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.
Happy Birthday, CREC!
My beloved congregation, Christ Reformed Evangelical Church (CREC) of Annapolis, Md., celebrated our tenth anniversary on Sunday. Here's the cake I made for the occasion:
Since the Confederation of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC), of which our congregation is a member, also turns 10 this year, the members of our extended family are welcome to share a virtual slice. Just remember, though: we're the CREC that was CREC before the CREC was CREC!
I took the leftovers (more than half the cake) to my office today. A colleague e-mailed to say, "Thanks for lugging such a sweet and heavy thing in here." I replied that I'm used to it, since I lug myself in every day! ;-)
Posted by Valerie (Kyriosity) at 7:09 PM
On April 28, 2008 8:38 PMMargaret in VAwrote... Soo...the details that the virtual partakers would like to hear. Flavor? Layers? How long did it take you? How did everyone like it? It's lovely, Valerie.
The 1 = basic sour cream white cake (CMD page 398) x 3 (should only have been x 2 for that pan!), 14" square cut in half and stacked as 2 7"x14" layers.
The 0 = basic buttermilk devil's food cake (CMD page 410) x 4, 2 14" round layers.
Icing = decorator buttercream recipe I got from a friend.
Fondant = Yucky Wilton fondant with gobs of Wilton gel coloring. I really need to try making marshmallow fondant.
Baked Friday evening, decorated Saturday. Didn't hear any complaints...except of course from myself, especially trying to get the buttercream to look decent. I am so glad someone else is doing that part for the wedding cake next month!