It's late, and I don't have time to ramble on about how much I love this saint, BUT, I knew I couldn't let the awesome feast pass without acknowledging it. St. John Paul II is incredibly awesome for many reasons, but one of the huge gifts we have are his writings. Not only did he write such amazing things as Love and Responsibility (it's amazing, I highly recommend it. I know it's tough to read, so grab a buddy and discuss it together), but he also wrote artistic stuff, like poetry and theatrical works (like The Jeweler's Shop. Also amazing). I love Wadowice, the place where he grew up. I was so blessed to travel there with a ton of FUS students, at the conclusion of a pilgrimage to Poland in Spring 2012.
|Before I destroyed it with a knife.|
Also in typical AnneMarie fashion,
I somehow managed to make the top piece
awkwardly smaller than the bottom piece : P
conversions right, and then the cream wasn't thickening
properly because I omitted the pudding mix because I didn't have any, and sugar and flour are fine substitutes, right? : )
Overall, even if our pope cake wasn't the finest or fanciest you'd find in Poland, it was delicious and a great way to celebrate the feast of such an epic man.
|So, the cream filling also had a tendency to spill out the sides, and|
they weren't as tall as the ones we had in Poland
but they were good!