Perfection in Purple Ombre
A beautiful celebration in Purple Ombre, this would make for a super-sophisticated birthday cake.
The Birthday Cupcake Tree
What I love about birthday cupcake trees is their versatility in design and the ease of serving. No need to slice out pieces of cake for each person, simply pull out a cupcake and – voila – your guests are served.
Amazon.com has a large variety of cupcake tree stands that can help make your cupcake tree dreams a reality.
Pink and Purple Rosettes
Perfect for Mom, this beautiful and colorful birthday cake looks delicious, fun, and elegant.
Marilyn Monroe Cake
If you love Marilyn Monroe, then you will LOVE this cake. I love the details, from the frilly hat crafted from icing, to the sugary bubble, to the icing pearls. Spectacular!
Summer Berry Cake
Source: Hot Crochet
Not all of the birthday cake ideas we collected need master-level baking skills to pull off. This summer-inspired cake is easy to make and truly delightful!
Fairy Tale Fairy House Cake
Source: Cakes we Bake
A true fairy tale comes to life with this lively Fairy House Birthday Cake.
Elegantly Subdued Gray & Pink Birthday Cake
Bucking the traditional bright and lively colors, this beautiful cake takes a bit more of a subdued approach with gray & pink icing.
Fashionista Sweet 16 Cake
For the fashion-forward Birthday Girl!
Mickey Mouse Kids Birthday Cake
Those unmistakable ears on that unmistakable hat… the perfect birthday cake to help celebrate the birthday of your little Mouseketeer.
Train Set Kids Birthday Cake
I love the bright, bold, primary colors in this delightfully decorated kids birthday cake. Even the candles seem to fit the theme.
Pink & White Polka Dot Birthday Cake
A simple design, but so elegantly executed that we had to include it here. The pink icing, the white polka dots, the black trim & lettering, all finished off by a single blush rose. Perfection on a platter!
Need More Pink Birthday Cake Ideas?
These cakes give whole new meaning to the phrase “Pretty in Pink, and so darn delicious too!” Ok, maybe that second part isn’t part of the original phrase, but it soon will be!
Pink Easter Lilies Cake
When beautiful birthday cakes and nature combine, you get a glorious piece of edible art. This hand-painted white cake is adorned with live Easter Lilies to create a truly beautiful cake.
Alice in Wonderland Tea Party Cake
A delightful kid’s birthday cake with iconic images from Alice in Wonderland’s famous tea party.
Cappuccino Swirl Cake
This cake LOOKS like a deliciously crafted cappuccino from your favorite barista. We hope it tastes as good as it looks!
Stacked Boxes Birthday Cake
Individual pieces of cake are frosted and decorated to look like tiny gift boxes. So pretty, and easy to serve!
Monkey Cupcake Tree
This cupcake tree is – literally – a tree. Perfect for a kids birthday party, or anyone who is still a kid at heart.
Square Naked Rainbow Cake
This naked birthday cake allows the colors of each individual layer in the rainbow to shine through. Accented with some vanilla drizzle icing and some colorful berries.
Need More Rainbow Birthday Cake Ideas?
No need to search for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, this pot of rainbow cakes is pure gold!
Cinderella’s Coach Birthday Cake
Source: Sandra’s Cakes
Make your little Princess’ dreams come true with this glorious birthday cake featuring the coach Cinderella takes to go to the ball
Disney Princess Birthday Cake
If Cinderella isn’t your litter girl’s cup of tea (or piece of cake), fear not… as there are plenty of other Disney Princess beautiful birthday cakes to choose from.
Wonderful Wilderness Cake
For that outdoorsy person, this beautiful birthday cake features a woodland scene complete with mountain ranges and pine trees. All served up on a rustic wooden platter.
High Heel Shoe Birthday Cake
For the fashionista (or shoe lover) in your life, this cake is pure perfection!
A Cake Filled with Love
This design falls into the “slightly easier to make” category. Not that I think I could accomplish this design, but most people probably could. Maybe.
I do love the little chocolate hearts around the outside. So simple, but so sweet… in more ways than one.
Cougar 50th Birthday Cake
Elegantly designed with some fun accents that help celebrate the Life of a Cougar.
Twists on this could be done to play up (or down) the Cougar aspects of this design.
Funny 50th Birthday Cake
For those who refuse to ‘grow old gracefully’, this whimsical design refuses to celebrate 50 and – instead – lets the birthday gal (or gay) stay 49 “4 EVA”.
Single Serve Birthday Cake
For a sophisticated twist, or a diet-friendly twist, try serving a small piece of decadent cake on a decorated plate. Just as much celebration, far fewer calories.
Geometry Lover’s Cake
This intricately detailed chocolate cake uses skillfully applied geometric blocks in chocolate and white icing to create a very dramatic effect.
The Incredibles Kids Birthday Cake
Based on the Pixar studies blockbuster hit, this Incredibles-themed cake is sure to please.
Spiderman Kids Birthday Cake
Another super-hero themed cake that is sure to be a hit with the little ones, this ooey gooey Spiderman cake looks delicious, even if you are eating a REALLY BIG SPIDER!
Princess Crown Birthday Cake
The crowning glory of our collection of Beautiful Birthday Cakes, quite literally, is this beautiful Princess crown birthday cake. It almost looks to beautiful to eat.
Source: My Happy Birthday Wishes
Topping the Cake with the Perfect Gift
Now that you have that beautiful birthday cake well in hand, make sure you check out our collection of unique gifts to find that perfect something for that perfect someone.
A Birthday Cake FAQ
Vanilla and Chocolate remain the most popular birthday cake flavors, however Red Velvet and Salted Caramel have gained significant popularity over the last few years.
Birthday cakes date all the way back to the Greeks, who would make cakes to honor the moon goddess Artemis. The candles were intended to represent the moon’s glow, while the smoke from the lit candles would carry wishes to the various Greek Gods.
It depends on the cake. Standard bakery cakes can stay fresh for a couple of days (up to 4 if refrigerated). Those with fresh fruit don’t tend to last as long and MUST be refrigerated. Cake with whipped cream will only last 1 – 2 days, even in the fridge, so make sure you eat that quickly!
Most birthday cakes can be frozen for enjoyment later. Although I do find that ones with fresh fruit, specialty icing, or whip cream do not thaw out as nicely. But just because you can, doesn’t mean you should… enjoy your cake now! 🙂
Most cakes with standard buttercream frosting can be left out for 24 hours, as long as your home temperature is well regulated (around 72° F). Cakes with other types of frosting, such as cream cheese frosting, can be left out for a short period of time, but should be refrigerated beyond that.
Not quite. Yes, a lot of the “red” you see in today’s Red Velvet cakes is based on food coloring. However, although both Chocolate and Red Velvet cakes rely on cocoa as a base, Red Velvet cake also uses a unique combination of buttermilk & vinegar that create a softer, richer cake than standard Chocolate cakes. In the end, they are similar – like cousins – but not the same.