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post #31 of 93
My husband tricked me into making my 30th birthday cake, by having my "new" customer order it... She actually became my new customer - I hadn't known her before she called to place my birthday cake order!

Another thought: I make SO MUCH cake for my family, that when they were throwing my baby shower a couple of years ago, I asked them if we can have brownie sundaes for dessert - so my "birthday cake" often turns-out to be something different now; unless my daughter makes my cake.

I don't think it's bad to make your own cake though!
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post #32 of 93
I made my own, for a surprise party being thrown for me, and didn't even know it was my cake.

My hubby "hired" me to make a 2nd anniversary cake for one of the girls at work. Told me to leave the bottom third of the cake bare because the girl was going to put pictures there. Had me bake a chocolate sheet cake and decorate it with purple flowers on a white background, with Happy 2nd Anniversary across the top two thirds. I boxed the cake and he took it to work, after paying me the amount I quoted.

While I was out shopping the day of the party with my daughter and son-in-law (they were in on it) he took my tools and piped "of your 50th birthday" across the bottom of the cake. (He did a great job too, very even and straight) When I came home from shopping and entered the house, friends and family were there yelling "Surprise!" I walked in and noticed my cake box on the counter. When I opened it, there was the cake hubby hired me to bake! We still laugh about that one.
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post #33 of 93
I am getting ready to make mine as soon as I can bear to get off this site. I will be 38 tomorrow, and I was afraid if I didn't make my own, my finace and kids would "surprise" me w/a grocery store cake (yuck!!). So I told them that I would make my cake and they can take me out for a nice steak dinner!
Allee
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post #34 of 93
Here in Holland, on your birthday, it is tradition to bring your own birthday cake/pie/treat to work for everyone. I always make my own - for the same reasons as you all: I want yummy good cake! But now it seems that I'm being asked to bake for others in the team to bring, for a nice price. icon_wink.gif So, now I'm able to ensure there is good tasting goodies for others' birthdays too!! YUMMERS! lol
post #35 of 93
Allee -

I have difficulty eating someone else's cakes now, too, whether it be store-bought or home-made. I have often turned down a piece of cake at an event because of the way it looked or smelled (yes, I try to get close enough to sniff it). If it smells like imitation vanilla, then I know it's that greasy icing from a bucket, which coats your mouth and throat like you just drank motor oil.

And just in case someone is wondering, to me imitation vanilla has a metallic smell to it, like the smell given off by a pot or frying pan which was left on the stove with nothing in it.

It also tastes like that to me.

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post #36 of 93
I always end up making my bday cake because we celebrate all the birthdays in the month together. It just so happens i usually get the job of bringing the cake. It works out ok i guess since then at least i know the cake is safe for my son to eat (he has nut allergy). But man oh man, i would love it if just once i was surprized with a spectacular birthday cake that i didn't create. It would show me that someone cared enough to go out of their way to give me a cake that was super special.
As it is now, i am never surprized about the cake since i make it.
suz
post #37 of 93
Oh, PUH-LEASE, people! THe last thing I want on my birthday is a freakin' cake!
post #38 of 93
My husband's bday is the day BEFORE mine, so I never get a cake. Just leftovers of what I made for him! icon_smile.gif
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post #39 of 93
Ok, Debi....you drag the truth out of me...my last birthday I took Lemon Meringue Pie to work to share with my team!! icon_biggrin.gif

Sometimes it ain't cake you want!!! icon_wink.gif
post #40 of 93
I always make my own so I'm sure to get something I love! Plus I'm always on the lookout for an excuse to make a cake or cupcakes- lol!
post #41 of 93
I take it as an advantage to try new flavors... This year I am doing a Tequila sunrise cake. Yummy!
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post #42 of 93
I'm getting married soon! icon_biggrin.gif and I'm making my own wedding cake icon_lol.gif and really looking forward to it, people offered to order the cake for me and a good friend of mine who's a great chef offer to make it for me, I'm very grateful for that but I rather do it my self it's a lot of fun and you'll get exactly what you want! so to answer your question I think making your own wedding cake it's great! thumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gifthumbs_up.gif
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''GOD DOESN'T ALWAYS GIVE YOU WHAT YOU WANT,SOMETIMES HE GIVES YOU SOMETHING BETTER!
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post #43 of 93
Definitely yes. I'm turning 40 in August and I'm making my own cake that I've always wanted. No one can do it like you can so I say go for it. princess.gif
post #44 of 93
this year will be the first time i can actually bake my own cake. but my nephew's birthday is a couple of weeks after and am planning a really grand cake for him then so i don't know yet.

i love cake so much. so maybe i can just make a small one for me icon_smile.gif

show us pictures of your cake! happy birthday!
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post #45 of 93
Two of my son's and my birthday all fall within 2 weeks. So, after I have made cakes for them, there is no time for one for me! Instead, my mom always bakes a key lime cheesecake for me......my favorite dessert other than cake!
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