I have been very fortunate in my career and the choices I have made for myself. When I took this job with Ron and his bakery, I thought I was only going to stay a year. Five and half years later I have been lucky enough to cultivate a career I never thought would be possible, in an industry I only had an outsiders view to. Everything I have learned from Ron, his business with his amazing crew, has given me the foundation for something fresh and new in my life.
Change is good in our lives, it’s fun (and scary) to mix things up and see where it takes you. My last day with my beloved baker will be on August 31. I can’t begin to tell you the wisdom and artistic merit this man has shared with me for the past 5+ years. I was lucky enough to catch a brief glimpse into something completely extraordinary, something that I had never knew existed. For those of you that have ever had a doubt in their mind – Willy Wonka truly does exist. His name is Ron Ben-Israel and his team of confectionary artists make magic happen. What a fun way to learn an industry, what an amazing way to learn a career.
Where am I going? Well first off, I am not working for another baker. I think that would be a very hard thing to do since I am very certain that RBI Cakes is the best in the industry. I will still be working with Ron as his colleague in another capacity though. My new job takes me on the décor side of the industry. I will be working with the very talented Ed Libby for Ed Libby & Company. (Please check it out! http://www.edlibby.com/) An innovative designer in the event world, who’s work I have had admired since I started in this industry five years ago. (Ron & Ed also happen to be friends, so I like to think I am still staying in the family…)
I will still be writing my blog. Once a cake girl, always a cake girl, but it will now be in a wider design capacity. I am hoping it will be a source for more inspiration for all of my favorite “sweet friends” out there and still give you insight to this amazing industry we all play in. Of course Ron will occasionally be a “guest blogger” sharing with you his fun creations or exciting news. But I will also be sharing the new aspects of my job and more of the crazy antics I am sure to encounter in my new surroundings.
It has been an incredible journey that I have taken these past 5+ years. The knowledge, fun, insights, trips, people and my friendship with Ron has been amazing and I can honestly say has made me the happiest I have ever been in my entire life. It’s with this foundation and support that I feel confident and excited for trying new things in my future and of course sharing them with all of you…
13 thoughts on “It’s time for a change…”
Congratulations on your new path, Rebecca! I wish you all the best.
Congratulations Rebecca! I’m happy to hear that you are still in the family in some capacity.
The best of luck to you. I hope we will see you around from time to time at Wonkas Factory (RBI).
All the best in your new endeavour, Rebecca!! I bet Ron and the gang will miss you a great deal.
Best of luck! I know Ron will miss you!
Soooo happy for you! I feel like we are breaking up, lol. Wishing you all the happiness In the world.
good luck Beky, go forth and take on the world! You can do anything you think you can.
Good Luck and keep writing.
I look forward to your cake blogs since they always put a smile on my face…can’t wait for your new adventures/blog! Best of luck 🙂
Sad for me.. but happy for you.. A new life is beginning… 🙂
Oh my goodness…what is Ron going to do without you…will he be able to function? It was an honor meeting you and the company you will be working with is so lucky to have such a dedicated and loyal person like you working with them. Good luck and congratulations 🙂
i am really happy for you, and although i know no one will write like you, i still beg you to ask someone to take over and write a blog about what happens at ron ben israel cakes, obviously i will still follow you in your new adventure i just can´t imagine my life without a little taste of what working at the bakery´s like. hope you do take my suggestion and wish you the best of luck. Love Diana.
Congratulations Rebecca! Sending best wishes to you on your new adventure! Looking forward to your future stories! Jacqueline at Petalsweet
Dear Rebecca! what a talent you have to be able to bring so many people together, to allow us to almost touch what happens at the bakery no only with pictures, but with your unique way of writting.
I will miss the well crafted cake stories showing up in my iphone while being stuck at a boring meeting. You work has inspired me to start a small cake shop in Dracut Mass, very close to your home town and I have turned a garage into a pastry kitchen
Best of luck!