White Lie Cake (AND new contest AND Jenny/Raisinets-you won the last one!)

Okay, (as my friend Gina always says) so here’s the thing…I subscribe to exactly 2 magazines.  Yep…2 and only 2…Country Magazine and Reminisce Magazine.  Of the two, I love Country for it’s AWESOME photos (especially in autumn and winter) and Reminisce for it’s nostalgic quality.

Well, as you’re sitting there wondering why on earth I’m going on about magazines I like…I have to tell you that sometimes they have just funny little things in them that brighten my day!  And I came across one of these funny little things just yesterday, and decided to share it with you.

This little cutie thing, not only reminded me of my Mom’s famous “House” birthday cake, and a little of the movie “The Help”…but just made me smile so sincerely that I thought it was worthy of going a little further than just my box of “Magazines I Don’t Really Want to Throw Away, But Don’t Know What Else to Do With.”  You know what I mean?

And so, hoping you enjoy it as much as I did, here it is:

White Lie Cake

“Alice was to bake a cake for her ladies’ church group bake sale but forgot to do it until the last minute. Worse, whens he took her Angel Food Cake out of the oven, she found that the center had dropped flat.

With no time to bake another cake, Alice looked around the house for something to build up the center and found it: a roll of toilet paper!  She plunked the roll in the center of the cake and covered it with icing.  The finished product looked perfect.

Before dropping off the cake on her way to work, Alice woke her daughter, giving her money to go and buy the doctored cake as soon as the bake sale opened.

When the daughter arrived at the bake sale, she found that the cake had already been sold.  Getting the bad news by phone, Alice was horrified.  Everyone will know!  I’ll be ridiculed! she thought.  All night, Alice envisioned people pointing and talking behind her back.

The next day, Alice attended a fancy luncheon and bridal shower, even though the hostess was a snob who had looked down on her as a single parent from a working-class family, and other guests were definitely upper-crust.  After serving an elegant meal, to Alice’s horror, the hostess presented her bake sale cake as dessert!

Before Alice could leave her seat to tell the hostess about it, the mayor’s wife said, “What a beautiful cake!”

Alice, still stunned, sat back as she heard the hostess say, “Thank you. I baked it myself.”

Smiling, Alice thought to herself, God is good.”

Seriously, do you LOVE that story?!?!  It’s sooooooooooo something that would happen to me…well, except for the happy ending!  Ha ha!

And so, hoping you enjoyed the little story I ripped from the pages of Reminisce (authored by Emily Caglione by-the-way), I’m going to hope you enjoy this blog’s contest, too!

First of all, though, I need to let Jenny (whose Paw Paw loved Raisinets) know that she won the Olive Garden gift card!  Hey, Jenny!  You won the Olive Garden gift card!  E-mail your address to marcialmcclure@cs.com and I’ll get your gift card in the mail asap!

For this week’s contest, leave a comment here, on Facebook, or Goodreads (you know the drill) and I’ll pop your name in my hat for the chance to win a subscription to either Country Magazine or Reminisce Magazine!  Each one is an every-other-month magazine, meaning you’ll get 6 issues a year!  So the winner can just let me know which one she/he wants!  Fun, huh?!?!

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31 Responses to White Lie Cake (AND new contest AND Jenny/Raisinets-you won the last one!)

  1. Terri Hancock says:

    I totally loved that story about the white cake! How funny. It was good for a great laugh today. Thanks again for sharing! Have a good one!

  2. Amy Cook says:

    HILARIOUS story!! Thank you…I needed a laugh.

    Thanks for sharing! Hope you have an AWESOME day!! 🙂

  3. Jodi Rollins says:

    Hahaha! That was awesome!!

  4. CateS says:

    Love the story… Thanks for sharing!

  5. Carol L says:

    LOL LOL Great story. Thanks for sharing. I love both of these magazines as well.
    Reminisce was my favorite out of all their magazines.
    Carol L

  6. Sam H says:

    I Love this story! It reminds me of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding!” Which I also Love!! Thanks for the laugh!

  7. Sue Brandes says:

    That was so funny. Made my day!

  8. wonderful read thank you

  9. Teya Peck says:

    That is a great cake story! Love it!

  10. Charisse call says:

    Ha, ha ha! What a good story! It brought a nice chuckle to my day!

  11. bn100 says:

    That’s funny

  12. Val Pearson says:

    Hahahahaha, I’ve heard that story before but always love how God turns things around.

  13. Cheryl Hart says:

    What a fun story! haha Thanks for the smiles. 😉

  14. Jenny Artmam says:

    Thanks for sharing that story! It made my night a lot better!! 😀

  15. Kelly Winland says:

    Hahaha! Love it, yes, God is good! 🙂

  16. Sandy says:

    What a hilarious story! I am sharing that at church.

  17. Jessica Spafford says:

    Sounds like some fun magazines! I didnt know either existed! How fun:)

  18. Tacia says:

    That rocks! That cake went from failing, to fake winning, to epic failing, and then finally to an EPIC WIN in the end! I approve!

  19. Terri C says:

    I love the White Lie cake story.

  20. Holly Letson says:

    Enjoyed the story. I needed a laugh.

  21. Ally E. says:

    I loved this story! I myself have shed many tears over a fallen angel food cake. Next time, I’ll just plop a roll of toilet paper in it and call it good!

  22. angel dearlove says:

    happy birthday!

  23. Leanna Morris says:

    White Lie Cake was a funny story! I love both those magazines, and like you, love the photos in Country magazine, but I don’t subscribe to either. Maybe I’ll win the contest!

  24. rhonda laney says:

    Happy birthday! enjoy your books

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  26. Victoria Zumbrum says:

    Happy Birthday Marcia.

  27. Cute story! I like reading Reminisce magazine.

    Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!

  28. Kaelyn Larson says:

    I laughed at this story. Nothing like a little toilet paper to go with the stinky lie that she’d made the cake 🙂 My husband’s 90+ year old Grandma keeps the Reminisce magazine in the bathroom so we are all hooked on it 🙂

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  30. Mary Preston says:

    Just dropping in to wish you a Happy Birthday!!

  31. Tawnya Howard says:

    That is epic! Have fun cutting that cake

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