Morning Laugh!!

Decorating By mommyle Updated 21 May 2008 , 3:10am by mommyle

mommyle Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:21pm
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So a client calls me... And it's the standard "Oh, how much time do you need? I have company tomorrow for lunch..." Well, I"m not busy and Desperate Housewives doesn't start for another two hours, so why not? DH is home and he can look after the kids for an hour or so, Right??? As the conversation rolls along, it's just a small, easy cake (6" with choc. ganache and a fondant bow. I do them in my sleep), and she's paying me WELL!!!

Here's the kicker. She has only tried my cakeballs so far. YOu know, cakey goodness covered in chocolate. So as we are discussing what flavor cake, she says "Well, I want it to be kind of healthy, you know?" Ummmm... It's cake. "Oh, I know, but can it be kind of healthy?" Umm.... Well, it's sugar and flower and eggs... "Oh I know... But like your cake balls were so good..." Ok. seriously... there is NOTHING healthy about a cake ball. That's why it tastes so darn good!!! Hidden celery??? Crush multi-vitamin into it??? No??? So we're okay with just the cake and ganache and decorations then???

I swear, I nearly peed my pants!!!!

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KHalstead Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:26pm
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tell her you'll give her a 4" instead and she can cut the slices extra small so it'll be "healthier" LOL

chutzpah Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:27pm
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Where in the whole wide world do these people come from? Another planet? Healthy cake...... what an oxymoron.

aswartzw Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by KHalstead

tell her you'll give her a 4" instead and she can cut the slices extra small so it'll be "healthier" LOL

ROFL!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

Too great! Some people are silly. Put a strawberry on top and use some dark chocolate for those antioxidants and some cool whip for dairy. Maybe that will appease her. icon_wink.gif

tonedna Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:30pm
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Well...eggs...milk..that sounds pretty healthy to me!
Edna icon_biggrin.gif

NEWTODECORATING Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:34pm
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Hey I am thinking coco comes from a bean ...beans...healthy ...right!!!

Stick with chocolate and you can't go wrong. thumbs_up.gif

gottabakenow Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:38pm
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lol that's really funny. icon_lol.gificon_confused.gif

but chutzpah... healthy cake doesn't really have to be an oxymoron, there are plenty of ways to make a cake healthy. icon_wink.gif

jennifer7777 Posted 19 May 2008 , 6:49pm
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So she wants's possible...
dark chocolate (antioxidant), use egg whites only (low cholesterol), organic sugar in the raw, as suggested before add whipped cream (dairy)and a strawberry (fruit), while you're at it throw in some flax seed when sifting the flour (which is going to be unbleached, whole wheat, in it's organic state straight off of the farm that you will process yourself minutes before baking), why not add tsp. of orange juice (Vit. C) and top if off with a mint leaf (herb/veggie) this healthy enough?!?
gosh darn, some people! icon_cool.gif

SweetResults Posted 19 May 2008 , 7:16pm
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Well you know that since when you make cake balls you break up the cake and the calories and fat FALL OUT of the cake!!

So cake balls are MUCH healthier than and actual cake. Plus if you dip them in Dark Chocolate - well, we all know that DARK chocolate is HEALTHY for you - right??

Maybe that's what she meant?

Mike1394 Posted 19 May 2008 , 10:56pm
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That's why carrot cake was invented. Hehehehehe


kakeladi Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:14pm
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I have (had?) recipes for zucchini; carrot; lettus cakes. Which one do you think will be the healthiest for her?

msauer Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:37pm
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Originally Posted by SweetResults

Well you know that since when you make cake balls you break up the cake and the calories and fat FALL OUT of the cake!!

LOVE IT!!!! If only it were true (as I sit here on a pile of cake scraps...oops that's my backside!)

Hey...when I was at Walmart the other day, I saw boxed of cake mix (Pillsbury, maybe?) that are new LOW sugar....or low calorie...or something along that line. All well and good I guess until I slat a box of pudding to it!!!! Maybe your customer would like that...

And seriously kakeladi...there really is a lettuce cake? It just can't be! What has the world come to?????


locasec Posted 19 May 2008 , 11:57pm
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I checked out those new Pillsbury cake mixes tonight; the box says 50% less sugar, and there's a Splenda logo next to that. Well, maybe it's 50% less sugar, but it's only 20 fewer calories per serving. Darn; I guess I'll just have to stick to the real thing after all!

