Turn Birthday Cake Into A Happy Birthday Cake- 40 Cake Decoration Ideas

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40 Cake IdeasA cake is perhaps the single most fascinating food ever made. There is birthday cake for birthdays, wedding cake for weddings, anniversary cake for anniversaries, Christmas cake for Christmas. You name any occasion of joy and there’s a cake to celebrate it with. And it’s not merely due to tradition, cakes are so popular because they taste so AMAZING. That being said there are tons of cakes available to choose from. Here’s a guide through the whimsical world of cakes. Here you will find amazing cake decoration ideas to make any occasion special. As a limited time bonus download the Hindu Calendar 2017 app free from the Amazon app store.

Types of Cake

Cake Decoration Ideas

Cake Pops

Birthday Quotes (Quote ideas for Cakes)

Cake Storage

Bonus: Eggless Cake Recipe

Types of cake

Chocolate Cake:

Chocolate Cake
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The absolute most popular choice of cake. It’s made using melted chocolate or cocoa powder. With the goodness of chocolate this cake simply cannot be resisted.

Black Forest Cake
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A Black Forest cake if one of the most common chocolate cake. It consists of multiple layers of chocolate cake with whipped cream and cherries in between. The cake is then topped with more whipped cream and chocolate shavings. The cake is believed to be of German origin. Use of rum in black forest cake is common in European recipes.

Red Velvet Cake:

Red Velvet Cake
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This type of cake has been gaining popularity in recent times. It is a layered cake dark red in color. Purists use beetroot to impart the red color to the cake. However, most bakers simply use food coloring owing to the convenience.

Sponge Cake:

Sponge Cake
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Sponge cakes as the name suggests are fluffy and soft like a sponge. They are also known as butter cake or pound cake.

Fruit Cake:

Fruit Cake
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These are dense, heavy cakes made from dried and glazed fruits and nuts.

Ice- Cream Cake:

Ice-Cream Cake with Nutella topping
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What happens when you bring two most delicacies into one single dish? You get an uber delicious product. Ice-cream cakes have layers of ice-cream and cake topped with whipped cream. These cakes need to be kept refrigerated before being cut so that the ice-cream does not melt.


CheesecakeYes! Another mouthwatering treat just like ice-cream cake. The base of the cake is made up of soft fresh cheese (Cream cheese or ricotta). The bottom crust is usually made of crushed cookies or sponge cake.It may not even be baked. It gets topped with goodies like fruits, whipped cream, nuts, fruit syrups or chocolate syrups. Fruit flavoured cheesecakes like strawberry cheesecake or blueberry cheesecake are particularly popular.

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Carrot Cake:

Carrot CakeA carrot cake is an incredibly moist cake made by mixing carrots into cake batter. Due to addition of carrots the cake softens during the baking process and gets a soft and dense texture. Use of carrot in desserts is hardly a new concept for Indian cooks (We have Gajar Ka Halwa) yet the concept of carrot in cakes is yet to become mainstream in India.

Carrot Cake
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Moon Cake:

Moon Cake
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A moon cake is a Chinese bakery delicacy. Moon cakes are round pastries with sweet thick filling inside. The filling usually consists of red beans or lotus seed paste. The filling is surrounded by a thin tender crust. In Chinese tradition it’s customary to offer a moon cake to friends and family during the lunar festival or moon watching.

Bonus: Chocolate Brownie

Chocolate Brownie
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A brownie is a cross between a cake and a soft cookie. Depending on density it may be fudgy or more cake like. Most chocolate brownies include walnuts and chocolate chips. Brownies are typically eaten hot and we all know that sizzling brownies with scoops of vanilla ice-cream make for a perfect dessert after a perfect meal.

Cake Decoration Ideas:

1. Edible Balloon Cake

Edible Balloon Cake

These balloons are 100% edible. Learn to make these adorable balloons by visiting A Subtle Revelry.

2. Animal cakes: cuteness overloaded

Animal Cakes: Dog Birthday Cake

Get the recipe of dog birthday cake at Coco Cake Land.

Animal Cakes: Gorilla Birthday Cake

Get the recipe of gorilla birthday cake at Coco Cake Land.

Animal Cakes: Fox Birthday Cake

Get the recipe of fox birthday cake at Coco Cake Land.

Animal Cakes: Bear BirthdayCake

Get the recipe of bear birthday cake at Coco Cake Land.

