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post #16 of 88
I think the cake I remember the most was the one my mom made using a Betty Crocker video as a guide. It was chocolate and had balloons made out of flattened gum drops. I loved that cake. The other one she made came with a unicorn kit. Since we weren't allowed to believe in unicorns, she cut the horns off and made them ponies. So silly now that I look back at it, but they were the best cakes!
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post #17 of 88
My favorite birthday cake (and the only one I remember from childhood) was a strawberry shortcake my mom made me after going to see the movie, Apple Dumpling Gang. She waited until after we got home to make the cake and the electricity went out because of an awful thunderstorm. I think the cake actually got done after midnight or close to it. And my mamaw was the only one that would make me a chocolate cake with chocolate icing YUMMY!
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post #18 of 88
I remember one my mom fixed for me when I was 12. It was a 2 layer cake with a horse carousel on top. The top of the carousel was made from paper/cardboard. My mom, not thinking, put candles near the outside of the horses, and to say the least, my cake caught on fire. I will never forget that one!
post #19 of 88
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My fave was a (money cake) angel food confetti cake with money wrapped in waxed paper and I being the birthday girl would get the piece with the quarter. btw- I'm turning 40 yrs. old soon ....dating myself-LOL
Great memories!!!

Does anyone else remember the money cakes???????



I remember money cakes - now a days they're considered choking hazards!!! They were the best.

Goonergirl just recently posted a CAD$8 bill money cake here! Funny you should mention them!
http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1304166

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post #20 of 88
Many of our cakes were rounds iced white with the center of the decorative plate on top - never leveled etc. My most memorable were the Mickey mouse bank on top of one and the cupcakes that spelled out Happy Birthday Judi. Most of the time on the extra cupcakes she stuck in some plastic balloons and such. She had a ton of those plastic cake decos. Man do those cupcakes still stand out in my mind. I thought they were so neat!

Judi
post #21 of 88
The cake I remember most was a huge Minnie Mouse shaped cake for my 9th or 10th birthday (I think). It was gorgeous, but the frosting tasted terrible from all the red and black food coloring they used!

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post #22 of 88
I remember picking a sheet cake up at Tom Thumb to take somewhere that had pink buttercream roses on it. To me, it was beautiful. My mom and I were just talking about it yesterday when I was looking at the Cosco cakes.
post #23 of 88
I specifically remember this big cookie monster cake. No one really got to eat it, I put my head in it about 30 seconds after this picture was taken. I was 2 and I clearly remember this!
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post #24 of 88
My mom always made a huge deal out of my birthday. I would have a "24 hour party" where I would have 8-15 girls come over about 5, spend the night and than have more friends and family come the next day. One of the activities we would do at the sleep over was the cake. My mom would bake 3 layers-chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry and filled with cherry pie filling. She would kick me out of the kitchen and let all the girls decorate it. It usually looked HORRIBLE but everyone had a good time and it tasted great! Ahhh memories icon_smile.gif
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post #25 of 88
Birthday cakes were always baked (and served) in a 9x13 pan. Usually, chocolate with penuche frosting, because that was my father's favorite. (It didn't matter whose birthday it was!)
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post #26 of 88
Interesting question...I can't remember a single cake before the one I bought myself at 21.
post #27 of 88
Actually, I do remember when I turned 3, my mom ordered from a cake lady, paid more $, and it was a big deal. She got me a Sesame Street cake. I was so excited. I went into the fridge and dug my little hands into it right before the party. I remember it tasting great, and my mom coming into the kitchen, seeing me covered in frosting in my new dress, and losing it. So funny, because my daughter just turned 3 this year and I made her a 3-D Wall-E. If she had dug her hands into it before the party, she would have been in some trouble!
post #28 of 88
My childhood was in the 50's and my aunt loved cake decorating. (She gave me all her early Wilton Books). I remember distinctly a boat cake that she made (2 9x13's stacked and looked like a boat after they were cut). It had marshmallow icing on it, with lifesavers for portholes, and other candies that were yummy!
post #29 of 88
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Hey Seven, is that a stainless steel highchair! Wow, I don't think you could find one like that today. Great story, very funny!
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post #30 of 88
My Grandma used to make most of our cakes, she had about every Wilton pan under the sun but her favorite to use was the Bear pan (she loved bears) . She always used Betty Crocker Devils Food cake and canned vanilla and strawberry icing.

I dug through my pics and found this one, its the year we had a CareBear party, I'm thinking it was about 84'.

This is my favorite, probably because I have a picture of it.

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