Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday My Sweet Girl!

Here's a budget birthday cake for a swimming pool party!

Yellow cake mix: 13c w/coupon
3 eggs: 30c
Oil & water: 5 c

Buttercream frosting
1 stick of butter: Free w/ coupon
1 lb. powdered sugar: 79c
vanilla & food coloring: 10c

Fudge grahams: $2
Lifesaver "swim rings" and gummy bear "swimmers": $2
Candles: 8c (pack of 100 from dollar store)

Total cost of cake: $5.45

Cost of cake from grocery store bakery $40

Total saved by making your own: 86%

(And the party goers ate every last crumb!)

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