Use a Cupcake for the Birthday Candle

My mother lives in the Alzheimer's area of a facility. When it's her birthday, I bring a cake for all the residents and staff to enjoy. This year, because of all the flu issues going around I brought the 1/2 sheet birthday cake for everyone to share and a single cupcake.


I put a candle in the cupcake for my mom to blow out and in this way, the cake to share was germ free. I think this is something that should be taken into consideration even when it is not flu season.

By Shardebhow from Cherry Hill, NJ

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

January 6, 20100 found this helpful

What a smart idea! After seeing kids blow out their candles on some episodes of 'America's Funniest Home Videos' it is a wonder I ever ate birthday cake.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
January 7, 20100 found this helpful

You have made an excellent point! Thanks for sharing!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 8, 20100 found this helpful

I always do this for kids!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 10, 20100 found this helpful

My daughter-in-law took your tip a step further for her son's 1st birthday last November: everyone had their own, individual cupcakes. They were arranged into the number 1 on the serving tray. It was so cute!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content(article continues below)
Holidays and Parties Parties BirthdayJanuary 6, 2010
Colorful cupcakes at a cupcake themed birthday party.
Cupcake Themed Birthday Party Ideas
Birthday Cupcake
Birthday Cupcake Ideas and Recipes
Muffin and a Cupcake
Difference Between a Muffin and a Cupcake
ribbon and balloon hair clip
Making a Birthday Hair Clip
Easter Ideas!
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on February 25, 2017 at 9:12:06 PM on in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!