(Closed) Do you have cake on your birthday?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
  • poll: Do you have cake on your birthday?
    Yes, from a store/bakery : (15 votes)
    21 %
    Yes, from a cake mix : (14 votes)
    20 %
    Yes, from scratch : (13 votes)
    19 %
    Yes, someone gets me one : (18 votes)
    26 %
    No, who needs a birthday cake, they're for children! : (4 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    4046 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I have, on occasion, baked my own cake. But I have a twin, and usually we share a birthday and a cake. On the last few birthdays someone else has purchased one for us – either an ice cream cake or a store cake (I am really partial to cassata cake or carrot cake).

    When I was little we always had homemade cake decorated to look awesome, and it was much better than our local grocery store could do.

    Good luck to you with the baking!!

    Post # 4
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    my birthday means i dont cook/bake so yes, give me cake and lots of it!  usually we have a office cake (because we are cake ho’s) and hubby usually has a tiny cake or we go out (dessert) for dinner

    i bake weekly and im a scratch baker – had to justify my KA mixer somehow so i bake for my office

    ive saved cake#2 link – i think im going to try that

    Post # 5
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My parents usually buy one.

    Post # 6
    7291 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I bake box cakes about once a week, since my Fiance is in love with cheap box cake and cake in general.

    As a kid my mom made my birthday cakes, and now that I live away from home, my FI’s family buys them for my birthday.

    I think you should make cake #2 because of the coffee inclusion!

    Post # 7
    5544 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I love an reason for cake. Here is my personal fav choc cake recipe! It is super rich and moist and while it doesn’t have your typical frosting on it, it is amazing!! 

    Camie’s Buttermilk Chocolate Cake

    Bring to Boil:

    2 sticks butter

    1 C water

    3 TBS cocoa powder

    Mix while above is coming to boil:

    1 tsp baking soda

    2 C flour

    2 C sugar

    1/2 tsp salt

    2 tsp vanilla

    1/2 C buttermilk

    Pour hot mixture into flour mixture and stir well. Bake in cake sheet pan at 350 until done, 20-30 minutes.

    For Frosting:

    Bring to boil:

    3 TBS cocoa powder

    6 TBS buttermilk

    1 stick butter

    Add 1 LB powdered sugar once boiled. Mix and pour over warm cake. 


    It is AMAZING. I wish I had buttermilk cause I really want to make it now.


    Post # 8
    654 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Growing up we did birthday pie b/c none of us really liked cake.

    Post # 9
    1109 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    My family does dinner and cake for everyone’s birthday no matter what, we go out to dinner and go back home for cake. It’s not an option in my family, we’re not allowed to grow out of it 😉

    Post # 10
    5009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I often make my own birthday cake. I’m a good baker (from scratch, I don’t believe in packet mixes) so I do cakes for lots of occasions.

    Post # 11
    2442 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    All of the above.  Each year it’s something different, depending upon who’s in charge. Kids used to make a box cake for when they were younger, daughter is a good baker and will occasionally bake from scratch.  DH would never attempt to bake anything and would ONLY purchase something.  My mom used to bake for me from scratch when she was alive.  Teenage son works at DQ so of course last year I had a DQ Ice Cream cake.  

    Post # 12
    1542 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My sister’s birthday is 7 days before mine and my bro’s 2 days prior, so by the time mine comes no one really cares anymore. I haven’t had a cake in over 5yrs and it was cuz Fiance bought me one.

    Post # 13
    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Every year I have a DQ ice cream cake I am a august baby (the 2nd) So Ice cream cake is ALWAYS nice to have with the heat!

    Post # 14
    2408 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I get a cake every year whether I make it (usually from a box though I have made cakes from scratch), someone else makes it (my sister is a baker so it’s always from scratch :)), or we buy one. Bithdays aren’t complete without cake IMO. 

    Post # 15
    11390 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Yes! This year my husband got me a DQ ice cream cake & my mom bought me one from a bakery. 🙂

    Post # 16
    1160 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    One year I got 8 cakes. Cool


    Usually, I’ll get one cake from a high-end bakery and I’ll also make one from scratch.

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