What Baking Means to You

Hello bakers! I’m sharing a special form of put up right this moment. It’s not a recipe, not a baking article, and it’s not an replace on life. It’s a brief put up the place we are able to all mirror on what baking means to us, both how insignificant or how profound.

Sally wearing blue shirt and khaki branded apron working with dough on counter.

I revealed right this moment’s put up on my web site a number of years in the past, and am revisiting it. I obtained so many unimaginable responses, and realized simply how profound the artwork of baking will be.

If these phrases resonate with you, I encourage you to share what baking means to you.

What Baking Means to Me

Apart from being an apparent means to an finish (a baked good), the act of baking is a type of my self expression. I create what I wish to create, nonetheless little or magnificent that baked good could also be. A senseless rice krispie deal with or a tall, towering wedding ceremony cake.

2 tier homemade wedding cake
cake piped with pink and purple piped buttercream decoration

Once I labored a 9-to-5 job in a company atmosphere, coming dwelling and baking cupcakes (even from a field combine!) helped me loosen up and unwind. It merely “felt like me.” In a job the place I didn’t have a lot inventive freedom, baking really saved me fulfilled and energized.

And, to not point out, it’s a double whammy of awesomeness… baking makes me completely satisfied and baked items make everybody completely satisfied. Spreading pleasure is immensely highly effective.

I used to be in a position to make a full-time profession out of this ardour. 12 years later (!!!), baking nonetheless offers the identical quantity of pleasure and inventive freedom. However on a extra severe be aware, baking additionally helps handle my nervousness. A power worrier since my teen years, I discover the construction and focus that baking requires to be soothing. I’m accountable for the end result (effectively, largely!) and that management is necessary throughout instances that my nervousness feels debilitating. Baking is my work, my “me time,” and, effectively, my drugs.

I’m very grateful I’m in a position to do it.

And the identical could also be true for you, too. It’s not nearly baking cookies, it’s in regards to the pleasure and calm that include it. What baking is to me could also be knitting, portray, studying, working, yoga, or music to another person. How unimaginable {that a} passion, or a job, generally is a type of remedy.

So, what does baking imply to you?

Sally wearing green shirt and khaki branded apron with videography marker in place.

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