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For Your Kid's Birthday: Fancy Cake From a Bakery or Cake From a Mix?

Catch My Party 2013/01/11 19:00:00
I like a nice cake from a bakery
Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
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For my daughter's birthday cake, I like buying a sheet cake from the grocery store. It's inexpensive and I can go to town decorating it without having to bake it myself!

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  • debra 2013/01/11 23:54:25
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    debra
    +14
    should always make your child a cake from scratch and maybe let them help they would appreciate it more and have fun making it it would cost less to buy ingredience seperate as you can make more also its nice to be able to experiment with different mixtures and your own creativity

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  • Sofia ☆ Come Along, Pond 2013/04/06 13:22:22
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Sofia ☆ Come Along, Pond
    I trust my own cooking... and in the end, it's a way of showing that you care enough to make a cake :)
  • Mrs.Vader 2013/01/31 14:33:45
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Mrs.Vader
    I've eaten very few bakery cakes that tasted better than what I make here at home. And a lot of the time, I feel like the frosting is the dealbreaker. Seems like it's either too sweet or too heavy or too something.
  • Baya Suesette 2013/01/24 17:31:32
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Baya Suesette
    +1


    better crocker ingredients

    When it is homemade I know exactly what goes into it no secret or mystery ingredients.
  • jule-sy 2013/01/19 17:34:57
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    jule-sy
    I sure can appreciate a professional made cake!!!!!! =}

    YUM!
  • wolf sloan 2013/01/18 21:48:27
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    wolf sloan
    Preferably anyway
  • **StarzAbove** 2013/01/18 19:18:01
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    **StarzAbove**
    Fancy cake.
  • JustMe 2013/01/18 19:15:12
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    JustMe
    I'm not real fussy, I will make one if I have time. Often its last minute so I grab one from the store. My mom does custom cakes if she has a bit of head notice
  • dezzi 2013/01/18 18:42:45
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    dezzi
    Fancy Cakes

    I want this type of cake but only black,red,nd purple :)
  • Little Queen-phαετ 2013/01/18 18:39:59
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Little Queen-phαετ
    +1
    Pineapple Upside Down! upside down pineapple
  • leah 2013/01/18 18:30:42
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    leah
    well.. not really, but it just depends on the type of cake and the occasion.
  • Destiny SizzleWink 2013/01/18 18:16:28
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    Destiny SizzleWink
    but sometimes from the bakery as well
  • bettyboop 2013/01/18 12:00:15
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    bettyboop
    I always made my cakes from a mix with added extras to tweek the cake. Professional bakery cakes are expensive and I never felt like either of my sons would care one way or the other. I imagine had I asked them if they prefer we buy less presents for them, so we can get the fancy cake, they would not have went for it. There is a time and a place for fancy cakes though.
  • Elz 2013/01/18 00:16:19
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Elz
    i like both but i cannot really make a cake from mix.
  • Chris 2013/01/17 22:26:15
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Chris
    I would get it at a bakery everytime but my wife actually makes it from scratch. Well, she's only done it twice since my son is only two so it may not last.
  • Nikola Tesla 2013/01/15 03:06:25
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Nikola Tesla
    My Mother In Law makes all my kids birthday cakes from scratch and thy are the best tasting cakes in the world.
  • Fef 2013/01/15 02:33:24
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Fef
    +1
    By "Bakery" I mean the local grocery store. We previously paid $$$ for custom cakes at a chic cake place. Now chains like Ralphs, Albertsons, Pavillions, etc... have great cakes at prices.
  • Lily loves minions 2013/01/14 19:31:27
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Lily loves minions
    Both
  • gracious43 2013/01/14 18:52:17
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    gracious43
    +1
    Cakes from scratch just taste better.
  • T 2013/01/14 18:38:36
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    T
    +1
    When I was a kid, my mom always made me a cake from a mix, and I was never disappointed. It was always the highlight of my birthday. (Even more so than the presents.)
  • kimmie 2013/01/14 15:37:08
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    kimmie
    I like cake from the bakery , but I also like making a cake from scratch it taste better then the mix I think making the cake from scratch is more special because who ever you are making the cake for the person will appreciate you a lot more because you put so much effort into it
  • LynettaS1 2013/01/14 15:10:35
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    LynettaS1
    +1
    The older I get the less work I want to do. Make it easy on yourself!
  • regina.robinsongardner 2013/01/14 14:37:56
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    regina.robinsongardner
    I like fancy cakes because i think the way these cakes are made now a days are very skillful and creative!
  • strawberry 2013/01/14 07:49:39
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    strawberry
    I always loved buying my children fancy themed birthday cakes. It was only once a year.
  • Dib 2013/01/14 06:15:27
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    Dib
    I have always had mine bought. But as I'm older now I love trying to bake cakes for my loved ones. :)
  • chrystal97 2013/01/14 04:11:07
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    chrystal97
    +1
    A good store bought cake can save a lot of time. I rarely make homemade sugar cookies because of the time and effort it takes. It's the same with a cake.
  • Dyonus 2013/01/14 03:10:26
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    Dyonus
    Depends, actually. I've done all three equal number of times.
  • Sue MacDonald Kyak 2013/01/14 02:57:21
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    Sue MacDonald Kyak
    +1
    The ones from a mix always taste better than a store bought.
  • Chrissi 2013/01/14 02:19:47
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Chrissi
    More often than not, I would find myself going to a bakery. When I was working, I could only find time to make my OWN cakes on a very rare basis.
  • drdos1943 2013/01/14 01:22:30 (edited)
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    drdos1943
    +1
    I like a nice cake from a good bakery, and I will tell you why.

