Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Moral Dilemma of Cake


No, this is not a blog about the catchy 90's band based out of Sacramento whose music is some of my husband's favorite. The beats are now playing in my head...
Where was I? Oh yeah.. this is about a 10 pound birthday cake sitting in my fridge with the capacity of clogging the arteries of 3 healthy athletes with it's pound and a half of butter, 2 cups of heavy cream and 8 ounces of cream cheese-not to mention the sugar! I have a moral dilemma on my hands.

I believe it is sinful to waste food, but I also believe it would be sinful to eat this cake that could harm my body which is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Sure, things are good in moderation (even the fattening ones), BUT, this a BIG cake! and only my husband and I will be eating it- not exactly moderation here- especially if we want it gone before it goes bad. I don't want to waste it, but every time I bite into it's delicious cream cheese frosting, and moist cake with it's 1 inch layer of fluffy buttery cream filling, I can't help but think: "a moment on the lips, forever on the hips".

What to do? What to do?

What say you? Trash it now before it wreaks havoc? or nibble gently away, not wasting a crumb, while praising God for the gifts of the earth?

3 comments:

MUJERLATINA said...

Take it to 'coffee hour' after Mass tomorrow!

Mandy said...

Well, if I were you, I'd freeze half of it. Cakes are very freezable! It looks and sounds amazing!

Sarah Harkins said...

Thanks for the good advice!