Music Themed Birthday Cake Ideas

Updated April 17, 2017

Birthdays are all about celebration, so what better way to do so than with a music themed birthday cake. Birthday parties feature games, food and dancing. By selecting a musical theme, you can incorporate several aspects of it into the type of food served, decorations displayed, games and activities, attire and most importantly, the design of the birthday cake.

Musical Productions

If famous musicals are your thing, focus the birthday cake on an element from your favourite musical production. Incorporate a "Grease" theme onto your cake with decorations of the T-Birds and the Pink Ladies. Use a piping bag to outline the jackets of the two groups and fill with black and pink icing. The centrepiece of the cake could be the famed logo, a 1950s convertible with "Grease" spelt on the body of the car.

Music Genres

A hip hop music fan would love a cake with elements from the 1980s and words done in sprayed icing adorned with miniature trinkets such as plastic microphones, headphones and cassettes. A turntable design would be a great choice for a rectangular cake. Place ornament-sized instruments such as trumpets, basses and pianos on a black or dark purple iced background to convey that sense of depth and intimacy of jazz. Birthday candles that give off a firecracker flame match the excitement and energy of rock and roll music.

Musical Elements

Cake's spongy consistency allows it to be cut and moulded into a variety of forms. Simply find an image of the instrument you want to replicate and shape the cake as such. Icing comes in a multitude of colours and thickness and can easily be formed into the strings of a guitar or violin, the keys of a piano or drawn into the shape of musical notes.

Kid's Cakes

Reflect a child's favourite music television program into the birthday cake theme. "Yo Gabba Gabba" and "The Backyardigans" are both television shows which encompass music and dance into their programming. Many grocery stores have on-site bakeries with ready-made templates for these TV shows.

Any of the above mentioned music themed birthday cakes can apply to a child's cake as well by using bright primary and pastel colours.

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Scarlett Carlson began writing professionally in 2000 and has had material published with the National Library of Poetry. Carlson is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in sociology and also holds an Associate degree in arts and science. Carlson's previous experience as a nurse's aide and her love of fashion and cosmetology influence her writings.