On August 6, Carlene Woods will bring her vision to life when she hosts The Shell Is Broken, a pastry-tasting event.
“The Shell is Broken was a God-given vision,” Woods said. “It was a vision that I could not shake, nor could I abort.
“My guests can expect lovely sweets, praise and worship by Curtiss Glenn and Freedom Movement, a big reveal, and most importantly my spiritual father, Pastor Michael D. McClure Jr. will be blessing the house.”
The event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Birmingham Firefighter Association Building (184 Oxmoor Court Birmingham, AL 35209). Admission is $20. Guests two years old and under will be admitted free.
Woods, who is the owner of CaCa’z Cake’z, is no stranger to having her pastries on display.
“CaCa’z Cake’z was founded on March 30, 2016,” she said. “Right after I graduated as a pastry chef from Virginia College of Culinard, I immediately stepped out on the Word of God— Psalms100:3—and started a sole proprietorship. I knew ever since I was a young child that God had anointed me as his earthen vessel, but I allowed fear to become my paralysis and it hindered my blessings to become a blessing to God’s people. After having two kids out of wedlock at a very young age, dropping out of college and feeling as if I had disappointed God, I fell flat on my face and wasted four to five years of my life on nonsense. Finally, I thank God that…I’m now responsible enough, capable enough, and mature enough to share my story and pursue my dreams through my business with God’s people.”
The dream of owning her own business has been years in the making, and like her decision to host The Shell Is Broken, Woods refuses to let fear hinder her.
“The biggest lesson that I want people to learn from my life is to not allow your paralysis to hinder you,” Woods said. “I always tended to allow fear to paralyze me. I’ve learned that if the Enemy can destroy your mind, then he can destroy the vision, He’s not attacking you, he’s attacking the anointing that’s on the inside of you.
“I want my guests to learn that no matter what you do in life, always ask yourself how can God get the glory out of this and learn to allow Jesus’ light to shine through you.”