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

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karenm0712 Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:03am
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I always plan to make my b'day cake, but I am always cake'd out by the time my b'day rolls around. I usually get an ice cream cake from DQ, or my mom makes my favorite ice cream pie w/peanutbutter-fuge topping. YUMMMY!!

newmansmom2004 Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:04am
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Y'all have made such nice cakes for yourself. I'm boring and a purist - for me it's a big slab of thick, creamy, artery-clogging New York cheesecake from a really good restaurant...and no mucking it up with berries, sauces, chocolate or anything else. Just....plain....cheesecake. LOL!

Thanksharla Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:14am
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Originally Posted by Kiddiekakes

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!!




My birthday was a couple of weeks ago and that is what I told my hubby to get me..an ice cream cake. And I love it! I just finished a piece as I was reading this. icon_biggrin.gif

ladyday95 Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:18am
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My B-day is about a month away and I thought this year I will make something I want... I usually dont because have no one to help me eat it... But this year will make one... still thinking of ideas....

Melvira Posted 4 May 2010 , 2:34am
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chefbarbie, that is a BANGIN' cake. SERIOUSLY awesome! ceshell... excellent work as always!! You can even make 'lazy' look good! Bless your heart, I have made myself a few cakes like that.

ONE year with the encouragement of a WONDERFUL friend I met here, I made myself an actually pretty cake! It turned out to be a lot of fun. I even did two different set-ups with it, one has columns that I hand covered in rhinestones, but I like this version with no columns because it looks like I'm standing behind the cake leaning over it. thumbs_up.gif
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marag Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:18am
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Last year my 4 year old son asked if he could make me a cake. I wanted to try a new cake recipe, so I baked and made icing in the colors that he requested. He had an absolute blast decorating it!
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samcfi Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:48am
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Since I make cakes for family & friends, I used my birthday as an excuse to make something a little different!


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cake-angel Posted 4 May 2010 , 3:54am
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My kids usually make and decorate my birthday cakes with the help of their grandma (my mother). I love it and they are so proud of their creation.

Elcee Posted 4 May 2010 , 11:10pm
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marag, that is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL birthday cake you will EVER have. icon_smile.gif

mamawrobin Posted 4 May 2010 , 11:29pm
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Originally Posted by Elcee

marag, that is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL birthday cake you will EVER have. icon_smile.gif




Ditto thumbs_up.gif

kissylips Posted 5 May 2010 , 2:39am
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Originally Posted by Elcee

marag, that is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL birthday cake you will EVER have. icon_smile.gif



Ditto thumbs_up.gif




I agree. It is so precious.

Tracy7953 Posted 5 May 2010 , 3:00am
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This year I asked my husband to buy me a fancy cake from a nearby bakery that has a great reputation. That was the only gift I wanted...but as the time drew near, I just could not stand the thought of him paying $280 for a cake I could make myself. In the end I had a tupperware tub of cake tops with leftover icing and filling slapped on the top. Sorry no photos. But I did get a Cricut Cake instead!

ceshell Posted 5 May 2010 , 4:19am
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Originally Posted by Tracy7953

This year I asked my husband to buy me a fancy cake from a nearby bakery that has a great reputation. That was the only gift I wanted...but as the time drew near, I just could not stand the thought of him paying $280 for a cake I could make myself. In the end I had a tupperware tub of cake tops with leftover icing and filling slapped on the top. Sorry no photos. But I did get a Cake instead!



That is a GREAT story! thumbs_up.gif

nutnbutluv4ya Posted 3 May 2013 , 3:25am
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AHello ladies, I am new to the group and thought I would share too. I took the Wiltons classes (a mothers day gift from my husband and kids) and I am in love with it!!! I love reading this blog and all the advise and techniques everyone has to offer...I have found many answers.Im pretty new to this but love to use my imagination and dream up creations. Hopefully with the help of everyones knowledge and trial and error...I too will be able to help someone out. Just thought id share my favorite cake I've made yet. This was for a family friend little boy.

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kazita Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:06am
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A[quote name="nutnbutluv4ya" url="/t/678523/show-me-a-cake-that-youve-made-for-your-birthday/30#post_7389989"]Hello ladies, I am new to the group and thought I would share too. I took the Wiltons classes (a mothers day gift from my husband and kids) and I am in love with it!!! I love reading this blog and all the advise and techniques everyone has to offer...I have found many answers.Im pretty new to this but love to use my imagination and dream up creations. Hopefully with the help of everyones knowledge and trial and error...I too will be able to help someone out. Just thought id share my favorite cake I've made yet. This was for a family friend little boy.

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Welcome to cake central ( cc ) and that's a really cute cake great job.

Bev25 Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:20am
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I made this for a work shout for my birthday.

It said in memory of my lost youth!  

- Not the sort of thing you can make for anyone else!

nutnbutluv4ya Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:38am
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AThank you Kazita! Im so glad to be here...there are so many interesting topics here..I may never sleep again lol!

Original message sent by kazita

[quote name="nutnbutluv4ya" url="/t/678523/show-me-a-cake-that-youve-made-for-your-birthday/30#post_7389989"]Hello ladies, I am new to the group and thought I would share too. I took the Wiltons classes (a mothers day gift from my husband and kids) and I am in love with it!!! I love reading this blog and all the advise and techniques everyone has to offer...I have found many answers.Im pretty new to this but love to use my imagination and dream up creations. Hopefully with the help of everyones knowledge and trial and error...I too will be able to help someone out. Just thought id share my favorite cake I've made yet. This was for a family friend little boy.

