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snagglepuss June 3rd, 2018 3:56pm

Do you typically buy birthday cakes or make them?

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/04/18 8:37 am

As a kid, I used to make them. Now , my sister does everything. I'm too fat to make it. I'd eat the batty 😔

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ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
06/04/18 8:39 am

Eat the batty? 🤭🤭🤭

It's eat the batter silly.. fat fingers strike again

snagglepuss Story Time
06/04/18 10:48 pm

Angel food cake doesn’t have as many calories and tastes great with fresh berries.

suppressedID IMEACH BIDEN
06/04/18 8:32 am

Store-bought cakes suck.

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MrsCrayonWax
06/04/18 6:11 am

I make them but it’s getting harder and harder to put the attention to detail in them that I need. I’m buying one for my son’s birthday.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/04/18 10:50 pm

When the girls got to about that 12 year mark home made was no longer good enough. So they ordered what they wanted at the bakery.

MrsCrayonWax
06/05/18 6:14 am

I actually debated making one today or buying one for my dad. I think I’m going to try my hand at a German chocolate cake with chocolate filling and chocolate frosting. If anyone has an issue, they can go screw.lol

Malekithe Resist
06/04/18 3:01 am

Have them made but don’t buy them

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susanr Colorado
06/03/18 6:09 pm

My daughter has wanted a cheesecake for her birthday since she was about 14, so whenever we’ve been together on or near her birthday I’ve made one for her. She picks one from a small booklet of cheesecake recipes published in 1981 that I’ve managed to hang on to all these years. My son-in-law has started asking for a cheesecake for his birthday too. We’re not always together for his birthday, but I’m always more than happy to make it for him.

I’ve made other more traditional cakes for birthdays in the past, but not for some years, and not since I moved to Colorado.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 7:58 pm

That’s a fun idea to create a cheesecake for birthdays.

My Mom made me an angel food cake and we cut it into layers with whipped cream and strawberries in between each layer and on top. It’s very delicious. I love that or a marble cake with chocolate frosting and we come up with different decorations on it each time.

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susanr Colorado
06/04/18 11:06 pm

Both of those sound very good too. I love just about any kind of cake.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/05/18 2:56 am

I crave cake sometimes. I love that they sell small sections of cake in the bakery.

cpaswr just say the letters
06/03/18 5:34 pm

Buy because I don’t know how to make an allergy free cake yet.

If OIT works, we can make them again.

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susanr Colorado
06/03/18 6:11 pm

What allergies are you dealing with besides the nuts? And are items “processed in a plant that processes tree nuts/peanuts” etc. also an issue?

cpaswr just say the letters
06/03/18 6:15 pm

Just the peanuts and walnuts. We don’t use anything that may have the been made in a facility warning.

susanr Colorado
06/03/18 6:30 pm

I would think that whole issue - the allergies in general, not the baking thing specifically - must be both scary and frustrating for you guys. I hope the OIT thing proves to be a good solution.

cpaswr just say the letters
06/03/18 6:41 pm

Almost every time I made a cake, it was from a box. I’ve never made a cake from scratch. It is just a matter of how the cake mix is prepared.

We had to suspend OIT because Alex has been puking over the last week. Since we stopped, his puking has reduced. We are going to try again once this resolves. We just move up slower.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 7:59 pm

The flu has been going around. I hope he feels better.

susanr Colorado
06/03/18 8:14 pm

I did see something about puking (on FB), but didn’t catch anything that might have explained it, and wondered...

I hope that’s all over soon and he can continue with the OIT.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:18 pm

I was running a low grade fever and feeling crummy last week a few days. So were a few friends of mine.

cpaswr just say the letters
06/03/18 8:25 pm

Snagglepuss, no fever or other signs of being sick. We were told that there was something going around though.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:26 pm

Could have been food poisoning too.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/04/18 10:50 pm

How’s your little fella doing?

cpaswr just say the letters
06/05/18 3:42 am

He threw up again yesterday. Once it was over, he was fine. I’m staying home with him today.

We hope to get a note from his doc that will allow him to stay in school even if he throws up. The note just needs to say that he isn’t contagious. His doc knows he isn’t.

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ozzy
06/03/18 3:43 pm

Dq ice cream cake

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:00 pm

Yum! I’ve made a lot, I mean a lot of those. Like 20 to 40 a day.

spring27 California
06/03/18 11:53 am

It’s so fun to make them!

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spring27 California
06/04/18 2:49 am

Yes. The birthday boy/girl’s choice. They help!

snagglepuss Story Time
06/05/18 2:59 am

It’s fun to bake with the kids. They get so excited.

We bought some pillsbury biscuits and cheese and different miniature pizza toppings and helped the grandkids make their own mini pizzas and decorate cupcakes for the last birthday party at my Mom’s house. We all had so much fun! 😺

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HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/03/18 11:49 am

No birthday cakes in my home except for mine. I don't believe in birthday cakes.

Smirk.

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HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/03/18 6:58 pm

Yes. But such a treat!

In truth each member is gifted their favorite cake!
Double Fudge
Orange Cream
Lemon Chiffon.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/04/18 12:33 am

Intense lemon. The stronger the better.
I often squeeze a lemon wedge on lemon pound cake.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/04/18 12:34 am

My lemon tree produced a 1,000 lemons this year. The secret. Never trim it back!

snagglepuss Story Time
06/04/18 4:28 am

Do you contribute to the lemons in the grocery stores?

