One of activities that kept me busy this weekend was a surprise birthday party for my dad. Rather than purchasing or ordering a cake, I baked and decorated a cake for the party.
Lest you think I'm unusually talented, here's a photo of the finished product:
If I had ordered the same cake from the grocery store, it would have cost $14-19. Instead I used ingredients I had on hand, costing me nothing extra. (A rough tally of the ingredient cost was around $2.50-- and could have been lower.)
If you'd like to decorate cakes, start practicing. You can take a class, too (I took the Wilton class), but the most important ingredient is lots and lots of practice. (By the way, Hobby Lobby offers Wilton classes for half price.)
You can save a huge amount of money just by learning this one skill.