Question Of The Week

Question of the week: Do you make or buy birthday cakes?


When I was growing up my mom used to make all of our birthday cakes. Her cakes looked so good! One year she made a Holly Hobbie cake for me and a train cake for my brother. Apparently this talent did not make it to me. My kids have grown up with store bought birthday cakes. Hopefully this has not traumatized them for life!

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  1. Your mom sounds like my mom. She always made the most beautiful creative cakes. I make birthday cakes, but have no artistic ability. They taste good but look like they were decorated by a five year old on an M&M buzz.

    I tried making my oldest daughter’s 1st birthday cake. It’s sad when a 1 year old laughs at your cake! 🙂

  2. I used to make all the birthday cakes just so I could make them the pumpkin cake that was the favorite. I haven’t made a cake since the boys grew up and moved out. Being my husband is a diabetic and I hate sweets, why make a big cake??? Now the daughter in laws have to make that cake. I love store bought frosting. I do have to admit. *sh* don’t tell anyone that.

    Your secret is safe with me. I still attempt to make a cake once in a while, but now it is really for the kids to have fun making it. When it counts I buy it at the bakery.

  3. I make birthday cakes, usually. Occasionally I buy. But my daughter prefers my peanut butter brownies for her birthday and my son loves texas sheet cake. So that is what I make for them. I made my hubby’s cake this year, but in years past he’s wanted Dutch apple pie. I used to go crazy and decorate them, and really got into it for awhile, but the truth is, I’m not very good at it, LOL, and it is a heck of a lot of work!

    I know where my weaknesses are and baking cakes and decorating them are one of them! My youngest daughter loves cookie cakes and my oldest daughter loves 1001 Chocolate chip cakes. Me I go for Cheesecake!


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