Little White Lie Cake

Have you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this, especially all of the ladies who bake for church events:

Alice Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church Ladies’

Group in Tuscaloosa, but forgot to do it until the last minute.

She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after

Rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix &

Quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, and
Helping her son pack up for Scout camp.

When she took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped

Flat and the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed,

“Oh dear, there is not time to bake another cake!”  This cake

Was important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her

New church, and in her new community of friends.  So, being

Inventive, she looked around the house for something to build

Up the center of the cake.  She found it in the bathroom – a roll

Of toilet paper.  She plunked it in and then covered it with icing.

Not only did the finished product look beautiful, it looked perfect.

And, before she left the house to drop the cake by the church

And head for work, Alice woke her daughter and gave her some
Money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment

It opened, at 9:30, and to buy the cake and bring it back home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the attractive,

Perfect cake had already been sold.  Amanda grabbed her cell

Phone & called her mom.

Alice was horrified-she was beside herself!  Everyone would know!

What would they think?  She would be ostracized, talked about,

Ridiculed!  All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about people

Pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her back.

The next day, Alice promised herself she would try not to think

About the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower

At the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good time.

She did not really want to attend because the hostess was a snob

Who more than once had looked down her nose at the fact that Alice

Was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa,

But having already RSVP’d, she couldn’t think of a believable excuse

To stay home.

The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old
South and to Alice’s horror, the cake in question was presented for

Dessert!  Alice  felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake!

She started out of her chair to tell the hostess all about it, but before
She could get to her feet, the Mayor’s wife said, “what a beautiful

Alice, still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the
Hostess (who was a prominent church member) say,

“Why, thank you; I baked it myself.”

Alice smiled and thought to herself, “God is good.”