right here – and don’t forget to share it with your friends on social media!

Best wishes,

Rob xx

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Dotty about Dot – a Mr Baker’s Blog exclusive…

When considering larger than life cakes with more than a little bit of character and movement, then one needs look no further than the extraordinary talents of South Africa-based Dorothy Klerck of Eat Cake Party.

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At her home, less than an hour outside of Cape Town, the art graduate and long-time lover of design used to fill her time with a handmade card-making business, while helping out husband Tobie in with his agricultural business. It wasn’t until she started making birthday cakes for her own children that Dot discovered she had a bit of a talent for cake artistry.

Now known the world over for for her life-size conservation-inspired animal builds and awe-inspiring, gravity defying sculpted cakes, Dot’s work never fails to amaze and inspire.

She’s one of those artists that I have known from a distance for a while now, but (if I’m honest) have been a bit too starstruck to approach, so when the lovely Gwen of dragéekíss® invited me to join them for Sunday lunch and a wander around Windsor last weekend, I had to say yes. And naturally I took my Dictaphone along so I could help you get to know her a little better too.

Read the full interview right here.

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Introducing Issue 18…

Introducing issue 18 of Something Sweet, your weekly online Cake Mag with all the latest news from the week in cake.

This week, I take a sneak peek at this year’s 25th Anniversary Cake International show, Julie Rudd of Kiss Me Cake shares her essential piece of caking kit and find out everything you need to know about November’s Cake Masters Magazine Awards.

We also have some INCREDIBLE tutorials, THREE stunning collaboration reveals, I shine my spotlight on Samie J Ramchandran of Samie’s cakes and of course, I announce this week’s Cake of the Week.

With Immaculate Confections, Letterpress Bakery, Zoe’s fancy cakes, Cake Dutchess, Little Cherry Cake Company, Sugar Sugar Cake School, Lovin’ from the Oven by Corinna Maguire, Steam Cakes – Steampunk Collaboration, Wow Sugar Challenge, Couture Cakers, Calli Creations, Daniel Diéguez and more.

Find all this and more right here