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Making my own birthday cake. Is that sad?

post #1 of 68
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My 30th birthday is tomorrow (yikes!). I told my friends that I'm making my own cake, and they seemed utterly horrified! I've been getting comments like, "You poor thing!" and "Well I hope you don't have to spend much time doing it!".

Personally, I don't mind. I love making cakes anyway, and this way I can make whatever I want! And if I left it up to my DH, who knows what I would end up with! icon_surprised.gif

Just curious if anyone else has made their own cake & had people feel sad for them? And I'll be sure to post what I make in a couple of days!
Lauren~~Wife to Richard~~Mom to Olivia & Ruby
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post #2 of 68
I just never understand why it's considered "sad" to make your own cake, if that's what you want to do. Geesh, do they consider it "sad" that you have to clean your own house and buy all of the refreshments when they are coming over to your house to celebrate with you? Or are they all running over to do that work for you? (I bet not!)

When I plan something for me, I tend to do it myself to make sure it's done right (nah ... no control issues here! icon_biggrin.gif ). Sometimes when I'm setting up a small catering or a Drop-n-Run, and someone asks if they can help, I just tell them, "no, because you'll do it all wrong and I'll get ticked, then we won't be friends anymore!" We all laugh and I get to finish the job in peace. icon_lol.gif
post #3 of 68
Why is that sad?

Being that I won't eat OPB (Other Peoples Baking), I would make my own cake in a heartbeat.
post #4 of 68
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Originally Posted by bakerbear

Just curious if anyone else has made their own cake & had people feel sad for them? And I'll be sure to post what I make in a couple of days!



If my birthday cake is not coming from one of my favorite bakeries, then you better believe I am baking my own! icon_biggrin.gif Plus, my friends and family are usually let down if I don't bake my own. I take this as one of the highest compliments I can receive!
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post #5 of 68
I've been making my own birthday cake for years!
Sure, it may not have looked as nice before I took lessons, but they sure tasted great. I'm pretty picky when it comes to flavors, so it was always easier to make it myself. When I first got married, my DH's family felt bad that I was making my own cake, but they got used to it.
post #6 of 68
I just made my own last week! Chocolate cake with peanut butter mousse filling!! hmm! delicious!

WHo could make that for me? my hubby? walmart?? don't think so. I enjoyed it very much and next year, I'll do my own cake too!

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post #7 of 68
My b-day was last Sunday and of course I made my own cake. I make everyones else's cake the way they want it so why wouldn't I do my own as well?? Thats part of the fun for me, as I try new techniques, colors, styles, ect...

Now clean up from the party...I leave that to my hubby.(it is my day after all). icon_wink.gif

No one feels bad for me because they know I like doing it(and they don't want to make me feel bad making cakes, because they ask me to do their cake next!) icon_rolleyes.gif
post #8 of 68
My mom still makes my birthday cake each year (I'm 45.) It's my favorite -Rum Cake- and is truly a labor of love on her part. She's 77 and battling her fourth round of cancer... someday, I will have to make my own birthday cake. The only reason I'd find that sad is that I know it's because my mom is no longer able to do so. Otherwise, the creative license in making your own is limitless. I would think the freedom in knowing you can pull out all the stops is liberating! Just not having to kowtow to what the "customer" wants or doesn't want --I can't imagine! icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #9 of 68
I'm with you, bakerbear. All of my friends and family know I'm the "Family Baker" (that's an official title, by the way), so nobody thinks it's sad that I make my own as well. Indydebi's point about not asking anyone to clean your house bring the other refreshments is right on the mark. I love to bake and decorate. Why shouldn't it be one of my birthday presents to myself?
Marianna
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post #10 of 68
If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!!

You go girl and don't let anyone make you feel bad about it. I didn't see that any of your friends volunteered to make one for you!
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post #11 of 68
I made my own Bday cake! I told my hubby why are you going to pay someone else for a cake when I can make it and practice. So I made my own. Here is a link to my 41st bday cake

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1205977
post #12 of 68
mommarivera- Great cake! I love the colors! And one of my favorites is Darn good chocolate cake!

Mine was just a cake, no special decorations, but it was delicious.

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post #13 of 68
(I feel like I've seen this before...maybe even answered it, buticon_smile.gif

I turned thirty last Nov. Mom threw a little shindig. She asked if I wanted her to get the cake from someone else...of course, I said NO.
But, man, did I feel pressure. I could not settle on what to do to save my life! I didn't wanna do a plain ole' cake...cause I felt like folks would be looking for more. I agonized (sp?) over this thing. I have a lot of cake pics in my phone, so I picked it up to look thru the pics for inspiration, when it hit me...

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30201547&l=5aba1&id=1039389992


The one thing I can't live without...

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post #14 of 68
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Originally Posted by mommarivera

I made my own Bday cake! I told my hubby why are you going to pay someone else for a cake when I can make it and practice. So I made my own. Here is a link to my 41st bday cake

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1205977



Another girl who loves lots of color on her cake!! Here's my 50th cake that I made last week: http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1303013 I wanted as many bright colors as I could come up with!!
post #15 of 68
I too am the family baker and everyone wondered what i would do for a cake, as some had made offers to get me a cake. They had wanted to give me a baking break but I was turing 40 last year and wanted something that said me. I got just what I wanted and everyone loved it.
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