Top 50 Birthday Cakes With Images

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A birthday cake is more than just a piece of celebration and has a different meaning for different person. For a kid, it is one of the inevitable ingredients of his/her celebrations while for a woman it could be the way to express her love for her beloved one.

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Whatever the reason be, birthday cakes are, unarguably, necessary to celebrate a birthday. And, that is why we have compiled these 50 birthday cake designs for you. Check out these visual treats and try baking them for treating your taste buds!

1. Chocolate Owl Cake:

This is an unusual pattern for a birthday cake and definitely captures the attention. A treat for the chocolate lovers, it is encased within chocolate and decorated with marzipans, biscuits, and buttons. Try this out for an animal-themed birthday party and win the heart of your kid.

2. Chocolate Cake with Musical Chocolate Collar:

This is an 8 inch Devilish Chocolate Cake that is draped in a luscious layer of milk chocolate and loaded with berries and chocolate shards. The recipe looks quite simple – just a basic rich and moist chocolate cake. The musical collar seen in this case is made using chocolate transfer sheets and is a head-turner. This cake is the perfect birthday gift for a music lover!

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3. Gruffalo Chocolate Birthday Cake:

That is how the author has named it; but to me, it is looking more like a dino who fell into a huge pool of melted chocolate. The white chocolate horns and nails, the orange chocolate beans eyes, the purple Smarties prickles – all these add to the beauty of this ‘beasty’ cake. This is ideal for a child’s animal-themed birthday party.

4. Chocolate Cake With Pink Hearts:

Three layers of sinfully rich indulgence adorned with awesomely beautiful tiny pink hearts! Words fall short to describe this cake designed for a teen girl. Choose to bake moist chocolate cake and frost with chocolate ganache for a deadly decadent delight!

5. Chocolaty Indulgence:

Age chocolaty – that is what this cake says! This cake has been designed for a 40 year old woman. It has been decorated in such a way that it highlights the grace and femininity every woman has. The beautiful roses and bead necklace are reflections of a beautiful woman. A sure head-turner!

6. Adult Birthday Cake:

Ok, it is called an adult birthday cake! To put it simply, the cake is adorably cute and not to forget, mouthwatering! Who will not drool over this chocolate cake covered with luscious amounts of milk and white chocolate ganache? And, the doggy is definitely inviting us to take a bite of him. Isn’t he?

7. Harry Rabbit Birthday Cake:

Be it Harry the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland or your favorite Bunny rabbit, this cake is sure to wow the kids. Dressed beautifully in a royal white and blue icing, this cake has a chocolate base. You can include this for your kid, irrespective of the age.

8. Hula Birthday Cake:

Which girl will not love to own a Barbie? And, when Barbie transforms herself into a cake, words will fail you for sure. The first look at this cake proves that. Gorgeous Barbie dolls dressed in beachwear and playing on the sand definitely look attractive.

9. Bacon and Egg Birthday Cake:

To keep it simple, this is a basic yellow cake frosted generously with chocolate frosting. While fondant has been used in making the eggs and bacon, the egg yolks have been made from sugar frosting. This is definitely a treat for the eyes and palate and makes a wonderful gift for those who love bacon and egg breakfast on bed.

10. Diaper Cake:

This is the perfect gift for a woman who is celebrating her birthday, while she is pregnant. This snowman looks so genuine with a hat and scarf. The hands are made using sticks.

11. Bunny Cake:

A perfect way to celebrate as your cutie turns one year! This cake is an amalgam of two cakes, with one making up the face and the other one halved to render the ears. Frosted with white chocolate or ganache frosting, this cake is made with very less food colors keeping in mind the age of the kid. Check out the image – only ears are pink. You can even avoid that and fill the ears with a rich chocolate ganache filling.

12. You turn 18 today:

Welcome your new year with this feminine cake. Pink – it will always remain the favorite color among girls, irrespective of the age. A 8 inch round cake topped with another bundt cake – both with the same flavors and frosted with a red food color infused white chocolate frosting – that will give this cake an awesomely rich touch! Check out the makeup kit ingredients that lie scattered around her – totally girly!

13. Castle Cake:

Your daughter is a princess and she ought to live in a castle. So gift her a castle her next birthday in the form of this beautiful cake. The white chocolate pillars topped with the pink towers render a typical womanly touch to this cake making it even more adorable. Ask your baker to do the frosting atop a chocolate cake for added richness!

14. Start Running:

At least that is what this cake seems to tell you. A typical running shoes cake, this is an ideal way to tell your partner that it is high time he starts kicking off his fitness regimen. What’s your opinion?

15. Happy 30th Birthday, Honey:

This is a chocolate rich devilish treat for men who are turning 30. The cards, the dice, and the dimes – all these signify that he is matured now! Happy birthday guys!

16. Fruit Basket Cake:

This looks akin to a basket loaded with fruits. This is a fresh cream covered blueberry bake designed with assorted fruits. Gift it your health conscious partner to make her happier!