[IMG][B]http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2997749/width/200/height/400[/B][/IMG][/q

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Welcome to cake central ( cc ) and that's a really cute cake great job.

nutnbutluv4ya Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:39am
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A

Original message sent by Bev25

[URL=http://cakecentral.com/content/type/61/id/2997786/] [/URL] I made this for a work shout for my birthday. It said in memory of my lost youth!   - Not the sort of thing you can make for anyone else!

Lol...love it!

auntginn Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:55am
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My birthday is in a couple of days.   I haven't even started to work on a cake.  My parents are working so hard at trying to have a party.  I don't want one, well just not yet.  It would mean I have to do a lot of work and I would just love to relax.  Take me to dinner, buy a cake, any cake will do.  you know... its the thought.

 

But I think you should make yours.  Make yourself happy because its what you want.  Happy Birthday!

sweettreatsbysandra Posted 3 May 2013 , 5:10am
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AppleMark

 

Here's one I made for my birthday last year 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cakemommy2012 Posted 3 May 2013 , 5:16am
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For my BIG 30th birthday my Best friend baked 3 8' rounds and as my present I got to spend the day helping my girls decorate the cakes!  They Had a blast as did I --and as an added bonus my "best" friend made sure each cake had 10 candles on it for my to blow out!  Thought I was gonna need the fire department!! HAHA  It is one of my favorite memories and the Best birthday I have ever had! 

kazita Posted 3 May 2013 , 5:58am
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Original message sent by nutnbutluv4ya

Thank you Kazita! Im so glad to be here...there are so many interesting topics here..I may never sleep again lol!

I know what you mean about not sleeping. ....thus site it additive for sure. :grin:

kazita Posted 3 May 2013 , 5:59am
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AHappy soon to be Birthday Auntginn

KathleenC Posted 3 May 2013 , 6:25am
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My birthday happens to be the day after Hallowe'en, so this was the cake I made myself a couple of years ago.  I had just started playing with cake decorating.

 

 

I called it my Old Bat cake.

 

This year I might try something a bit more adventurous.  icon_smile.gif

auntginn Posted 3 May 2013 , 6:45am
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Thank you Kazita, Since I posted my daughter and cousin called to talk about this party, AARRGGHH.  With Mother's Day around the corner I don't want to be making another cake.  I was beginning to feel blue thinking about it but all your funny comments and stories cheered me up again.  But now I'm wondering what to do for a cake.  My problem is I like to do things big. Sigh..  I'll post a pic.

Relznik Posted 3 May 2013 , 8:17am
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LizzieAylett Posted 3 May 2013 , 8:55am
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I made this cake for my birthday last year, just after really getting into cake decorating by reading Jessicakes' blog.  She taught me so much, although on reflection, trying a new cake recipe, a new buttercream recipe, and using ganache and modelling chocolate for the first time, all on the same cake, was a bit of an over-reach!  I really liked how it turned out, though.  This year's cake will have hand painted flowers on it and lacy trim.

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 3 May 2013 , 4:23pm
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For my 48th birthday, before I started baking cakes, I just added "48" to a single-layer round from the grocer.

 

49 (spice cake):

cake

 

50 (strawberry marble):

My 50th Birthday Cake

 

51 will be another spice cake, but that's not until next month.

kimbm04r Posted 4 May 2013 , 3:15am
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I made my birthday cake a couple years back, of course at the time I didn't know it was MY birthday cake.  My daughter called my husband saying that she wanted to have a surprise birthday party for me because of all the help we had given her and her now hubby when they were getting married.  She wasn't sure how to pull of getting me to make the cake but me not finding out it was for me.  He told her to order it a couple weeks in advance and say it was for a friend at work.  He even told her how to freeze it for the two weeks.  I worked hard for more that a week and work late the night it was due.  She was wanting to take it to work the next day.  I felt so bad because I didn't get it to them until about 10 pm.  They were very understanding and just had to take pictures of it.  Her hubby worked for the bakery department of a local grocery store and told me that I didn't charge near enough for the cake.  It was for my daughter, but she insisted in paying.

 

On the day of my birthday we were on the way out for dinner.  According to my hubby we were going to a favorite place out of town, but first needed to stop by my daughters house on the way because they needed to borrow something.  When we arrived everyone was there, the grill was going and we had a great time.  As we were setting around enjoying each other company my daughter came up behind me and said "happy birthday Mom".  When I turned around she was standing behind me, grinning from ear to ear, holding the cake I HAD MADE for her to give to a friend at work.  Everyone had a great laugh and we all enjoyed the cake.

 

This is what it had created for myself without even knowing it.  She froze it with the gumpaste flowers still attached and you couldn't tell it when we ate it two weeks later.  She did a great job wrapping and protecting it when she put it in the freezer.

 

 

 

A couple months later, she came to me to ask me about a cake that she could take to work for HER birthday as they  always took a treat in for their own birthdays.  I agreed, payback is all I will say at the moment.

 

The whole story is here:

 

http://cakecentral.com/t/687748/is-it-live-or-is-it-memorex

 

I was told later that she was having such a hard time cutting the "fake" cake and couldn't figure out why because she had had so many of my cakes.  One of her co-workers was watching her "try" to cut the cake and laughing so hard she could hardly take pictures, which was probably getting to Bobbi even more.  After about 5 minutes of trying to cut it she finally forced the knife down into it and that when she finally saw the sand and the joke was revealed.  She through the cake across the room because "she had her mouth set for cake".  Her co-worker quickly left the room and returned with the "real" cake.  I just wish they had gotten it all on video.  I am sure I could have won America's Greatest Home Video.

auntginn Posted 5 May 2013 , 2:32am
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Ok.. so in a while my guest will arrive.  Here is the cake I made for my birthday party.

 

 

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