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.
My Very First Tiered Cake...Now in Process!
I've never done anything this big. Five devil's food cake mixes, five cups of buttermilk, fifteen eggs, two and a half cups of oil, five ounces of unsweetened chocolate, one and two-thirds cups of water, and five teaspoons of raspberry extract make a lot of batter. The tiers are going to be 10", 8" and 6". I'll put seedless raspberry jam and chocolate cream cheese icing between the layers, cover the whole thing with dark chocolate ganache, and decorate with yellow and orange fondant. Pictures will be forthcoming.
This is for a work event. We celebrate birthdays each month at our all-staff meeting, and since my birthday's this month, and it's a big 'un, I offered to make the cake rather than having them purchase it. So I'm bouncing between my desk and my kitchen today (fortunately there's not much "real" work that needs doing) to make this happen. It's kinda exciting!
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 10:14 AM