17. Barbie Cake:

This one is for your little princess who is growing up like a Barbie doll. Dressed in that beautiful pink-layered gown, your daughter and the Barbie look the same. Do not think twice before you order for this one! Ask your baker to use a caramel cake as the base with whipped cream frosting!

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18. Age in style:

This cake, which has been designed exclusively for men who turn 50, has engravings for his milestones. It displays all the important moments of a man’s life, including his fitness activities.

19. Butterfly Birthday Cake:

A beautiful cake, it symbolizes the way a small girl blossoms into womanhood with elegance and grace. Frosted with white chocolate, this basic sponge cake is quite colorful as a girl in her teens would be. That is what makes this a perfect choice for a teenage girl!

20. My baby is now a big girl:

That is what this cake will tell your daughter. Complete with bed, cupboards, friend, and of course her favorite pizza, this cake is a tell tale sign that daughters grow up fast .

21. The Fashionsita Cake:

The moment girls set their feet into adulthood, they start becoming style conscious. They opt for only branded products! And, here is one such gift for your 18 year old replete with a Gucci handbag and sandal! She will adore it!

22. Simple is beautiful:

This is a very simple, yet beautiful cake. Its simplicity is eye-catching. The beautiful girl sitting on the verge of the cake reminds you of the phase a girl or woman passes through at some point of her life. She smiles, as usual, and sits aloof without even bothered to open and see the gifts lying near her. That is how a woman is!

23. 40th Birthday Cake:

Remind him sweetly and gently that he is now 40! Yes, there is a milestone there! Along with wishing him, thank him for being with you all these days, irrespective of your temper tantrums! A true dedication for men!

24. Beer Mug Cake:

This is a treat for all the beer lovers, but with a gentle reminder that excessive alcoholism could be dangerous. Treat him to a mind boggling chocolate cake frosted with a caramel frosting. The whipped cream topping that swirls off from the top of the mug adds to the authenticity of the cake.

25. Congrats on completing three decades of your life:

Tell her that she has reached an important milestone in her life, passing completing yet another decade successfully! She is the mother of your kids, your better half! What more than this cake could be the best way to tell her how much you adore her!

26. Sweet golden birthday:

You have completed five decades in this world, quite successfully! It is time you start planning to your retirement! This is a two-tiered cream frosted sponge cake adorned with black, white, and golden bows!

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27. Aged to perfection:

A sweet edible way of telling your hubby that he has aged, but with complete perfection! While the cake used in the picture is a rich fruit cake with cream frosting, you can opt for any cake and icing that suits your palette.

28. Tyre cake:

This sinful chocolate decadence is complete with a spanner and cutting pliers. Every man finds himself taking up a technical task at some point of life. If your man has done something similar with utmost pleasure, then, it is time you treat him with his delight! And, do not forget to inscribe those sweet words of love!

29. Happy Birthday, Sis:

Sisters are the best friends – friends for life! And, hence they deserve special cake. Nevertheless, it does not matter whether your sister is a foodie when it comes to birthday cakes. Here is a beautiful cake just to show your love for her. This is nothing but a simple chocolate sponge cake with blackcurrant and frosted beautifully with a white chocolate butter cream icing. The shades of pink showcases her grace and love she has for everyone.

30. You completed our family dear:

The arrival of a baby completes a family. From being just partners, we become mom and dad. And, the younger one is always the source of our delight! Acknowledge her presence and celebrate her first birthday with this mind boggling birthday cake.

31. Doggy Birthday Cake:

This cake is an ideal birthday gift the pet lovers. A rich, melt-in-mouth dark chocolate cake adorned with white chocolate shards – this cake looks as if a sleeping dog is taking a nap. It is ideal for a kid’s birthday also as it is inviting and cute.

32. Smirnoff Birthday Cake:

Smirnoff – this vodka is always enticing and so is this lustful cake! Frosted your vodka bottle cake with oodles of Swiss butter cream or luscious white chocolate butter cream, while the base cake will a rich chocolate one! Red velvet cake can also make a good base for this gift for a vodka lover.

33. Jewelry Birthday Cake:

Win the heart of a woman by gifting her this tiny jewelry topped birthday cake. Despite being frosted with a blue food color infused Swiss butter cream, this cake looks lusciously inviting. Keep your worries about the calories at ease now and just grab a bite!

34. Carousel Birthday Cake:

This cake is a designer piece complete with horses, saddles, tails, and manes. The pink and white colors add a subtle touch of grace to the cake. Even the carousel lights look original!

35. Skull Birthday Cake:

This cake fits perfectly into a horror themed party. Replete with skull, the Starbucks coffee, Fat Boy Harley Davidson, Macallan Scotch, and electrical connectors – all of them being edible – this cake is a dream gift for any man.

36. Bed Cake:

Pick it up for your lazy partner! Complete with those pizza boxes, the shoes and sandals scattered across the room, the man sitting on the laptop without any worries – a perfect gift for the bachelors!

