The Cake I Didn’t Bake…And Other Tales From the Boy’s Birthday Party by Nicole Etolen | Jun 13, 2011 | Gift Ideas | 12 comments Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email Pinterest Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Email 12 Comments Stacey Donaldson on June 13, 2011 at 9:58 am I have the same issue, I can bake cookies, muffins, and bars all day long…but cakes not so much (with the exception of pound cake). I just don’t have the gift for cake baking (or maybe I don’t have the patience). Happy Birthday to your son, he looks like he had a great time! Reply Kay M on June 13, 2011 at 11:09 am Tell me about how fast they grow! My oldest turns 32 this year, in fact, this month! I am having trouble believing I am that old!! I am visiting from voiceBoks – I WILL follow! I already follow you! Just thought I’d leave a message. Thanks, for helping me remember! Reply Ceinwyn on June 13, 2011 at 11:59 am I don’t think he’ll care one way or another ten years from now whether you made the cake or not, he’ll just remember how much fun her had! That sounds like a fun party game with the balloons, I’ll have to keep that in mind for Griffin when he gets older. You are right, they do grow up way too fast, G-man turns one next month! Reply Nicole on June 14, 2011 at 12:33 pm Awww, one is such an exciting birthday. I cried when Jake turned one. Then again, I cried when he turned 2,3,4,5, and now 6! LOL! But I went a little nuts for his first birthday, and he doesn’t even remember it! Reply Melissa Cleaver on June 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm I’m following you from voiceBoks and hope you’ll stop by and follow me too. Have a wonderful day! By the way, if you’re interested, I host the Be-Bop-A Blog Hop on Wednesdays. http://www.mommylivingthelifeofriley.com/ Reply Nicole on June 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm Thank you for stopping by! I’ll be sure to check out your hop in Wednesday. Reply Flavia on June 14, 2011 at 11:00 am Hey there! I’m following from Voiceboks! I’m so happy I found your blog and this particular post! Oh God! my baby is turning 1 in a month and I want to be the “perfect” mommy and bake everything for the party! Well, yesterday -to practice- I made cupcakes from scratch CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT? LOL I am not a good baker at all but they turned out ok but the icing….oh my! the icing was a disaster…not to mention the cleaning afterwards…I’ll be going to my food store too…I can feel it… Hey! you have solved my problem in how to entertain the kids! Even though he’s turning one the average age of the kids are coming is 5 so, that balloons idea is awesome! If I do that, I’ll make sure to back-link to your blog! THANKS! Reply Nicole on June 14, 2011 at 12:31 pm Well, I’m glad to know I’m not the only icing-disaster mom out there, lol! The balloon pop idea really was a huge success. They asked me if I had more balloons when we were done, and at my son’s class picnic yesterday that’s what they were all talking about. I was so thrilled that, even though I may not be able to bake from scratch, I could still do something super cool on my own. Well, cool enough for a group of 5 and 6 year olds anyway! LOL. Even my friend’s older daughter liked it, and she’s a hormonal pre-teenager! Thank you so much for stopping by! Reply Marisa frank on June 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm Oh I can’t decorate a cake to save my life. Every year I think I am going to figure it out and every year I get more creative with cupcakes. Ha ha! Like many others have said your son won’t care years from now if you made the cake. He is just going to remember that he had an awesome Spongebob birthday! I loved the ballon game idea. And yes kids do grow up too fast but I find each new stage so much fun! Reply Brainy Quotes love on June 15, 2014 at 5:38 pm An interesting discussion is worth comment. There’s no doubt that that you should write more on this subject matter, it may not be a taboo subject but typically people don’t speak about these topics. To the next! Cheers!! Reply broken hearts quotes on June 17, 2014 at 6:13 am Thanks for every other informative blog. Where else could I get that kind of information written in such an ideal method? I have a project that I’m just now running on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information. Reply Hiram on June 29, 2014 at 8:27 am Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content. Please let me know. Cheers Reply Submit a Comment Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.