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If You Have Cake - You Should Eat It - WW

I've found this new cake that I baked. The kids loved it! They wanted it over and over again. But it's a start from scratch kinda cake that takes time.

When my mother visited over Christmas, I couldn't wait to bake it for her. I did. She LOVED it!

She wants me to make it for her birthday :) I'm so excited about that.

Anyway, I've made it about five times since Christmas.

However the last one...was mostly ate by secret.

I ate a slice every day while the kids were at home. I ate a slice after my lunch. It was such a sweet, secret little treat.

The kids would come home and say: "I can't wait to have pumpkin cake tonight!"

And I'd try not to bust out laughing.

Sometimes they'd get another dessert or not. But my selfishness kept me from unveiling the pumpkin spiced cake. After all, it was dwindling....

At the very final slice, I decided to leave it for my son. He seems to love it most.

I felt bad.

Then they'd say to each other: "Ooh tonight we are having pumpkin cake!" And they'd be so excited and I'd push food in my mouth so that I didn't dissolve into giggles.
I have no idea why I felt the urge to laugh.

Well, they never got any after that first slice.

I ate it all!

I'm not sure I feel bad or not. I"ll just bake them another one.

It's the cake of the year in this house :)

started out like this?

Dwindled to this?

And then it was just the plate and pan in the fridge and they still thought cake was under it.


I"m so not a bad mom.

I don't buy cake in the store, so when I bake, it's most yums!

I can't wait to bake another one.....and this time, I'll share.

I promise.

Do you bake your own cake? Or prefer to purchase from  a bakery or store? 

Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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  1. I can't say I've ever snuck a whole cake before! lol. Too funny. I bet the sneakyness made it taste even better! :)

  2. I make them buy prefer getting my sister in law to for us! She makes killer icing!

    1. Oh I need to begin making my own icing too!
      Glad you have a taste of something good!

  3. I absolutely love cake thanks for sharing =)

  4. Wow that looked really good sweetie! I bake my own always. Sometimes thought I will buy coffee cake at the store. I'm home now from getting my procedure done, and having some breakfast and then going to take a nap. Everything is numb for now so we'll see how I'm feeling later. :) Hugs and thanks for stopping by!

  5. I prefer to bake but sometimes a nice treat from the bakery is just as sweet.

  6. Can I have some please I lurrrrve cake :-)

    Have a tanfastic week and thanks for stopping by :-)

    1. Yup that's the word! I lurvve cake :)
      Thank you Steve!

  7. We should hang out. A whole cake has gone missing at my house and I was the only one home.

  8. I'm a total baker. I have a nice KitchenAid mixer, cake straps, cake pans galore, frosting tips, frosting knives, etc. I love it.

    1. Wow! I need to visit your kitchen!
      I have only a mixing bowl, mixer and baking pans and measuring spoons!!

  9. I'm not much of a baker but I might attempt it one day

  10. I usually make them. They are so good! Nom Nom!

  11. Wow, so yummy post. In my family we all loves cake very much. I would love to share this post and the cakes with my family. :)

  12. I love cake... but i don't bake. Especially not from scratch!!! Looks like it was tasty

  13. I am Caribbean girl myself (Montego Bay Jamaica), and I really am not big on baking. In fact, as a vegan trying to eat mostly raw, I don't eat cake. My kids still do, so they buy ready-made

    1. Ooh welcome. Nice to see another Caribbean face! And right there in Montego Bay too!
      I had a vegan friend once, oh she knew some good places to eat!
      Thanks for sharing!

  14. I agree. This makes me want cake now yummy!

  15. My husband loves to bake cakes at home. It's so much cheaper!

  16. You are just like me. If I have a great dessert in the house I nibble on it until it is gone. This one sounds awesome. Thank you so much for sharing


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