Post by Jessica R.
I baked my daughter’s first cake from scratch. It was a work of art—frosting scrolls and pretty lettering. No one knows that though because my husband dropped it on the way to the party. Luckily the cake was in a solid plastic container so the only things damaged were my pride and some of the decorations. The cake tasted just as good as it would have with the lettering intact. Every last crumb was devoured by the appreciative guests.
The next year, loath to put in the time and energy into a cake that might get damaged, I ordered a cake from Costco. It was cute with its monster icing balloon blobs, but it must not have been so tasty because we threw out more cake than we ate and I ended up taking more than half of it home.
The following year I swallowed my pride (and told my husband he was relieved of cake carrying duty) and went back to making my own cakes. Baking is something I truly enjoy. It’s especially fun to be able to make my daughters the exact cakes they want. I must be an oddity though because to hear the guests at the party yesterday talk, home made cakes are a rarity in the birthday party circuit.
I know that many moms would have spent more time on the goodie bags, the decorations and everything else that goes into a party. I focused on the cakes and the food.
Which would you have done?