Not much going on with crafting today, so I decided to share a laugh with you.

This was in an email today, it is an oldie but a goodie!

The Baptist White Lie Cake

To all my lady friends that BAKE, you will love this story!
Even if you have seen this before, it is a great story!

"You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips"
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 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 home.

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

had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her cell phone and 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


The meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old south and to

Alice 's horror, the cake in question was presented for desert!

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 cake!" Alice , still stunned,

sat back in her chair when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church

member) say, "Thank you, I baked it myself."

Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good."


Mel said...

Yes, this is a great one! I've not heard it before, so it was a special treat for me!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

The Crafting Nut said...

Hi Mel, I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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