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post #16 of 68
Ladies and gentlemen,
We are so lucky and so fortunate to be able to create something that tastes great and looks fabulous for other people, why wouldn't we want to do that for ourselves as well! My birthday is in Feb and I'm already trying to decide what to make. The cakes that were posted in this forum are great! Happy baking and Happy Birthday to everyone who is, had to or will be making their own cakes.
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post #17 of 68
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Great cakes everyone! Fun colors, Darn Good Chocolate Cake...what could be better! icon_smile.gif

My cake is finishing cooling right now, and I'm getting ready to tint some fondant...I'm thinking some aqua blue...

Thanks for all the support. I knew I could count on you guys!
Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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post #18 of 68
I love doing my own cakes! I get to do what I want, looking forward to doing mine again this year! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #19 of 68
I think it's great you made your own cake. I wish I had for my birthday the other day. I am a dessert fanatic and no one ended up getting me one.
post #20 of 68
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Originally Posted by mommarivera

I made my own Bday cake! I told my hubby why are you going to pay someone else for a cake when I can make it and practice. So I made my own. Here is a link to my 41st bday cake

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1205977



Another girl who loves lots of color on her cake!! Here's my 50th cake that I made last week: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303013 I wanted as many bright colors as I could come up with!!



GREAT CAKE!!!
post #21 of 68
Hey
I too just made my own birthday cake a few days back. It was my first purse cake. I agree I just love making cakes too. Also I wanted and need all the practise I can get , so why not with my own.
Mine was Mexican vanilla Kahlua cake (from one of the recipes off CC) with chocolate Kahlua buttercream.
So no we are not pathetic, we just enjoy what we do and what better a person to make it for as ourselves.
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post #22 of 68
I don't think I could let anyone else make my cake! icon_razz.gif When I started making cakes, that was the first thing people said, was "well, who's gonna make your cake?" and I was like "duh, me!" Although I did let my 4 yo nephew make my last b-day cake. It wasn't pretty (though not too bad really) but it sure tasted good! My SIL said the only thing she did was measure out the ingredients, help hold the bowl while he poured & then she put it in & out of the oven. otherwise, it was all him! So sweet. icon_smile.gif
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"If it looks good, Eat it!" Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern -- "And if it doesn't look good, eat it anyway!" Me

"Make it bigger, Make it badder, Make it awesome!" Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes

http://www.caseyscakes.blogspot.com
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post #23 of 68
Deb, you are amazing! love your cakes. icon_biggrin.gif
"If it looks good, Eat it!" Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern -- "And if it doesn't look good, eat it anyway!" Me

"Make it bigger, Make it badder, Make it awesome!" Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes

http://www.caseyscakes.blogspot.com
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"If it looks good, Eat it!" Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern -- "And if it doesn't look good, eat it anyway!" Me

"Make it bigger, Make it badder, Make it awesome!" Duff Goldman, Ace of Cakes

http://www.caseyscakes.blogspot.com
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post #24 of 68
I don't think it's sad to make your own birthday cake. As the saying goes "If you want something done right, do it yourself" icon_lol.gif

Tho...I have to admit I've never made my own cake. I always have ice cream instead! And if I have cake, it -has- to be an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins! thumbs_up.gif
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post #25 of 68
My 30th birthday was in November and my husband threw me a surprise party and I made my own cake and didn't even know it!

He told me it was for his co-workers 80 year old aunt and that it needed to be pretty, purple and elegant. He even made up a bogus email address to place the order. I should have been tipped off when he told me not to write "Happy 80th Birthday Aunt Bonnie" on it. Instead, the fake email said to write "Happy Birthday to a Lovely Lady"! He even pretended to deliver it for me and hid it at my aunt's house for a day. It was hilarious.

And to answer the OP's question, no, it's not sad that you are making your own cake, at least you get to make exactly what you want!

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post #26 of 68
I made my own cake too and I just turned 30 last month! It was nice being able to do whatever I wanted.


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post #27 of 68
I don't really like cake..so I never have cake for my birthday. My husband said he has thought about it several times...but how do you make a cake for 'the cake lady' lol! If I really wanted a cake, I'd insist on making it myself.
post #28 of 68
Yes, there is a bit of sadness factor in making your own cake, if no one else is going to do it for you though. If you like your own baking and designs but someone would have made you a cake if you weren't, then it is not sad. What is sad is not getting a cake at all. I haven't gotten a cake since I was a kid, I'm serious. My last cake was when I turned 18 and Mom made it. I'm 33 now and still no cake. SNIFF. My husband just would never think to get me a cake. Oh well, boo hoo life goes on....but I would like a cake someday!
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post #29 of 68
You better do it yourself, if not you may end up with a frozen one like mine.
2 years ago, I could not make my own cake and I was promised one by my son and her girlfriend, which BTW is an excellent baker, everything from scratch, she is from Portland and her grandma is her inspiration, got me the cake, both had to work really late so they didn't have time to bake one for me so they stopped at the store and since they know I LOVE cheese cake, they got me the only one that was there. a frozen cheese cake with some strawberry glaze and supposedly strawberries on top, I say supposedly because it had some strawberries seeds, thats it. Oh, and it was red. It was litterally frozen!! When we cut it, it was hard and had pieces of ice. But I LOVED that cake because it came from my son. Now if it had come from my DH, the end of the story would be different. icon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gificon_biggrin.gif To make it the perfect day, make your own cake, and let others do the clean up for you. Happy B-day. God bless you.
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post #30 of 68
I've never made my own birthday cake (DH and I have a standing agreement that we go to Coldstone Creamery once a year on my birthday. icon_biggrin.gif), but I made my own baby shower cakes!

My SIL was planning the shower from out of town and I offered so that she'd have one less thing to worry about. She accepted. My MIL was APPALLED. I'm still surprised that she didn't show up with a grocery store cake.

What she just didn't get was that I love making cakes and it actually meant something special to me to be able to do that for friends and family who were coming to help us celebrate. She still doesn't. icon_rolleyes.gif She just sees the work and that I "shouldn't have to do that when (grocery store) has cakes!"

I suppose that's better than the other way around, through ....
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