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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Yep - kind of defeats the purpose if your child is awake. I've made every cake for my three kids and there's something that I just love about waiting until they're asleep and then going about my stealthy cake making business. DD is getting Hello Kitty for her 8th birthday!

    As for the OP? Go for it, sounds like it will be a blast!
    But it takes 20 hours, remember? :

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    Quote Originally Posted by MummaOJ View Post
    The thing is they would make their own fun - if it is at your house, other children usually find it exciting as all their toys are different to what you have. I think we forget that kids have imaginations, and we constantly feel the need to provide them with entertainment. I remember all my birthday parties growing up, they included a home made cake of my choice, a few friends and the rest of the time playing with my new presents or running around the yard.
    That's my philosophy too really. I think it just comes down to different values for different families.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskittyfantastico View Post
    Yep - kind of defeats the purpose if your child is awake. I've made every cake for my three kids and there's something that I just love about waiting until they're asleep and then going about my stealthy cake making business. DD is getting Hello Kitty for her 8th birthday!

    As for the OP? Go for it, sounds like it will be a blast!
    Yes exactly I usually make the cake itself a few days before, then freeze it. Then decorate it when they are in bed the night before the party and pop it in the fridge. It's a lot of work catering your own party (DS's party with have about 25 children plus adults) but I do it for no other reason than I love to bake, plus it's cheaper. I certainly don't think it makes me a better mother....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clementine Grace View Post
    Was thinking the exact same thing! Most people bake and decorate cakes when kiddie are asleep anyway..
    Sorry but if the children are asleep good mothers would be lovingly watching them all night and thinking to themselves how lucky they are to have these children so we can spend 24/7 doting on them. No time for this preparing food business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Sorry but if the children are asleep good mothers would be lovingly watching them all night and thinking to themselves how lucky they are to have these children so we can spend 24/7 doting on them. No time for this preparing food business.
    So *that's* where I went wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    Sorry but if the children are asleep good mothers would be lovingly watching them all night and thinking to themselves how lucky they are to have these children so we can spend 24/7 doting on them. No time for this preparing food business.
    I wonder how some people get dinner ready?

    I must be terrible. My children watch tv or play out the back on their own when I'm cooking

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    I tried doing DS first bday cake myself..... Epic disaster! If I had the skill set i would totally do my kidlets cakes myself. I like nice cakes so I buy ours now lol I don't know why I mean thy all get eaten all the same.




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    I have never spent that much on a party but we would of easily done that if DS invited more kids from school but he invited 5 from school and that was it. Altogether for his 6th birthday i would of spent about $900 but that was party with a photographer and his presents.

    I dont care how much people spend as it doesnt concern me as its not my money. I work hard for mine and had planned DS birthday for quite awhile.

    All the kids from his party have awesome memories and will also have photos which we will give out once i get them back.

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    I am in awe of some of the cakes I have seen by some of the parents of my DS's friends. I attempted one, which was meant to be a rocket but looked like a penguin..so now DS gets the cake provided by the venue or a cake from the bakery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benji View Post
    I am in awe of some of the cakes I have seen by some of the parents of my DS's friends. I attempted one, which was meant to be a rocket but looked like a penguin..so now DS gets the cake provided by the venue or a cake from the bakery.
    lol I made one for DS 2 years ago that was rather good, but I really should buy them. Some of the cakes I see from mums are brilliant, sadly mine aren't Although this year I got a reprieve when DS wanted just one of those edible picture things you stick on for his theme. Yep, that suits my ability! chocolate cake mix, some betty crocker choccie icing and whack the thing on the top. Voila I'm a cake making extraordinaire lol


 

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