I'm trying to find an old children's story about some industrious creature (I keep thinking Little Red Hen, but I can't find a LRH story like it) making a goody cake.
It was a written story, not one that somebody made up and told me. All the characters were animals who wanted to put in only "goody" things, and the protagonist told them that you can't make a cake with just goodies in it....there have to be eggs and flour too. The denouement was that they all ate the cake and realized to their surprise that it was delicious and were much educated.
Google never heard of it; various fairy- and folktale listings don't show me anything like it.
Did I dream this story?
If so, I'd better write it down and peddle it!