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I’m still alive – I promise!

Hey cake chums and welcome back to Mr Baker’s Blog.

Do you know, I realised today that I haven’t published a post in almost a month! Which I think is the longest I’ve EVER gone without posting.

Now, I’m normally very quick to say that bloggers should never apologise for an erratic posting schedule because, after all, just like the rest of you, we’re trying to balance our writing commitments with our very busy lives and careers. However, I did want to at least reassure you that I am very much still writing and I have been working on a lot of content which will be going up in the next few weeks.

Visiting Cake International in London – check out my vlog from the weekend here.

In fact, the last month has seen me contribute to two collaborations; attend a cake show in the UK; make my sister’s wedding cake; travel to New York, where I visited some amazing cake creators; spend a day baking with a GBBO finalist; and head to Germany to attend my first ever Cake & Bake Show (which is where I am writing from now). So yeah, it’s been pretty busy!!

My contribution to the Americake Horror Story collaboration – see the rest of the pieces here.

Rest assured, I hope to resume my regular posting schedule later this month and, after many requests from you guys, will be relaunching Something Sweet in the next couple of weeks as well.

Does this picture need a caption…? 😉

I will also be posting a number of vlogs from some of the events I’ve mentioned above on my YouTube channel, so if you haven’t already subscribed, head to this link to do that now. And be sure to hit the bell icon if you would like a notification when my videos go live.

In the meantime, thanks for bearing with me during the last few busy months and I look forward to reconnecting with you all again.

Until next time, happy caking and love from Germany…! x

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My day at Cake International on Tour 2019

Hey cake chums and welcome back to the blog.

This weekend saw me head up to the Excel, London to check out Cake International on Tour. In the midst of a rather hectic couple of months at Mr Baker’s Blog HQ, I was looking forward to the chance to have a bit of a break, meet up with some of my favourite cake chums and generally have an all-round fantastic time.

As you saw in my preview video, we had been promised a whole host of exciting sights and exhibits to get our teeth into (not literally, unfortunately), so I was looking forward to checking out Sweet Wedding in Bloom, Cake Side of the Moon, the Cake Live Championships, the wonderful demonstrations and, of course, the always-inspirational cake competitions.

 

Now, you may have noticed that in most of my other videos from the shows, I have developed a terrible habit of forgetting to record while I’m chatting to people, so this time I made a conscious effort to get some of those conversations on film. Now I’m not saying I did a brilliant job of it, but I’ll let you decide for yourself.

Head straight to the video here!

If you would like to find out more about some of the fabulous new products you saw in the video, you can pre-order Natalie’s new book at her website here, check out Molly’s Creature Creator at this link and to order the Dinkydoodle Carry Cake Kits, you can head here. #notsponsored

I’d like to say a massive congratulations to everyone who helped make this first ever Cake International on Tour a huge success and an extra special well done to all of the wonderful competitors. I swear the standard of work in the competitions gets higher and higher with every show!

If you fancy checking out the full show in Birmingham in November, then head to the Cake International website now to book your tickets. You can find it here.

Thanks so much for checking out my latest video guys and I’ll see you soon.

Take care!

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Introducing Something Sweet – the Cake International Special!

After the whirlwind of excitement that was Cake International 2018, the 25th Anniversary edition last weekend, I was straight back to the coal face – in that I was back at my desk in my classroom at 7am on Monday morning and wondering how I could best begin to share the awesome experience of the weekend.

I’ll admit that I was a little bit intimidated – how do you squeeze three amazing days chock full of awesomeness into only one blog post?! So rather than panic about it, I decided to tell you all about my highlights of the weekend and I hope that you will get involved and comment and share your own best bits too. After all, I couldn’t be everywhere at the weekend and I am sure that I missed loads of amazing stuff!

Of course, just because this is the Cake International Special, doesn’t mean that the cake world ground to a halt this week, so we’ll also be checking out what else has been going on over the last seven days on planet cake, including a real showstopping cake from Rosie Cake-Diva, some all-important dates for your spring diary, a surprise appearance from one of our favourite cakers on Disney Junior this week and a wonderful collaboration that I was delighted to be a part of.

We’ll also be crowning this week’s Cake of the Week winner, of course.

Featuring… Oh, pretty much everyone!

Click this link to read issue 37 of Something Sweet: The Cake International Special…