A Birthday Cake

@Shavkat (135986)
Philippines
November 30, 2023 3:20am CST
I prepared some meals for my birthday today. A milestone comes along with my birthday cake. I baked a moist chocolate cake with my niece. It just happened that I wanted a cake. Besides the point, it is a family's tradition to have a cake on our natal day. A birthday is incomplete without it. I did not invite anyone outside my family. I just want a peaceful and happy moment with them. Do you have any family traditions for birthdays?
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@LadyDuck (450378)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
We always had a cake to serve to celebrate birthdays.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I am so grateful that I can make my own cake. Perhaps more cakes for the kiddies in the house on their birthdays next year.
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@LadyDuck (450378)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@Shavkat I also make my own cakes, I try to look them "professional".
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@LadyDuck I need to be that person in the future.
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@RebeccasFarm (81259)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 Nov
Nice..no we dont celebrate.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
This is what I am thinking for this year, but the kids were expecting something on my birthday. It is my weakness, after all. Thanks.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@RebeccasFarm You have a point. I think I am.
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
1 Dec
@Shavkat It is not weakness to me. It is kind.
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@rsa101 (37905)
• Philippines
30 Nov
That is quite the accomplishment, wow. You could pursue culinary studies in order to become better at it or to earn money doing it. I sincerely hope you have fun celebrating your mini birthday with your loved ones.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I hope I can pursue it. For now, I need to learn the basic ways of doing them. If I am ready, I might just have a short-term course in TESDA. I just want to have a simple celebration. It is the second time that I have not celebrated it with my lovely mother. I am sure she is sending her message spiritually.
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@rsa101 (37905)
• Philippines
4 Dec
@Shavkat The manner in which you post your cooking here gives the impression that you have a genuine interest in cooking or culinary skills. It is preferable to pursue additional studies and possibly hone your skills in this area.
@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
9 Dec
It's wonderful that you shared the baking experience with your niece. In our family, we don't have a specific birthday tradition. How do you usually celebrate birthdays in your family, aside from the cake tradition?
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
13 Dec
As much as possible, we need to prepare dried noodles with veggies and meat in it. It symbolizes to have longer life in my country.
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@wiLLmaH (8807)
• Singapore, Singapore
14 Dec
@Shavkat "pansit"? :)
@aninditasen (15429)
• Raurkela, India
30 Nov
In my husband's house birthday is not celebrated and neither in my father's family but I celebrated my husband's birthday when he was alive and my sons whenever they are with me.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
If I have my own family, the tradition will always be practiced. But then, I am doing it with my immediate family without any second thought. Since my biological parents are not here anymore, we still prepare something and offer it on their altar to celebrate their birthdays.
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@aninditasen (15429)
• Raurkela, India
1 Dec
@Shavkat That's a nice tradition. Hope you enjoyed the birthday party.
@Rimps85 (1053)
• India
30 Nov
Have a great year ahead, birthday boy!!
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I enjoyed it with my immediate family. I am grateful with your kindness. Thanks a lot.
@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@Rimps85 Indeed.
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@Rimps85 (1053)
• India
1 Dec
@Shavkat awesome!!
@youless (111991)
• Guangzhou, China
1 Dec
Chocolate cake is the best Here usually people will have a cake, eggs or noodles as birthday food. It depends on different areas.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
1 Dec
It can never be wrong to have a chocolate birthday cake. In some Filipino families, they usually cook dried noodles with some vegetables and meat.
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@wolfgirl569 (91308)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Nov
That cake looks good
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I tried my best to make it presentable. I was a bit struggling when doing the frosting. Thank you.
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@RasmaSandra (71382)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
1 Dec
That cake looks delicious, I am glad you were able to celebrate your birthday with your family, I no longer celebrate my birthdays there is no one to celebrate with,
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
1 Dec
There is a momen where I cannot help to think about my biological parents. They used to greet me with a big smile. I did my best to have this baking of cake stunt. Thanks.
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@dya80dya (32211)
30 Nov
Happy birthday! Having a cake on our natal day is a tradition here too.
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I did enjoy the simple celebration with the people close to my heart. I guess we got the tradition from Americans.
@simplfred (20614)
• Philippines
30 Nov
The cake is mostly present during birthdays here, also. Birthday is incomplete without it. Happy Birthday...
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
I can agree with you more. Thank you for the greeting.
• Georgia
30 Nov
Happy birthday!!! And cake, everything is better with cake, Enjoy!
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@Shavkat (135986)
• Philippines
30 Nov
You said it right. At least, I had something for my birthday today. I wish I could celebrate it also with my biological parents. Thank you.