Between my two kids we have had five birthdays so far. This Saturday will mark the sixth. For four out of those five birthdays I have made the cake, a couple times out of the box and a couple from scratch. Last year for my daughter's third birthday we ordered a Princess Cake from the store, which I planned to do again this year.
However, my son's birthday was a month ago, and I made a cake and frosting from scratch that ended up being really good. This Saturday I am cooking for the party and my husband and I have a lot of household projects to get done over the next three days, so I wanted to make things easy on myself and just buy a cake from the store. However, after going to the store and looking through the book of cakes my daughter tells me that she wants me to make her a cake like I made her brother and that she doesn't want a cake from the store.
Of course, if that is what she wants, that is what she will get because in the realm of things it is not that much work. So, while part of me was hoping for the easy way out another part of me is secretly thrilled that she'd prefer her mommy make her a cake instead of getting a Princess Cake from the store. (For the record, I will be decorating the cake with a Disney Princess theme).
How about you? Do you usually make your own birthday cakes or order them from a store?