37. The Book Cake:

Surprise your book loving friend or partner with this book cake on her birthday. While this particular cake has been baked and garnered for a special themed party, you can modify it according to your creativity. This is basically a butter vanilla cake packed with fresh strawberries. It has been designed as an open book and encased in fondant.

38. My Little Pony Birthday Cake:

Rainbows, sunshine, ponies – girls, especially teens, adore these three. That is why this cake is sure to become a hit among teen birthday parties. Quite a calorie laden delight, it has been made from a rich butter cake with a butter cream frosting, and a mud cake that has been crammed with chocolate ganache filling. Delightfully sinful indulgence!

39. Radley Handbag Cake:

A handbag makes a woman complete, or that is what she feels at least. This requires lots of expertise and patients. Beautifully designed, this cake is sure to win your woman’s heart!

40. Shoebox Birthday Cake:

This is a visual treat for all those women who love high heels. This shoebox cake is complete with the perals and the high heel. Made with an yellow moist cake and frosted with chocolate mousse, this cake makes an equally sinful treat for the taste buds too.

41. Chocolate Wasted Cake:

Two deliciously lethal levels of chocolate drizzled with the coffee-flavored Kahlua and frosted with a lush chocolate butter cream – that is what this cake is! If the image is leaving your drooling, just imaging take a bite… and you would be in a chocolaty heaven. This looks complicated, but in fact is quite easy to make.

42. Rainbow Cake:

This cute, fanciful cake is an adorable treat for the sprinkle lovers. This is a multiple layered cake, with the top and bottom layers being red velvet cake. You can use food colors while baking rest of the butter sponge cake layers. Frost it with a lush butter cream icing, leaving the top and bottom layers. Freeze thoroughly and then, rain sprinkles using spoon on top of the cake. Make sure to smoothen it around the edges, pressing mildly so that they stick on to your frosting.

43. Twilight Birthday Cake:

A dedication to the beautiful love saga – Twilight, this cake makes a beautiful embodiment of love. Prepared using a red velvet cake as the base, it makes a romantic gift for your spouse’s or partners’ birthday, especially if she adores Bella and Edward.

44. Ombre Whopper Cake:

It is nothing but your classic cake frosted generously with chocolate butter cream, but what catches the eye here are those cute Whoppers. Allow the cake to set thoroughly after you freeze it so that the whoppers could cling on.

45. Beehive Cake:

This is one of its kind of birthday cakes that will in fact invite the honey bees swarm around your cake. This is dedicated to the sophistication and resourcefulness of honey bees. In terms of flavor, it is a brown butter banana cake that is encased in a lush honey butter cream. The bees are marzipan ones.

46. Watermelon Cake:

Treat the palate of fruit lovers with this awesome looking and tasting watermelon cake. This cake tastes like watermelon too and it gets its flavor from Watermelon puree and Jell-O. The red food color gives the white cake base the color of watermelon flush. Frosted with watermelon flavored cream cheese frosting, semi-sweet chocolate chips makeup for the seeds.

47. Romantic Birthday Cake:

A simple birthday cake, it doubles as a romantic proposal cake as well. While red velvet cake makes the base, the cream cheese frosting encases the cake. Frost the cake well before adding the sprinklers. Add a heart topper to make the moments more romantic. You can even use a dark chocolate cake as the base covered in a luxurious white chocolate frosting.

48. Strawberry Basket Cake:

This is a visual indulgence for all the berry lovers. Fresh strawberries are crammed into edible baskets made with white chocolate. On the top, there are few strawberries dipped in white chocolate. The best bet for the cake would be a rich and moist chocolate cake. The berries that lie scattered around the baskets make the cake look more appealing.

49. Strawberry House Birthday Cake:

A beautiful strawberry house resides amidst various adornments – all which edible. The pretty little flower, the strawberries, the 3D lollipops – all these enhance the beauty of the cake. This cake is basically a pink velvet cake that is frosted with vanilla flavored Italian meringue.

50. Chevron Birthday Cupcake Tower:

A simple, yet chic looking Chevron tower cake made using fondant, it is definitely a praiseworthy creative work. The cake topper is a luxurious coconut cake with chocolate butter cream while the cupcakes that made up the tower are vanilla flavored cakes with the same flavored butter cream.

Be it a simple sponge cake or a lush chocolate truffle cake, everyone loves to eat a piece of birthday cake. These are just a handful of inspiring birthday cake designs that we have chose for you. Each individual has a different requirement; so birthday cakes look the best when customized according to the person’s needs. Which one did you like the best? Do not forget to click and share the images with us. Or, if you have some other suggestions and images, do let us know.

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  1. venusri

    August 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I love this cake! The recipe works well. My friend sushma has a birthday today and I’m going to make it for him! Happy Birthday, sushma!

  2. ruchi

    August 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Wonderful My mom’s birthday is in two days and I’ve been looking for a birthday-ish cake. Thanks I’ll try it this weekend.