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Isawahatonce Thu 06-Apr-17 16:37:35

I really like birthdays. And cake.
I didn't have a birthday cake last year and it's highly unlikely one will materialize this year (unless the cat buys it). It's an important birthday and I just really want one.
Is this a really stupid, sad thing to do? Am I being ridiculous? I think perhaps I am being ridiculous. I also strongly suspect I am overthinking this...

HerBluebiro Thu 06-Apr-17 16:43:23

You want a cake? You get a cake!

If it's a big birthday get a particularly nice cake.

From the cats if that feels better. But there is nothing ridiculous about buying yourself a cake when you want one

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 06-Apr-17 16:45:00

cake Perfectly sensible if you fancy one. Or make yourself something.

PinkHeart59156816 Thu 06-Apr-17 16:45:02

Get the cake! I've never even get myself some candles

If you can't treat yourself to any cake you want on your birthday when can you

MyLittleBoyBlue Thu 06-Apr-17 16:47:16

Definitely, I always make sure I have cake. Even if I buy/make it myself. Nothing ridiculous about it.

Piffpaffpoff Thu 06-Apr-17 16:48:36

I love birthday cake! I buy myself one every year regardless of whether someone else gets me one. Go and get yourself a whopper!!

Goldfishshoals Thu 06-Apr-17 16:49:24

I have made myself a birthday cake before. One of my friends said it was the 'saddest thing' that I'd had to make my own. But no one else was going to do it and I'd rather be 'sad' with cake than without!

coffeecakemum Thu 06-Apr-17 16:50:40

Can you find a recipe and bake it with friends or family. That would be fun. If cooking isn't your thing then I would go just go buy one. Cake needs no reason. Enjoy it?

Crunchymum Thu 06-Apr-17 16:51:18

I make myself a cake (or buy a selection of cupcakes from Hummingbird) for my birthday.... and sometimes not for my birthday too.

LordScuttlebutt Thu 06-Apr-17 16:51:57

I've done it myself. Why ever not?

You will be under no obligation to share it now!!!!

LadyPW Thu 06-Apr-17 16:53:59

Your cat really wants to buy you one but can't because of the language difficulties and the lack of pocket money you dole out (on account of cats not having pockets). It's your duty to make said cat feel better about the situation by buying one on their behalf. Candles are good. And don't forget to sing Happy Birthday to yourself too.

popcornpaws Thu 06-Apr-17 16:55:21

I order my cake every year from marks and spencer, my DH picks it up so I'm just making sure i get the one i want.

Itsjustaphase84 Thu 06-Apr-17 16:56:01

I've had the same thought... You know I'm actually going to buy a cake for my next birthday thank you

Penguin27 Thu 06-Apr-17 16:56:56

Definitely, get a special cake for your special day cake

Isawahatonce Thu 06-Apr-17 17:01:38

I'm gonna do it! Thanks everyone grin
I may get party hats and candles too, i'm quite excited now grin
LadyPW You make an excellent point. I'm sure he'd be most mortified if he couldn't get me one. It's a plan.

FallenSky Thu 06-Apr-17 18:05:27

Go for it! If it makes you feel any better I've been known to buy myself a birthday cake when it's not even my birthday blush I do love cake.

Meekonsandwich Thu 06-Apr-17 18:05:58

It's not sad, if you want something sometimes you have to go out and get it yourself _

Last month I bought myself some flowers and chocolates for my birthday because I suspected I wouldn't get anything otherwise and I was right.

I enjoyed them immensely smile

willothewisp17 Thu 06-Apr-17 18:07:57

buy a birthday cake for yourself, I'd buy a birthday cake even if it wasn't my birthday 😂 xx

Tunnocksmallow Thu 06-Apr-17 18:08:55

I read something the other day that said something along the lines of; one of the best things about being an adult, is that nobody can stop you buying cake whenever you want it!
Buy the cake, eat the cake, enjoy! cake

BeastofCraggyIsland Thu 06-Apr-17 18:09:08

Do it! Everyone deserves a cake on their birthday and this way you get the one you really want smile

WelliesAndPyjamas Thu 06-Apr-17 18:11:14

Get one.
I chose my own one this year because logistically it was the simplest thing to do given family activities and timings. So what!

HollyJollyDillydolly Thu 06-Apr-17 18:13:07

Absolutely get the cake. 🎂
Life's too short, if you want a cake get one and make sure it's a nice big one too!

DaisyQueen Thu 06-Apr-17 18:16:16

I bought my own cake for my birthday last week. It was delicious

Isawahatonce Thu 06-Apr-17 18:35:56

I'm considering this or maybe a caterpillar cake. I always wanted one as a child and was never allowed so this is my chance grin

HerBluebiro Thu 06-Apr-17 19:28:31

If you have the choice of a caterpillar cake or any other sort of cake always have the caterpillar. I warn you though. They don't taste particularly nice.

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