Birthday Cake Shortcut

Birthday Cake Shortcut

Are you intimidated by the prospect of making your child’s birthday cake? I know the feeling. About 14 years ago, I just got sick of my ideas not coming to fruition because I was lacking some basic cake decorating skills. I ended up taking a course to improve but that’s not for everybody. So, for those who are not terribly confident of their skills in this area, I have a shortcut for you.​​​​​​​

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A Birthday Tradition

A Birthday Tradition

What traditions are important to your family? Some of them take money, but if you stop to think about it, I bet the most meaningful ones are essentially free.

When I was growing up, we had a family tradition of having breakfast in bed on our birthdays. Mom would arrange a tray with our favorite pastry (chocolate éclair) adorned with a candle, plus our birthday card and a gift. The family would line up, bed hair, P.J.’s, and all, to sing “Happy Birthday”.

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