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Something Sweet – a statement…

Hey cake chums,

Something Sweet – a statement…

As you may have seen on social media yesterday, I have made the reluctant decision to temporarily suspend publication of my weekly online magazine, Something Sweet.

I am only too aware that social media is currently awash with COVID-19 related content in many forms and the negative effect that this is having on our collective mental health and wellbeing.

With the reduction in content output from bakers and cake decorators over the last week or so, due to cancellations and suchlike, I am mindful of the potential for sparsely populated issues to become yet another source of negativity, which is the sole reason for this short term suspension.

I am hoping that as people adjust to our new, temporary way of living and begin to use this time to channel their creativity into something positive, such as skill development or attempting those bucket list projects that we never usually find the time for, we will be able to resume normal services sharing and celebrating cake artists around the world once more.

It is important that we continue to pursue our passions as much as we are able over the coming weeks and months of uncertainty and I continue to be committed to my passion of bringing our cake community together and sharing all of the wonderful and amazing things that you are all doing every single day. It is truly a privilege to be able to do just something small to connect us all with our friends around the world and, with that in mind, I am keen to resume normal services as quickly as possible.

So, as always, please do continue to share what you are doing with me: the cakes and bakes you are creating for your family at home; the small acts of kindness that you are sharing with those in your immediate environment; the once ‘put off’ projects that you are now turning your attention to; and the steps you are taking to develop your skills in this unexpected period of isolation.

Our global community is going to be more important to us than ever over the next few months and, if I can be even a little bit responsible for helping to unite us during this unprecedented crisis, I will be truly honoured.

In the meantime, do stay tuned to my other online platforms – social media, the blog, our weekly Twitter #cakershour and my YouTube channel – where I will be continuing to share daily new content as normal.

And most importantly, take care of yourselves and those around you, keep following the advice we are being given and stay safe. We will get through this together.

Much love, Rob xx

PS. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mums and other primary caregivers out there in our wonderful caking community!

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Time For a Mammoth Serving of Something Sweet

Hey cake chums!

Welcome back to another issue of Something Sweet, from Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog… Your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake.

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It’s been a busy ol’ week over at Mr Baker’s Cakes HQ, with The Cake Professionals Conference, The Cake Professionals Awards, an exciting meeting with industry types, THREE new blog posts AND a brand new video, but don’t worry, I’ve still found time to scour the world wide web for all the tastiest news from ‘Planet Cake’ for this week’s Something Sweet magazine.

As always, we have a whole host of your favourite features, stuffed full of beautiful cakes and bakes; and this week, we even have the chance for you to learn how to make one of them yourself, thanks to our cover star, Emma Stewart of Emma Stewart Cake Design’s upcoming Night School 2.

Speaking of learning, we’re also checking out the huge variety of courses and classes on offer from accredited Cake Dutchess Instructor and Cake Minds Teacher, Xenia Robeson of Xenia’s Cake Creations and I’m also launching a new venture of my own – I hope you’ll join me!

And don’t forget to check out this week’s Something Sweet Cake of the Week of course!

But enough from me, I’ll let you enjoy the issue – you can find it at this link.

Rob xx

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Something Sweet: The Cake International Special

Hey cake chums!

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

This week, we are talking all things Cake International, checking out just a fraction of what was happening at the show and just some of the amazing cakes on display.

As always, we have our regular features, but this week, they’ve just been given a bit of a Cake International spin; including all the Cake International news from Mr Baker’s Cakes: The Blog, we find out about the competition dramas that emerged earlier this week in Have You Heard? and there’s even a little shout out to all of the retailers and vendors who worked their socks off over the Cake International weekend.

I’m shining my spotlight on Cake International judge, Sylvia Elba and finding out all about the brand new Cake de la Cake International Cake Design Competition, as well as meeting another talented maker and finding out which Instagram profiles regularly inspire Hannah Edwards of The Cake Illusionist.

I’ve also gone a little bit rogue with some of our other regular features too, so look out for a WOW Cakes and a Cake of the Week feature with a difference too…

Obviously, as I have already said, this is merely a snapshot of the weekend though, so if you feel I missed out something important, I do apologise!

Enjoy the issue – you can find it at this link.

Rob AKA Mr Baker