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Who makes your birthday cake?

August 16, 2010

A while ago I was tagged by the lovely Julie at Ice Maiden Cakes, who posed the question to fellow cake makers “Who makes your birthday cake?”

Baking has long been a tradition in our family with my Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma all being fabulous bakers and that is certainly where I got my love of baking from. When I was little my Mum used to make me wonderful birthday cakes. I remember having a birthday cake in the shape of ballet shoes, a hedgehog cake and a lovely little house that looked like a toadstool.

I remember before my last birthday people on Twitter were asking if I was going to make my own cake and even had a few people offering to make me one (if I made them one in return!). In fact, Cumbers, I’m still waiting for my birthday cake πŸ˜‰

Luckily, I don’t like a lot of fuss so my Grandma usually just bakes me a nice sponge cake. Last year I requested a coffee cake, which was absolutely delicious. To be honest, I spend so long making and decorating cakes for other people, I’m not that fussed about cake any more!

I think most of the bakers have been tagged as I was a bit slow off the mark to join in! But I am going to tag a few people so I apologise if you’ve already done this. So who bakes your birthday cake?

Feeding boys and a firefighter

Pumpkin and Piglet

Snaffles Mummy

The Pink Whisk

Cherished By Me

11 Comments leave one →
  1. August 16, 2010 3:38 pm

    What a lovely cake….very pretty. A great tag…thanks. I look forward to doing it. πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 16, 2010 3:46 pm

      Yay! Look forward to reading your post πŸ™‚

  2. August 16, 2010 6:23 pm

    That’s a pretty cake! Thanks for the tag, I’ll get on to it this week! x

    • amylane permalink*
      August 16, 2010 6:46 pm

      You’re welcome. Look forward to your post πŸ™‚

  3. August 16, 2010 9:02 pm

    Thanks for the tag Amy – such a good question… will get onto writing something…. hope you’re feeling better today?

    • amylane permalink*
      August 16, 2010 9:26 pm

      Still feeling a bit rubbish but on the mend now I think. Look forward to reading your post, x

  4. alex permalink
    August 17, 2010 4:35 pm

    Last year I ordered a cake from a lady at our village cafe… I think my mum paid for it in the end as my birthday present… this year I don’t really feel like celebrating my birthday so I am just going to keep schstum and pull the duvet over my head and hope it goes away… its not even the big 40… just been a pants year all in all… as I am not from a family of naturally talented bakers I doubt that I will be trying to bake my own cake… they always end up like frizzbees… which is handy when I lob them on the garage roof for the birds… last time one flew right over the fence and landed in the neighbours garden… @//(*_*)\\@

    x Alex

    • amylane permalink*
      August 17, 2010 4:45 pm

      Oh no, sorry to hear you’ve not had a good year 😦 Hope you get a nice birthday cake to cheer you up, x

  5. August 18, 2010 3:21 am

    That’s an interesting question… I have a few friends that are chefs and they are always lamenting the fact that NOBODY ever invites them for dinner. We decided it was because people are too afraid to cook for them, as anything they came up with would be decidedly inferior when compared with a restaurant meal – when in the fact the chefs all LOVE home cooked food, and would be so grateful to be cooked for by somebody else instead of always doing the cooking themselves…

    Anyway, to cut a long story short – perhaps it’s that way with cake bakers too? πŸ™‚

    • amylane permalink*
      August 18, 2010 10:02 am

      That’s true, I love to try out cake from other bakers. I would be afraid to invite a chef to dinner too! πŸ™‚


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