Cake Planet by Margaret E. Castle
Approx. 4,470 words.
Published on August 26, 2012 by
Planets made from cake existed only in the picture book Daren and his wife read to their young daughter. Just a fun fantasy, even on an exploratory space ship. But when an explosion cripples the ship's drive, sending them to an odd planetary system, Daren must choose between a slim chance of returning home, and keeping his promises to his wife and daughter.