Valerie is a 42-year-old, single, Reformed Christian lady who lives in Baltimore. She doesn't remember a time
before she knew and loved Jesus, but she does remember accepting John Calvin into her heart in March of 2000.
Valerie is a member of Christ Reformed Evangelical Church in Annapolis.
Though her career aspiration is to be a housewife, Valerie has not yet found anyone suitable who wishes to hire
her for employment in that field (or, more properly, anyone suitable has not found her), so in the meantime she
earns her daily bread working in communications -- editing, writing, print design and website management.
On September 1, 2007 2:53 PMAnonymouswrote... I have seen cakes done with these, but I don't like them. It's a contradiction in terms. Nothing handmade should look like someone took a machine to it. It lacks the handcrafted cachet in favor of mechanisation, which is Not My Style. It's not Art. Don't you think so? ~Eleanor
On September 2, 2007 8:19 AMTom Jacksonwrote... They're great, when they work. See www.boingboing.net/2007/01/19/cake-printer-barfs-u.html for what happens when they don't.
On September 3, 2007 7:27 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... Angie -- I bet if I really wanted some printed designs, I could go to a bakery and have them scan and print for me. I remember Melissa S. doing that for a birthday party for T. a couple years ago.
Eleanor -- Depends on what you're printing. What if I scanned and printed a piece of calligraphy or some other piece of original artwork?
Tom -- That was pretty funny. So much for quality control!
On September 4, 2007 4:48 PMAnonymouswrote... Nah, I still don't think it flies. Good art takes into account the nature of the materials. Icing is much more than dye. it's the difference between printing a picture of the Mona Lisa on wet paint with a printer vs. doing it by hand. Printing takes no skill. Artistry does. Subjecting a cake to a machine like a printer, even one built for the purpose, just takes away my appetite. It doesn't appeal to all the senses that a cake is meant for, only some, and completely contradicts the others. ~Eleanor