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Welcome back to another helping of Something Sweet…

Hey y’all! Happy Sunday once again and welcome back to Something Sweet – your weekly slice of the latest news from the world of cake.

Before we get cracking previewing this week’s issue, I wonder if you will indulge me for a moment. This week, I discovered that Mr Baker’s Blog has been shortlisted for the UK Blog Awards!

I think they struggled to know where to place me – I mean, I don’t exactly follow a standard format do I? Larger-than-life projects, quirky recipes, cake tutorials, interviews, event coverage, class previews, product reviews and whatever else I can squeeze in..?

However, the powers that be have decided that ‘Best Culinary Blog’ category was the best fit.

If I am to proceed to the finalist stage, it is now down to your votes. So, pardon the cringe-factor for a moment, but if you enjoy reading Mr Baker’s Blog and feel like you would like to give me your vote, then you can find the voting form at this link.

Handy hint: I am on the second page of the culinary blogs.

While you’re there, you can also vote for your favourite blogs in all of the other categories if you wish, but don’t feel you have to.

Thank you and thanks for your ongoing support!

And now back to our regularly timetabled features… 😉 It’s been a quiet week on Mr Baker’s Blog this week and it seems like it has also been a somewhat quiet week on planet cake too.

However, there was one big excitement, with the launch of the new look Pretty Witty Cakes from Suzy Witt – naturally, I got in touch and asked her to tell us all about it.

We also have two adorable wintery cake toppers from Cake Dutchess and Xenia’s Cake Creations for you use to decorate your Christmas cakes this year, two ridiculously stunning collaborations and a showstopping creation from Janette MacPherson Cake Craft.

Oh, and we crown this week’s Cake of the Week, of course!

Also featuring: Birthday Mischief, Mitchie’s Munchies, Incredible India, Global Sugar Artist Network, Tina Scott Parashar and My Little Bakery.

Do make sure you scroll right to the end too – I am after some feedback from you all!

You can head to issue 38 of Something Sweet by clicking this link.


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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!