Birthday cakes are always exciting, no matter what age you are. They can be sweet, simple and elegant or exciting, vibrant and extravagant; there are so many options.
Whether you are catering for a 5 year old, or a 55 year old, there is a large range of fantastic fancy birthday cake decoration ideas. Below are just a few handpicked top ideas for fancy birthday cake decoration for people at a variety of ages.
If you are looking for a stylish and elegant birthday cake then why not stick to something quite simple. Covering the cake in white icing, or a lovely pastel colour is very effective.
You can then add small edible jewels and ready-made edible décor, or make interesting decorations with icing yourself. There are many fantastic and free tutorials to follow online where you can learn to make flowers out of icing and add those as finishing touches to the perfect, elegant birthday cake.
Another great and somewhat unusual birthday cake decoration choice is to create a photo cake. These are particularly good because they are suitable for any age and you can have whatever image you want.
The easiest and simplest way to get this type of cake is by ordering it from a store. Although it can be expensive there are many reasonably priced places that you can purchase these fancy cakes. Photo cakes bring a personal touch and are often very much appreciated by the person whose birthday it is.
Cakes That Look Like Other Food/Animals
One of the most exciting and vibrant fancy birthday cake choices are cakes that are designed to look like other types of food. Probably the most popular of these cakes is the burger cake, which consists of different layers of cakes put together to resemble that of a burger.
You can also create cakes to look like animals by cutting out sections of the cake and adding them to different parts, for example, a round cake can be made into a bunny by simply cutting the circle smaller and using the spare sections as ears.
A burger cake with added mini cake pieces around to compliment the style
Although traditionally used at weddings, if you’re looking for a particularly fancy birthday cake, why not choose a tiered one? Layering cakes can look elegant, stylish and can offer a variety of styles.
You can combine different styles of cake including the simple one as well as photo cakes. If you can’t decide what style cake you want the tiered option is a great choice. These are also ideal for joint birthdays or large parties as there is more cake available to share around!
Are you catering for a child’s birthday? Do they have a favourite cartoon or film character? If you know the birthday girl or boy has a definite favourite why not choose a character birthday cake?
You can buy already made character cakes with many mainstream characters, or you can get creative and make a personalized cake with your child’s favourite person on it.
Even if it’s not a child’s birthday, character cakes can still work perfectly for the 40 year old obsessed with the Simpsons or anyone else! The character cakes are a fantastic idea for fancy birthday cake decoration.
There are so many amazing fancy birthday cake decoration ideas that it’s hard to choose just one. Thankfully birthdays happen every year, so you can choose one style this year, and a whole new one next year!
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