The Church Cake
Alice was to bake a cake for
the church ladies' group bake sale, but she forgot to do it until the last
minute. She baked an angel food cake, however, when she took it from
the oven she discovered the center had dropped flat.
She said, "Oh
dear, there's no time to bake another cake." So, she looked around the
house for something to build up the center of the cake.
found it in the bathroom... a roll of toilet paper. She plunked it in the
center of the cake and covered it with icing and decorations. The finished
product looked beautiful, so she rushed it to the church.
she left the house, Alice gave her daughter some money and specific
instructions to be at the bake sale the minute it opened, and to buy that
cake and bring it home. Unfortunately, when the daughter arrived at the
sale, the attractive looking cake had already been sold.
The next day, Alice was invited to a friend's home
where two tables of bridge were to be played that afternoon.
the game, a fancy lunch was served, and to top it off, the cake in
question was presented for dessert.
When Alice saw the cake, she
started to get out of her chair to rush and tell the hostess all about it.
However, before she could get to her feet, one of the other ladies said,
"What a beautiful cake!"
Alice could only sit back in her chair
and watch, when she heard the hostess (who was a prominent church member)
"Thank you, I baked it myself."