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I don't judge those who don't do this...but I really think it's more personal to do this.

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So my SD's 10th birthday is coming up and all she can talk about is the type of cake she wants. I always make the cake myself and I make it personal for my family members. They tell me general shape or style of cake they want, what flavor cake and frosting and I go from there.

I always find store bought cakes...almost distasteful and impersonal.

So I just ordered a monkey shaped cake pan for SD's birthday (she wants a jungle themed party) and I was wondering if any other moms out there still make their kids' birthday cakes. I don't know anyone my age (late 20's) who does, they all buy store bought.

Here are a few cakes from the last year. My DH doesn't like frosting but LOVES gummy worms...so I tried to compromise on his cake.

by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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keljo05
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

same here, lol

Quoting momtolittleg:

I make DD's cakes, but then I do cakes/cupcakesas a hobby/side business, so I don't have the option, lol. 


thefiregoddess
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

I do both. I made cupcakes for the kiddo (or a small cake) JUST for her.

Then I usually bought store bought for everyone else.

FIREFOX1336
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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I don't do extravagant, growing up we always got a round 2 layer cake made by dad. I make my kids a round 2 layer cake, and might put a little toy on top an write happy birthday.
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Jennyanne322
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Normally I make DSs cake for his birthday, unless we are having a big party or it is at a party place and I can't bring a cake.
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bellaamore
by Gold Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:41 PM
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My family isnt big on cake, so we just bought her one cupcake... It suckedthough.

When she is old enough, i will make her cakes, but none of us really like really sweet stuff, so itll probably be something like strawberries and cream on plain cake or something. Or something with a chocolte melted topping, not all the extras.

CrazyLife1996
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:42 PM
I'm a pastry chef. It would pull my own teeth out without any help before I would buy store bought cakes.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM
I've done both, but I honestly suck at baking!
LaughingTattoo
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

 Best cake I ever made was vegan chocolate. This post actually made me think of it and crave it....Im making it tomm.

But yeah....I never buy store bought cakes


Quoting Groove:

We're a vegan family so I have no option but to make our cakes at home.


 

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ilovemykids323
by Platinum Member on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

 mmm i love store bought cakes. But your cakes look awesome!!! I just dont have the patiences for it.

knkd
by on Feb. 3, 2013 at 6:43 PM

I do... here is my daughter's for last year...

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