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Meet Pascal – the Super Cute Puppy!

As part of my regular posting schedule, I will be featuring a guest tutorial on the fourth Tuesday of each month and, this month, I am so excited to introduce one of my absolute favourite people in the world of cake.

Vicky Teather of The Yellow Bee Cake Company is a multi-award winning cake artist and sugarcraft teacher based in Basingstoke, Hampshire. After completing a degree in Video Game Design, she then stumbled into the world of cake, swapping computer graphics for sugar artistry in 2011.

She regularly creates tutorials for a whole host of publications, including Cakes and Sugarcraft Magazine, Cake Masters Magazine, Cake Decoration and Sugarcraft Magazine and Cake Decorating Heaven Magazine, and I am delighted that she has taken time out of her busy creating schedule to create a brand new and exclusive tutorial just for us!

As many of you will know, I am a biiiig fan of pugs and so, when I asked Vicky to create something for Mr Baker’s Blog, it quite simply had to be pug-themed!

In her first tutorial for Mr Baker’s Blog, Vicky shows you how to create Pascal, the super cute pug puppy – perfect for any dog lover in your life.

Isn’t he adorable?!

Click this link to head straight to Vicky’s Pascal the Puppy Cake Topper Tutorial right now and learn how to make a Pascal of your very own…

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New Tutorial: My Wood Effect Cake Board

One of the best tips I can give you to help you take your cakes to the next level is to cover your cake boards.

I’m sure you have noticed that many of the professional cakes that you have admired from afar all feature a thin coat of sugar paste, but why stop there?

When I am creating a new cake design, the board and its covering always factor into the decision-making process and a well-covered, textured and decorated board will almost always feature.

One of my absolute favourite ways to finish my boards is to use a realistic woodgrain texture, and a quick scroll through my portfolio (hit the link at the top of the page to find your way there) will reveal that this is by far the most common trick I use to bring both my sculpted cakes and even the odd wedding cake to life!

Of course, you can buy embossing pins, stamps, mats and moulds to help you achieve a wood grain texture, but I have found that I get much more realistic results doing this by hand and all you need are a humble dresden tool and a basic edge scraper or even a ruler. It really is that simple!

For this month’s free tutorial, I thought I would let you in on the secret of my favourite cake board effect and show you how I used just a few humble tools and my trusty Clairella Cakes airbrush kit to create the boards that have supported some of my favourite cake creations.

To create my Wood Effect Cake Board, you can check out the full tutorial here.

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Check out my latest beginner-friendly tutorial – Trixie Treat!

When Renshaw Baking asked me to create a beginner-friendly Halloween tutorial that was both spooky AND adorable, I was a little panicked! I don’t do a lot of cute!

But I really love any holiday that gives me an opportunity to create a new and exciting cake for my family and friends, and that is particularly true of Halloween – it’s the one holiday where there really are no rules or traditions to abide by and that means true freedom when planning a special bake.

My latest creation, Trixie Treat is not only an adorably cute centrepiece for your family celebration this Halloween, she is also deceptively simple to make.

Head to this link to find out more… 👻