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post #76 of 93
I have and don't mind it at all. The next birthday I am doing a Disney ride themed cake that I have been planning for a while..I am excited because it usually gives me a chance to try a new design I want and I get to eat it too! LOL thumbs_up.gificon_biggrin.gif
post #77 of 93
Darn tootin'! I usually make something more outside the box than the chocolate cake everyone has me make for them! I love lemon cake, or lemon meringue pie....too lazy to make it usually, so give myself a yummy treat on my b-day!

Hubby doesn't even want cake for his birthday - as long as he gets biscuits and gravy for breakfast that day! icon_lol.gif
post #78 of 93
YES, YES ,YES!!! I wouldn't trust anyone else to do a decent job lol! This year's cake (on the 20th) is going to be ballroom themed because not only is it my birthday, but it's the season opening night of Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars to you US guys!), with which I'm completely obsessed lol! I'm having the girls round with feather boas, tiaras and the obligitary dancing shoes to watch the show and eat cake. Only drawback is that I've just had 2 large cakes ordered for that day too, so now I need to plan the whole week with military precision if I'm going to have the time to make mine as well!
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post #79 of 93
Oh, heck yes. I'd much rather bake something yummy than have my DH pick up a grocery store cake. The last store bought cake I had did not taste good at all and was dry. It sure wasn't worth the money. For my birthday this year, I made a fudge marble cake, iced with chocolate buttercream and covered that with chocolate ganache. It rocked.
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post #80 of 93
you bet. I turned 40 this year and I wanted a cake for me that had me all over it. No flowers or frills, as I am a star trek fan, I went geek all the way. loved it.
post #81 of 93
Absolutely. I've been to plenty of events where I turned down a piece of the cake. All I have to do is smell the fake vanilla or butter flavor, and I won't touch it.

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post #82 of 93
My birthday's in a couple weeks and I definitely plan to make my own cake!! icon_surprised.gif
Why should I suffer with store bought cake when no one else in my family does?? LOL!! icon_lol.gif Of course they try to insist that I not make my own cake because I shouldn't have to go to the effort on my own birthday, which is commendable and thoughtful, but then I either suffer with store bought, or I don't have a cake! icon_cry.gif
There is one bakery that has cake that I actually like, but the flip side to that is unless I go for one of their 'standard' birthday cake designs, then an arm-and-leg price is put on it for custom...that just circles around to, I'm not paying (or having someone in my family pay) so much for something that I can do at home and get it exactly as I want it! (I know, I know, not real supportive of my fellow bakers/decorators, considering I'd charge the same amount...but the point is that I learned the skill to avoid the price for my own cakes! LOL!!! icon_lol.gif )
If it were a formal party or something, then I might opt to have someone else do the cake, but just for my regular 'ole every year birthday?? No way! I'll do it myself and get exactly what I want!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #83 of 93
My favorite cake is Italian Cream Cheese. Last year my husband ordered one for me from a local/popular bakery. I called and cancelled the order. Why should he pay for something that is not as good as what I can make. Mine is better and it's my birthday, so I made my cake and enjoyed it down to the last piece.

So, if that's what will make you happy, it's no way for it took look sad.

Life's too short. So, eat cake and let it be cake that you like.

Happy B'day!!!! thumbs_up.gif

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post #84 of 93
I forgot to mention that while I was happy to bake my own cake, DH gave me a birthday weekend. Saturday night he grilled awesome ribeye steaks with baked potatoes and smothered green beans with bacon and invited our closest friends to dinner. Then yesterday (Sunday), we invited the same couple back for dinner along with their kids and a coworker/friend of mine and her family. DH barbecued pork steaks (which are thick sliced pork butt roast), and the sides were rice dressing, baked beans, and homemade potato salad. He made it all!

Of course, the best part of the meal was dessert, which was the cake I had baked served with Bluebell Brand Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream.

It was a perfect weekend that built up to my birthday, which is today!
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post #85 of 93
Yes, i love to make my own birhtday cake. My family thinks i am crazy though. Some times they beat me to the punch and buy me one. Just another excuse to try new designs!
post #86 of 93
Soulla13. I too turned 30 in June and I made my own cake. It was the most beautiful cake I ever had in my life and I was so proud of it. The thing is since I started baking, no one in my life would ever agree to buy a cake so I am expected to make every cake including mine. I definitely do not mind because I love my own cakes and I think that it would cost too much for my family and friends to get me a cake that I would like when I would rather have lots of presents. So I guess I will continue making my cakes.
post #87 of 93
My best friend is throwing a joint party for me and her bf (our bdays are Oct. 24th and 25th). The first thing I told her was not to buy a cake! If I don't make the cake, I won't eat the cake. Besides, I can do so much better than a plain sheet cake from a grocery store. Of course once her bf heard I was making the cakes, he requested a Transformers cake. I want an 80's cake with all my favorite stuff from my childhood -- Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, Jem, Ninja Turtles etc. Since it's also a Halloween themed costume party, she asked if I could make the Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein cakes too (since she's buying the food and everything else, of course I can!). So I'm making FOUR cakes for my birthday! icon_lol.gif
post #88 of 93
I always make my own birthday cakes. i even did my own wedding cake!
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post #89 of 93
Sadly I haven't had a birthday cake since I've gotten married. I'm lucky if my hubby even REMEMBERS my birthday. Although he said he was gonna make me a "GREAT" one this year with my son to help him (who will just be a over a yr old at the time). I really hope they do make the cake for me. I can make myself a great tasting cake anytime, all I really want is for them to do something for me icon_smile.gif
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post #90 of 93
after this year's fiasco for my bday cake, making my own might be a good idea!
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