only come around once a year, but oh they are so much fun. Benny wanted
his mama to make him the biggest birthday cake ever.
ten dozen eggs, fifty pounds of flour, milk, vanilla, and sugar all
together in a huge bowl. She had to stand on a chair and use a shovel to
stir. She stirred and stirred and stirred until it was all mixed together.
The cake took five hours to bake in the oven. When it finished baking, it
sat on the kitchen table to cool down. Benny and his mama had to eat in
their lunch in the living room because there was no room to sit at the
so excited. He wanted to eat the cake. “Mama, the cake smells so good. Can
I eat it now, before you put icing on it?”
no, Benny.” His mama chased him out of the kitchen and told him he'd have
to wait until she was finished.
mixed a big bowl of vanilla icing for the top. She covered the bottom
layer with strawberry cream and then laid the top layer down. Though it
was hard to hold the bowl, Mama poured the vanilla icing all over the top.
It dripped down the side and filled the kitchen with the sweet smell of
sugar. She poked candles into the cake and sprinkled decorations on top.
“Benny, you can come and eat your cake now. Happy birthday!”
into the kitchen and much to his mama's surprise, jumped right into the
middle of the cake. Icing and bits of cake flew all over the room. Some
landed in Mama's hair and on her face. She laughed and threw it back at
you, Mama. This is the best birthday cake I've ever had.”