Cakes for the Queen of Heaven  

Welcome! Here you will find information and activities related to the revised Cakes for the Queen of Heaven curriculum and its use in Unitarian Universalist congregations and in other organizations. This site is a combined effort of Unitarian Universalist Women and Religion core group and various Cakes and W&R groups.


Many of you have asked where to find recordings of the songs used in Cakes.

Part I features songs by Ann Forfreedom and Carole Etzler Eagleheart. You may order Carole Etzler Eagleheart's CD "She Calls to Us," which contains many of the songs in the curriculum. Sound samples are available on the MUSIC page in the UUW&R Store.

Nancy Vedder-Shults recorded her song from page 13, "Baking Cakes."

We couldn’t find any recording of “In Ancient Times” by Ann Forfreedom. In 2008, the Cakes facilitator training participants in Oak Park, Illinois recorded ourselves singing it so others could hear and learn the tune. Listen! In Ancient Times

Songs for Part II:

Carolyn McDade’s “Coming Home” is on the 1990 release “This Ancient Love.”


Carole Etzler Eagleheart’s “Sarah’s Circle” is set to the tune of Jacob’s Ladder. These lyrics are sometimes mis-attributed to Pete Seeger. A recording was made for the CUUPS “Singing the Promise” CD, which can be ordered through Nancy Vedder-Shults.

and “Standing Before Us” — We have finally gotten a recording of "Standing Before Us" from Carole's album "Thirteen Ships." Buy or listen. A women's chorus in Texas has posted a recording. You can also get permission to make copies: