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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…

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Five sleeps! FIVE SLEEPS!

Like for many of you I’m sure, it continues to be a crazily busy time here at Mr Baker’s Blog from Mr Baker’s Cakes HQ as we count down to the WORLD’S BIGGEST CAKE SHOW, Cake International for its 25th anniversary celebration, but with so much going on across the three days of the show, it can be incredibly easy to miss something.

I thought I would see what I could do to help with that and to that end, in this week’s issue, The Cake International Preview Special, I am happy to present the Mr Baker’s Blog guide to the perfect Cake International weekend…

In this issue, find out about some of the incredible installations that will be there to surprise and delight us, such as the suspended trapeze artist by Emma Jayne Cake Design and the Peach Life Collaboration, hear about some awesome live builds from brands like Renshaw, Cake Dutchess and the Celtic Cakers team and hear about some of the special offers and deals available from your favourite brands.

Featuring: Cake Masters Magazine, Sweet Success Sugarcraft, Peboryon, The Frostery, The BakeKing, Clairella Cakes, Dragons & Daffodils Cakes, Lara Mason Cake Art, Kaykes, Totally Sugar, Have Some Cake, Elizabeth’s Cake Emporium, Lovin’ from the Oven, Janette MacPherson Cake Craft, Letterpress Bakery, Kelly McWilliam – Cake Artist, Zoe’s Fancy Cakes, Faye Cahill Cake Design, Valentina’s Sugarland, dragéekíss®, Daniel Diéguez, Magic Colours, Dinkydoodle Designs by Dawn Butler, Cake Decoration & Sugarcraft Magazine, The British Sugarcraft Guild, Karen Davies Sugarcraft, Renshaw, Katy Sue Designs, Nicholas Lodge, Innovative Sugarworks, Sweet Creations, Crafty Designs, Evil Cake Genius, The Old Piping Bag, Cakes by Carol, Saracino and Sugar Canvas.

Oh, and don’t worry, just because it’s a preview special, doesn’t mean that we don’t have a Cake of the Week!

Head to this link to read more and start planning your visit to Cake International 2018 – the 25th anniversary edition!

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Time for a break from the CI prep and a helping of Something Sweet!

Hey hey, cake chums! Welcome to another issue of Something Sweet, your weekly slice of all the latest news from the world of cake!

Like I said a few days ago, it has reached the time of year when our schedules go a bit mad – certainly in the UK – as the biggest weekend of our cake calendar draws ever closer, and like many of you, I am hard at work on my pieces for this year’s Cake International.

In fact, in this week’s issue, I’m telling you a little bit more about what I’ll be up to over the Cake International weekend, as well as teasing you with a bit more of what you can expect from the rest of the talented people who will be appearing – including another amazing Chocolate Magic installation from Daniel Diéguez. At such a busy time of year, I thought it was also the perfect time to talk baking, psychology and mental health.

We cast an eye over the finalists for 2018’s cake decorating product of the year, check out some more fabulous and FREE Halloween tutorials, this time from Cupcake Artist of the Year finalist, Sarah Bray of Daisy Cakes for Saracino and one from me, for Renshaw.

I share the newest project from Lindy Smith of Lindy’s Cakes and, of course, we’ll be checking out some amazing cakes and bakes, including this week’s WOW Cakes and our Cake of the Week!

Also featuring: She Who Bakes, BuBakes, John Whaite, Cake Masters Magazine, Cake Dutchess, Cakes by Leni, Cakes by Sharon, Truly Scrumptious Cakes by Design and Avalon Cakes School of Sugar Art.

As always, find all this and more in issue 35 of Something Sweet from Mr Baker’s Blog – click this link to head there now.