One Year at The Pink Whisk

Friday 8th July 2011 will be the 1st Birthday of The Pink Whisk and goodness what a year it’s been!

105 blog posts, one new Stoves oven, countless new cake tins, 23 pots of glitter ;), 6 new baking paraphernalia cupboards fitted in the garage, a husband who has taken over the washing because he was fed up of waiting for me to do it, children who are now astounded if they come home from school and there’s no treats awaiting them and last but not least 6,000 cups of tea to get me through the lot!

I’m lucky to say that The Pink Whisk supports my professional career and the opportunities I have had in the past year are, for me, beyond belief; working for brands such as Sainsburys, Nielsen-Massey, Disney, Dr Oetker, Cadbury (and yes I was paid in chocolate), being featured in the Mail on Sunday’s You Magazine, a contract for a cake decorating book and teaching a range of baking and cake decorating courses through cookery school Seasoned to name just a few.
So what can you look forward to?  Well, I’m about to have some recipes printed in Making Magazine, the website is getting a design makeover from the professionals and there’s still lots of exciting projects on the go that I can’t reveal just yet (I know that’s just mean of me!)  Stick with me and you’ll be the first to hear.
A sneak preview of the new logo xx
And before you all ask where’s the baking book?  It’ll come but I’m holding out for step by step photography and finished product shots of every recipe – that’s the way I do it and I don’t see why a book should be any different.  I think you’d be disappointed if it wasn’t?
And the reason I do it all?  That would be for you lot, the 4,600 of you subscribed to The Pink Whisk who enjoy baking as much as I do.  It’s as simple as that, The Pink Whisk is for you.  Whilst you still want to bake I’ll still come up with the recipes.  So here’s to another year of The Pink Whisk who knows what it will hold.

Ruth  xx
PS. Don’t forget to join me for The Pink Whisk Birthday Treasure Hunt on Friday 8th July 2011 here from 10.00am onwards (full details here)

Ruth Clemens, Baker Extraordinaire

Finalist on BBC2 The Great British Bake Off

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22 Responses to One Year at The Pink Whisk

  1. Claudia Moser says:

    Happy birthday! 🙂

  2. Wipso says:

    Huge congrats to you.
    A x

  3. Kezia says:

    Happy Birthday to the Pink Whisk! I've tried quite a few of your recipes, and they are all delicious, so keep them coming please!

  4. Kelly says:

    Happy blogoversary! Looking forward to the book!

  5. Dom at Belleau Kitchen says:

    congrats!… so lovely that its all going so well… you are totally BRILLIANT so it's not too surprising! xxx

  6. Victoria says:

    congrats Ruth! I've enjoyed every post! 🙂

  7. Homeschool on the Croft says:

    Now, if that was me, I'd have to have begun with the 'extra 7 pounds around my middle'!

    What a great year! Happy Birthday, and blessings for this coming year 🙂

  8. Helen @ Fuss Free Flavours says:

    Happy blog Birthday Ruth!

    Congratulations on all that you have achieved in the last year! And here is to the next 12 months!

  9. thelittleloaf says:

    What a fantastic year! Congratulations on a wonderful blog and some seriously delicious recipes – here's to another – I'll definitely be following and baking away 🙂

  10. Thistleblue says:

    Happy Birthday to the Pink Whisk! I love popping over for a nosey at what you've been baking and picked up loads of hints and tips. Looking forward to another year of scrummy looking baking.mmmm


  11. Creative Chaos Art says:

    Congratulations! 🙂

  12. Holly B @ Recipes from a Normal Mum says:

    Happy happy birthday! I love your blog and am so pleased you are holding out for a book deal that's true to you. I love principles! x

  13. says:

    Happy birthday to The Pink Whisk – I'm presuming another highlight of the past year was meeting me! 😉

  14. Jules says:

    Happy blog birthday. What a year you've had. Here's to the next year.

  15. Francesca Lobban says:

    Thank you for sharing your skills, stories and talents Ruth. Congratulations and Happy Birthday.

  16. Miss Supersizer says:

    Hello Ruth! It's me… Supersizer1. 🙂 Just to point out, I think you left out about being in The… Bake Off. Although everybody already knows that. Ha ha! Can't wait for Friday's Treasure Hunt. I think it'll be lots of fun. I've never done an online treasure hunt before, so it'll be a new experience for me. Also, happy 1st b'day to The Pink Whisk, which I have already said on Twitter, but thought I'd say it again. Lots of love, Ss1. x

  17. Catharine Withenay says:

    Congratulations! How quickly a year can whizz by!

  18. Ruth says:

    Thanks lovelies! xx Of course Helen my biggest highlight was meeting you in person but I didn't mention it because I didn't want to make everyone jealous! xx

  19. Kate@katescakesandbakes says:

    Happy bloggingbirthday to the Pink Whisk! It sounds like you've LOADS of really exciting projects and adventures over the next year Ruth- have a great second year!!

  20. @eMsY says:

    hApPy BiRtHdAy!!!! It's been a privilege to watch your journey!!! Congratulations. XX

  21. Franziska says:

    Happy Bloggingbirthday to you, Ruth. And the number of your achievements is absolutely great. So glad you took part in the Great British Bake Off, you were the one who inspired me to bake! And I've tried so many recipes of yours.

    Have a fabulous day tomorrow and too bad I'm away and can't take part in the treasure hunt.

  22. Anonymous says:

    I wish i could enter the scavenger hunt thing but i have school so i can't!! 🙁 xoxoxox

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