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To want to buy my neice's first birthday cake?

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AbernathysFringe Wed 27-Apr-16 14:40:15

I know a great cake maker and placed an order but when she found out, her mum wanted me to cancel and to choose one herself.

Ginmakesitallok Wed 27-Apr-16 14:40:59


TurnOffTheTv Wed 27-Apr-16 14:41:23

Don't be ridiculous. You overstepped the mark, of course her Mother wants to choose it and order it.

CrazyDuchess Wed 27-Apr-16 14:41:25

Yup YABU - should have asked mum first

Bejeena Wed 27-Apr-16 14:41:26

Yes as a mother I wouldn't be happy with that myself I like making the cakes myself

Cynara Wed 27-Apr-16 14:41:27

This is a reverse, isn't it?

EponasWildDaughter Wed 27-Apr-16 14:41:45

YABU i'm afaid.
It's her baby's first birthday. Of course she wants to choose it herself!

TurnOffTheTv Wed 27-Apr-16 14:42:13

Ah fuck have I been sucked into another troll thread?

EponasWildDaughter Wed 27-Apr-16 14:42:28

oh <face palm>

reverse. has to be.

AliceInUnderpants Wed 27-Apr-16 14:42:30

Here, make her some biscuit instead

TurnOffTheTv Wed 27-Apr-16 14:42:36

Or a reverse?

RattieOfCatan Wed 27-Apr-16 14:43:23

Yabu. It's her child's first birthday! It's her (and the other parents) choice what cake she gets for her!

MooningIntoTheAbyss Wed 27-Apr-16 14:44:03



MiniLop Wed 27-Apr-16 14:44:26


AbernathysFringe Wed 27-Apr-16 14:45:41

I'm the mum. Had to just make sure I wasn't a bitch. And I can spell niece.
I didn't pitch a fit. Just said...ahhh we probably want to organise that from this end. It's a once in a lifetime kind of thing.
There's precedent - my birth card from her was 'Congratulations on the birth of my beautiful niece'. Not quite over that one yet.

KurriKurri Wed 27-Apr-16 14:46:08

No yanbu - order the cake, buy all the presents, hold the party at your house, and don't invite her parents - you're an Aunty that's your job.

pigsDOfly Wed 27-Apr-16 14:47:03


MitzyLeFrouf Wed 27-Apr-16 14:47:10

What a cheeky mother, wanting to buy her own daughter's first birthday cake.

Next she'll be kicking up a fuss when you take your niece for her first haircut.

TurnOffTheTv Wed 27-Apr-16 14:47:24

Did it really need to be a reverse?

AbernathysFringe Wed 27-Apr-16 14:48:37

Mitzy shudders with terror

EponasWildDaughter Wed 27-Apr-16 14:48:47

I thought reverses were bit old hat now.

Never mind.

No, you're not being unreasonable OP.

AbernathysFringe Wed 27-Apr-16 14:49:35

TurnOff Probably not, just wanted to know if her way of thinking had any supporters.

LittleLionMansMummy Wed 27-Apr-16 14:50:09

Yanbu for feeling this way. Yabu for three reverse. I suspect the outcome would have been the same had you come clean from the start.

NotSleepyAtAll Wed 27-Apr-16 14:50:45

'Congratulations on the birth of my beautiful niece' grin

That's very funny, but kinda sweet too. She is clearly coming from a good place and adores your DD! Just needs to rein it in a bit a lot !!

LittleLionMansMummy Wed 27-Apr-16 14:51:08

the reverse. Why my fucking phone keeps thinking I want to spell 'three' instead is beyond me.

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