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Best Cook: The Cake Lady

Best Cook: The Cake Lady
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4 Responses to Best Cook: The Cake Lady

  1. March 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm #

    From what I can see in the picture, these cakes look beautiful! I wish Yankee would post some of Ruth’s snapshots!

  2. Sylvia Needel March 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm #

    I think this is the lady who baked the cake for my very small wedding reception in 1967. Her name was Ruth, and if I remember correctly, she was a friend of my sister-in-law’s family in Conway. It was a lovely cake. I think I have a photo of her with the cake at the reception – she was a little embarrassed, but I was really touched by her delicate and lovely decorations and wanted to remember her along with the cake. How nice to see she’s still doing her wonderful work!

  3. Rosanna Hoverman March 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    I want to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote in the March/April issue; Best Cook in Town – The Cake Lady, Ruth Shackford of Madison.
    I am “related” to Ruth — my mother was a cousin to Buddy Shackford. A copy of one of her paintings graces the pages of a cookbook I created for family members. Ruth is a woman of many talents and certainly one of the most caring and sharing people you could ever meet.
    I recently made the preacher’s chocolate cake and took it to work to share – I was told it was “sinful” it was so good!
    Rosanna Hoverman, Fairfax, VA

  4. Carrie Ruiz May 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I made the Preacher’s Chocolate Cake for my nephew who left for Marine Corp boot camp last month. It was great with peanut butter frosting! Thank you Ruth!

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