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Birthday cake at the office

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Blablabla1984 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:50:03

We do a collection for everyone’s birthday in the office and get them a present and a card and the birthday boy/girl brings in some cakes and sweets. Great, right?
Well today it’s my birthday, I baked two cakes last night and brought them in.

A few people made a comment that bringing a homemade cake is being cheap. All others so far have brought in Tesco cakes….

Seriously?? What world do we live in? I do enjoy baking and I thought people would appreciate a homemade cake… AIBU?

DramaAlpaca Thu 23-Jun-16 15:52:07

Of course YANBU. Homemade cake is always much nicer than shop bought.

Silly people.

Happy birthday to you! flowers & cake homemade, of course grin

CakeNinja Thu 23-Jun-16 15:53:29

Id make some murmurings about shop bought cakes being lazy grin
But then I'm a cow if someone deserves it.
Happy birthday, send us a bit of your cake please!!

michy27 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:54:05

Baking a cake takes more thought and effort than buying one from a supermarket. And they taste a lot nicer! YANBU.

Nanny0gg Thu 23-Jun-16 15:54:12

When I worked I longed for the day it was certain people's birthdays as they baked beautiful cakes.

As to cheap - poppycock. Probably cost you more.


indecisivedoctor Thu 23-Jun-16 15:55:32

Wow. You must work with some really rude people to express that.

Aside from the fact they should be gracious about anything offered, a homemade cake is head and shoulders above a shop bought one and actually probably costs more in total.

purplefizz26 Thu 23-Jun-16 15:59:47

It can cost more to buy all the ingredients, it cost me £20 for everything I needed last week when I made a cake!

FuzzyOwl Thu 23-Jun-16 16:01:27

YANBU. I honestly don't think it matters whether the cake is shop bought or homemade but I would never consider someone cheap whichever option they went for as I would be too busy happily scoffing.

Happy Birthday. cakewineflowerschocolate Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

TestingTestingWonTooFree Thu 23-Jun-16 16:02:26

I'd expect home made cake to be more expensive. Rude!

GlowWine Thu 23-Jun-16 16:03:18

Wow, just wow. You work in the wrong office. Enjoy your cake and next time keep your home made creations and bring in some value brand cupcakes!

Ameliablue Thu 23-Jun-16 16:06:37

Home made is generally not cheaper for a start as the home baker isn't buying ingredients in bulk and is often using better quality ingredients.

RaeSkywalker Thu 23-Jun-16 16:07:36

shock come and work with me! I live a homemade cake!

RaeSkywalker Thu 23-Jun-16 16:07:49

^ love, not 'live'

TheFairyCaravan Thu 23-Jun-16 16:10:21


Homemade cakes are far, far better than bought ones. Cheeky, ungrateful gits!

Happy Birthday!

oldlaundbooth Thu 23-Jun-16 16:11:07

Away with them all, ignorant plebs!

Send the cake my way! grin

branofthemist Thu 23-Jun-16 16:13:24

Yanbu. They are really cheeky and wrong.

But I can't agree with this

Homemade cake is always much nicer than shop bought.

I have tasted some shocking home made cakes in my time. wink

Lovepancakes Thu 23-Jun-16 16:13:38

I am outraged on your behalf ! And always see homemade as better quality as you get to choose say free range eggs etc

oldlaundbooth Thu 23-Jun-16 16:16:09

Er, what is going on?

I CANNOT believe that no-one has asked what type of cake?! shock and disgust at you lot.

Come on OP, what was it? Chocolate? Carrot? Or, dum dum dum, (whispers) lemon drizzle?

GoblinLittleOwl Thu 23-Jun-16 16:16:30

Shop bought cakes! And they prefer them?
No taste, literally.

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 23-Jun-16 16:19:11

While I honestly prefer a real cake I probably wouldn't eat yours unless if seen your kitchen. Under no circumstances would I comment, though, apart from to say it looked lovely, which I bet it does.

Blablabla1984 Thu 23-Jun-16 16:19:26

oldlaundbooth One cake is lemon drizzle and the other one is chocolate with cream and black cherries.

oldlaundbooth Thu 23-Jun-16 16:20:54


Once a MNetter, always a MNetter!

Choc black cherries sound divine..

DoesAnyoneReadTheseThings Thu 23-Jun-16 16:21:14

Take them both home with you, don't share with the ungrateful fuckers!

Goingtobeawesome Thu 23-Jun-16 16:21:25

Do not give those rude commentators any cake at all. You'd be silly to do so. Rude fuckers.

Happy birthday!

Boleh Thu 23-Jun-16 16:21:48

Weird, my lot love a homemade cake and I get nagged to bake for our Friday team meeting since I mentioned that I enjoy it. Very rarely does anyone turn it down and I've never had any left past mid-afternoon!

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