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Checking out the first EVER Northern Ireland Sugar Expo – NISE

Last weekend, I flew over to Belfast to check out the first ever NISE cake show.

Across the weekend, we endured flight delays, snow (a LOT of snow) and goodness knows what else besides – but, do you know what? We had an amazing time!

Between some fabulous classes, amazing demonstrations, fabulous retailers and some of my favourite #cakechums, it was well worth a visit.

If you missed it, fear not – I’ve got you covered:

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The Mr Baker’s Blog Hen Night Cupcake Challenge

Hey cake chums and welcome back to the blog.

It’s Thursday and you know what that means… It’s time for another video!

Next month, my baby sister is getting married and guess who she asked to be her ‘maid’ of honour?! Yup, it’s meeeee! *sob*

But, have you ever wondered what would happen if you let your cake-obsessed, primary-school-teacher-brother organise your hen weekend? Well, you probably haven’t, but luckily today, you get to find out anyway… It’s time for Organised Fun with Rob!

In fact, I planned a full weekend of Organised Fun, drawing on the many awesome skills of my sister’s super-talented friends (let me know if you want to see the results of my makeover in the Make Up Challenge). However, for my own special segment, I challenged all of the hens to the Mr Baker’s Blog Cupcake Challenge, giving them just 45 minutes to create elaborately decorated cupcakes, taking inspiration from the bride herself, her demon cat and the story of how they originally met.

I was actually super impressed by how well they all did – and, if I’m honest, a little disappointed that there weren’t as many tantrums and breakdowns as I’d hoped. As always, I’ve kept things family-friendly for my internet audience though, so don’t worry, there are no unsavoury surprises ahead – well, now I’ve saved 95% of the footage for the blooper reel…

Check out the video:

I do hope you enjoyed it – and I must say a huge thank you to all of the hens for indulging me, joining in with the fun AND for letting me shove cameras in their faces throughout.

As always, let me know what you thought of the video and if you have any ideas for future videos you would like to me to shoot, then pop them in the comments below or get in touch through one of the regular channels…

You can reach me through my Facebook page, the dedicated Cake Chums – with Mr Baker’s Blog Facebook group, by emailing me directly or why not drop me a line at:

Mr Baker’s Blog
PO Box 752
PO14 9RZ


Thanks so much for watching guys and I’ll see you next time! x

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Cake Room Tour and New Studio Preview

Hey cake chums!

I hope you’re all having a good week!

I thought I’d just check in and let you know that it’s Thursday and you know what that means… there’s a new video up on my YouTube channel!

In this week’s video, there’s a bit of a mini tour of my cake room, a sneaky preview of my plans for my brand new cake studio, an unplanned-and-rather-random dash to my local hardware store (don’t ask!) and a bit of a DIY #fail thrown in for good measure.

Hit this link to head to my channel to check it out now!

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