Adult Birthday Cake Ideas

Adult Birthday Cake Ideas

When you’re baking a birthday cake for a friend or loved one, remember that even adults’ cakes can be fun.  Follow these simple steps to creating the perfect cake:

  • Determine a size: How many people do you need to feed?  Do you want a sheet cake or a layer cake?  (If you’re ordering from a bakery, they can recommend a size based on the number of expected guests.)  Or, perhaps you’d like to offer a number of options and thus will make a few smaller cakes?  Finally, consider making a large round cake and then smaller cupcake versions for guests to take home with them.
  • Choose a flavor: There are many cake flavors available, from vanilla to chocolate to mocha.  If you have a layered cake, you can also include mousse, frosting, or even fruit in the layers.  Also remember that your frosting can be a delicious flavor.  Some popular favorites include sour cream or buttercream frosting.

  • Decorate your cake: If you’re throwing a themed party, such as ‘Over the Hill’, then you’ll want your cake to serve as a dessert and as a decoration.  Thus, you’ll want it to match your theme, so you may want to consider a cake in the shape of a tombstone.  (Remember that black icing is often bitter, so you’ll want to taste it before covering the cake.)  However, if you don’t have a chosen theme, just make sure your cake matches the colors of the party and includes the name of the birthday celebrant.  And, of course, don’t forget the candles!
  • Plan B – If you are not happy with the results or don’t have time to make a cake here is another option:

Here are some wonderful birthday cake recipes.