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Birthday cakes bought or from scratch?

I've always made all the birthdays cakes here with the person's favorite cake flavor in mind when baking it. However, I've always enjoyed having a Carvel cake purchased for my birthday. I like the smooth and creamy ice cream and the extra crunch from the chocolate cookie or whatever that stuff is they use between the two layers. How about you?

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Asked by CafeMochaMom1 at 9:50 AM on Aug. 3, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • My MIL has bought all my sons birthday cakes! I've wanted to make them every year but she insists on buying them!

    Answer by austinsmama1106 at 9:52 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I always make my kids birthday cakes. Sometimes, I make cupcakes for my husband's birthday. I never have a cake for my own birthday.

    Answer by andrea96 at 9:53 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Depends on if I have to do the work. :P

    Actually I like home made cakes more than store bought, unless I am in the mood for an ice cream cake, then has to be bought. Too much work for that one.

    Answer by kuriequinn at 9:53 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • If I knew how to bake a good cake I may consider that but I do love the carvel ice cream cakes they are soooooo good. I love the chocolate with the crunchies in between the two layers. mmm. yum. :)

    Answer by Codysmom2106 at 9:54 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I do the same thing....a Carvel cake for ME and I make the requested b-day cake for everyone else =)

    Answer by slw123 at 9:55 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I really REALLY wish I could bake my LO's cakes. But I am not good at it at all! I would give my right arm to be creative, but it just isn't gonna happen. So they're stuck with Wal-Mart or other grocery store cakes. Oh well, it doesn't seem to bother them.

    Answer by renea20 at 9:55 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • From scratch.

    Answer by Christine0813 at 9:56 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • I usually make everyone's birthday cakes/desserts. I don't make my own, sometimes my grandmother makes a cake for my birthday. Sometimes hubby buys me chocolates or a dessert from the bakery nearby.

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 9:56 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Scratch.
    and that does not mean from a box........................

    Answer by jewjewbee at 9:58 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

  • Not exactly from scratch because I usually use a doctored cake mix for the cakes, but I do make all of our birthday cakes, including ice cream cakes.

    Answer by michiganmom116 at 9:59 AM on Aug. 3, 2010

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