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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.

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Time for another slice of Something Sweet….

Hey cake chums!

Welcome back to another issue of Something Sweet – your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake!

My first week as a ‘real’ blogger (my new part-time hours have finally kicked in) meant I was able to get down to creating some serious content here at Mr Baker’s Cakes HQ. My regular posting schedule is properly live and this week, I managed to upload a new recipe, my latest YouTube video and even find the time to scour the web to bring you the latest cakey goings on.

We have some rather exciting news coming all the way from South Africa, where my friend and super talented cake artist, Dorothy Klerck of Eat Cake Party is once again creating one of her larger-than-life creations to bring much needed attention to an important cause.

And just so our stateside friends don’t get left out, we’re jetting off to Atlanta, GA to preview this year’s Ultimate Sugar Show – have you SEEN the instructor line up? I’m so jealous that I can’t be there!

I’m shining my spotlight on one of my personal inspirations, who never fails to leave me speechless with her stunning creations and we’re looking ahead to a collaboration that is hoping to raise much needed funds for the wonderful Help Harry Help Others charity at Cake International 2019.

And of course we have all of your favourite regular features too – so I’ll stop talking and let you get stuck into this week’s Something Sweet.

Enjoy the issue – you can find it here!

Rob xx

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Baking along with the Great British Bake Off: Week Two – BISCUITS

Hey Cake Chums!

It’s week two of The Great British Bake Off and, this week, the bakers were tackling biscuits – with a chocolate-covered biscuit bar signature, a fig roll technical and a showstopper that saw them crafting elaborate biscuit sculptures.

As I explained last Friday, every week during series 10 of GBBO, I will be attempting each episode’s technical challenge, following the same rules, timings and recipe as the bakers in the tent and filming the entire experience, before uploading it over on my YouTube channel.

So in biscuit week, that means I was tackling Paul Hollywood’s fig rolls – a slightly spicier take on the classic recipe.

The bakers experienced mixed results with their technical creations, and I won’t lie, it’s certainly trickier than it looks – you can see for yourself in my video below…

Or click here to watch the video over on YouTube.

So, have you watched Biscuit Week yet? As always, no spoilers, but were you as sad as I was to see a certain someone go home? Have you already got a favourite baker? Are you planning on attempting Paul’s fig rolls? Or will you be having a go at any of the other Biscuit Week recipes? Be sure to let me know your thoughts down in the comments section below.

If you want to follow along with my #bakealongwithGBBO adventures, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel and, if you would like to receive a notification every time I upload a new video, you can also hit the bell icon.

Thanks so much for watching guys and I’ll see you on Sunday for another issue of Something Sweet magazine!


PS. If you fancy having a go at Paul’s fig rolls, you can find the recipe here.