When you have a birthday party for a loved one, do you bake a cake or go buy one?

Bignuf Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder how many people bother baking their own "birthday cakes" for family or friends anymore?

Do you???
03/13/2013
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Sbmsvschoolgirl Sbmsvschoolgirl
We (my family and I) usually bake our own unless we want an ice cream cake or we're decorating it specially and we want it to be smoothly and nicely frosted, and then we usually just order it plain and add our own decorations. We did a really fun one for my uncles retirement/graduation party a few months ago. Then my bf and I baked a zebra striped cake last month for my birthday! (:
03/13/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I always bake the cake. I even bake my friend's birthday cakes. I'm not a huge fan of store bought cakes.
03/13/2013
kurtster79 kurtster79
Depends on who's birthday it is and if we have time
03/13/2013
Rossie Rossie
I buy cakes, because I don't know how to bake.
03/13/2013
spunkmonkey spunkmonkey
I buy them, no kitchen of my own.
03/13/2013
Sammi Sammi
I usually bake them - I do way more decorating on cupcakes, but I like to make somewhat elaborate cakes. Plus, it's a lot less expensive to make one than buy one, even though it takes time
03/13/2013
Fyreflye Fyreflye
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder ... More
I do it for my kids, of course. I also do it for my husband, Mom, Dad, brother, and a friend or two. I usually buy them unless I feel like making one of my special recipes I can never make enough of.
03/13/2013
Sera26 Sera26
It depends on what kind of cake they want and if I have time to make it.
03/13/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
It depends on what that person wants. I always like the ice cream cakes, so we buy them. YUM!
03/13/2013
Aishiteru Aishiteru
I like baking cakes.
03/14/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
My daughter bakes the cakes for us - she quite good at it!
03/14/2013
GONE! GONE!
I love homemade cake so I bake one.
03/14/2013
mpfm mpfm
It depends on how much time I have. I like to bake if I have the time.
03/14/2013
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
We usually buy them, but this year I baked my mothers cake because money was a bit tight this month...it came out awesome. >w<

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03/14/2013
Stagger13 Stagger13
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder ... More
If its a big party we buy one...I have been working on perfecting the cake baking with some mild success. I have even gone so far as to make my own frosting-WAY EASY! The family likes my cakes better than the store cakes.
03/14/2013
1001 Pleasures 1001 Pleasures
The birthday cakes in my family are all store bought.
03/14/2013
Virgingasms Virgingasms
I like to bake so I usually make them at home.
03/22/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder ... More
It depends...if we have a specific type of cake that we want, such as one that would require edible paper and ink to decorate the cake we will buy it from the local bakery. Generally for the adults, however, we prefer to make it since the adults seem to appreciate it so much more.
03/22/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
Depends on the person's preferences. For my boyfriend, I always bake cupcakes. For my mom, I usually buy a cake.
03/22/2013
Ryanne Ryanne
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder ... More
We usually bake them
03/22/2013
bratcat bratcat
When i was a kid i preferred to my parents to buy a cake for my party rather than bake one, since i always wanted an ice cream cake. But when i got older and there wasnt a yearly birthday party for myself sometimes my friends we're kind enough to bake me a cake. The last two years i've made my partner a cake for his birthday since i can't afford to get him a gift usually, and it's hard to find a read-to-eat vegan cake at the store. I enjoy baking cakes for my friends and love ones for their birthday, but sometimes it's a chore because of school or work or life in general so store bought is sometimes a good option.
03/23/2013
Hermosura21 Hermosura21
We always buy cakes for birthdays seems more special because I always make cakes at the house just for fun
03/23/2013
Sir Sir
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Originally posted by KyotoAngel
We usually buy them, but this year I baked my mothers cake because money was a bit tight this month...it came out awesome. >w<

That actually looks really smooshy and delicious (I enjoy smooshy cakes).

As for our birthdays, it depends on whose birthday it is. I like cakes baked for me, unless a Cold Stone Creamery cake is purchased. But then again, I'm not particularly picky and don't mind, as long as it tastes good. I generally buy a cake since I cannot bake or cook whatsoever.
03/23/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
I bake some and order some. It all depends on what kind the person likes/wants.
03/23/2013
GirlinDaCorner GirlinDaCorner
I always bake cakes. Makes it that much more special!
03/23/2013
Allison.Wilder Allison.Wilder
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
We noticed recently a lot of people who (forgive the stereotype) might have, in years past, been baking birthday cakes (soccer mom types), in line at our local market and bakery, buying birthday cakes for their kids and for parties.

We wonder ... More
It depends on the friend. I bake for my family though.
03/23/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
We typically buy a cake.
03/23/2013
Msmueller Msmueller
I buy them because I cant cook worth a crap
03/23/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
Buy one usually, but I would like to bake one for their birthday.
03/24/2013
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