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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.
February 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

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 I tried to compromise on his cake.


  • momtolittleg
    February 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

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

  • Bree0922
    February 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM
    I think it's awesome to make your own cake if you can make it taste and look good.... which I cannot So, I always have mine made by a bakery :P
  • PhoenixsMommy10
    February 3, 2013 at 6:33 PM
    We buy cakes. That's the way my mom always did it as well.
  • KairisMama
    February 3, 2013 at 6:34 PM
    Store bought is gross. I either make my own or order special made from a bakery.
  • LilliesValley
    February 3, 2013 at 6:35 PM
    We have bought some and I make some. This year I made dd cake and got lots of compliments. I'm in my early 30's.
  • Groove
    by Groove
    February 3, 2013 at 6:37 PM
    We're a vegan family so I have no option but to make our cakes at home.
  • TTC2Long
    February 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM
    I don't like cake, I only like VERY specific kinds, with real ingredients, not crap. Even as a kid, I found store-bought cakes nasty. I like ice cream cakes, with both layers made of ice cream and crumbled chocolate wafers in between. I know - I'm picky! So wr always made mine at home. I prefer it that way. Always have. I also prefer homemade Halloween costumes.
  • Junesmommy18
    February 3, 2013 at 6:38 PM
    Dd's 4th Birthday was today. I make her a cake in a 4 shape.
  • justinnaimee
    February 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM
    I often make them. But I have a good friend who has a home based cake business. She'll do my kids cakes this year.
  • Luna091306
    February 3, 2013 at 6:40 PM

     I make the cakes but they don't turn out quite as fancy as yours. lol

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