Unique Birthday Cakes for Adults

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Unique Birthday Cakes for Adults
Don't forget the birthday candles. (Comstock/Comstock/Getty Images)

No matter how old someone may get, birthdays are still fun occasions to get together with family and friends and celebrate. While kids' birthdays cakes are often decorated as testaments to childhood with things like stuffed animals, trains and clowns, choosing an adult birthday cake is an opportunity to let your adult imagination run wild. With a little rolled marzipan and a creative baker on your side, anything is truly possible for your birthday celebrant.


Reflect the birthday woman's interests with an appropriately shaped and themed cake. These could include shopping, fishing or even computer games. Shape the cake like her favourite store or her favourite items to shop for. Shape the cake like fishing supplies, fish on a hook or even recreate in sugar his favourite place to fish. As for computer games, you could build his entire "World of Warcraft" character from cake or a miniature city from his favourite computer game.

Adult Subjects

No matter whether you make it classy or crass, adult habits, vices and subjects lend themselves perfectly to a unique adult birthday cake. Choose an alcohol theme such as a cake in the shape of a pretty bottle of Champagne or a bottle of beer such as the birthday man might drink with his buddies. A girls' or guys' only gathering could be a good opportunity to unveil a cake in the shape of a bikini-clad beauty or a male bodybuilder flexing his muscles.

Portraits and Accomplishments

We all have memories that we would like to savour and accomplishments that we are proud of. Give the birthday celebrant a taste of his own happy times and achievements with a cake that reproduces photos of a great beach vacation, a fun local getaway or a dream home, or perhaps a cake in the shape of the company she started, the product he built, the kids she bore or the house he renovated.


Many people fear getting older, which is a fact that adult friends can jokingly prey on. Choose a birthday cake in the shape of a grave, a hearse, a coffin, a bottle of prescription pills, a cane or even an "over the hill" hill. You can also opt for a joke cake that references a private or inside joke among your family or circle of friends.

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