back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.

Food

35 Amazing Birthday Cake Ideas

The best way to make someone's birthday the BEST BIRTHDAY EVER is to bake them a kick-ass cake. Here's how.

Posted on
Advertisement

2. Drop your cake from a foot above the counter before baking to bust any lurking air bubbles.

saveur.com

BAM!

(Warning: Don't use this for delicate cakes leavened with egg whites, like sponge or angel food cakes, since they need those air bubbles to stay light.)

Advertisement
Advertisement

12. Use this color-by-number guide to make different frosting shades.

annaandblue.blogspot.com

This handy chart from Food Network Magazine tells you how many drops of red, yellow, green, or blue to use to create each shade. Start with white frosting without vanilla added, since that can change the color.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

33. ALERT ALERT ALERT there are balls of cookie dough inside this cake, which is also covered with cookies.

somethingshinyblog.com

So much better than those "cookie cakes" people used to bring to school, like, who do you even think you're fooling, you stupid huge cookie. Get the recipe here.

Advertisement
Advertisement