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Getting to know you – with Ana Remigio of Cupcakes & Dreams

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog.

It’s New Content Tuesday (yeah, I know the name needs work) and time for a brand new and exclusive interview with one of the brightest stars of the cake world.

This week, we are getting to know the super-talented lady behind many of the most stand-out collaboration contributions and competition entries that many of us have EVER seen – the one-and-only Ana Remigio of Cupcakes and Dreams.

I originally introduced you to Ana back in issue 53 of Something Sweet and, if you read the issue, you will recall that I had sat down with Ana, a native of the Algarve, in Portugal to discuss an incredible opportunity that she had just undertaken. As part of the annual dessert-themed festival in Lagoa, La 17ª Mostra do Doce Conventual de Lagoa, Ana was invited to exhibit a selection of her works within their own dedicated space, Sweet Art: An Exhibition by Ana Remígio.

At the time, I was only able to squeeze a small portion of Ana’s exclusive interview into the magazine, so – as promised within the issue – I thought I would share it in full with you all right here on Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog.

I do hope you enjoy finding out a bit more about this incredibly inspiring lady – you can check out the interview at this link.

All Content, Blog, Competition, Interview

Getting to know you… with Natalie Porter of Immaculate Confections

This time last year, I introduced you to Natalie Porter, a talented wedding cake designer and the founder of Immaculate Confections, responsible for the creation of the Rapid Rose and the Perfect Peony kits, which have made sugar flowers accessible to sugarcrafters all over the world.

This month saw talented innovator, artist and entrepreneur Natalie add yet another skill to her CV – published author – with the release of her first book, Book One: Sugar Flowers.

A colourful and easy-to-follow guide to creating beautiful, yet achievable sugar flowers, Natalie’s book features clear and easy, step-by-step instructions that will help you to create a whole host of sugar flowers, buds, berries and leaves and turn your cakes into works of art!

Regular readers (and viewers) will know that I have been very excitedly following Natalie’s journey to bring her first book to life (check out my video from April’s Cake International on Tour 2019 to see more), and it seemed only right that now it is here, we sat down with Natalie, and husband Chris, to find out how she got started in sugarcraft, discover what inspired her to create her range of products and learn how she was able to finally bring her vision to life in her new book.

Head to this link to read my exclusive interview with Natalie and find out how you can get your hands on a FREE copy of Natalie’s book, Book One: Sugar Flowers.

All Content, Blog, Interview

Getting to know you – with Kate Parsons of The Sugar Lair

Hey hey, cake chums!

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means! It’s time for some more brand new and original content from Mr Baker’s Blog – and week three means it’s interview time!

On Friday of last week, I was invited to attend the launch of the brand new cake design academy, The Sugar Lair in Westbury, Wiltshire, where we were joined by a rather Extreme Cake Maker and his paw-some creation (see what I did there?).

The brain child of Kate Parsons of DayDreams UK, the new academy is designed to be a hub that will allow both experienced and aspiring cake decorators to develop new skills and learn from some of the most innovative and talented artists from around the world.

While I was there, I thought it was only right that I sat down with Kate and found out a little bit more about how she took an old, neglected former mill and turned it into the UK‘s newest dedicated teaching space for cake artistry.

Head to this link to read the full interview!


P.S. The Sugar Lair Launch Party will also be the subject of this week’s video over on the Mr Baker’s Blog YouTube channel. I upload a new video every Thursday, so be sure to swing by and hit that subscribe button to be the first to know when this week’s video goes up. You can find my channel by hitting this link.