I had a birthday a couple of weeks ago & my friend Deb & I went to lunch at Red Robin & then went to Olive Garden for zeppolis for dessert. I love, love,love zeppolis. I didn't have a birthday cake but I'm fine with that. Zeppolis are better.
But today on Twitter a lady posted a picture of her son holding his homemade birthday cake with a "16" & 16 candles. And I loved it. I think fancy decorated cakes are very pretty although sometimes they don't taste great. And they are expensive. But some don't have time or inclination to make a cake. Or mostly it's for show for the big birthday party. It's nothing these days to spend hundreds on a first birthday party.
I can remember one birthday party growing up. I think I was 10. Mom made a cake & we had kids over & I got presents & we played outside. And it was fun. My cake tasted good of course because everything my mom made was good. She wasn't a decorator but she bought these at the grocery & put them on the cake. They are made of some candy thing & are stuck to a page. She had to wet the back of the page & pull them off. And usually, at least 2 letters were broken so there was some creative ways to put them back together.