Birthday cakes...one or two???

Katie - posted on 09/15/2009 ( 102 moms have responded )

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Just wondering what other moms of twins do for birthday cakes - one or two?

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Heather - posted on 09/14/2010

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Two - they are individual people and I think it's bad enough they have to share a Birthday they should each get their own cake and we sing to them seperately too. Besides when there is an option for two cakes I don't need an excuse lol! :)

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Catherine - posted on 09/19/2010

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I did two cakes for my boy/girl twins - it is nice to have there own since they share everything else

Diane - posted on 09/18/2010

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i do one but i combine them together, one for each because one likes chocalet and the other likes vanilla

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I'm pretty sure I answered this one a long time ago, but I'm not reading through all the responses to make sure. ;) We did cupcakes for the girls first bday, but otherwise it's always been one cake. We always have leftovers of that anyway, so no sense in doubling the leftovers. They'll be 9 soon and have never complained about sharing cake. As long as they get a piece, they're good. ;)

Jenn - posted on 09/16/2010

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For their first birthday I did 1 cake and just gave them a piece of it to eat. I'll likely do the same again this year. Perhaps when they're older and if they care, I'll make separate cakes.

Kirsty - posted on 09/15/2010

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Im going to do 2 cakes for sure, individual birthdays, just like my other kids have x

JESSICA - posted on 08/23/2010

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hello i have 9 year old twin boys and when they were younger i would do one big cake for both of them but now that there older i get them their own cakes.

Celeste - posted on 08/17/2010

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For their 1st and 2nd, I did one cake. Third, I did a 2 tier cake with their theme on it (I make all their cakes). This year, I'll probably do 2 cakes because one wants one theme and the other wants another theme.

Monica - posted on 08/13/2010

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Up until age 3, I made the decision on their party/cake and only did one cake, but had seperate candles. For their 4th birthday, when it started mattering to them, I started asking what kind of cake they wanted and the colors, theme etc. To my surprise they still wanted to share a cake for their 4, 5 and 6th birthday. For their 7th birthday, same cake, but different colored frostings. 8th birthday they finally wanted totatally different cakes.

I say, keep it easy on yourself until it really makes a difference to them.

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So far, I've always done one, but my boys are only 2. We might switch to 2 cakes as they get older if they want separate cakes, but I don't really see the need now. A cake is meant to be cut up and shared anyway, so why buy or make two?

Sarah - posted on 08/13/2010

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The same as others I have done both, their first was 1 cake, then I have done 2 princess cakes and the last one was a large 2 tier cake with both names on and a tiara on top. In the early years its not the cake that matters just the pressies!

Wendy - posted on 08/12/2010

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I have 2 sets of twins and they ALWAYS have their own cakes they are 2 individual people (we also like to sing happy birthday twice too just to make them feel individually special)

Sheila - posted on 08/11/2010

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I've only had one birthday for the twins, and for that I got 2- 9x13 cakes, decorated exactly alike, but with their own names on each one, and then 2 smash cakes, one for each. Not very many people showed up for their party, so I was looking for ways to get rid of the extra cake. I do, however, like the idea of separate cakes, for the simple reason that they are individuals and, like pretty much everybody else has said, they already have enough stuff that they have to share, so I'm thinking that I will probably invest in some small cake pans, and make individual cakes each year, as well.

Amanda - posted on 08/10/2010

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For their first birthday I had a big one made and then did 2 seperate cakes for the girls but I have one big cake made every year.

Julie - posted on 08/10/2010

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My boy twins are going on 12, they've always got their own, and luckily they always choose different flavors, so guests can choose what kind of cake they prefer! We've also dual themed since about age 4, since they each wanted something completely different on the cake, and went with a more neutral birthday invite, plate, napkin, etc.

Therese - posted on 08/10/2010

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I always do two cakes. My twin boys were born in december so I make 2 tree cakes. Now that they are older they like decorating their own cake. It is very important to remember that they are two individuals and to remember that if they did not share a birthday they would each get their own cake. This goes for gifts too. Each get their own gift and not have to share (unless its a big gift)

Ginny - posted on 09/24/2009

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Definitaly 2! they are already sharing the same birthday,, they should have their own cake.

Laurie-Anne - posted on 09/24/2009

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I have boy/girl twins and I did one cake for the two of them until their 4th birthday - last year I had to do Bob the Builder and Barbie. I guess it will pretty much be two cakes from now on! ;)

Amber - posted on 09/24/2009

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I'm a Twin mother of twin boys, and growing up my mom always had a seperate cake for my sister and I. They sang "happy birthday" to me first, and then sang again to my sister. Like others have said, their each their own person that happen to share a birthday!

Toni - posted on 09/24/2009

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My boys are 15 yrs old now but when they were little, they wanted their own. Each liked different action figures, Batman and Superman at the time. Getting them each a their own cake makes them feel they don't have to share with the other, having to share everything else.

Amy - posted on 09/23/2009

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I have alway had 2 for my boy / girl twins.. Kasey & Tess.. They will be 6 Oct 29th..Enjoy, Best of Luck

Barbara - posted on 09/22/2009

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Two is my thought. I have B/G twins that each want their own cakes...doesn't help that one has food allergies. But you ahve to do what is best for you. Can you do 2 cakes? Do you have enough guests for 2 cakes? I have done one cake & one rice crispy treat "cake" with icing & all on it. made the R.C. Treat, shaped it they way I wanted it to look, covered it with Buttercream icing & the a fondant. It was really good & a big hit.

Liz - posted on 09/22/2009

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My girls havent had their first birthday yet - but when they do I will have two cakes. My husband is pushing for the smash cakes as well!