CelebrationCakery Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:07am
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Hang on...I am stuck on the lettuce said you "had" the recipe...did you ever make it and try it??? We all have to know....

luvscakes Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:20am
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This almost made me pee my pants too icon_biggrin.gif

PattyT Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:37am
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I'm reminded of a line in the movie "Analyze This" when one of the guys was going to get something to eat. It went something like: "What kind of sandwich isn't too fattening?" The answer... "Half a sandwich".


Bossy Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:50am
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Lettuce cake? It conjurs up pictures of green spinach pasta and the like. Maybe we could get a tomatoe cake and have a cake salad.

diane Posted 20 May 2008 , 12:55am
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why not puree some vegetables and add it in the batter icon_razz.gif she'll never taste the difference...and... it's healthy! thumbs_up.gificon_lol.gif

7yyrt Posted 20 May 2008 , 2:52am
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I had to look for the lettuce cake recipe, this is the only one I could find -

twooten173 Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:18am
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Now why would anyone put lettuce in a cake?!

Alice1230 Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:24am
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Your situation sounds so familiar! I once had a lady call and she wanted a "healthy cake"...she actually asked me to make a no suger, low fat cake! Can you believe it?!?!?! I told her it didn't exist and she said she absolutely had to have it because some of the people at her party were diabetic. I couldn't help but think that if I had diabetis then I would probably know better than to shove a huge piece of cake in my face. Anyways she said she knew of a place where she could get one.......... icon_rolleyes.gif

tonedna Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:31am
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

I had to look for the lettuce cake recipe, this is the only one I could find -

Let me know if someone cooks this

mommycakediva Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:41am
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Wow ya some ppl. Next time I go on a diet I'll have to find some healthy cake and maybe some candies to go with that! lol

Cakebelle Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:53am
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ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif
Healthy cake.......... icon_eek.gificon_confused.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif .............hahahahahaha
This is just TOO much................... icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif

twooten173 Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:56am
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I did make a cake and icing with no/very little sugar. It was horrible. The icing literally melted when I took it outside to deliver it, it was very heavy, and it tasted like crap. The diabetics who ate it actually liked it. I won't be making that cake again!!

cheflish Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:04am
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So...this woman must be thinking of the Bill Cosby philosophy of cake....

Chocolate Cake for Breakfast!!!!
"Dad is Great.....give us the chocolate cake!!!" (I can hear the melody now!!!!)

Milk...eggs...flour...those things are all in pancakes, so cake MUST be healthy and good for you, right?!?! RIGHT!!!!



ceshell Posted 20 May 2008 , 4:30am
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OK I can't decide which is funnier, the original post or the fact that a recipe actually exists for "lettuce cake"!

(p.s. I TOTALLY subscribe to the Bill Cosby version of cake nutrition. Specifically for breakfast! That is one of my favorite comedic bits thumbs_up.gif )

Housemouse Posted 20 May 2008 , 10:02am
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oh dear.. I had a recipe for a truly healthy 'chocolate' cake . I think it was called the menopause cake or something like that... full of carob and seeds and so worthy that it couldn't possibly be enjoyable. It was given to me by my very earnest massage tutor who was into all things healthy and Zen and hippy.

Although I can't remember the name for certain I remember smiling and thinking, 'I'm never going to making that little parcel of goodness!''

pamconn Posted 20 May 2008 , 3:09pm
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I tried to eat a piece of healthy cake once-made with the seeds, carob, sugarless, sawdust, was so bad the box it came in tasted better! I'm gagging and making cat hairball sounds just thinking about it.

There is a book with great vegan recipes: Vegan Cupcakes Take Over The World.

mommyle Posted 21 May 2008 , 3:10am
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Originally Posted by 7yyrt

I had to look for the lettuce cake recipe, this is the only one I could find -

OMG!!! You guys make me laugh!!!

*singing* you guys, are my best friends, through thick and thin, we always stick together....

I am SO making that tomorrow!!! I need to buy lettuce. I have the rest of the ingredients. Go figure. I have everything else, but NO LETTUCE!!!

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