Unique Birthday Cakes for Adults


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 favorite store or her favorite items to shop for. Shape the cake like fishing supplies, fish on a hook or even recreate in sugar his favorite place to fish. As for computer games, you could build his entire "World of Warcraft" character from cake or a miniature city from his favorite 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 savor 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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