On the Porch
Our friends Betsy and R.M. have two precious granddaughters. They are smart, creative, and fun. They are also fighting Cystic Fibrosis, and research for a cure is cruelly underfunded. That’s why every year Betsy heads up a bake sale to help fund research.
The sale is held on the sidewalk at K-Mart and the ladies of our church pitch in to create some amazing cakes and other sweets. I made two cakes for the sale, a chocolate cherry bundt cake and a ring of fudge bundt with coconut cream cheese filling. To my horror, when I went to take the ring of fudge cake out of the pan, it stuck. Don’t you hate it when that happens? I took my remaining cake to the church and told them my sad tale. We began to toss around some ideas on how to salvage the damaged cake. At first I thought of cutting it into slices but packaging them seemed to be an obstacle. Then we hit on the idea of cutting the cake into quarters. Fantastic idea! A lot of people don’t want to eat a whole cake but a half or quarter would be perfect. I drove home, cut the cake into sections, covered them in plastic wrap and to make it look more attractive, I added some curling ribbon in spring colors. I was happy to be able to revive the cake for two reasons. One, because I truly wanted the cake to be sold to raise money and second, the temptation to eat the cake myself was removed. : )
If you would like to know more about Cystic Fibrosis, visit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation .