Birthday Cake

@hopeful28 (1439)
Singapore
March 13, 2007 8:30am CST
When was the last time someone bought or made you a birthday cake on your birthday? I was musing about that just awhile ago because my nephew, sister and dad will be having their birthdays soon so I was just wondering if I should buy a cake for them. For myself, I think it's been more than 10 years since I received a cake for my birthday. I hardly know how it feels to blow out candles any more, lol. I guess in my family, cakes are only for the kids, adults shouldn't be wanting to have birthday cakes. Do they?
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@alexam (20)
• China
14 Mar 07
As a matter of fact ,I have never received a cake on my birthday even when I was a kid.I hardly had memories about the cake or the birthday . It's a blank in my mind. Of course,This's not a fault of my parents.They don't attach importance to the birthday ,includint their own birthdays.What's more, our family was needy then. I had no right to enjoy cakes. However,This is lack of something to a person's life.I am eager to but or make a cake for my own childen when they are at their birthday. Maybe it's a compensation to myself
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
I guess sometimes due to reasons such as yours you didn't have the opportunity to enjoy having birthday cakes. However, hopefully now your circumstances are better and will be able to give as well as receive birthday cakes.
@lenywp (1964)
• Australia
14 Mar 07
Blue Rose - Birthday cakes.
I give cakes when it is someones birthday. We usually buy one as a family and then it is shared amongst everyone. I also receive a cake/s on my birthday, usually a Pavlova (lol) so it has kind of become a tradition. But it is definitely nice to give out cakes and then perhaps receive one in return when it s your birthday:)
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Yes, it would definitely nice if everyone receives and gives birthday cakes on each other's birthdays and no one is left out. I think it is important because it makes one feel accepted and loved.
• India
14 Mar 07
I totally agree with you, I used to get cakes till I was 15 years and after that no body bothered to celebrate my b'day till I got married. Now my wife makes it a point to get a cake for me every year and I feel like a kid blowing off candles. And to top it all I get good gifts from her as well!!!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
You are a lucky guy. I hope you will also have a nice surprise for your wife on her birthdays. I am sure she will be over the moon too.
@Tarrish (562)
• United States
14 Mar 07
My mother always shows up with a cake on my birthday. I think I'll never escape that tradition in my family.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
I hope you know how lucky you are. If my mom were to do that one day, I think I will faint with surprise.
@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
I guess someone didn't make a birthday cake for me.. But my loved ones bought a cake for me.. The last time was my 17th birthday.. that was last summer. Cakes are not for kids only but for adults also. i know any adult would love to have a cake on their birthday! It's nice to blow candles and eat the delicious cake haha!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Bless you, you are right about having cakes no matter our age. If anyone were to give me a cake on any of my birthdays I will be so so touched.
@tboner23 (121)
• United States
14 Mar 07
the last cake i had for me was when i was 5 when my mom made me a cookie monster cake with a big car on it with oreo's as wheels.... it was freakin awesome. But if were to pick if had a cake for my birthday i would choose to have one on every birthday i had. no matter how old i was, If i was you i would get a cake for everyone of those relatives even if its small it still shows thought. Good Discussion...
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Yes, I would get one for each of them and hope it will make their birthdays extra special this year. My family do not really go in for celebrating birthdays except for the children.
• United States
14 Mar 07
I'm not a very sentimental or emotional person, not really big on birthdays either, but for some reason I've always thought a homemade birthday cake was even more important than a special card. I've made a point of baking a cake for every birthday of every member of my immediate family. I also remember once in highschool, a couple of us girls baked a cake for a guy on his 18th (probably just because he was cute) anyway, he really appreciated it and said "this is the first cake anyone ever baked me" - you could see it really did mean something to him.
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
You may not be sentimental or emotional but you do have a big heart in order to understand what it means to others and actually bake cakes for them. Bless your heart.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Just about 5 weeks ago! My hubby and children did a semi-surprise party for my 50th birthday! They had told me we would go out to eat and that a few couples would be joining us. Wow...lots of previous students etc were there. There was a sheet cake that had 'the grim reaper' on it and other cute gags about aging! My teen son dressed up like the grim reaper (excused himself to restroom and returned as the grim reaper!) It was a great night!!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
You must have had a great time that night! Hope you will have many more to come - these memories with loved ones are so precious.
@langhua (501)
• China
14 Mar 07
i want to say that you re lucky,i havent have any brithday cake in the old days.but i have bught birthday cake s for the other one ,i hav bought it 's for my friends 's mother.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
It's really nice of you to buy birthday cakes for other people's birthdays even though you didn't receive one yourself. I hope these people will really appreciate your giving and reciprocate by giving you one too this year and many more years to come.
@meleshia (624)
• Philippines
14 Mar 07
Every birthday, I get to have one from my family and also from my officemates. So basically, that's like 2 birthday cakes in a year for me. LOL! I think no matter how old or young you are, you are not too old to have a birthday cake. Blowing candles is just one of the blessings of having a cake, sharing it with your loved ones is the best part! =)
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Yes, it must be lovely to have people who really take the pains to make your birthdays a memorable one. I wish it can happen to me again one fine day, lol.
• United States
14 Mar 07
Usually I'm the one who gets or makes a cake for everyone else in the family. Last year my mother-in-law supprised me and had a cake, plates and the whole thing last year when we got to their house. It was really thoughtful. My parents have passed away, so usually it falls on my husband to remember my birthday. He does a good job about this, but it was nice for someone else to go to a lot of trouble for me. I think it great to have cake. It doesn't matter what age you are. Of course any reason to have cake is good for me. lol
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
You are so so blessed to have such a nice mother-in-law. I don't normally hear very positive things about them. If I were you I will be so touched and also think of all the nice ways I can make her happy too. Bless you.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I had cake my last birthday and soon it will be that time again and I will probably have cake this year too. That is about the only way that the day is any different for me than usual. Sometimes people in this country (Nicaragua) get serenaded on their birthdays, early in the morning. So far, I have not been serenaded, but my husband has.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
You are really blessed to have a cake every year on your birthday. Hope you will be serenaded to this year and that would make it extra special.
• Philippines
13 Mar 07
The last time someone bought me a cake was my 18th birthday. IM 22 now. its been that long but i cant forget the cake that time because its custom-made for me from my family! I loved it!
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Maybe this year you could hint to them about how nice it would be if you could experience it again. Hopefully they will understand and celebrate this year's birthday with another home-baked cake.
@Transformed (1262)
• United States
13 Mar 07
Usually every year my family gives me a cake. I'm very appreciative of that and never take it for granted.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
I am glad you don't take it for granted and I hope you will also carry on the tradition for your own family.
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I had a birthday cake bought for me last year. my birthday was just me and my partner but he bought me a huge slab of my favorite cake and stuck a candle in there for me to blow out. He told me I should make a very special wish, because it was a very special candle for a very special person LOL. It was so sweet I almost cried! Prior to that though I hadn't had cake in YEARS, and I'd almost forgotten the excitement of cutting into it and then eating it. There's something just so delicious about eating cake when you known it's been bought especially for you.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Aww, that's so sweet of him. I can imagine you must be feeling really touched. I hope he will continue to do this forever.
@jojopuff (520)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I don't think you're ever too old for birthday cake! :) I just had my 20th birthday and my mom made me a cheesecake! :) I think it's absolutely fine to give your nephew a cake. :D I'm sure (if he likes cake that is) he'll appreciate it! :D
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
My nephew will be two in april. I am not sure if he will like cakes but I hope so! I got him muffins last year because my sis didn't want to risk him taking anything with cream. Since he is older this year, I hope he will be able to stomach it. I will enjoy giving him one though.
@greylady (153)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I think it's been ten or twelve years since I had a birthday cake but since my birthday is so very close to Thanksgiving I just make an extra dessert and consider it my birthday treat. You are NEVER too old to celebrate your birthday with a little treat.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Actually, apart from cakes, it would be nice to receive at least something no matter how small it is. I guess for some of us, we have to give ourselves that little something to mark our special day, lol.
@candygurl24 (1883)
• Canada
13 Mar 07
I'm going to be 26 on the 30th of this month, and I'd still love to have a cake, however simple it may be. I think that for some people it's more the thought behind it. As for your question, I haven't had a cake in years....I can't give you exact numbers because I really don't remember the last time I had a cake.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
17 Mar 07
Never mind, you are still very young. I am sure you will have many cakes in future. I sure hope so. It's a real nice feeling to be remembered. I really really hope you will get one this year. Good luck.
13 Mar 07
i last had cake 15 years ago, i would love to have one. it was my hubbys birthday today and as a surprise i bought him a birthday cake, when i took it in to him, along to us all singing happy birthday and candles ablaze, he welled up. afterwards he admitted he hadnt had a cake since he was 7, to see him so touched was priceless, i say bring on the cakes for the adults.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
That was a nice thing to do for your hubby. I hope he will also get you a huge birthday cake for your birthday this year. I hope it becomes a tradition for your family.
@plantit1 (298)
• United States
13 Mar 07
I can't even remember the last time someone gave me a birthday cake. I guess your right about the kid thing. We're just too old. lol
@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
15 Mar 07
There shouldn't be any age limit actually to receiving birthday cakes. I would still like to receive one on my birthday.