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Birthday Cakes To Steal The Show

Magnificent Birthday Cakes

Cup Cakes for a Birthday Party

Cup Cakes are very popular

There can be no doubt that birthday cakes have become more elaborate these days. Some birthday cakes I have seen could only be described as  magnificent!

To buy or make your own?

When I was a child most mums made the birthday cake themselves. It would be covered in marzipan and then iced. Next it would be  sprinkled  with hundreds and thousands or lots of those little silver things that reminded me of tiny ball bearings.  The top of the cake would be decorated in some way and generally it was surrounded by a fancy, colourful paper wrap. Finally the requisite number of candles would be added as the finishing touch. Most birthday cakes were fairly similar.

In those days most mums were housewives and stayed at home whilst the men went to work. They were used to baking and cooking and had more time on their hands. Now many mums have busy jobs and so time is in short supply. Fortunately the supermarkets all offer ready made cakes and there are plenty of specialist cake shops who will make a cake to order.  So for busy mums buying a cake is the best option. For those who can afford the time and who have the necessary skills then the internet can provide a wealth of ideas to fire up your imagination. You can also order up all of the necessary tools and accessories online. It’s all there at the touch of a keyboard.

Types of cake

It seems to me that birthday cakes can be grouped as follows :

  • Simple : Round or square cake with simple decoration.
  • Fancy : Round or square with lavish decoration.
  • Themed : Non standard shape, custom design and decoration.
  • Cup cakes : individual cakes usually on a special stand, can be simple, fancy or themed.

Most popular birthday cakes for boys

  • Pirate birthday cake
  • Cars and tractor birthday cake
  • Super hero birthday cake

Most popular birthday cake for girls

  • Princess birthday cake
  • Female characters such as Cinderella
  • Pets and animals

Clowns are also popular with boys and girls.

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Birthday Cake Ideas

Birthday Cakes come in all shapes and sizes these days. Are you looking for inspiration. Go our  photo gallery to see what other people have done. A children’s party is a special occasion. Some people buy a ready made cake from the supermarket whilst others make their own cakes. There are also plenty of shops who specialize in party cakes and cakes for anniversarys and weddings etc.

Pirate Birthday Party Cake

Pirate Ship Birthday Cake

The above Pirate Ship Birthday Cake was made for a little girl who wanted a pirate party. In fact her mum booked the Jolly Good Productions Pirate Puppet show. The cake looks just like the ship in the show.

Do you know any really good cake suppliers? Share their details using the comment section below, thanks, Ron

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