I want them to know that they are special because they are twins, but at the same time they are different people.

Jackie - posted on 09/22/2009

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I haven't got to celebrate a birthday yet (they're only 4 months old), but when I do, I will have 2 cakes.

Daisy - posted on 09/22/2009

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We usually do a cupcake for each one of them and then a regular birthday cake for everybody else. It will be interesting to see how they will want it once they are older. There has been sooo many good ideas here....Thanks everybody! Even though it wasn't my question it really helped^_~

Lisa - posted on 09/22/2009

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First year separate smash cakes and one large for guests. After that one cake is what we do because my family is not big on cake so itf we bought a big cake it would go to wasts. My twins just turned 7 and we had so many friends of their's from school I may have to go with two next year. We had one piece left over. LOL

Elidia - posted on 09/22/2009

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My G/G twins are only 2 and 1/2. So for their 1st B-day we had 3 cakes. For their 2nd B-Day we had one 1/2 sheet cake, I put candles on both sides so they could blow their own candles out. I will probably keep one cake until they are old enough to say otherwise.

Cindy - posted on 09/22/2009

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My twins just recently had their first birthday and we had a small cake for each of them and a huge cake for the birthday party guests. They loved having their own cake because they could eat it, play in it and make a big huge mess without hearing "no no!" I'm sure we will continue this until they get older and they decide what they want.

Shanda - posted on 09/22/2009

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For my twins first bday I did one big sheet cake for the guest and had two giant cupcakes made for the twins. That way they each had their own. Don't know what Im gonna do next year. Guess as they get older it will depend on their interest.

Tracy - posted on 09/22/2009

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gotta have two !! My boys are 12 (13 in January) They wouldnt have it any other way

Crystal - posted on 09/22/2009

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You have to have 2 cakes, because even though it is cheaper to have only one...you must remember the twins are still 2 individual little persons. Treat each child as one person that just happened to be born on the same day!!

Amy - posted on 09/22/2009

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Our b/g twins just turned 2 ... this year, we did a personalized cupcake for each of them. They loved blowing out the candles, and a cupcake was just the right size for them to eat the whole thing. I also do at least one big cake each year for our guests.



Last year, I made them each a mini-cake (size of a small bread pan).

Aida - posted on 09/22/2009

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My Twins are turning 1 in December and we are doing a prince and princess theme so we decided on ONE cake with a Big Castle on it, but it will have 2 candles!

Wanda - posted on 09/22/2009

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When they were little they each got their own cupcake:-) Now its one big cake and I have never heard one complaint:-)

Tejashree - posted on 09/22/2009

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hi. i have identical boys n v always hav 2 separate cakes for them. it makes them feel special. they r turning 6 on nov 22 n m already planing their bday...

Shanna - posted on 09/21/2009

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my girls are 4 going on 15! they have totally different taste in everything so we usually do 2 cakes. Plus, they only have one birthday a year so I think they should have a special cake all their own :)

Jenn - posted on 09/21/2009

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always do 2 ..they already have to share a party & bday...they get their own cakes

Raissa - posted on 09/21/2009

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we did seperate cakes for their 1st birthday, one for each to destroy and one for the guests..since then (they are 6 now), we have done one large cake with both names on it..they have similar likes so it hasnt been hard as of yet, the most difficult one was for their 5th, we did half spiderman and half superman. we already have lots of leftovers, i couldnt imagine if we did 2 cakes.

Joanne - posted on 09/21/2009

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two cakes, each one different. Your twins will be so much alike in many ways, help them to be different!

Shatara - posted on 09/21/2009

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I actually had 3. 1 sheet cake for the guests and 2 of the tiny 1st birthday cakes for them to destory and they did. But now I jus do 1 cake and if they are older and want different things I will still do 1 cake decorated half and half

Christine - posted on 09/21/2009

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My boys 1st birthday I did a Two Peas in a Pod theme - so for the cake - "the peas" were two individual cakes that came out of the pod. So they each had their own individual cake and everyone else ate the "pod". It was actually really neat the way it was done. For their second birthday I just did one cake and had both names on them. I will probably do one cake until they tell me they would like it done differently.

Chesney - posted on 09/21/2009

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We normally do two small "smash " size cakes one personalized for each child and then cupcakes that coordinate. Seems to work out best that way and they each have an individual cake personalized just for them.

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Haha - have to say that this question made me laugh. We have b/g twins that will be 1 in Feb. We will have FOUR (yes 4) cakes. One for each of them, one for the guests to have, and then a wheat free/gluten free cake for our 7 yr old, 8 yr old, and myself as we have Celiac disease. We normally have 2 cakes for every birthday because of this. What is fun is to have a cake taste off to see who can tell the difference between the regular cake and the celiac cake. Some can tell, others can't!!!!

Lyneen - posted on 09/21/2009

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We just had a baptism and two worked out perfect! One vanilla and one chocolate! I think it is just fine either way though!

Tersia - posted on 09/21/2009

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When my twin turned one I got them each their own small cake and sat it in front of them at the party and let them eat it themselves. Just ensure you have stuff to clean them with on hand and also clean clothes. For their second birthday I only made cupcakes and for their third birthday, they wanted a Buzz Lightyear Party, so my mother-in-law made a large Buzz Lightyear cake and put both their names on it.

Linda - posted on 09/21/2009

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what i do is have one big party,one cake because my older daughter 's birthday is also in same month as my twins.then on their act birthday i get a small cake of their own. single layer.most stores have a kids clubcard and they send me a coupon foe a free single layer cake.

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