Covid-19 memories cake

I had an idea a few weeks ago to make a few Covid-19 memory artwork cakes to remember this curious time in all our lives. Well, I must actually give my good blogging friend, John Rieber, the credit for this idea. Inspiration hit me after reading one of his brilliant posts.

Further inspiration hit me in the form of twisted nursery rhymes and fairy tales as a theme for my cakes.

The first one is a C-19 spoof on There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe.

Here is a close up of the children. They are all home schooling and you will note that they all have head phones, laptops and are socially distanced. All four of us in my house are always “on a call.” I walk into a room and a hand is held up by someone to indicate their “on a call” so no talking.

Another prominent feature of my life is washing. There is so much washing as we have no home help at all at the moment and aren’t sending any laundry out either. My parents live on the same property as us so there is six lots of bed linen every week and six lots of towels.

So this is a close up of the mother outside the shoe house cake with her washing basket. Of course, mine is much bigger!

And now for my two twisted versions of this old nursery rhyme:

There was a young woman

who lived in a shoe

When coronavirus hit

it caused quite a set-to

She gave the children a laptop

with matching headphones

and forced them to home school

ignoring their moans and groans


Their was a young woman

who lived in a shoe

When her finances got tight

she planned what to do

Her children planted a garden

and grew their own food

They picked all kinds of fruit

which with sugar she stewed

100 thoughts on “Covid-19 memories cake

  1. Brilliant, dear Robbie! What an idea! And you know…the most interesting that as soon as we are out of the present situation we might feel a certain nostalgia about these wierd days! 🙂 🙂 🙂 My suggestion is to make another cake “After-Covid happy life” 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  2. Robbie, I read your post first thing this morning and you brought a genuine smile to my face. A great start to my day. I like everything about this cake. The details on the children, the people is creative and awesome! Your version of the rhyme also makes me smile. I love everything about this post!

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  3. Lovely, Robbie. We don’t realise how much we depend on routines, appliances and others’ tasks until the routines go out of the window. Great idea to use the nursery rhyme as well, and the cake is wonderful. ♥

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  4. What a lovely idea, Robbie. You captured all the elements of the Covid-19 in this cake especially what happened in your household. I can’t imagine doing 6 sets of linens and towels every week. One set is enough to handle for me plus everything going on around this time. I love the little old woman nursery rhyme and remember reading it to my students.
    I’ve kept a journal of the Covid events and at lease enter major thing on my calendar.

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    1. Hi Miriam, everyone seems to have their own way of recording their C-19 memories. I am just praying everyone in my family stays healthy. We have so many infections here now. Third highest in the world and our population is only 60 million people. The washing is a big heavy going but I am managing.

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      1. Yes, I saw that on the map, Robbie. The cases per capita is shifting. South America is moving up to the top also. I don’t know what is going on. We just have to be cautious and don’t let the guard down yet. The virus is far from being over. It took two years for the Spanish virus to be over.
        Google announced to have the staff work remotely until next summer. Google is advanced in technology and track down statistics, so there must be a reason.
        I have to get used to the new normal for a year.
        I’m going to visit my daughter and granddaughters on August 21, flying and have minimum public contact. My daughter and I will self quarantine for 14 days before my arrival.

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      2. I must be honest, I don’t believe the end of this pandemic is in sight yet, Miriam, and it think there is worse to come. That being said, we do have to keep living and taking calculated risks is part of living. I look forward to seeing your pictures of Mercy, Will, Autumn and Nora.


      1. I am more than happy to give Terence an iron, Carol. I do the same job as him as well as tutor the kids and run the house, more or less on my own. I came to realise a long time ago that there is no equality for most women. Even emancipated ones like me just end up working full time plus doing every thing else while our male counterpart just works. I am not bitter, just stating the facts as I see them.

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  5. A great Idea. Happy to see it. I run a COVID-19 related news magazine and social network at At my site, I would love to accommodate all people who do something by way of responding to the pandemic in a useful way.

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