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post #46 of 68
I WISH I could make my own, my DH would be insulted and wants to treat me to a grocery store cake. He means well, so I don't have the heart to tell him I'd prefer otherwise icon_smile.gif. Maybe this year I can get the kids to tell him they really want to help decorate a cake with me for my bday, they really do love playing around with fondant and it would be special if they designed it. I, of course, would have to bake it so the flavor and quality will be exactly what I want (my DH can only boil water or place meat on the grill).
post #47 of 68
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Originally Posted by NCmomof3boys

I WISH I could make my own, my DH would be insulted and wants to treat me to a grocery store cake.

I pretty much have no tolerance for this kind of stuff. Husbands like this are pretty much saying "I dont' care what you WANT ... I'm going to do something that makes ME feel like the big man, whether you like it or not." And 9 times out of 10, we don't.

Been there ... finally got him trained! thumbs_up.gif
post #48 of 68
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Originally Posted by pkinkema

But I think if we bake our own b'day cakes, we should put "Happy Birthday to ME!" on it! icon_biggrin.gif



What a fun idea!!
post #49 of 68
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Here is my cake:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1307373&done=1

Pretty good for an afternoon's worth of work! Happy Birthday to ME!! icon_biggrin.gif
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post #50 of 68
Cute cake. Bet it was the best tasting b'day cake you've ever had!!!!

What did you use to paint the gold on the lipstick with? Looks great.
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post #51 of 68
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It's gold sparkle dust (from Global Sugar Art). I just added a little bit of vodka, and painted it on. I used some silver sparkle dust on the pearls too.

I haven't eaten it yet, but I will be tonight and I can't wait! Yummers!
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post #52 of 68
The pearls look great, too!
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post #53 of 68
Bakerbear, Happy Birthday!
I do cake for a local town restaurant. they called me and ordered a cake the same day as my birthday. My husband told me to turn cakes down because he wanted to take me out.Needless to say i made the cake and delivered it to them. To find out about 3 hours later that is where my husband took me for dinner. It was a suprise party at the same restaurant. Yes the cake i made was for me! they all laugh and said no other cake would have satisfied me...
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post #54 of 68
When I hand over my sponge cake with fresh fruit and real whipped cream I am always thinking...why can't I get a cake like that for my Birthday??! I am making a stand-to make my own cake!

I don't have to wait for my B Day do I? icon_wink.gif
post #55 of 68
I always make my own cakes! Its a way for me to practice something I have wanted to try and get the flavor I want!!! Heck, I am do any day and just made my own shower cake and cookies! Cuz I got what I wanted!

Nothing sad about it.
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post #56 of 68
tripleD, what would hubby have done if you HAD turned it down? icon_lol.gif
post #57 of 68
[quote="lindambc"]I always make my own cakes! Its a way for me to practice something I have wanted to try and get the flavor I want!!! Heck, I am do any day and just made my own shower cake and cookies! Cuz I got what I wanted!

What is your favorite cake to make for yourself?
post #58 of 68
i have never made my own birthday cake. thats because i didnt know how to decorate till now . this year i am looking forward to making my own cake icon_biggrin.gif after all when i get to pick my own presents and even my own bday cards on behalf of my parents and my hubby (now thats sad ) i should make my own cake !!!
post #59 of 68
No, what is really sad is that I won't even make my own cake. Who wants to clean up the mess on your own special day? And I am such a cake snob (don't care for anything but my own), I won't let hubby buy one from the grocery store, but he sometimes does it anyway because the kids would be disappointed if I didn't have one...

Oh well, maybe I will make my own cake this year. We'll see about the mess! LOL.
post #60 of 68

My birthday is New Year's Day, and every year I cook all day for a traditional southern New Years feast (pork & black beans = health  collards = money   rice=fertility) and I ALWAYS make my own cake.  This takes more than a day,usually. We have an open house and feed 20-25 people each year & I enjoy pretty much every minute of it, until it's time to clean up, and then I solicit help. If anyone were insensitive & silly enough to say "oh you poor thing" I'd tell them I do it because no one else could make the cake I want!  Last year it was a Hungarian Nut Torte with Whipped Cream & Caramel filling, year before I decorated a bigger cake to share with another birthday girl, this one with one tier of my all time favorite Amaretto Cake with Raspberry Mousse & Cream Cheese Icing.  My friends know I am very choosy about food, and understand that if they eat with me, the food they eat will be made with love.  Beside, who really likes grocery store cakes? YUCK!

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