Hi, I am trying to order my son's birthday cake. But after spending an hour on the internet searching for pictures of cakes and another hour or so getting quotes and realise the cakes i like are out of our budget. Now i have to find more pictures on the internet and get quotes. Is there an easier way? Do you have the same problem?

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Barbara - posted on 02/06/2015

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Is the cake the most important thing or are the people the most important thing? That is the question. Have your son help make and decorate the cake then you and he will have the memory of having made the cake together. Thank you

Jodi - posted on 02/05/2015

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She has said that there was a specific theme she wanted but didn't mention what it was.

I think you are going to have to compromise.

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2015

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Another idea is to again get a plain iced cake from the supermarket and put a single wind up dinosaur on the top for the bithday boy :)

Sarah - posted on 02/05/2015

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You could try buying a plain cake - iced from the supermarket and putting miniature plastic dinosaurs on the top :) Make a prehistoric scene with plastic trees etc.

Laura - posted on 02/04/2015

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Well I usually remember friends cakes for their kids so if I like them I ask, Facebook seems to have plenty of people that are doing cakes at home and selling them. Chain places I have bought my cakes at Baskin Robins. Yelp is a big help with places around your neighborhood, Kids don't remember their birthday cakes they are happy with whatever so long as they get to blow the candles and adults usually pass on having a slice of cake.

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2015

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Connie, how old?

a 1/2 sheet should feed 30, and you can ask for airbrushed decorations to match your theme at most places.

Otherwise, for larger groups, I go with the cupcake idea...

Trisha - posted on 02/04/2015

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minion cupcakes!!! :) Cute idea! Great for kids and super fun. Looks pretty easy to pull off too.

Connie - posted on 02/04/2015

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Thanks for the advice. I have to say that I am not much a cook.... can't really make a cake for 30 or so people and hence the problem. I tried our local grocery but they don't have anything that fits my theme. I tried the bakery but they ask me to look online and then tell them what I want. So I spent an hour on the Internet looking for a "perfect cake" and then realised while these cakes are very pretty but some are outrageously expensive. I just want to know what I can get for my budget and pick a cake I like the best that fits our budget. sigh......

Anyone has ordered a cake and somehow has mastered the process??

Jodi - posted on 02/04/2015

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I generally make cakes too.......I've bought them sometimes, but not as a general rule.

I'm quite proud of my cakes. I even did a VW van cake for my hubby once. But I've done the pirate chest, the fairy toadstool, the guitar, the princess cake, the train, and so on.

I don't know how old your son is, but why does it have to be such a big deal? He probably won't care that the cake is "exactly so", as long as it is something fun that he likes!

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2015

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LOL Dove...

Can't really cook worth a damn, which is why I married a cook. But baking was different...Gran always baked, and I always helped...The ONE thing I can do is bake. So, yeah...I'm great on the dessert end...not so much on the other! After watching a couple of the baking competitions on the telly, I decided to play with it a bit.

No way would anyone ever think I was professional, though!

Dove - posted on 02/04/2015

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Well aren't you Miss Betty Crocker...? lol I kid, I kid... I am NOT creative at all.. or talented... nor do I enjoy cooking/baking. lol

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2015

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I actually think that doing the cake is the best part! I'm not a professional baker, but I do enjoy sculpting cakes, and getting creative with the fondant. My kids have had dinosaurs, Scooby Doo, Spongebob (I like the easy ones...LOL), hot air balloons...in all varieties and flavours. We've had "camoflage", and rainbow, and...you name it.

I love to bake, I love to create and be crafty, and the look in their eyes when you bring out not only the cake they asked for, but you've made it...LOL...supermom!

Actually, the most popular one I did was a "berry strawberry" for a 3 YO I was watching...Angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and whipped topping...

At any rate, there are a plethora of options that don't involve you spending a fortune, or an inordinate amount of time shopping!

Dove - posted on 02/04/2015

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In 13 years of kid birthday parties I've only ever ordered a cake once... and it was a princess cake from a local grocery store. I always make the cakes... and no, I don't decorate other than frosting and sprinkles... who needs that kind of pressure when the kids are just going to tear it apart and eat it anyway? lol

You've spent TWO HOURS on this process and have still gotten no where... that should tell you something. lol

♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 02/04/2015

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I've always made my own, but is there a reason that you can't visit your local grocery or supermarket, and order one directly from there?

Gena - posted on 02/04/2015

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I made my sons birthday cake. I watched YouTube, how to make a dinosaur cake,and i must say i am proud of the cake i made,everybody complimented on how nice it looked and it tasted yummy.

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