The Baptist White Lie Cake

by Anonymous

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 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 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."