Do You Buy or Bake Your Kid's Birthday Cake?

July 29, 2011 by momfarah
shefinds | Kids

Since we’re on the topic of kids’ birthday parties this week, with sibling gifts and party planning tips, here’s one more question to throw out: do you buy your kid’s birthday cake or do you bake it?  And if you buy it, do you splurge on designer cakes or not?

Me?  Although I enjoy baking, I’m usually so busy running around getting everything ready for the party, that I don’t have to time to bake a birthday cake.  So I usually buy one, and and it’s usually from Costco.  What…don’t make fun.  Their cakes are dirt cheap, but they’re gooood.  And besides, half the time guests just eat a few bites and throw the rest away anyway.

But don’t get me wrong.  I do try to personalize the cakes.  Just check out my son’s cake above.  The construction theme was his idea and he picked out everything from the toy trucks, to the rock candy and candied letters to spell out his name.  And before his guests arrived, I can tell you he had a ball decorating that cake.

So tell us. Do you channel your inner Martha Stewart and bake a cake from scratch, or do you cheat like me?  Weigh in below.

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