make your own birthday candles Martha Stewart

The Crafts Dept blog featured a clever how-to on making your own birthday candles. I think they look so cute! It would be a fun way to decorate a simple cake if you’re not in the mood to pull out your frosting tips.

How do you handle birthday cakes? Do you like to make something elaborate? My mom is a whiz with frosting and always made the fanciest layer cakes for our birthdays.