I'm really awful at baking and as much pride as I take and have in my ever growing cooking ability it does bother me. Especially since I think it's important that I make my children's birthday cakes personally. Actually, I know that both my children and myself enjoy creating a cake together. Granted some years I really question if it looks like a birthday cake, but it's lots of fun to just destroy the kitchen together. It may not be the most beautiful cake in the world, but it's our cake and the time together creating it... Well it's priceless!!