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    I've done both but I much rather buy one.
    I'm not the best cook and I'm terrible, just awful at icing.
    I also hate the mess of baking.

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    Buy!
    I've only made one birthday cake and even that was a packet mix 😶

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    I prefer to buy and decorate. I usually do all the cakes for work for birthdays, baby showers or just coz we are celebrating something at the time.

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    I prefer to bake and decorate my own. I am definitely an amateur, especially with the decorating. But, I love baking, and love making things for the people I love. Having said that, I bought the cakes and cut/assembled/decorated for DS's birthday because we were staying at mum's house and I didn't have any of my supplies.

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    If it's something that I'm not fussed about the appearance, I'll bake it myself - brownies, slices, cake for a spread of food etc.

    If it's a birthday cake for one of the kids, I'll generally get my mum or sister to make it! I'm sure I could make a beautifully decorated cake if I tried, but I don't really get any joy out of it, and they do.

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    I bake & decorate, it's a bit of a hobby of mine that I might do professionally in the future... it's tricky with little ones but I usually bake & decorate after they go to bed late night but I quite enjoy the challenge, it's amazing what you can learn from iTunes tutorials!

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    Always bake. I love baking. Its a stress release for me. Especially for work things, its usually 5 minute job plus oven time so dont find it too bad at all..

    I wont say I'm the world's greatest baker, my products dont look amazing but they taste great.

    As for kids birthday cakes, baking and decorating is half the fun! I love feeling proud of my cake and seeing my kids faces, even if its not as good as a professionals

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    Make. If I could buy decent quality I probably would more often. But they always seem to have additives etc so I just make simple cakes.

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    Default Are you a "make a cake" or "buy a cake" person

    I bake and make our desserts or "normal" iced birthday cakes or cupcakes and I would never buy one but I won't do DS birthday cakes for his parties so I have an awesome cake lady that I pay to do his birthday party cakes every year , 2 reasons - I'm not a great cake decorator and the cakes I get are quite elaborate and huge and secondly they would take days to do and I need that time to cook and prepare all the food for the rest of the party and organise the decorations!

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    Buy!

    I'm allergic to eggs and won't have them anywhere near me, so I can only bake egg-free cakes which generally don't turn out that great.


 

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