Show Me A Cake That You've Made For Your Birthday.

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MrsNancyB1 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:42pm
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My birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and I've been 'debating' about whether I want to make a cake for myself. The practice would be good, and I can really choose a design that *I* will really like. If you've made a cake for your own birthday, I'd love to see it for inspiration icon_smile.gif

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Kiddiekakes Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:44pm
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I never get around to doing a cake for myself...I end up being so busy and tired by the end of the week...hubby jsut buys me an ice cream cake or something!!

leily Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:45pm
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The last time I had a decorated birthday cake was 4 years ago. And this was the one I did. It was something I Had been wanting to do for awhile and was a GREAT excuse to try it, and if it didn't turn out, I wasn't going to be stressing about it.

Otherwise I usually just do a 6 or 8" round and put some icing on it, no decorations.

Sucrea Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 8:50pm
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Sorry I asked for pie this year. I was just too busy and tired of eating cake!!!

Rachel5370 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:03pm
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This is a cake I did for myself, my sister and brother in law. Our birthdays are within a week of eachother. I went all out because I wanted to try something new and have something to put in my portfolio.

Kims_cakes Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:07pm
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Funny, my birthday is today and I've been wondering the same thing! "What do CC people make on his/her birthday?" I usually ask for an ice cream cake, but this year I wanted to try swags. I will post a picture when it's done.

This cake has been fun, no stress!

Kims_cakes Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:08pm
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Okay so after looking at Rachel5370's cake I might not be posting my cake. Holy cow icon_eek.gif ! That's a great cake!!

Rachel5370 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:15pm
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Thankyou Kim! You should post your cake- I wanna see! icon_biggrin.gif

PinkZiab Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:21pm
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The last thing I want on MY birthday is cake lol... much less one I have to make myself. I'd much prefer a nice creme brulee or some decadent homemade ice cream (again, that someone ELSE made, for once lol).

Niquie Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:23pm
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Don't have any pics (since my b-day hasn't come this year yet), and every year before this one my husband (of almost 8 years) would purchase me one of those character cakes from like Walmart or the grocery store (don't kill him just yet, it was an inside joke between us). Last year, when I started making more cakes for other people, he just up and says I didn't get you a cake this year because anything I got you wouldn't be as good as the cake you would make yourself!! I was flattered, but at the same time I was looking forward to not making a cake last year. I didn't have a cake for my b-day last year, but I have big plans for Mother's Day and my b-day cake this year.

I say take this as an opportunity to do the most extreme thing you have wanted to try, and if you don't get it right, it will be fine and you have at least had a great learning experience. Don't forget to post pics after it's done!!! I know it will be great, whatever you decide to do!!!


ttehan4 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:25pm
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I agree. I don't think I even want to see cake on my birthday! DQ ice cream cake!

cerasmiles Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:27pm
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This was the cake I made for myself. Bottom tier was chocolate fudge cake with banana filling and the top tier was white chocolate cake with strawberry cream filling.[/img]

MrsPound Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:33pm
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my very first cake I ever made.. my very first time with MMF, gel colors... long before I found this delightful website. Made it myself. My husband thought it was sad that I made my own, but I loved it!!

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 9:57pm
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I don't normally do anything for my birthday (I'm not afraid of age ... I just don't think birthdays are any big deal ... been that way since my early 20's), but on my 50th, I made a doozie!! I made it for dessert for one of my fraternity caterings. Told them, "This is an old lady's dream .... to spend her 50th birthday with 160 good looking college guys!!" icon_lol.gif

I just threw anything and everything on this cake! I wanted it to be busy, on the edge of gaudy, with a mix of BC and fondant work. I didn't have time to go buy the Mardi Gras feathers that I wanted to put on it! icon_cry.gif

grahamc Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:20pm
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I usually get a store bought cheesecake, but this past year was my big 4-0 so I made this cake. It gave me all kinds of problems, so I was happy it was just for me!

ladycakes85 Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:34pm
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I don't usually do my own birthday cake, but I did recently make myself a college graduation cake icon_smile.gif It was also my first attempt at icing half the cake in buttercream and half in bettercreme.

indydebi Posted 30 Apr 2010 , 10:36pm
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ladycakes, your handwriting is BEAUTIFUL!!!

chefbarbie0513 Posted 1 May 2010 , 12:40am
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My birthday 33rd birthday cake. I did this last year. I wont do another one for my self again for a while. It took me forever to come up with an idea. I was very happy with how it turned out.

mamawrobin Posted 1 May 2010 , 1:14am
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My birthday is two days after Christmas so I never make myself a cake. Nobody wants birthday cake that time of year and nobody feels like celebrating anything in those days between Christmas and New Years. icon_lol.gif

I will be making an exception this year because I'm going to hit the BIG 50 this year. Yoo Hoo. Like Indydebi, I'm going to make a big, busy, on the edge of gaudy cake and invite tons of people to help me eat it. I'm looking forward to my big 50th birthday thumbs_up.gif

Rose_N_Crantz Posted 1 May 2010 , 2:50am
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Originally Posted by mamawrobin

My birthday is two days after Christmas so I never make myself a cake. Nobody wants birthday cake that time of year and nobody feels like celebrating anything in those days between Christmas and New Years. icon_lol.gif

I will be making an exception this year because I'm going to hit the BIG 50 this year. Yoo Hoo. Like Indydebi, I'm going to make a big, busy, on the edge of gaudy cake and invite tons of people to help me eat it. I'm looking forward to my big 50th birthday thumbs_up.gif

My husband and his twin sister have a birthday on Dec 28. Their parents have their anniversary about a week later. My mother's birthday is Jan 1. So christmas is a HUGE cake time for me and I never feel like I've given everyone what they want. Mostly because we don't do anything. I felt SOOOOO bad this year because this year was my husband's (and his sister's) golden birthday. I thought, this year we gotta do something. So I called the family and told them we really should do something this year, I'll bring the cakes and it'll be great. I decided to make a RKT cake for hubby since he wasn't that into cake. The recipe I used was horrible and turned out so dry that I couldn't even use it. And his sister told me a week before the party that her friend had made appointments to try on wedding dresses that day and her being the maid of honor had to be there for it. I'm thinking on your birthday? Doesn't your "friend" realize what day it is???? She told everyone don't plan on her being at her own party because she might still be watching her friend try on dresses. That night, turns out her friend decided on the first dress she tried on and then they quit for the day. Obviously had no time to make her cake and she chided me about not bringing any cake to her party!

