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ever make your own birthday cake?

my birthday is this month and i have been contemplating baking my own cake. my hubby works such long hours he has no time for anything. last year he did buy a cake from a store. but i enjoy baking so i thought why not take the pressure off him and have my kids help me bake my own cake? has anyone ever made there own? the trouble im having now is deciding on a cake. theres way too many to choose from.

by on May. 1, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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justahousewife
by on May. 1, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Cake and frosting both. Along with dinner of course. I think the best thing SO has bought me was the ingredients I needed to make the dinner of my choice. :) Crab legs, baby-back ribs (side dishes of course) and devils food cake. 


jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Yum !

Quoting justahousewife:

Cake and frosting both. Along with dinner of course. I think the best thing SO has bought me was the ingredients I needed to make the dinner of my choice. :) Crab legs, baby-back ribs (side dishes of course) and devils food cake. 



jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Being it has been DD and I for 11 of these 12 years since her birth .. I can not see going out and buying one. She helps maybe this year she can make it by herself. 

michiganmom116
by Rhonda on May. 1, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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I make and decorate my own birthday cakes every year.  My mom used to do it before she went blind.

My DD's birthday is tomorrow, and she's having her "party" on Saturday.  Her idea was to bake her own cake, then have her and her friends do the frosting and decorating before digging in.

andrea96
by on May. 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM


Quoting michiganmom116:

I make and decorate my own birthday cakes every year.  My mom used to do it before she went blind.

My DD's birthday is tomorrow, and she's having her "party" on Saturday.  Her idea was to bake her own cake, then have her and her friends do the frosting and decorating before digging in.

That's a fun idea!

jessicasmom1
by Platinum Member on May. 1, 2012 at 4:44 PM

very cute idea!

Quoting michiganmom116:

I make and decorate my own birthday cakes every year.  My mom used to do it before she went blind.

My DD's birthday is tomorrow, and she's having her "party" on Saturday.  Her idea was to bake her own cake, then have her and her friends do the frosting and decorating before digging in.


oredeb
by on May. 1, 2012 at 5:04 PM

 my birthday was the 25th of apr and i made a tres leches cake!

Tres Leches Cake with Summer Fruit  

Makes 1-9in. cake  

For the cake-

Beat:

6 eggs

1 c. sugar  

Add:

1 t. vanilla extract  

Sift together; Fold in:

1 c. all purpose flour 

½ t. table salt  

Combine; Fold into batter:

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 c. cake batter 

For the Soaking Syrup-

Combine; Reduce:

1 can (14 oz.) evaportated milk

1 can(12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1 c. whole milk

½ c.  light rum_( I just use normal)  

Beat eggs and sugar with a hand mixer at high speed in a large bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water. Beat until the eggs are pale, thick, and tripled in volume, about 10 min.

 Add vanilla; remove bowl from the heat and continue to beat until cool, about 5 min.

 Combine melted butter and 1 c. batter in a small bowl. When blended, add the mixture back to the remaining batter and gently fold to blend.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30-40 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

 Combine all milks and rum in a measuring cup 2with a pour spout while the cake bakes. Transfer half of the milk mixture(2 cups) to a saucepan, bring to a simmer; and cook until reduced to 1 c. about 15 min. Stir mixture constantly to prevent scorching. Stir reduced milk into remaining 2 c. milk mixture( for a total of 3 c. ) Set milk syrup aside.

After cooling the cake 10 min. place it on a baking sheet (to catch drips from the milk), then poke holes in it with a skewer.

 Rewarm the milk mixture, if necessary, then pour it over the cake, allowing it to soak in before adding more. Use all the milk, even though it wont seem like the cake will absorb it. Drape wax paper over the cake(plastic wrap causes condensation) and chill.  

For the topping-

Combine:

4 c. mixed sumer fruit

¼ c. sugar  

Whip:

1 ½ c. heavy cream 

3 T. sugar  

Combine fruit and ¼ c. sugar; macerate for about 30 min.

Whip cream and 3 T  sugar together I a bowl until soft peaks form. When ready to serve cake, remove sides of pan, then top with fruit. Slice cake and serve with whipped cream on the side.  

 

 

 

AlL_eYeS_oN_mE
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

 what a cute idea!

Quoting michiganmom116:

I make and decorate my own birthday cakes every year.  My mom used to do it before she went blind.

My DD's birthday is tomorrow, and she's having her "party" on Saturday.  Her idea was to bake her own cake, then have her and her friends do the frosting and decorating before digging in.

 

AlL_eYeS_oN_mE
by on May. 1, 2012 at 7:27 PM

 yum! sounds amazing!

Quoting oredeb:

 my birthday was the 25th of apr and i made a tres leches cake!

Tres Leches Cake with Summer Fruit  

 

Makes 1-9in. cake  

 

For the cake-

Beat:

6 eggs

1 c. sugar  

 

Add:

1 t. vanilla extract  

 

Sift together; Fold in:

1 c. all purpose flour 

½ t. table salt  

 

Combine; Fold into batter:

1 stick unsalted butter, melted

1 c. cake batter 

 

For the Soaking Syrup-

Combine; Reduce:

1 can (14 oz.) evaportated milk

1 can(12 oz.) sweetened condensed milk

1 c. whole milk

½ c.  light rum_( I just use normal)  

 

Beat eggs and sugar with a hand mixer at high speed in a large bowl set over a pot of barely simmering water. Beat until the eggs are pale, thick, and tripled in volume, about 10 min.

 Add vanilla; remove bowl from the heat and continue to beat until cool, about 5 min.

 

 

 Combine melted butter and 1 c. batter in a small bowl. When blended, add the mixture back to the remaining batter and gently fold to blend.

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake 30-40 min. or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.

 

 

 

 

 Combine all milks and rum in a measuring cup 2with a pour spout while the cake bakes. Transfer half of the milk mixture(2 cups) to a saucepan, bring to a simmer; and cook until reduced to 1 c. about 15 min. Stir mixture constantly to prevent scorching. Stir reduced milk into remaining 2 c. milk mixture( for a total of 3 c. ) Set milk syrup aside.

After cooling the cake 10 min. place it on a baking sheet (to catch drips from the milk), then poke holes in it with a skewer.

 

 

 

 

 Rewarm the milk mixture, if necessary, then pour it over the cake, allowing it to soak in before adding more. Use all the milk, even though it wont seem like the cake will absorb it. Drape wax paper over the cake(plastic wrap causes condensation) and chill.  

 

 

For the topping-

Combine:

4 c. mixed sumer fruit

¼ c. sugar  

 

Whip:

1 ½ c. heavy cream 

3 T. sugar  

 

Combine fruit and ¼ c. sugar; macerate for about 30 min.

Whip cream and 3 T  sugar together I a bowl until soft peaks form. When ready to serve cake, remove sides of pan, then top with fruit. Slice cake and serve with whipped cream on the side.  

 

 

 

 

 

egm01
by on May. 2, 2012 at 8:57 AM
Yep, some years I do it. One year dh made one at the firehouse to bring home as a surprise but I made one here too. This year I'm making my own pecan pie. Oh crud no I'm not... this is 30, mil has plans for me. She can make it :)
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