Lock-down gave me a chance to focus on what's important. Things like: talking with friends and family, and binge-watching three seasons of Schitts Creek.
However, it also made me realise that I needed some hobbies to unwind with. Art used to be my hobby, but now it sits in a weird grey area as it's also my work. So, I picked up gardening and got a greenhouse.
But then... I rediscovered the joys of baking.
Let me tell you: There’s nothing quite like the thrill of baking perfectly fudgy chocolate brownies. And, if creating the perfect baked good wasn't enough… you then get to eat them. And that's when my real talents start to shine!
If there ever was an Olympics for eating, you know I'm walking away with gold for cake demolition.
Kneading bread helped me work through frustration (although I never did perfect sourdough), and cookie baking helped me realise that sometimes you just have to roll with it.
Baking also taught me the importance of the unassuming ingredient. Chocolate and butter and cream and eggs are delicious in their own right, but blend in humble flour? Suddenly EVERYTHING is elevated, just through sheer flour power.
At the end of the day, though, I love baking not because it’s a skill to learn. Or, a (delicious) way to pass the time while avoiding responsibility.
But, more than anything, I love baking because it makes everyone happy. And right now, the world needs happiness. If my humble baking skills can make my friends, or staff, or neighbours smile, what are you gonna do? Bakers gotta bake.
My new pin collection is launching at 12pm on Thursday 13th August (AEST). We will have the pins available individually, and also a limited number of Pin Sets with a free bonus gift!
Which new pin is your favourite? Tell us in the comments below :
Stay safe and look after yourselves and each other.
Lots of Love, Tasha and the Jubly Crew. XX