I remember when we were young.
Variety of shops available were not that great.
We did most things ourselves. To get help was expensive, by the standards of those times.
Only the really rich could afford the luxuries.
Even a cake for a birthday was home baked.
Then the country prospered.
We became more developed.
Variety became the spice of life.
Cake shops galore.
Nobody baked their own cakes anymore.
It was easier and sometimes cheaper to buy, than to make your own.
BUT we nowadays, more people are now getting back to basics.
Doing their own stuff. Making their own things,
For the last few birthdays, I have been baking.
For my friend
For my child
Simple cakes coz I am no expert. I am not good at the frosting and cake decorating side of it,
And just last evening, my son baked me my birthday cake!!
GASP! A very good first time attempt!!
I am definitely touched.
Thank you my boy for the thought and effort.
And a full circle we have come from home baking to buying, to me baking for them and now they bake for me!!