3. Candy Filled Birthday Cake

Candy Filled Birthday Cake

Filling candies and chocolates inside the cake is the sweetest surprise ever (quite literally). For detailed instructions on how to make this cake visit A Subtle Revelry.

4. Caramel Popcorn Birthday Cake

Caramel Popcorn Birthdat Cake

Popcorn and cake is not the most traditional combination. But add caramel to the popcorn and it becomes buttercream icing’s best friend. Read full recipe at Call Me Cupcake.

5. Cotton Candy Birthday Cake

Cotton Candy Birthday CakeOne of the most creative birthday cake ideas ever. Kids are simply going to love this birthday party. Read full instructions for making a cotton candy cake at A Secret Revelry.

6. Fried Chicken Cake [Not really!]

Fried Chicken CakeNo, this is not real chicken. It’s cookie pops covered in cornflakes which just looks like fried chicken. It can be a perfect birthday cake for any meat lover. Find out the complete recipe at Rasberri Cupcakes.

7. Carrot Cake

Carrot Patch CakeA carrot in every slice. Read the entire recipe at The Partiologist.

8. Teapot Cake

Teapot CakeFor detailed instructions visit Cake Girls.

9. The Owl Cake

The Owl CakeThis one is for night-crawlers. Especially baked for nocturnal creatures around you. Read full recipe at Better Homes.

10. The Monkey Cake

The Monkey CakeSet to bring a big smile on any kid’s face on their birthday. Read recipe at Enchanted Mommy

11. Birthday Cake with Fondant Icing

Birthday Cake Using FondantBring a smile on everybody’s face with a customized fondant cake. Fondant is an edible icing used to make sculptures on a cake. With fondant icing only sky is the limit. Learn all about fondant cake decoration in a hands-on workshop.

12. Basket Shaped Birthday Cake

Basket shaped birthday cakeLearn to make this beautiful birthday cake basket at Cake Girls.

13. Classy Ruffled Cake

Ruffle Birthday CakeA timeless classic. You can never go wrong with a ruffled cake. For recipe visit Sweetapolita.

14. Brownie Topped Birthday Cake

Brownie Birthday CakeOne dessert is good, two are better. For recipe of this rich cake visit Raspberri Cupcakes.

15. Shoe Cake for the Fashion Freaks

Shoe Birthday CakeLearn to make the show cake at Cake Girls.

16. Caramelized Pineapple Topping

Caramalized Pineapple CakeFruits on cakes go a long way. Caramelized pineapple makes a heavenly cake topping. Read details on Raspberri Cupcakes.

17. Cool Swirl Birthday Cake

Cool Swirl Birthday CakeLearn to make the swirl cake at Sweetpolita.

18. Fish Tank Cake

Fish Tank CakeThis one is sure to capture everybody’s imagination. Learn to set up your own fish tank cake at Raspberri Cupcakes.

19. Make waves on top

Wave CakeFor full recipe visit Zoebakes.

20. Circus Cake

Circus CakeFor complete recipe visit Cake Girls.

21. Take Swiss Roll to Next Level

Swiss Roll CakeLearn to make this cake at Pip and Ebby.

22. Birthday Cake for Artists

Artist Birthday CakeFor full recipe visit Better Homes.

23. Halloween Special Cake: Spider

Halloween Cakes- SpiderFor details visit Zoe Bakes.

24. Halloween Special Cake: Mummy

Halloween Cakes- MummyFor details visit Zoe Bakes.

25. Halloween Special Cake: Pumpkin

Halloween Cakes- PumkinFor details visit Zoe Bakes.

26. Lollipop Birthday Cake

Lollipop CakeFind the details recipe at Better Homes.

27. Bunny Jar Cake

Bunny Jar Birthday CakeFind detailed steps to make bunny jar cakes at A Subtle Revelry.

28. Fish Cake

Fish CakeFor full recipe visit Better Homes.

29. Say it with Numbers [and a lot of sprinkles]

Number CakeFor the complete recipe visit Raspberri Cupcakes.

30. Honeybee Cake

Beehive CakeFor recipe visit Zoe Bakes.

31. Fruits and Cakes Always Go Together

Birthday Cake with Banana ToppingFor detailed instructions visit Raspberri Cupcakes.

32. Ribbons Make the Cake Modern

Ribbon CakeLearn how to make ribbons on cake at Cake Girls.

