Harley-Davidson Birthday Cake Ideas

The Harley-Davidson Motor Co. has become a staple of the motorcycle industry. It is arguably the most popular motorcycle brand on the planet, with its logo on its bikes and every conceivable product on the market--coolers, clothes, dishware, lighters, towels, ashtrays, clocks, even funeral markers are stamped with that distinctive shield.

Harley-Davidson (Image: Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images)

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Re-creating the logo is an easy way to make your cake a Harley-Davidson cake. Print the logo off the Internet and use it as a stencil, or just dive in and freehand it. Just make sure you get that distinctive logo front and center.

Harley-Davidson logo
Harley-Davidson logo (Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)


Your cake isn't going to be a Harley-Davidson cake if you use pinks and greens. Harley-Davidson cakes need to feature the Harley-Davidson colors: orange, black and white.

Use orange, black and white
Use orange, black and white (Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)


It's not a Harley-Davidson cake without the original Harley-Davidson product--a motorcycle. Building an edible motorcycle takes some serious ability, so you can cheat by buying a motorcycle toy or model. Put it in a place of honor on your cake, but clean it well before you do.

Don't forget the motorcycle.
Don't forget the motorcycle. (Image: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News/Getty Images)


Paint road scenery in icing on the face and sides of the cake--grass, some sidewalk, and most importantly, the open road. Black icing for the street and yellow icing center lines look great.

The open road
The open road (Image: Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Professional Cakes

Don't feel like making your cake? No problem. Get a cake made at a specialty bakery. Just bring in a photo of your bike or anything else that you feel screams Harley-Davidson. Work with the cake maker to design it, then sit back, relax and wait for the motorcycle monument to take shape.

Professional baker
Professional baker (Image: Jeff Fusco/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images)


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