FACS Rocks!, Food and Culinary Arts Playlist

This One Takes the Cake

layer cake

Today’s selection for the FACS Soundtrack is another golden oldie, but come on!  How could we possible reject the song If I Knew You Were Comin’ I’d Have Baked a Cake from the Food and Nutrition Playlist?  I’m sure I don’t need to explain how this song could be useful in a culinary arts or food preparation class.  Whether you’re teaching students to bake a cake from a recipe or a mix, it’s just too perfect.

If you’re concerned that the students will reject the early original recording, you’ll find a Sesame Street version available on You Tube. 

The lyrics to this one are absolutely delicious!

Well, well, well, look who’s here
I haven’t seen you in many a year

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Had you dropped me a letter, I’d a-hired a band
Grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter, I’d a-hired a band
And spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don’t know where you came from
’cause I don’t know where you’ve been
But it really doesn’t matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Hired a band, goodness sake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
baked a cake, baked a cake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do

Had you dropped me a letter
I’d a-hired a band
Grandest band in the land
Had you dropped me a letter
I’d a-hired a band
Spread the welcome mat for you

Oh, I don’t know where you came from
‘Cause I don’t know where you’ve been
But it really doesn’t matter
Grab a chair and fill your platter
And dig, dig, dig right in

If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Hired a band, goodness sake
If I knew you were comin’ I’d’ve baked a cake
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Howd-ya do, howd-ya do, howd-ya do
Howd-ya do-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Happy Wednesday!

Ramona