33. Milo Cake [Chocolate Malt Cake]

Milo CakeFor the complete recipe visit Raspberri Cupcakes.

34. The Ever Elegant White

Elegant White CakeLearn how to make this birthday cake at Sugar and Charm.

35. Multi-Layer Rainbow Cake

Layered Rainbow CakeRead the recipe at Raspberri Cupcakes.

36. Cake in a Bag

Birthday Cake in a BagLearn to bake a cake in a bag at A Subtle Revelry.

37. Strawberry Laden Cake

Strawberry Laden CakeFind the recipe at Raspberri Cupcakes.

38. Flowers on Birthday Cake

Flowers on Birthday CakeFlowers are a big hit on a birthday cake. Learn to make these beautiful flowers in this workshop.

39. Train Cake

Train CakeThis cake is sure to make the most memorable birthday for your kids. For complete recipe visit Annabel Karmel.

40. Lion Cake

Lion CakeAdd roar to the party with this lion cake. For recipe visit Parenting.

Cake Pops

Cake Pops
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Yes! Cupcakes are delightful mini-cakes which can be enjoyed anywhere and anytime without having to cut an entire cake. But what if we put small cakes on a lolly-pop stick. Someone somewhere had this brilliant idea and cake pops were born. These are little cakes covered in frosting and loaded on a stick. A delicious bite you simply cannot resist. Place these on your birthday cake instead of candles and see everyone go crazy about your cake 🙂

Cake Pops
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Birthday Quotes (Quote ideas for Cakes):

Every time you bake/order a birthday cake, you face the question on what to write on birthday cakes. You don’t have to settle for just a Happy Birthday [name] on the cake. This is your chance to make it special with a fun custom message. Here are some birthday cake message ideas-

The best is yet to come.

Aged like fine wine.

Youth has no age.

You are never too old for cake.

So glad you were born.

Make a wish and give it wings, Dream of bright and beautiful things.

No Matter How You Slice It, You are the Greatest!

An Ageless Tradition, For An Ageless Friend.


Happy birthday to a person who is smart, good looking, and funny and reminds me a lot of myself.

It’s easy to write write quotes when you hit a milestone like 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 and so on, but what to write on a cake when you are in between milestones. Well, here’s an idea:

Lost CountAnd the cake is great as well. Read more about it at A Subtle Revelry.

Cake Storage:

Cake Storage
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Here are some tips on properly storing cake and keeping it fresh for a long time:

  • Unfrosted cakes: Cover the cake firmly with a plastic wrap and seal it inside a zip top bag. Once you make sure that the arrangement is totally air-tight you can store the cake at room temperature. The cake should last over a week.
  • Frosted cake: Frosting acts as a shield around the cake preventing the loss of moisture. Frosted cakes can be stored in a refrigerator for 3-4 days. If the cake has been cut, cover the edge with a plastic wrap ensuring there is no loss of moisture.

Bonus: Easy Eggless Cake Recipe

At ActivityDeck we believe that everybody can bake. To help you get started here’s an incredibly simple eggless chocolate cake recipe.

To make this simple yet delicious cake you will need:

Eggless Cake Recipe IngredientsOnce you have assembled the ingredients it’s time to start preparing the batter

  1. Take ¾ cup butter out of the fridge and let it soften for some time. The key is to get the butter to right temperature. We do not want the butter to melt or be rock hard.
  2. Once butter is soft enough for mixing add 1 cup powdered sugar to it and mix well till it forms a smooth paste.
  3. In another bowl mix the remaining dry ingredients i.e. 1 ½ cup flour (maida), 1 cup milk powder, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 ½ tsp baking powder and ½ tsp cooking soda. Mix well and keep aside.
  4. Add milk and dry mixture (made in step 3) slowly to the butter-sugar paste and keep whisking. Add 1 tsp (or 40 drops) vanilla essence and juice of ½ lemon and mix well. We are now ready to bake.
  5. Pre-heat the oven to 100 degree Celsius for 5 minutes. Cover a baking dish with butter paper or brush it with butter and pour the batter into it. Place the baking in the oven and increase the temperature to 180 degree Celsius. Your very own chocolate cake will be ready in 40 mins.

Eggless Cake RecipeCool, cut and enjoy!

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  1. Pavani
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    Thoroughly enjoyed going through the list of cakes.

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