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