I made my own 30th birthday cake, it is the only one I have ever made myself but I chose one that meant I had to buy some new cake decorating equipment to do. I turned it into a real present to myself, my husband and children were banned from the house while I made it, my husband did all the clearing up afterwards so it was all fun for me.
I made a chocolate orange cake with whipped cream icing, which is my all time favourite.
Hi - for my 25th birthday, I had just moved to a new state and decided to make my "dream" cake that I'd had on the brain for some time. It was a spice cake with caramel filling and vanilla frosting. Experimental recipe, but it was really good! Very rich tasting. Only problem was I had to freeze a bunch, because I couldn't eat that huge cake all at once!
I ALWAYS make my own birthday cake! I see it as an opportunity to try out a design/technique I've been dying to do, amd if I mess up, then it doesn't matter! Plus no-one make a cake taste as great as I do (it may sound big-headed, but it's true!), and I'm not about to waste calories on some tasteless piece of cr*p!
I hate to admit it, but I'm not a big fan of cake. This year, my co-workers at Wal-Mart, who are the beneficiaries of my cake-baking and decorating obssession, got me cheesecake. Obviously, they knew better than to get me a Wal-Mart cake!
i don't think it is sad at all - especially if you want it to taste good! no offense, but other cakes aren't as good as mine or yours and ceratinly not if you have developed your own particular way of doing things, as i think we probably all have. i say, make something new and fun and enjoy yourself!
I turned 50 a few months ago. My co-workers, DH and DS threw me a "surprise" party that they ended up telling me about because they were afraid I would end up with a bunch of cake orders for that weekend. So I made my own cake because no one else around here makes anything but sheetcakes.
This is the one I did borrowing the design from Sugar Creations.
When I use to work at the Ft. Stewart commissary Deli/Bakery (not afraid to say where) and few ppl brought their own cake, the manager and supervisor would talk about them and say thats sad. I feel like they didn't know what they were gonna do with that cake and for all they know that person was probably having a party. Anyway I don't think its sad. If it was me I'd make my own and give a lot of it away to my friends only cause I know I wouldn't eat that much cake.
I always make my own cake. If I depended on my sons or my husband to make one . . . oh dear . . . I don't know if my homeowner's insurance would cover something like that.
Anyway - I once worked in an office where we decided that we would each make our own birthday treat. You got what you wanted on your birthday, and it wasn't forgotten. If you didn't want your birthday acknowledged (there are those people out there that don't celebrate their birthday) - no problem - just don't bring in anything.
Even if you're on the right track, if you don't keep moving you'll get run over!
When I was a kid, it was always a privilege to make our own cake as we got to decide what we wanted, how to decorate it... so now I do it with my own kids and they're very enthusiastic. But they aren't still good enough to bake it themselves so last year my DH got me a cake from WalMart as I was working (I'm not a real cake decorator). It really makes one appreciate other cakes. So this year I'll definately be making my own and the kids have been briefed NOT to buy one. (They won't have a birthday without cake of course )