Happy birthday, soda lover

I was nine and going to my grandmother’s for my birthday. I loved going to my grandmother’s house. It was creaky, dark and she had children’s books dating back to the 1920s. The only odd thing about her was her recipes were … unexpected, to say the least.

This particular birthday, I was dropped off to spend the weekend at my grandmother’s with my cousin, whose birthday was a few days before mine. She made a cake for both of us.

“Do you like chocolate cake, boys?” Silly question. Of course we did. She returned with a cake with strange green frosting. Something appeared to be moving on top of the frosting. My cousin and I looked at each other nervously.

“Yes, dear?”
“What is that brown stuff on the top of the cake?”
“Coca-Cola. I know how you kids love soda, so I poured some all over the cake.”

“Yes, David?”
“May I be excused?”


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  • Sir Osiss

    😳 *WHEW* For a moment there I flashed back to my comment about the carpet cleaners…

  • Sir Osiss

    What? Was she out of BAKING soda???

  • Minnie

    First watermelon cake, and now this… what is with the cake experiments?

    Cakes are the new guinea pigs? 🙄

  • Esther

    Ok, I’ll say it – those Bacon Balls sound delicious!:wtf:

  • Anna

    I’ve got to tell the truth, no matter what! Hello, my name is Anna and I’m a coca-cola and chocolate addict. I’ve been clean now for 25 years. ~sigh~ the good old days ….:sad:

  • Spud

    them thar bacon balls sound aboot right eh!


  • Cbatdux

    Carrrrrr-BO-NATE good times, COME ON! (sing with me)

  • Tami Jo

    Good thing you didn’t tell her how much you kids love Jones soda. 🙁

  • Paige Dalton

    Bacon balls and coke cake.THe breakfast of champions:java:

  • rust

    Ritz® Cracker Pie and a cuppa tea — Red Red RED Rose. Tastes just like apples! Thanks Mom, can I have another slice?

  • MIKE

    Why the green icing?

  • Mikel

    what ever happened to the good coke?

  • amanda

    “Hi, my name’s amanda. I’m a Coca-cola-cake-a-holic…”

  • Fran

    Can you make Mock Mock apple pie using Saltines?

  • The Gryphon

    Can you make Mock Turtle Soup Pie?

  • rust

    I’ve got my meals planned out for tomorrow: in the morning, Baked Bakin’ Bolls (made with real cotton) followed by a lunch of Coca-Cola® Soup with Oh Henry Bars served in Vanilla Cake-rolls. For dinner, I’ve invited the Mock Turtle over to try some Chilean Asado Aleman and Arab Rice. We figure we can eat ourselves stoopid watching STAR TREK re-runs on SPACE: The Imagination Station while we dig into some of that Whatyousmellin’ Cake. I hope he brings along the homegrown so we can smoke our brains out. They’ll find our bodies the next morning. Caption in the newspapers: PIGS IN BLANKETS STONED COLD.

  • Belinda

    “Coca-Cola Cake” was almost always my standard birthday cake growing up. But it wasn’t made quite…that way.

  • Sir Osiss

    Damn! I HATE getting a stupid tune in my head. If I WANTED to hear the same shit over and over for two days I would still be married to the she-bitch from hell. It’s Dave’s fault. He HAD to caption that damned photo 2 days ago “Poopybara”…

    Well, I made up new words to that damnable song and posted it under that picture. Please God, let it be gone now from my head!!!


  • hilary

    i swear i think you posted this exact story a couple of years ago. no? 😀

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