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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!

x

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

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Episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School is LIVE!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School.

As you may have seen, every Friday, while the schools are closed, I am sharing a brand new, child-friendly baking lesson (with the occasional bit of maths and more squeezed in too) to help support you and your families with your home learning.

However, please don’t think they are only suitable for children – plenty of adults have been joining in and sharing their baking results too.

This week, as I’m still at Mummy Baker’s house, I thought we would have a go at a recipe in her honour, so this week, we’re making… WELSH CAKES!

Now, I don’t actually have my own recipe for Welsh Cakes because (rather shamefully), I don’t actually make them all that often. So instead, I reached out to one of my favourite bakers from The Great British Bake Off 2019, who was more than happy to help out.

In fact, look out for a little cameo from her in the video… 😉

To find out who I mean, and to learn how to make a batch of delicious Welsh Cakes, you can either watch the video right here on the blog, or why not head over to YouTube where you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed and hit that all-important subscribe button?

And, as always, if you and/or your family bake along with episode 6 of Mr Baker’s Cake School, then remember to share the results of your baking adventures with me over on social media – I love seeing what you are all baking at home and, you never know, your photos might just make it into next week’s video!

You can find me on Facebook hereInstagram here and on Twitter here.

Oh, and please do share feel free to share the video with any individuals or groups that you think would find it useful.

Until next time… happy caking!

xx

 

PS. Don’t forget to get your entries in for my Kenwood kMix giveaway! You have until Thursday 7th May!

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Episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School is LIVE!

Hey Cake Chums and welcome back to episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School.

As you have probably seen by now, every Friday, during the national school closures, I am uploading a child-friendly baking lesson (with the occasional bit of maths and more squeezed in too) to help support you and your families with your home learning.

However, please don’t think they are only suitable for children – plenty of adults have been joining in and sharing their baking results too.

This week, I thought I would share my recipe for one of my favourite biscuity bakes… deliciously spicy gingerbread men!

The perfect recipe to have in your baking arsenal, my take on gingerbread is also perfect for building traditional gingerbread houses at Christmas too, so once you have had a go at this week’s challenge, you might want to tuck this one away for later in the year too.

As you may have spotted from the thumbnail, this week’s episode also has a rather exciting extra dimension, as I am giving away a brand new Kenwood kMix stand mixer to one lucky winner and they will even get to choose the colour! Find the link to the full terms and conditions at the bottom of this post.

To find out more and to enter the competition, you can either watch the video right here on the blog, or why not head over to YouTube where you can catch up on any episodes you may have missed and hit that all-important subscribe button?

And, as always, if you and/or your family bake along with episode 5 of Mr Baker’s Cake School, then remember to share the results of your baking adventures with me over on social media – I love seeing what you are all baking at home and, you never know, your photos might just make it into next week’s video!

You can find me on Facebook hereInstagram here and on Twitter here.

Oh, and please do share feel free to share the video with any individuals or groups that you think would find it useful.

Until next time… happy caking!

xx

 

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored video, however I have previously worked with Kenwood producing content for their Facebook page. I was ‘paid’ in product for this work and have decided to pass the product (in the form of a kMix stand mixer) on to the winner of my giveaway… 🙂 The full competition terms and conditions can be found at this link.