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post #31 of 68
I love making my own cake!! It's exactly the flavor I want and the design I want. Plus, if I want to try a new flavor or a new technique it's a great opportunity. Once a few years ago my sisters thought they'd "save me the hassle" and told me not to make a cake. They bought on at Safeway!!!

Have a great time making your cake. Have a Happy Birthday!!!
post #32 of 68
I am making mine this year! I don't think of it as being sad but as getting to do any design, colors I want to do! YAY!! icon_biggrin.gif
post #33 of 68
I will be 30 this year too (eek!) icon_eek.gif
But luckily, my sister is as good of a baker as I am, and she usually makes my birthday cakes. If she didn't, I would absolutely do it myself! I won't eat store-bought cakes anymore. I think you made a good choice!
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post #34 of 68
No not at all. It means you have control issues like me icon_smile.gif Hahahaha If I actually could handle having a birthday party I would probably end up alienating everyone & throwing it for myself. I am so bad, it HAS to be my way.

I think when we make ourselves things we figure "why don't we deserve the love, time & effort that everyone else gets on their special day" if we don't do it who will. icon_smile.gif
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post #35 of 68
Nothing wrong with it! I would, but every year since I was like, 8 (I'll be 26 V-Day) I've gotten a Cathys strawberry rum cake, each year. I gotta be honest. I LOVE my cakes, and know I can have exactly what I want.. But theres no way I can make something that could be in comparison to a Cathys strawberry rum! YUMMY icon_lol.gif
post #36 of 68
I know you busters aren't concerned over a 30th birthday. 30's the new 20 icon_biggrin.gif

When I first started decorating cakes DH bought me an undecorated cake - just iced - from the store for me to "play" with for my birthday. I loved it! I rarely eat cake anymore tapedshut.gif so it was perfect. He normally gets me a piece of carrot cake from the Cheesecake Factory but I think I will skip that this year because they started skimping on the icing - yum.
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post #37 of 68
I wish I would have gotten into cake decorating sooner because I turned 21 last year and I looked everywhere for the perfect cake but nothing seemed right. My parents were not going to spend a fortune on my cake so I settled for a grocery store cake that looked like a monster. I asked for it pink but I had no idea it would be hot pink. They put so much coloring in it that we could not eat it. It tasted terrible. My birthday is in June and I am already thinking about what I am going to do for my 22nd birthday cake!
post #38 of 68
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Originally Posted by Ayanami

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



And this year my daughter wants to make me one.
post #39 of 68
last year was my 50th bithday, so my work partner contacted my cake partner and they planned a birthday party . my cake partner usually only bakes and makes the icing (which she does fabulously)....this cake put her out of her comfort zone, but it was great for somone else to do the cake for this big day....if i can't have my cakes, i want a Cold Stone Creamery birthday ice cream cake....yum sweet cream ice cream.
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post #40 of 68
A couple years ago I made the grapevine wreath cake in my gallery for my birthday. Coconut cake with chocolate bc icing. I took it with me when we went to visit my daughter and her boyfriend. They ooed and aahed over it and took pictures of it with their camera phones so they could show others and then she put it in the refrig. (I thought it was so the dogs wouldn't get into it while we visited) We never did get served any of the cake. I guess she assumed I'd made it just for them. Guess next time I'll have to come right out and say this is for all of us to eat tonight and you can keep what's left. The kicker was that I found out later the boyfriend doesn't really care for coconut.
post #41 of 68
I never bake my own cake, if i was having a big party i would, i just dont ever have a big party so DH and our DDs make me a little cake. This year i got real lucky, my dad made me a cake and brought it over, my mom made me a cake and brought it over, and my hubby and girls made me a cake. Yes, i was totally sick of cake but appreciated each one. Another reason i never make my cake is B/C my Bday is the same as my moms, so she makes me a cake and i make her a cake. Sweet, right? Happy Birthday. Sweetlayers your story was great!
post #42 of 68
Wonderful b'day cakes--and no, it's not sad! But I think if we bake our own b'day cakes, we should put "Happy Birthday to ME!" on it! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #43 of 68
My birthday is coming up, and I am SO making my own cake! It's not sad...I'm excited to be able to do something creative for ME!
post #44 of 68
I'm in the "make my own" club, too. If I didn't make it, my mom would bake me a cake straight from the box, with canned icing, and serve it all in the 9x13 pan she baked it in. She's a sweet person, but I want a good cake, not the kind she bakes. icon_biggrin.gif She knows this, too. Plus, my husband feels like he's off the hook in the cake department. If I make my own cake, everyone is happy.
post #45 of 68
i always make my own.....no one ever even try's to purchase one for me.
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