Place the COOLED cake (bottom side down) on the plate or platter you wish to use both in frosting and serving. Then, turn a long bladed, serrated-edge knife in a sideways position, and start sawing off the round dome that formed at the top of this ONE cake layer only, (don’t cut too deep now. Certainly NOT level with the edge it came up to on the pan. Just enough to give it more of a flat top.) QUICKLY EAT THIS EXCESS PIECE BEFORE THE KIDS CATCH YOU AND WANT SOME TOO.
Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?
Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.
Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.
And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!