I received this email today:
As a professional pastry chef for almost 30 years (and a Journalism graduate who worked in that field for nearly 9 years), I came upon your blog one day and have been enjoying your baking ideas and recipes. You are very creative!
However, I wonder if there would be any way to keep your opinions on politics and religion, etc. out of the dessert blog?
I’m sure you offend a lot of folks, like myself….and it makes it difficult to read your otherwise interesting entries!
Not really a platform for all of that…or is it?…
I wanted to clarify a few things about iambaker.
First and foremost, I am a child of God. My first allegiance and first priority is my faith and relationship with Jesus.
Next is my family.
Then, it is my blog.
I love cake and cake decorating and baking. I love sharing this with you and love that you are able to create my recipes in your own kitchen! The idea of people being united over cake brings a permanent smile to my face.
While I try to make the recipes useful, there may be reflections of my life and my perspective. There may be talk about God. There may be prayer requests. There may be a political reflection.
I don’t want to scare everyone away, but more importantly I don’t want anyone to feel deceived or misled by the posts you see here.
It is my hope that you are actually able to enjoy your time here! Time is such a precious commodity, I would hate to think that ours was not spent in the best possible way.
Ways to optimize your iambaker experience:
If you want 80% recipes and 20% reflections, signing up for email updates is an excellent way to go. Here is what that includes:
You can sign up for emails HERE.
If you want 99% recipes I highly recommend following my facebook page. I share not only my own content, but a great deal of content from other bloggers and talented recipe creators. There is very, very little opinion, politics, or faith. It is just lots and lots of great recipes!
If you are visually driven (like me!) my Instagram is a great way to follow along. I post daily and often share another side of my personality, the sarcastic self deprecating one! There are no recipes on Instagram, just pictures and hopefully laughs.
I hope that there is an option for everyone in there!
If not, please know that I am sad we can’t make it work. But I cannot change, no I will not change my belief system to make my blog more politically correct.
I am definitely open to feedback on how you can have a better experience here, so please do let me know if you have any concerns.
Thank you SO much for being here and I look forward to what the future holds!