International blogging sensation set for bakery degree at UCB
International blogging sensation Marko Josipovic is all set to make his mark on Birmingham.
The Croatian teenager is about to start his BSc (Hons) Bakery and Patisserie Technology at UCB and plans to update the many followers of his site Marko Bakes as he comes to terms with his new life in England.
Marko, aged 18, also has nearly 7,000 followers on Instagram, where his stunning photography has caught the eye of US style icon Martha Stewart who shared one of his posts. But, it is his blog that has seen him hit the headlines in his home country with features on a number of national websites and has a mention on the Facebook page of leading Croatian journalist and presenter Zoran Šprajc.
Marko knew that he wanted to study abroad after leaving school in Zagreb and is excited at the prospect of starting a new life at UCB.
“My main goal is to learn the science behind baking, so that one day I can develop my own recipes,” he explained. “Then, I’d love to either open my own bakery, maybe write a cookbook or travel and work for famous pastry chefs.
“I have a room at The Maltings, so I don’t know exactly how I’ll be baking, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out. I will probably find some cheap backgrounds at IKEA, bring my camera of course and continue blogging from my room. I was also thinking of maybe vlogging my whole experience on IGTV.
“All in all, I’m not completely sure what to expect in the future, but I know it’s going to be an exciting ride!”
Find out more about UCB’s bakery and chef courses at the College of Food.