Birthday Cakes and Growing Up

Birthday Cakes

You know how you hear that if you do a good job parenting, you work yourself out of a job? Well, I guess I have done that in relation to birthday cakes.

I enjoy decorating cakes tremendously. Yesterday, I was reminiscing with a friend about a couple of cakes I decorated for her family when we lived in the same town 15 years ago. It made me smile to think of those girls and their smiles at the cakes. It was such fun!

My girls always seemed to love picking out what challenge of a cake they wanted to give me and I enjoyed the process of deciding on how to go about the design. From doll house cakes to farm cakes to Dora to Lego to chocolate raspberry to lemon, the changes have come but they have all been fun.

But recently, they all want to do their own cakes! Imagine that! My oldest has made her own cake for probably 5 years. My youngest took on her own cake this year. And my middle child, well, she has done her own for 2 or 3 years, too. So, unless I am doing it for a pot luck or someone else, I guess I am out of the cake decorating business. πŸ™‚

What a joy, though, to see these girls pick up their own abilities in the kitchen! Of course, I just now realized that Miss J forgot to put the raspberries on her cake that we bought for today. oops! I guess she’ll just have to add a few to each of the leftover pieces. Still, learning opportunities and growth moments are super special to me and I relish seeing the girls in these. I am a proud mama who has worked herself out of the cake decorating business. πŸ™‚

Lori, At Home.

5 thoughts on “Birthday Cakes and Growing Up

  1. Megan Russell March 5, 2020 at 11:17 am Reply

    Beautiful cakes! I love decorating cakes but I’m not great at it. And my girls always want to do the baking around here. I have to beg them to LET ME do it sometimes!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 5, 2020 at 9:20 pm Reply

      But I bet they love your help with clean up! That’s great that they like to do the baking.

  2. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) March 5, 2020 at 4:51 pm Reply

    now… if I could get my son to take on his own challenge…. πŸ™‚ I HATE cake decorating! πŸ™‚

  3. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) March 15, 2020 at 8:44 pm Reply

    oh… that would be lovely if you were closer. πŸ™‚ I did a car cake once…lopsided thing….

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