    At one of my birthday parties, the cake was home-made. You almost had to cut it with a chain saw, so no one ate very much of it. What was left was thrown out in the yard for the birds.. and they did eat it. Unfortunately for them, they were so heavy that they were unable to fly away for hours.

    Also, a birthday cake is one of the most unsanitary foods on the planet, but everyone cannot wait to partake of it even after it has been spit on by blowing out the candles.
  • bettyboop drdos1943 2013/01/18 12:10:17
    bettyboop
    I disagree about birthday cakes being unsanitary. I have blown out a few candles in my time, and I do not ever recall having to spit to do it.
  • drdos1943 bettyboop 2013/01/18 13:21:13 (edited)
    drdos1943
    Lighten up ... it was hyperbole..... but it does happen.lol
  • bettyboop drdos1943 2013/01/18 17:02:32
    bettyboop
    well I learned something new today
  • drdos1943 bettyboop 2013/01/18 17:25:30
    drdos1943
    +1
    That's the name of the game...never stop learning!

    If you read my profile concerning my every day philosophy....1) Learn at least one thing new, but not in your field. (It's been proven to help prevent Alzheimer) 2) Do at least one good deed that no one knows about. 3) Make someone laugh or smile.

    God Speed.
  • bettyboop drdos1943 2013/01/19 14:22:49
    bettyboop
    +1
    That you for your most gracious response and I think your every day philosophy definitely has merit!
  • drdos1943 bettyboop 2013/01/19 18:15:08
    drdos1943
    +1
    Thank you.
  • Walt 2013/01/14 00:36:26
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    Walt
    My favorite is a homemade yellow cake with homemade chocolate icing.
  • NickieSF 2013/01/13 22:32:19
    I'm a traditionalist and make it from scratch
    NickieSF
    There´s nothing quite like a home made carrot cake :)
  • CA Gal 2013/01/13 21:25:15
    Keep it quick and easy and use a mix
    CA Gal
    Even though it's not from scratch, there is heart in baking and decorating it for loved ones!!
  • Jynae Eadie 2013/01/13 21:12:03 (edited)
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Jynae Eadie
    It really doesn't matter all the kids are thinking about is if the cake has enormous amount of sugar and the frosting. Personal as long as their Is a cake it's a party. Both shows that you care. Yes baking from scratch or a mix can be fun something you can do with your child but some people just can't bake. Do whatever you can afford in the moment , that you won't regret.
  • Dolfi 2013/01/13 21:10:59
    I like a nice cake from a bakery
    Dolfi
    bar one cake!!!

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