16th birthday cake ideas for boys

Written by daniel ketchum | 13/05/2017
16th birthday cake ideas for boys
There are many approaches to decorating a birthday cake. (birthday cake image by Jerome Dancette from Fotolia.com)

A boy's 16th birthday is a pretty big deal for him. From getting a part-time job to getting a driver's license, most teens look intensely forward to turning 16. When developing a design for a 16th birthday cake for a boy, think about his favourite hobbies and interests to give you a clue to the type of design that he would most like.

Film/video game themed

Most teens have a slew of favourite films they enjoy watching with friends. Likewise, you would be hard pressed to find a 16-year-old boy who doesn't own a Game Boy, Wii or other video game system. An excellent way to get a film/video image onto a birthday cake is to take an image into a cake shop that has a machine that can print an edible photo design directly onto the cake. Alternatively, if you are an experienced cake decorator you can use a photo as a guide to duplicate the design in a rougher form.

Sports themed

Whether your teen is a football fan or enjoys watching Formula 1, an excellent approach for a birthday cake is to create a design that both represents the sport and the number 16. For instance, for the football fan, a player's shirt from his favourite team featuring the number 16 is an excellent way of signifying his 16th birthday. For a Grand Prix-themed cake, a racing car numbered 16 with driver inside is ideal.

Favourite hobbies/interests

Draw inspiration for your boy's 16th birthday cake design by looking at his hobbies and interests. For example, if your teen plays a mean guitar, create (or order) a cake design with a boy rocking out as he plays. Add a 16 to a T-shirt the guitarist is wearing in your design. If your teen is an avid surfer, try a photo of him on the beach with a surfboard in hand, along with 16 surfboards, each numbered, framing the image. Again, select a cake designer that has equipment that can transform your photo into a cake decoration.

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