The Ugly Cake Tradition

start and ugly cake tradition

After continuous iPhone scrolling, I’ve managed to find the last two years worth of ugly birthday cakes that I told you about in this post. The ones Seth made are on the left, and mine are on the right. As you can tell, we have two distinct cake decorating styles: He likes to pile as much candy onto cakes as possible, and apparently I like to have random stuff sticking out of them.

My favorite part of our accidental tradition? The anticipation. We end up presenting them to each other in such over the top ways that we’re already cracking up before the candles are even lit. Basically we justify acting like children by telling ourselves that when we have kids we’ll already have one birthday tradition covered.

 

The Ugly Cake Tradition

start and ugly cake tradition

After continuous iPhone scrolling, I’ve managed to find the last two years worth of ugly birthday cakes that I told you about in this post. The ones Seth made are on the left, and mine are on the right. As you can tell, we have two distinct cake decorating styles: He likes to pile as much candy onto cakes as possible, and apparently I like to have random stuff sticking out of them.

My favorite part of our accidental tradition? The anticipation. We end up presenting them to each other in such over the top ways that we’re already cracking up before the candles are even lit. Basically we justify acting like children by telling ourselves that when we have kids we’ll already have one birthday tradition covered.

 

Comments

  • Mariko

    05.31.12

    I absolutely love this! Now I just need to get Rick to bake a cake…

    • Ashley said:

      Maybe he’ll want to if he can cover it in whatever he wants? :)

  • Mirthe

    05.31.12

    I need more ugly birthday cakes in my life. Really like this!

    • Ashley said:

      You will seriously cry laughing!

  • Jennifer

    05.31.12

    Hilarious and what a fun tradition it to start!

    • Ashley said:

      Haha, it was a happy accident! Thanks, Jennifer!

  • jewel7013

    05.31.12

    Ashley, a cake with skulls??? Would love to hear the story behind that cake :)
    So glad you posted these, what a blast…

  • Mel

    06.01.12

    This made me teary eyed. That was the sweetest story and accidental too?? So great.

    • Ashley said:

      Awe, thanks Mel! I didn’t expect our ugly cake tradition to be such a hit, but I’m glad it is :)