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


She remembered it the morning of the bake sale and

rummaging through cabinets, found an angel food cake mix

quickly made it while drying her hair, dressing, andhelping

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

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

This cakewas 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

up the center of the cake. She found it in the bathroom - a

of toilet paper. She plunked it in and then covered it with


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

money and specific instructions to be at the bake sale the moment

opened at 9:30 and to buy the cake and bring it home.

When the daughter arrived at the sale, she found the

perfect cake had already been sold. Amanda grabbed her

phone & called her mom.

Alice was horrified-she was beside herself! Everyone would


What would they think? She would be ostracized,

talked about,
ridiculed! All night, Alice lay awake in bed thinking about

pointing fingers at her and talking about her behind her


The next day, Alice promised herself she would try

not to think
about the cake and would attend the fancy luncheon/bridal

at the home of a fellow church member and try to have a good


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

was a single parent and not from the founding families of Tuscaloosa

but having already RSVP'd , she couldn't think of a believable

to stay home.


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

Alice , still stunned, sat

back in her chair when she heard the
hostess (who was a prominent church member)


"Thank you, I baked it


Alice smiled and thought to herself, "God is good"