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Grab your crayons – it’s time for ANOTHER giveaway!

I came home to such an exciting delivery this evening!

Cake Masters are back with their second colouring book and it is even bigger and better than before!

After an overwhelming response to their first colouring book in 2018, the team knew that they had to come back with another edition and this year’s effort celebrates some of the most awesome cakes that have adorned the pages of the magazine over the last few years, with work from such legends as Mimicafe Union, Shannon Bond Cake Design, Laura Loukaides Cakes, Roses and Bows Cakery by Karen Keaney, Kek Couture, Merci Beaucoup Cakes, Karen Davies, City Cakes, Clairella Cakes and a whole lot more besides!

Editor, Rosie explained that ‘she hopes this colouring book will give us you some time out and some moments of quiet creativity.’

I have to say that I was particularly excited to receive my copy of the 2019 edition, as I had spied a certain familiar face when perusing the magazine’s Instagram Stories earlier this week…

Yes, you are seeing clearly! My Grumpy Pug: Winter Edition has been immortalised for all eternity amongst its pages and I am so buzzed to think that people all over the world will be putting pen to paper to colour in one of my creations!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, I think I feel a giveaway coming on…!

Matches my cake room decor perfectly, don’t ya think?

Luckily, lovely Rosie has sent me a few extra copies, so that I can share them with some of you – my lovely subscribers!

To get your hands on one, you simply need to share my Facebook post about this blog – which you can find here –tagging my alter ego, Mr Baker’s Cakes, and Cake Masters of course!

I’ll throw all the names in a hat at the weekend and let you know the three winners in this coming Sunday’s edition of Something Sweet, my weekly online magazine bringing you all the latest news from the world of cake (why not check out last week’s issue while you’re here?).

Don’t panic if you don’t win though – you can also get your hands on a copy for the bargain price of only £1.99 by ordering directly from the Cake Masters website right here or you can download a FREE digital copy by visiting this link.

Thank you so much to Rosie and the Cake Masters team for including me in their newest colouring book – it really is a tremendous honour – and for their continuing boundless support for both me and all of the other talented cakers that have adorned their pages! I wish you all the success in the world for 2019 guys!

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It’s an honour just to be nominated…

Like many of you, this week, I have been thinking about my nominations for this year’s Cake Masters Magazine Awards.

As I explained in last week’s issue of Something Sweet, Mr Baker’s Blog is all about recognising and sharing all of the wonderful things that you are all up to in the world of sugar, so I always look forward to a chance to celebrate the brightest and best of the Cake World at the annual awards evening.

However, whereas in the last few years, I was only really familiar with my own little corner of Planet Cake, since starting my blog, I have come to know even more amazingly talented people, which is making it incredibly hard to choose just one favourite in each category – this clearly called for some thought.

You also have to complete your nominations in one go – you aren’t able to start, save and return later – so you might wish to start on paper before heading to the nominations page.

The categories for this year’s awards are

  • Cupcake Award Nomination
  • Sculpted Cake Award Nomination – Sponsored by Renshaw Academy
  • Best Cookie Award Nomination
  • Royal Icing Award Nomination
  • Wedding Cake Award Nomination – Sponsored by Renshaw
  • Sugar Flowers Award Nomination – Sponsored by Squires Kitchen
  • Modelling Excellence Award Nomination
  • Rising Star Award Nomination
  • Best Product 2018 Award Nomination – Sponsored by Cake International
  • Collaboration Cake Award Nomination
  • Best Magazine Cover Award Nomination
  • Best Learning Experience Award Nomination
  • Best Show Piece Award Nomination – Sponsored by Roxy & Rich
  • Cake Hero Award Nomination
  • Best Cake Show
  • Best Retailer Award Nomination – Sponsored by Rainbow Dust
  • Cake Artist of the Year Award Nomination – Sponsored by The Cake Decorating Company

The theme for my nominations this year has been to recognise up-and-coming talents – those that I haven’t seen recognised at the awards previously – and while I have no intention of sharing my picks here (let’s not open that can of worms), I’ll be crossing my fingers that at least some of them make it into the finalist line up.

I only wish that we could celebrate all of the incredible talents out there in the cake world, but I think Natalie Portman summed things up nicely in a Vogue interview a few years ago…

‘I think it’s a great honour to win an Oscar but I think if you aim to be rewarded in your life you’ll get nowhere. I think that the biggest reward is the work itself and what you get out of it and the connections you make with other people.’

If you would like to nominate your favourite cake talents, then you can head to the nominations page right now, by clicking this link.

And good luck to you all…! x