A couple years ago I tried to get people together for my golden birthday with no luck. And it happened that my golden birthday fell on a Saturday. But still, no one could make it. I can't remember the last time I've had cake at my birthday, let alone a get-together of any kind. Most of the time I feel a little mad at myself for getting frustrated at that, but is it really so bad to want to be with family and friends on your birthday?

jenng1482 Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:16am
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For my 30th last July I made a big one! I went with kind of a black and white theme. It was a 14" round with a layer of white cake, layer of sugar cookie, layer of chocolate cake, and a layer brownie. The fillings were milk chocolate ganache, white chocolate ganache, and cookies and cream. I topped it with milk choc ganache and then dipped strawberries, bing cherries, and a few mini marshmallows for contrast.

stello_creations Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:32am
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I was wanting to make an ocean cake so I made this cake for my birthday so I could share it with my family. party.gif

mamawrobin Posted 1 May 2010 , 3:46am
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Rose..If you were my SIL and offered to do my bd cake I would have told that friend of mine to pick a different day icon_lol.gif I would love for someone to make me a fancy bd cake and give me a party. What was she thinking? I certainly wouldn't have been upset with you for not having cake after telling you not to even plan on me being there because of obligations to my friend. icon_confused.gif

You should make yourself one of those georgeous cakes even if no one is around to help you eat it. I'm going to have an amazing cake this year and if people want to help me celebrate fine...if not..well that's fine too. I have 7 children and 6 grandchildren so I certainly won't be by myself. I may not have 150 people to help me celebrate but those that are there will be the ones that love me the most anyway. icon_lol.gif To answer your question...NO it isn't wrong to want to be with family and friends on your birthday. Hopefully your next birthday will be better.

tinygoose Posted 1 May 2010 , 4:03am
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I never make my own birthday cake. Maybe it's because my birthday falls on Christmas Eve, but my favorite birthday cake is a chocolate cake with real whipped cream for the icing. My mom would put the same plastic Christmas tree, sleigh, and reindeer on every year. I wonder what ever happened to those decorations? She always told me I was the best Christmas present she ever got. Ahhhh, what I wouldn't give for a slice of her cake right now. Well, thanks for the walk down memory lane, it is still magical.

ceshell Posted 3 May 2010 , 8:30am
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How about THIS masterpiece??

Eh?? Eh???

icon_lol.gif btw, I am perfectly serious; this really was my BD cake. I wanted my own cake but I was too lazy to make icing, as I had plenty leftover in the freezer from my last cake.

Or so I thought. icon_redface.gif

Most people think it looks like a giant scoop of Rite Aid/Thrifty mint-chip ice cream so...uh, yeah! I meant to do that!

CBMom Posted 3 May 2010 , 1:50pm
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LOLing ceshell!!

You know you make fabulous cakes when your guests won't believe that the cake you made for yourself is what you had left in the freezer!!

I can hear almost hear them thinking:
"well, it has to be SOMETHING...?? A giant scoop of ice cream, maybe? Yeah, that's it!! She made herself a cake that's a GIANT scoop of ICE CREAM! WOW!!"


Love them all!

emrldsky Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:17pm
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This is what I made last year:

I'm a hobby baker, so I don't get caked-out around my birthday. I had an ice cream cake at work (since I do several cakes for free for birthdays, I get one bought), and I knew DH probably didn't want t o make me anything out of intimidation.

What I really want to do this year is a darker purple, some splashy, big, and WOW! I'm thinking Topsy-Turvy, but I need to sketch a design, or look around.

Btw, I didn't get to enjoy my cake last year. After everyone came over, DH cooked on the grill, and then BAM! Migraine. icon_sad.gif I didn't make our friends leave, but made DH host. icon_wink.gif Everyone thought it was delicious, at least.

cookiemama2 Posted 3 May 2010 , 5:36pm
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I like to make my own! If it flops its ok.
I get to try out new ideas and flavors!

Tclanton Posted 3 May 2010 , 7:44pm
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I am not sure if I would or not bake my own, havent given it too much thought to be honest. I have had a cake to do the past two weekends and as I sit at work, I am fighting sleep. I think I get a little too worked up over them. Often I wake up in the wee hours of the am and start thinking about how I will decorate, and never get back to sleep. Thank goodness I am camping this weekend - time to rest up! BTW - all the cakes posted look great! Its your birthday - so have what you want!

MystiqueFire Posted 4 May 2010 , 1:47am
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I think the only birthday cake I've ever made for myself was a lemon poundcake I made using Ina Gartens yogurt poundcake recipe.... and I decided to play around with it adding all sorts of nonsense.

I ended up with a lemon brick that was dense, flavorless, and strangely textured thanks to the ricotta I stuck in it to make it an "italian" poundcake.

Therefore, I will not be posting pictures. icon_rolleyes.gif

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