I thought I’d just check in and let you know that it’s Thursday and you know what that means… there’s a new video up on my YouTube channel!
In this week’s video, there’s a bit of a mini tour of my cake room, a sneaky preview of my plans for my brand new cake studio, an unplanned-and-rather-random dash to my local hardware store (don’t ask!) and a bit of a DIY #fail thrown in for good measure.
As you saw in my exclusive interview with Kate Parsons earlier this week, on Friday, I was invited to attend the rescheduled launch of the new Cake Design Academy – The Sugar Lair, where we were joined by a rather Extreme Cake Maker and his paw-some creation (see what I did there?!), and naturally I brought you guys along for the ride!
Check out the video:
Quick PSA: Not all of my videos are going to be event vlogs – I promise! I’m working hard to sort out my new cake studio, after which you can expect lots of more cake-focused content.
Feel free to leave me suggestions in the comments of what you would like to see on my channel.
Anyway, I do hope that you had a lovely Christmas break and a fabulous new year. We opened our doors once again for our annual New Year’s Eve open house and had a wonderfully relaxed evening of food and board games. I think my guests mainly enjoyed themselves – other than the forced-feeding of Christmas cake before they were allowed to leave. Does anyone else find themselves desperately trying to offload leftover fruitcake as the festive season draws to a close or is it just me? I mean, I’d happily eat it all myself, but I think I’ve had more than enough of my own baking for 2019 already!
Speaking of 2019, I am planning some big changes for Mr Baker’s Blog this year.
Don’t panic – I still plan to share all the latest news every week in my online magazine, Something Sweet. However, this year, I also want to want to formalise my offerings so that you know what to expect from the site, week to week.
As such, starting from the beginning of February, every Tuesday will see me upload some new, original and exclusive content:
First Tuesday – a brand new recipe from Mr Baker’s Cakes.
Second Tuesday – a new Mr Baker’s Cakes sugarcraft tutorial.
Third Tuesday – an exclusive interview with one of our favourite cake artists.
Fourth Tuesday – a guest tutorial, created exclusively for the readers of Mr Baker’s Blog.
This will, of course, continue to be supplemented by additional posts, including product reviews, event coverage, comment pieces and lots more besides.
I also have some more exciting news. Following some very generous Christmas presents from my family and a crash course in video editing from my buddy Etty van Urk of Cake Dutchess, this year will also see me adding a YouTube channel to the Mr Baker’s Blog line up!
I already have lots of exciting plans for new and original content, the likes of which you haven’t seen on a caking channel before, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait until I have managed to convert my spare room into a new, improved and, most importantly, larger cake studio before it officially launches. Oh, if anyone fancies sponsoring my new studio (ie you’d like to pay for it), then let me know…
No? Oh, ok… 😂
In the meantime, if you’d like to subscribe to my channel in advance of my official launch and be one of the first to receive a notification when I post my first new video, then you can find it here. If 100 of you do it, I can gain access to a custom URL, so I would really appreciate it! Thank you in advance!
All in all, I’m you’ll agree that it is looking to be a VERY exciting year here on Mr Baker’s Blog and I do hope you’ll come along for the ride!
Bring on 2019!