The birthday cakes you used to make your kids

Back in the 1980s, before children’s birthday parties went all showy and prizes were given to every child at the
Nostalgia

Back in the 1980s, before children’s birthday parties went all showy and prizes were given to every child at the party for pass the parcel so that no one’s feelings were hurt, the only thing your children really cared about was the look of their birthday cake.

Mothers from everywhere would thoughtfully flick through the pages of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake book, looking for the perfect cake for their child’s party.

There were your standard numbers, but there were also choo choo trains, Leonard the Lion, Little Miss Muffet, The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, and Hickory Dickory Watch.

We took a poll around the Starts at 60 office and came up with 10 of our favourites; you probably made them for your children.

Choo Choo Train
Choo Choo Train
Robert Robot
Robert Robot
Timothy Tiger
Timothy Tiger
The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
The Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool
Pirate
Pirate
Witch
Witch
Leonard the Lion
Leonard the Lion
Butterfly
Butterfly
Duck
Duck

Did you make your children’s birthday cakes? What was their favourite?

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