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/04/18 1:37 pm

Scouts pick and sell them for project money.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/04/18 10:42 pm

Previously Pack Committee Chair- current responsibilities prevent active participation but the scouts use the property pretty regularly.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/04/18 10:56 pm

That’s cool. Do they do all the work with you or for you?

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/05/18 1:07 am

They are expected to leave the place clean when they are done. That's about it. The lemons are just a fun donation. The tree grows more than all my friends n family can use.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/05/18 3:00 am

Do you make a lot of fresh squeezed lemonade?

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/05/18 11:49 am

Everyday.
16 oz water, squeeze of lemon. Several lemon slices. No sugar.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/05/18 10:52 pm

Happy to be so.
Mostly vegan
Regular exercise
Mental gymnastics
Enjoy my career
Love my family
Creative sex
Fresh's clean air off the Pacific Ocean

snagglepuss Story Time
06/06/18 12:46 am

Healthy living makes life more joyful.

HammeringMan Gods Away On Business
06/06/18 8:50 pm

That and an open mind to life's greatest entertainments.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/18 10:43 am

Mostly make, except in summer when buying one is the only rational choice.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 2:52 pm

In the summer I sometimes buy DQ cakes.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/18 3:14 pm

We still do that too, and sometimes I make them here by getting one of the 5qt buckets of ice cream and slicing it in half across the belt line. Waalaa, two cakes, ready to be decorated with canned frosting, Cool Whip, Reddi-Whip, and food coloring. It works just as well to start with a half-gallon brick sliced in half the long way across the narrow dimension and placing the halves side by side to make a small sheet cake. I haven’t tried to slice them thinner to make layers - it’s tough enough to slice them once without slicing me in the process.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 3:35 pm

Yikes! That sounds like a great idea but I probably would hurt myself.

I used to decorate cakes at DQ. It’s a lot easier with soft serve lol.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:03 pm

I want to try that too. I just need some cold fudge and Oreo cookies to crush! Home made DQ cake! 😺

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/18 8:10 pm

I'm thinking of tossing in some M&Ms or crushed Oreos for home made blizzards.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:46 pm

You could crush up the M&Ms too. I loved grinding candy for blizzards. Especially king size snickers!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
06/03/18 9:27 pm

Now I have to invent one worthy of the name.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 10:13 pm

I have confidence in you! 🧙‍♂️

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/03/18 9:52 am

I always make birthday cakes. Statgat wants the exact same bundt cake year by year. My sons surprise me. The teens make different choices now, but my littlest guy still wants fun cakes. Last year, he wanted a chocolate cake that looked like a pumpkin. Fun!

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 2:53 pm

That sounds fun! I have a silicone giant cupcake. It’s fun to bake and decorate.

imanag My heaven on Earth
06/03/18 3:04 pm

Ooh, I believe it! So far, my favorite cakes have been the choo choo trains. I used mini loaf pans to make the engine and cars, Oreos for the wheels, and candy for the cargo. So fun!

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 3:36 pm

I never had boys before but now that I have a grandson I can try fun ideas like that! 😺

paranoidandroid peace love science
06/03/18 9:50 am

For the last birthday we made a tiramisu. 🤤

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 2:54 pm

I’m not a fan of coffee but was it fun to make?

CrazDab Florida
06/03/18 9:09 am

Mine would probably taste like sawdust. No one would want that. Been buying cookie cakes lately. Something different.

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Nik
06/03/18 8:59 am

I do like to bake, so I mostly make them.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 9:07 am

Do you also like to decorate them?

Nik
06/03/18 9:36 am

I’m not good at decorating, I let my daughter do that part.
I’m more of a bake and eat kinda guy😄🌹

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 2:56 pm

I used to decorate DQ cakes so I enjoy the baking and the decorating.

The owner at DQ paid for my Cake Decorating Class at the Chippewa Valley Technical College. Woot!

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anniepoops fear the deer
06/03/18 8:57 am

Idk what I do on birthdays. I normally just go to the fish fry.

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snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 9:08 am

Fish fry? Do you have a regular hangout?

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 2:57 pm

What’s it like?

My Mom and I used to go to the Mondovi Inn every Friday night but they changed owners.

anniepoops fear the deer
06/03/18 3:18 pm

It’s just a small place. Looks like a dump a little lol

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 3:28 pm

Lol but you love the food and the atmosphere?

anniepoops fear the deer
06/03/18 3:37 pm

Yes, they have love for my favorite teams. The food is excellent. I don’t vouch for many places, but I will for this one.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 3:43 pm

So they have TVs and people come to eat and watch the game?

There is a bar and grill my hubby and I went to once in Prescott, Wisconsin, that really get into football. One side of the bar dresses in Packer clothes and the other in Viking clothes. If they aren’t playing they decide which team to support and egg each other on. It’s all in good fun from what I could tell. They appeared to be regulars. It was entertaining to watch them.

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anniepoops fear the deer
06/03/18 3:57 pm

No, people only go for the fish fry. It’s only opened four days a week with certain hours.

anniepoops fear the deer
06/03/18 3:57 pm

No TVs in the place.

snagglepuss Story Time
06/03/18 8:04 pm

How do you know they have a love for your favorite teams?