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.
Angie kindly snapped this cellphone image of the Valentine's cake I made for yesterday's fellowship dinner. I used some of the same cutters I'm planning to use for the wedding cake. I think I'm going to have to try gumpaste next. It can be rolled thinner than fondant, from what I understand, and I think will work better with small, delicate cutouts.
Happily, my wedding cake co-conspirator has the skill (which I obviously lack!) of getting buttercream really, really smooth. She also possesses actual baking talent. In other words, she's the substantive one...I'm just superficial! ;-)
Hey...didn't think it had turned out, but here's a shot I took the night before (well, ~2:30 Sunday morning):
On February 11, 2008 11:01 AMThe BadgerMumwrote... Don't be silly. Icing on the cake, when it's a wedding cake, isn't a nice little extra. Pitting one over of the other is like asking someone if they'd rather live without their head or without their body.
On February 11, 2008 3:32 PMValerie (Kyriosity)wrote... But on the wedding cake, I may not be doing anything but the surface decorations. C and I haven't worked out all the details, so I hope I can at least help her with the substantive stuff, but she is definitely the pro on recipes and making wedding cakes!