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The Baptist White Lie Cake


Have you ever told a white lie?


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 centre had dropped flat

and the cake was horribly disfigured and she exclaimed,

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


So, being inventive, she looked around the house

for something to build up the centre 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 not from one of 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 bake sale cake 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.”


One comment on “The Baptist White Lie Cake

  1. dorannrule
    August 1, 2013

    Love it! Sooo funny!


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