DIY Birthday Cake

Everyone has a birthday and year after year we run out to buy decorations, loot bags, food or snacks, cake and gifts. And Every year the cost of food goes up! It may sound cheap, but seriously, who wants to spend $35 or more on a cake that’s going to be demolished? For the last few years we’ve made our own cakes for the little ones birthdays and while they aren’t perfect they’ve been a huge hit with the kids ๐Ÿ™‚ Below you’ll find a breakdown of costs per item and pictures of our cool cake we made this year for our son’s 4th birthday!

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  • $1 Chocolate Cake Mix
  • $1 Rainbow Cake Mix
  • $1 Vanilla Icing
  • Free: Green food coloring we already had.
  • $1 Chocolate Icing
  • $2 Trucks
  • $2 Candy
  • $2 bag of Cookies

Total: $10.00 +Tax

8 March, 2014 113053 AM AST

So what did you think? Would you be stoked if you were a kid? Do you have any DIY tips or ideas for birthdays? We’d love to hear them ๐Ÿ™‚

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18 responses to “DIY Birthday Cake

  1. susanne mccarthy

    I’m not seeing any pictures on this post….just me? Would love to see the cake ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hmm I see them Susanne ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe refresh the page?

  3. Such a fun looking cake. I love the trucks and think any child would be totally happy with this cake

  4. That looks great – clever how you combined the 2 cakes to make 1 large one. Looks professional!

  5. love the cake you did a wonderful job on it

  6. I love the look of this cake! I think I will make it for one of my grandsons ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Thats really good. my mom made our cakes and never bought one. They were the coolest thing ever. Now she and I can make my daughters.

  8. what a great cake ! I make our family cakes also ! my daughter having an egg allergy has forced me to get creative and make things like castle and mermaid cakes , I love it !! tons of fun !

  9. wow what an awesome cake , its so creative thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I almost always make my own birthday cakes! this one looks great!!!

  11. A cake I could actually do myself. Thank you.

    • This was our first time making our own. With the small cake that you get when ordered isn’t worth the price when we can do it for $10 or less. Stores here charge $25 for a cake half that size! The kid’s loved it and we’re positive that yours will be too. ~J~

  12. My 5 year old son LOVED this cake! He wants me to make it for his 6th birthday.

  13. My guys would love this cake! Thanks for sharing such a great cake! I’m loving the creativity!

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