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8/14/09 10:42 A

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I have only met a handful of cakes I didn't like, but that wasn't the question, was it?

It's not nearly so important to me that my birthday celebration include a cake as it is that it includes all the people who are important to me. My idea of a great birthday treat would be if my family and my brother's and sister's families all gathered for an evening of board games and popcorn and "oldies" on the hi-fi.

Of course there would be cake. But it would be merely incidental to the real focus, which would be the joy of being together.

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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
8/13/09 2:20 P

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I love not only eating cake, but making cake (in case you hadn't notice by way of my blog ;-D www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I've come to realize on many cakes what I truly enjoy is the frosting. So the cake has to be really really good for me to want to eat it.

In the end, I have to say, I like having a cake for my birthday. Even if it's in a restaurant. It makes me feel like there was someone else involved and who acknowledged it in a real way.

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8/13/09 1:20 P

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I love cake, but am not disappointed if I don't get one for my bd. In fact, since the kids are grown, the only ones that get cake for their b'day are the grandbabies... and their mom makes it. :D

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8/13/09 12:38 P

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::nora crawls out of the woodwork::

i often refuse cake. if it's store bought. like most of the pastries that get brought into the office. i actually can not stand the plastic frosting on store bought cakes.

the kinds of cake i won't refuse are my mom's. she makes all kinds for our collective birthdays. i much prefer the simple cakes. she made me a plain cheesecake with blueberry topping this year. my sister got a crazy black forest thing with raspberries and what not. that's just too much for me. i admit i did try a tiny bit, but if it'd been "mine", i'd have to have taken it home.

::nora crawls back into the woodwork::

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8/13/09 12:43 A

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Refuse Cake? Are you kidding me? Never!

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8/12/09 6:32 P

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There are people who refuse cake ? Shoot, you won't find me turning down cake. The little kid in me still gets a kick out of having a birthday cake.

Now, I may have stopped counting my birthdays, eh-hem... but, I still love having cake. I love frosting.

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PS - I'm rather fond of a black forest chocolate cake as well as a traditional strawberry shortcake.



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8/12/09 12:43 P

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My grandmother made the world's best chocolate cake, so I would usually have that for my birthday as a kid or sometimes she would make me a pink angel food cake, just to be girly.

As an adult, I really don't care about birthday cake as a symbol, any sweet treat is fine. Usually we just go out to eat and the kind of restaurant determines the dessert.

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When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down happy. They told me I didnt understand the assignment, and I told them they didnt understand life. -John Lennon


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8/12/09 11:54 A

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birthday cake is now only important because my nieces love to celebrate birthdays and that means cake. I get the flower but they have the rest.





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8/12/09 10:35 A

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Not so much at this age but a bouquet of flowers melts me. Heck, one single rose on my birthday can make me blubber.

When I was a child...I always anticipated my cake cause my grams made it together and they put allot of work into them for all of us. They were magical...really! I wish now I had photos of them.

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8/12/09 1:43 A

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It used to be. Not so much any more. A cake on my Bday is a sweet, thoughtful thing. But not a deal killer between the hubby and I. I'm happy with a smile..a kiss..and a Happy Bday from him. Although he almost always cooks for me that day.

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TWISTOLOMEW Posts: 2,021
8/12/09 1:19 A

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Last year my bf decided not to be a recluse on his bday, so I made him a cake. Seemed appropriate. It turned him into an emotional wreck as apparently he hadn't had a cake since he was a small child, etc etc.

This evening I finished decorating a cake in the shape of a castle for his bday tomorrow - a bit of childhood recapturing...
So this whole cake thing got me to wondering -- and all calorie issues aside -- is having a birthday cake an important part of your birthday celebration?

If so or if not, why?

And while we're at it - what's your fave kind? emoticon

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