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The Cake International countdown begins…

You may have noticed that we didn’t have any brand new content go up on Tuesday this week – there is a reason!

We have now reached that period of the year where things start to go a bit mad in the run up to Cake International and I really need to start focusing on my exhibits.

In the next few weeks, I have two collaboration contributions to finish and then four – yes FOUR – pieces to create for Cake International! 😳

If you watched last week’s Live over on the Cake International Facebook page, you will have heard that I am creating one of the key centrepieces for the Santa’s Grotto feature – a life-sized Father Christmas – and the plan is that our younger (read smaller) visitors to the feature will be able to sit on his lap and tell him what they would like for Christmas and a have a picture or two taken, of course…

But that is not all!

I am also creating a piece for the King of Horror feature, celebrating the life work of Stephen King – and that will also have a surprise or two up its sleeve.

Then there is a lil’ contribution to the Sugar Witches display, which I am helping my buddy Vicky Teather of the Yellow Bee Cake Company put together.

And, that’s before we even get to the competitions! Now, again, if you watched my Live, you might be thinking, ‘But you said you weren’t entering this year.’ And yes, while it is true that I am not entering in my own right – I am contributing a piece to one of the collaboration entries, which I’m sure seems to get larger every time we discuss it as a team! 😳😂

So yes, while I will still be filming a new BakealongwithGBBO video each week and publishing a weekly issue of Something Sweet, the rest of my regular content will be somewhat sporadic – for the next few weeks at least.

I am hoping to be able to shoot a couple of tutorials alongside my upcoming creations – covering some of the elements that I will be incorporating – but I don’t want to say too much just yet, just in case, I’m not allowed to!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear how you are getting on with your CI prep? Who is well on the way to finishing? Who’s procrastinating about even getting started? And who are those irritatingly organised people who have already finished?

Oh, and if you have any advice on where I can hire (or borrow) an automatic van big enough to transport a life-sized Santa, plus three other cakes and all of my gear for my demonstrations then I would also love to hear from you. That’s the bit I haven’t quite figured out just yet. Well, that and how I’m going to get Santa off and on the van too (will anyone be bring a forklift to CI?).

But that seems like a problem for future me to worry about…!

In the meantime, make sure you stay tuned for more Cake International related sneak peeks and previews in the run up for the show and, as always… happy caking!

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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!