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It's cake time

When it's birthday time in your household, or perhaps when you want to give a good friend a birthday cake, do you don the apron and get baking up a storm or do you opt for buying one from a shop or bakery?

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A bit of both. I love decorating cakes creatively for my kids birthdays but am not very good at the baking part. I now buy a ready-made plain sponge cake from the supermarket and then decorate it myself - like this rocket ship birthday cake. No-one seems to notice that I didn't actually bake the cake myself :-)
by Jane
My hobby is making cakes and I always make cakes for family & friends.
DID you Make this one?
by jonaja
I did Jorja. For a friend's 50th. She just adores peacocks:)
You have my vote, that cake is nothing short of AMAZING!!! and you have a great deal of talent, well done!! :)
by jonaja
That's amazing!
Sometimes I do. It depends how much time I've got and what kind of a cake the person having the birthday wants. If I know I can do a good job of it, I will do it myself. If there isn't enough time to get it right, I head for a cake shop.
This year I made a cake for my son for his party and bought one from the shop for him to take to his kindergarten. I normally do try and make one myself as I love baking and its a good time to experiment with new designs and icing etc.
Yes; for the last two or three years I ave baked my parents and grandpa a birthday cake. Problem is, it is not much of a surprise because we live in the same house!
For my son I bake cakes every day or when it's a friend's special birthday then I also bake them, but the rest of the time I generally buy them.
I buy Pavlova every time.

It's Australian
It's divine
it's a time saver
I can do basic cakes (square or round ones) for small family celebrations. If something bigger or more sophisticated is needed I'd get a professional or a willing helper from my family to do it. My sister-in-law baked a fantastic rainbow layer cake for my daughter's third birthday. I'm still learning, so I might be able to make some fancier kids' party cakes with practice.
A combination of baking and buying from a patisserie. It depends on how much time and what the family member wants.
I am not expert in baking the cakes.But I would love to do that.
I used to bake a lot, but the house we are in now has a terrible oven which burns things on one side, so I have stopped baking. But when I did bake, I used to get a lot of requests for cakes from my friends, whether it was a birthday party or another occasion.
Yes, I like to do Baking
I can still remember my son carrying a castle cake to school in Grade 2 to share with his classmates. Its pic is one of many throughout the family album that I baked for my two kids over the years. The ORIGINAL Women's Weekly birthday cake book was my bible. I have passed it on to my daughter. May she have as many scary moments as I did. While living in Sydney, the weather was so hot that the clown's face melted and it looked as though he were crying. Very Pierrot. Nowadays it's a chainstore or Cheesecake Shop job.
That clown cake was the very first fancy cake I tried!
When my girls were little I used to they loved telling me what they would like and me trying to create it 😊 I still do now if I have the time 😊 I even made my neice a sponge bob cake 👍
Is there a recipe for this luscious looking cake? I want to make it.

by pamg
Yes, I always make my kids'birthday cakes. I have three boys, 9-5-2 respectively. They all have their birthdays in June; the first and third on the third of June and the second one on the 23rd of June. So, I make three cakes simultaneously. I save a fortune, it's a lot of fun and I make precisely the cartoon characters the love. The compliments I get from everyone makes every moment worth it.

Yes I always bake my own cakes as love cooking.
That photo looks "oh so good" of the cake!
by Finy
Absolutely, I love getting creative in the kitchen!
Although I love to bake, this is one thing I don't do. The only other family member in my household is my wife, and we would rather spend the day out doing something instead of baking. We both have a favourite cake that we can get at the local bakery, so that's what we do.
Yes, when my children were little!

I'll now bake a 'White Wings' packet mix occasionally, especially if someone to coming to morning, or afternoon tea!
When the children were younger I made all sorts of different cakes for their birthdays. Nowadays I just make cakes and buy an expensive one from an Italian patisserie, or one of my daughters organises for a made to order cake from someone she found on the internet who makes and decorates amazing obes.
Sometimes, most of the time we order the cake from outside. Although I love baking and decorating cakes.
by sns
No, because we don't really make a cake. We eat cake very rarely.
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