Hey cake chums,
Something Sweet – a statement…
As you may have seen on social media yesterday, I have made the reluctant decision to temporarily suspend publication of my weekly online magazine, Something Sweet.
I am only too aware that social media is currently awash with COVID-19 related content in many forms and the negative effect that this is having on our collective mental health and wellbeing.
With the reduction in content output from bakers and cake decorators over the last week or so, due to cancellations and suchlike, I am mindful of the potential for sparsely populated issues to become yet another source of negativity, which is the sole reason for this short term suspension.
I am hoping that as people adjust to our new, temporary way of living and begin to use this time to channel their creativity into something positive, such as skill development or attempting those bucket list projects that we never usually find the time for, we will be able to resume normal services sharing and celebrating cake artists around the world once more.
It is important that we continue to pursue our passions as much as we are able over the coming weeks and months of uncertainty and I continue to be committed to my passion of bringing our cake community together and sharing all of the wonderful and amazing things that you are all doing every single day. It is truly a privilege to be able to do just something small to connect us all with our friends around the world and, with that in mind, I am keen to resume normal services as quickly as possible.
So, as always, please do continue to share what you are doing with me: the cakes and bakes you are creating for your family at home; the small acts of kindness that you are sharing with those in your immediate environment; the once ‘put off’ projects that you are now turning your attention to; and the steps you are taking to develop your skills in this unexpected period of isolation.
Our global community is going to be more important to us than ever over the next few months and, if I can be even a little bit responsible for helping to unite us during this unprecedented crisis, I will be truly honoured.
In the meantime, do stay tuned to my other online platforms – social media, the blog, our weekly Twitter #cakershour and my YouTube channel – where I will be continuing to share daily new content as normal.
And most importantly, take care of yourselves and those around you, keep following the advice we are being given and stay safe. We will get through this together.
Much love, Rob xx
PS. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the amazing mums and other primary caregivers out there in our wonderful caking community!