I have never bought a birthday cake for my children. Does it make me better than you if I make them by hand each year? Nope. But, it might make me a little bit richer.
Cakes are easy. If you do not mind the box mixes, you can get them on sale with coupons for just pennies. If you make them from scratch, DITTO. The icing, whether you buy it or make it, is a little bit more expensive but not much.
Now, let’s be honest. Do I make the cake and decorate it myself because it is frugal? Hmmmmm… That might have a little bit to do with it. But, the real reason why I make the cakes myself is… I love that feeling of accomplishment and the pride of being able to say, “I made that.” I love when people ooooooh and aaaaaaah. I love looking back at the pictures and remembering the process, the reaction from my children, the taste… even when it is a little on the dry side.
Some years, the cakes are AwEsOmE!
Some years… well…
Regardless, it is fun for me to be able to give this special gift to my children.