Over the weekend, I teased that there were going to be some exciting developments happening right here on the blog and it’s time for some more information…
As of today, I will be starting to compile the first issue of my new ‘e-zine’, A Weekly Slice of Something Sweet and I’m looking for your contributions – specifically for:
Have you heard…?
The biggest talking points in the cake world this week – what has got us all talking?
I couldn’t live without…
What tool or product has got you excited right now? It might be something new, or just something you can’t live without.
The hottest ticket in town!
What events are you heading to this week? A food fayre? A cake show? An amazing class? Tell us about it!
I wanna make that!
Which recipes or tutorials have made it on to your bucket list this week?
The Collaboration Station.
Which collabs have caught our eye this week…?
Spotlight on the boys…
What’s going on with the boys who bake?
Got a cake conundrum you just can’t figure out? Send it in and let our readers come to the rescue…
Meanwhile on Twitter…
What is happening over on the OTHER social network?
Cake of the Week!
Yes, each week will feature a themed cake share – and this week, the theme is LOVE! I want to see your Valentine’s Cakes or anything else that you think meets the brief… ❤
In celebration of the first issue, my buddies at Fabricake Sugarcraft Ltd have put together a special prize bundle (thanks guys!). To win it all, all you have to do is send in a contribution and I shall pull one contributor out of the hat! So naturally, the more you send in, the more chance you have of winning…
To send in your contribution, please post to the page or send me a PM and don’t forget to look out for the first issue on Sunday! All contributors will be fully credited and linked too! xx
The school holidays are here and, while I absolutely love my real job, being able to play at being a full time sugar artist and cake blogger is so much fun!
Depending on the time of year, that can take many forms – for example, this time last year, I was desperately trying to finish a competition entry for the spring cake shows whilst nursing a particularly nasty case of the flu – but this half term will be entirely more relaxed. I’m planning on whipping up a particularly decadent recipe for you to share with your valentine, working on a couple of tutorials for my buddies over at Fabricake and getting started on a mega-exciting secret project that I am DYING to share with you all. Hang on, did I say relaxed?!
I also want to spend a bit of time developing my blogging content, as, from the beginning, I have wanted this to be a place for people to keep up to date with what is happening with the cake world – not just my tiny corner of it.
As I’ve said in the past, sugar artistry can be a lonely little pastime, with many crafters shut away for days at a time in their kitchens, cake rooms or commercial units all on their lonesome. Of course, every now and then, we get to meet up together and, without fail, much fun and hilarity prevails, but the rest of the time, it can be pretty isolating.
So, here’s my plan. I want to hear from you! I want to know what you are working on. I want to see the places you are visiting and the events you are contributing to. I want to know about the tools you have discovered. The products that you are finding invaluable. I even want to know if you are having a break and what you are doing for it. And then I want to bundle it up into a weekly ‘e-zine’ (is that even a thing?!) and share it with the world…
A Weekly Slice of Something Sweet!
To this end, I have created a new Facebook page, just for the blog and I would be honoured and delighted if you would consider giving it a lil’ like and follow. And, of course, post to it – telling us all about what is happening in your corner of the sugar globe.
I’m planning on releasing the first ‘issue’ of “A weekly slice of something sweet!” on Sunday 18th February and I might just have a few surprises up my sleeve already…