you ever told a white lie? You are going to love this....especially
all of the ladies who bake for church events.....
Grayson was to bake a cake for the Baptist Church ladies' group bake
sale in Tuscaloosa, but she forgot to do it until the last minute.
remembered it the morning of the bake sale and after rummaging
through cabinets she found an angel food cake mix and quickly made it
while drying her hair, dressing and helping her son Bryan pack up for
when Alice took the cake from the oven, the center had dropped flat
and the cake was horribly disfigured. She said, "Oh dear,
there's no time to bake another cake." This cake was so
important to Alice because she did so want to fit in at her new
church, and in her new community of new friends. So, being inventive,
she looked around the house for something to build up the center of
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!
she left the house to drop the cake by the church and head for work,
Alice woke her daughter Amanda and gave her some money and specific
instructions be at the bake sale the minute it opened at 9:30 and to
buy that cake and bring it home. When the daughter arrived at the
sale, she found that the attractive perfect cake had already been
grabbed her cell phone and called her Mom.
was horrified. She was beside herself. Everyone would know, what
would they think? Oh, my she wailed! She would be ostracized, talked
about, ridiculed. All night Alice lay awake in bed thinking about
people pointing their fingers at her and talking about her behind her
next day, Alice promised herself that she would try not to think
about the cake and she would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal shower
at the home of a friend of a friend and try to have a good time.
Alice 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 all ready RSVP'd she could not think of a believable
excuse to stay home.
meal was elegant, the company was definitely upper crust old South
and to Alice's horror, the CAKE in question was presented for
felt the blood drain from her body when she saw the cake, she
started, out of her chair to rush to tell her hostess all about it,
but before she could get to her feet, the Mayor's wife said, "What
a beautiful cake!"
who was still stunned, sat back in her chair when she heard the
hostess (who was a prominent church member) say, Thank you, I baked
smiled and thought to herself, "GOD is good."