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Who makes YOUR birthday cake?

post #1 of 34
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My birthday was yesterday. I bought a cheesecake for it, but will actually be making my cake for tomorrow night. Many of my friends say, "I hope you don't have to make your own cake." Now, I don't mind because I love to do it and I really couldn't see paying someone to do something that I could do. If I had a baking buddy that would be different, but not of my friends like to bake.

This got me thinking.... Am I the only one who bakes and decorates her own cake?
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post #2 of 34
Happy Birthday ChristineCMC! What kind of a cake will you bake for your birthday?

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post #3 of 34
I make my own birthday cake, too. However, I focus mainly on the flavor and don't bother with an elaborate design. This year, I replicated my favorite Starbucks drink and made myself a salted caramel mocha cake. I covered the whole thing in dark chocolate ganache and covered the sides with toasted almonds...yummmm!
post #4 of 34
I make my own birthday cake, too. However, I focus mainly on the flavor and don't bother with an elaborate design. This year, I replicated my favorite Starbucks drink and made myself a salted caramel mocha cake. I covered the whole thing in dark chocolate ganache and covered the sides with toasted almonds...yummmm!
post #5 of 34
I made myself a birthday pie. Almond meringue!!!
post #6 of 34
I ALWAYS make my own cake. I have a party/dinner every year and that's always the hilight for all of my friends to see my newest creation! icon_smile.gif
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post #7 of 34
I made my own this year but only because I wanted to try a new recipe. My favorite birthday cake is one I don't make, LOL. Especially if it's from Costco. Flame away. icon_razz.gif
post #8 of 34
Happy Birthday! I make my own cake too. My husband was like you shouldn't make your own cake. However, he was the only one, because when I gave my mom money to pick up a Costco cake, her response was why? icon_lol.gif It had been years since my last taste of one and so we tried it a few days before my birthday and I got to try out a bouquet cake I have been thinking about. I also experimented with a white chocolate cheesecake mousse. icon_biggrin.gif
post #9 of 34
My daughter or my husband usually make mine. If DD makes it, its decorated. If DH makes it, it is generally a cheesecake, and not decorated at all.

The whole point is that they take the time and put in the effort to do something nice for me, so I love it no matter what they do.
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post #10 of 34
Mom used to make mine but then when I got old enough, we stopped with the making cakes and started buying them (chocolate mousse cake FTW) and now recently I make my own birthday cake lol
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post #11 of 34
Happy Birthday to you ChristineCMC! I usually dont have a cake or anything of the sort for my birthday. If I did I would be the one to make it- hence why I never have one-LOL. Im usually so busy with everyone and everything else that time to make a cake for myself never fits ins. All well- I eat the cakes I make for the rest of my family- mom, dad, sister, niece, 3 kids, husband, etc....maybe one day one of my kids will make me one icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 34
My husband and son made my cake last year. It was actuallty pretty good. He even took the time to cover it in fondant and cut out the letters to spell Happy Birthday Mommy. I guess they watch me decorate a lot more than I thought they did. icon_lol.gif

Happy Birthday ChristimeCMC!!
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post #13 of 34
I made my own for my 40th (in 2010):

http://cakecentral.com/gallery/1707390/40th-birthday-cake-with-butterfly

My two sons and husband also made me one a few years ago (although I baked it, but they did all the decorating!)

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post #14 of 34
No oneicon_sad.gif I'm alone so no reason to bake one myself even.
post #15 of 34
Happy b'day.
I usually make a combo cake (my b'day is around mother's day) and share it with my neighbors. Last year my son's girlfriend bought me a chocolate cake (my favorite) and I almost ate the whole thing.

This year my b'day is the day after mother's day and I'm going to bake a dual layer (my first) with MOM on the top layer and happy b'day to me on the bottom layer. I've only been decorating less than a year (my first class was last june) and am going to stretch myself for this one. It'll be bc, I'm not that comfortable with fondant yet but by next year will be.
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