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Yes, it IS Sunday, but…

Good morning guys and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Blog!

You’re probably here looking for the latest issue of Something Sweet – your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake.

However… for those of you who follow my social media channels, you will probably have seen that this weekend I am at the Northern Ireland Sugar Expo (NISE) in Northern Ireland.

We’re enjoying an action-packed weekend and as much as I would love to be efficient enough to be able to put together an issue of Something Sweet whilst also working at a show all day, I do only have so much time (perhaps it’s time for an assistant… I can pay in cupcakes?).

But don’t worry, I couldn’t just leave you with nothing, so for that reason, I thought I would treat you to a little sneak peek of just some of the things I’ve been up to during our first day at the NISE show.

This will, of course, be followed up with a much more thorough post AND a YouTube video later this week.

Oh, and if you have been thinking about coming along to the show today, but hadn’t made a firm decision, then do come! I know it’s going to be another fantastic day. Don’t forget you can catch ME demonstrating live on the main stage at 10:00am this morning.

And don’t panic, Something Sweet will be back as usual next weekend.

Enjoy your Sunday guys.


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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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Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day, you guys! How’s your week going?

You may have noticed the brief interruption to my regular posting schedule this week – there was no new recipe published yesterday…

Yup, things have already gone awry! Don’t panic though – things are all good at Mr Baker’s Blog HQ. It’s just a super busy couple of weeks, with my sister’s Hen Weekend last weekend, parents’ evenings at school this week and, of course, the countdown to this weekend’s NISE show.

I’m also working on some pretty exciting cake creations at the moment too, but unfortunately, I’m sworn to secrecy on those. You’ll just have to wait and see…

I’m hoping to get all caught up with the regular schedule soon though, so hopefully you won’t have to wait too long for my latest tasty tasty recipe – Apple Crumble Cupcakes, which I promise are just as delicious as they sound. In the meantime, why not head to the recipes section of Mr Baker’s Blog and see if any of my existing creations tickle your fancy? Personally, I think it might be time for my Tiramisu Cake to make another reappearance…

I’m also hoping to get this week’s video – a little behind the scenes of some of the more cakey-themed fun at my sister’s hen weekend – finished tonight and uploaded tomorrow as planned, so make sure you have swung by my YouTube channel and hit the subscribe button, to ensure you get a notification as soon as it is up!

Also be sure to get in touch and let me know what you are working on this week – and don’t forget to get your contributions in for this week’s issue of Something Sweet, the weekly online magazine from Mr Baker’s Blog with all the latest news from the world of cake, too. If you haven’t checked out last week’s issue yet, you can find it here.

See you tomorrow! xx