Monday, March 15, 2010

Changes in the House

Well, I have been very busy the last few months and noticeably absent from updating this blog.

I have "retired" from the baking/catering side of this business and closed my shop. I have an arthritis issue that required a change in work-lifestyle. The decision was hard to make because I just love being a part of the weddings in my area, but very necessary.

I am not leaving the wedding industry, however. This change has enabled me to devote more time to my writing and speaking activities (so if you have an opening for a speaker at your event, you know where to find me!).

Almost immediately, I began doing some writing. I received two offers to do magazines articles, and it helped my ego when the emailed requests arrived in my inbox on the same day. American Cake Decorating (ACD) magazine requested a single article, which will appear in their next issue. The magazine has a new editor who is excited about making changes and improving the magazine devoted to the love of cakes.

Cake Central, www.cakecentral.com , is my favorite site for all things to do with cake, whether the decorator is novice or professional. They have launched a new magazine for the cake decorating world that just shipped this month. Here is a link to the first issue preview: http://cakecentral.com/jackie/176/cake-central-magazine-first-issue-preview

I wil be writing a monthly column for this magazine on "The Business of Baking", with information on the business side of wedding baking.

The magazine is very high quality .... great photos of fabulous cakes, wonderful articles on new products, recipes and more. I am absolutely honored to be a part of this publication.

Subscribing is the best buy for your money, but here is a list of where you can get this magazine: http://cakecentral.com/magazine/where-to-buy

Now that some of the dust is settling, I should be back on here with some regularity!

9 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading your future articles!!!

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  2. Wow - I checked your blog this weekend thinking I hadn't seen anything from Deb in a while. As a fellow cake central member, I KNOW you have a ton of knowledge to share. Good Luck with this next stage in your career!

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  3. Congratulations on your retirement! As they say, when one door closes another opens. You have been an inspiration and very helpful to me, as I started my own baking business this year. Thank you! I look forward to seeing you in CakeCentral magazine! Best wishes!
    Loren www.thebakingsheet.blogspot.com

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  4. I'm so sad to hear you had to retire, but so glad that you aren't giving up the caker's lifestyle!
    As always, I'll look forward to reading your articles and anticipate some quick-witted responses on CC. Be blessed my friend and enjoy your retirement!

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  7. Debi,
    Thanks so much for always sharing your knowledge. I always love reading your posts on cake central, and now follow your blog religiously. Luck in future endeavours!

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