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New Video Alert – Tried and Tested: Jane’s Patisserie Recipe Book

I’m sure you’ve heard the news… The Jane’s Patisserie Recipe Book is finally here, so naturally, we have to put it to the test in the Mr Baker’s Cakes kitchen.

I’ll be honest, there are so many recipes in Jane’s book that I couldn’t even begin to choose which one I was going to tackle. I ended up putting up a poll over on Instagram and I had so many responses! It seems that I wasn’t the only one looking forward to getting stuck in to some of these recipes.

I very nearly decided to take on Jane’s recipe for cinnamon rolls (one of my absolute favourites), but then someone suggested I should attempt the book’s cover star recipe, which seemed like the logical choice. If nothing else, I should be able to get some great photos – as long as it turns out ok. So yes, in this week’s video, I’ll be having a go at the recipe for Jane’s Patisserie’s Salted Caramel Cake!

But that’s not all… I’ve also picked up two extra copies of the book which I will be giving away to two lucky subscribers. Stay tuned until the end of the video to find out how YOU can win…

You can of course watch the video right here on Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog, but if you’d prefer to watch it in its natural ‘habitat’ over on YouTube, you can head to the following link: Tried and Tested: Jane’s Patisserie Recipe Book.

You will also need to watch over on YouTube if you want to enter my giveaway.

While you’re there, don’t forget to subscribe!

And until next time, happy caking… x

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Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!

Happy Sunday, cake chums!

After having them sat on my development shelf, gathering dust for a shameful amount of time now, in this week’s video, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’ I’m finally getting stuck in to all of the cake embossing kits that I have been sent or gifted over the last 12-18 months.

I’m sure that many of you will have been using products likes the Sweet Stamp by AmyCakes, the Sugar Press from Crafty Designs and the PME Fun Fonts on your cakes for a while now, and I know that I have definitely seen some stunning examples of how they can be used to enhance the cakes we create, but are they really as easy to use as they look?

In my newest series, ‘Getting to Grips with…’, I’ll be having a go at a whole host of skills and techniques that can be used to take our cake designs to the next level, and hopefully, helping some of you to have the confidence to give them a go for yourself at the same time.

In this week’s first episode, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’, we’ll be checking out some stunning fonts from Sweet Stamp by AmyCakes, the Sugar Press and PME, applying them to both a cake and a cake board, as well as exploring some of the other fantastic add ons and embellishments available from these brands to really elevate our cakes.

And if you are somebody that HAS been embossing for a while, be sure to get in touch and share your top tips for how to get the very best results from these fabulously innovative tools. Not to mention, your favourite ways to incorporate them into your designs and how you like to fill your embossed text and other elements… Are you a painter, a pourer, a duster, a wiper, a sprinkler, or something else entirely…?

You can watch this week’s video right here on the blog, below – or why not head directly to YouTube, where you will find links to all of the products featured – as well as being able to check out my other videos and hit that subscribe button while you’re there… 😉

I do hope you enjoy my latest video, ‘Getting to Grips with… Embossing on Cakes!’ and remember to pop back at the same time next week for part two…

Until then, Happy Caking!


PS. Don’t forget to join me over on Twitter this Wednesday for the next instalment of #cakershour!

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Visiting PME HQ and checking out some of 2020’s newest cake innovations…

Hey cake chums!

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for a brand new video.

Last week, I was invited along to the UK headquarters of one of the world’s biggest baking, cake decorating and sugarcraft brands, PME to find out more about what they’ve got planned for 2020.

To see what I got up to, as well as to preview a selection of just some of the amazing products and innovations that I saw, check out the video below (make sure you stay tuned until the end because the last one is a SERIOUS game changer!)…

As always, if you’d prefer, you can also head directly to my YouTube channel at this link!

Be sure to subscribe while you’re there!

Be sure to let me know what you think of the products featured down in the comments, either here or over on YouTube. I’d love to hear your thoughts. Will you be rushing out to buy any of them? Or have you used one of them already?

Until next time…