Annual ceremonies, in themselves, have the capacity of lifting our moods with their arrival. Be it a national holiday, a festival, your anniversary or the best of all, birthdays! Be it yours or somebody else’s, birthdays contain within themselves this innate ability of making people let their hair loose for a day and make merry. It is always joyous to celebrate one’s existence in this world and birthdays provide us with a perfect opportunity to do so. The one thing that stays common in all birthday celebrations across the world is the quintessential birthday cake. Some prefer the good old chocolate cake, whereas some go for fancy fondant cakes. Whatever be your choice, we present a low down on some awesome birthday cake ideas to add much more fun to your celebrations.
15. Classic Chocolate Cake
They say old school is the best school and it seems that this wonderful cake is the perfect example of this saying. With a rich texture, creamy flavour and the delicious chocolatey aroma, this cake is a delicacy which is relished by people of all ages. No wonder it remains a classic and an always reliable option.
14. Bond Swag
If classics are too mainstream for you and every time M gives a new asignment to James Bond, you get absolutely psyched, then this cake is made for you. Having a Bond themed cake on your birthday could be a great idea as you can now not only watch the characters come to life but also eat them. Don’t forget to eat the villains first!
13. Oreo Cheesecake Love
If there are two things in the world which no one can get enough of, they have to be oreo and cheesecake. With all sorts of shakes amde from oreo biscuits doing the rounds for quite some time now, and the ever increasing fan club of cheesecake, one can only wonder what gorgeousness would come into being when these two are brought together. Also, it is so light and yum!
12. Edible Bibliophilia
If a good book and yourself are the two things that can make your day brilliant, then this one is perfect for you. The bibliophiles have this undying love for libraries, we all know that. Would it not then be absolutely amazing to have a cake in the shape of a library? Don’t forget to include the much necessary ladder and lamp for a detailed setting.
11. Disney Goodness
Disney never gets old and that is a truth we all abide by. One case of this could be the uber romantic and cute movie Up. When the movie was released, it took all of us by storm with its balloon flown house. How about getting a cake exactly like that? A perfect Carl, Ellie and clubhouse fun awaits.
10. Make-up Mania
If you swear by Mac and if you like your coffee NC 45 then people, this one is bound to swipe you off your feet. With lipsticks, primers and bronzers adorning your chocolate cake, what more can you ask for? A perfect mingling of make up and cake cannot be oversold. Just look at it!
9. For All Things Pink
Pink is such a happy colour and yes, boys can feel that too. Having a Princess-themed cake for your birthday or maybe for a friend or child is so perfect. It will give one all the Cinderella and Disney Princesses feel. The stars just add to the glorious feel to it.
8. Beer Buzz
What if we told you that you can now eat your favourite go-to beverage too now? With the crazy demands in the market for customised cakes and fondants being Godsend products, bakers have come up with cakes in the shape of a beer mug, which looks so tempting. You eat it or drink it? So confused!
7. Superhero Power
It is a common practice in some tribes of Arizona that you eat that which you find powerful, in order to imbibe its power. As strange as it might sound, you can always put it to use and have a superhero themed cake. Choose your pick; Iron Man, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, whichever you want!
6. Harley Hunger
Harley Davidson is pure ecstasy. All the bike lovers would agree. What if we told you that you can perhaps have the bike in front of you, served on a platter, quite literally? One needs to keep in mind the dismal situation we are in with the sky rocketing prices of or dear Harleys. This does not seem that bad an alternative then.
5. Breaking Band
Some swear by The Beatles, some by Rolling Stones, and then there are Led Zeppelin lovers. Whichever band you may hold as your religion and cult, you can go ahead and have a cake with their logo or some icon symbolising their music on it. A perfect recipe for a melodious and memorable day.
4. Ensemble Cake
If one cake is just not enough to satiate your sweet tooth, then you might love this relatively newer concept of ensemble cakes. An ensemble cake refers to an assortment of one large and many small cakes arranged together, usually in a circular fashion, with the larger cake being the center and the rest mini ones occupying its peripheries. Not just it looks great, but also gives you an option of moving beyond just one flavour for your cake. You might just have different flavours for all the different pieces!
3. Not Enough Shoes
Jimmy Choo, Christian Loubotin, Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo. Did these words just leave you gasping in awe and wonder? Well, ladies and gents too, for that matter, this kind of cake will make you go weak in the knees. You can actually have your favourite pair replicated on your cake and it would be totally edible too!
2. Eat, Love and Eat Love
There are times when nothing peculiar appeals us and we are left wondering as to what is that unique thing that we would want in our cake. In such moments of culinary existentialism, we present to you the all pervasive, all lovable cake with the theme of love. Yes, the world needs it and you deserve every single bit of it. Some hearts, some reds and pinks and we are sorted with a fantastic mood.
If you were to decide what is the most generic birthday present that you can give someone, I’m certain that you would come up with flowers as an option, for sure. Now, what if you could mix flowers with cake and not in a gross way, but in a rather delightful and lip-smacking way? Do we see fervent nods? Well then, a bouquet cake is what you should go for as it is a cake carved and designed in the shape of a bouquet! Could it be more beautiful? We don’t think so.
So, go ahead, people! Prove the saying wrong; have your cake and eat it too!