Thursday, March 25, 2010

School, Food, and Baptist White Lie Cake

I have been totally swamped with school this week. I promise I will catch up on reading all of your fantabulous bloggy happenings soon. My appearance has been spotty at best.

I am currently in search of a title for my Comm Class unit project on Non-Verbal Communication... "What You Can't Hear", "Between the Lines", "What Your Body Says About You"... I dunno. I guess I need some motivation. I got nothin'. I'd love to put "That's What She Said... or Not." But I reckon if some kid got suspended for saying that in some other state in some part of the country, it must be inappropriate on some level! hahaha!

In search of the much needed inspiration, I happened to glance over at a book of quotes on my night stand. What better way to get inspiration than from an inspirational book? I read through the little quotes on success... nothing struck me. I grabbed the new recipe book someone gave me, also on my night stand. But -- then I just got hungry.

Therefore, I leave you with a little inspiration AND food, not to mention a little humor.

The Baptist 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 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."

7 comments:

greenolive said...

Just desserts.

Puphigirl said...

Ah-ha-ha, I love it!

Kaye Butler said...

We Baptist do like to cook...

Funny...
U know where I work, right? At a funeral the other day, I heard someone ask...what Baptist church is feeding the family...someone who had just moved from up north to Arkansas commented...I've never in my whole life met people that cook for funerals like these Southern Baptist do.


If there is a funeral in the south, you can bet there is a group of Baptist Women cooking...maybe even a Baptist White Lie Cake.

Megan said...

That story was awesome. So awesome!

The Willeyes said...

That is freaking hilarious! You made my day :)

Susie said...

Too funny!!

BlueCastle said...

That's a good one. :)