50 Beautiful Birthday Cake Pictures and Ideas for Kids and Adults

Updated on September 27, 2019
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Look through some beautiful birthday cake designs for kids and for adults, and get inspired to decorate your next cake.
Look through some beautiful birthday cake designs for kids and for adults, and get inspired to decorate your next cake. | Source

Design Ideas for Kids and Adults

We cannot think about birthdays without thinking of delicious cakes. Here are some awesome pictures of cakes that can also serve as wonderful ideas. Check out a variety of photos of the following:

For Children:

  • Pink Cakes and Cupcakes
  • Cakes Inspired by Characters and Toys
  • Cute and Colorful Designs

For Adults and Teens:

  • Elegant Birthday Cakes
  • Flower Designs
  • Hobby-Themed Birthday Cakes
  • Simple Cake Ideas

Pink Cakes and Cupcakes

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Pink cake for a little girl.Pink and white cake for a 1-year-old.Princess Emma's birthday cupcakes.Pink birthday cupcakes.Pink cupcakes for a 3-year-old.
Pink cake for a little girl.
Pink cake for a little girl.
Pink and white cake for a 1-year-old.
Pink and white cake for a 1-year-old. | Source
Princess Emma's birthday cupcakes.
Princess Emma's birthday cupcakes. | Source
Pink birthday cupcakes.
Pink birthday cupcakes. | Source
Pink cupcakes for a 3-year-old.
Pink cupcakes for a 3-year-old. | Source

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Cakes Inspired by Characters and Toys

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"Despicable Me" Minions cake for kids.Buzz Lightyear birthday cake.Nerf Gun Cake.Super Mario 1-up mushroom cake.Angry Birds cake for kids.Superhero birthday cakes for kids.LEGO cake.Octonauts cake.Pet shop birthday cake.A funny "Ghostbusters" cake.
"Despicable Me" Minions cake for kids.
"Despicable Me" Minions cake for kids. | Source
Buzz Lightyear birthday cake.
Buzz Lightyear birthday cake. | Source
Nerf Gun Cake.
Nerf Gun Cake. | Source
Super Mario 1-up mushroom cake.
Super Mario 1-up mushroom cake.
Angry Birds cake for kids.
Angry Birds cake for kids. | Source
Superhero birthday cakes for kids.
Superhero birthday cakes for kids. | Source
LEGO cake.
LEGO cake. | Source
Octonauts cake.
Octonauts cake. | Source
Pet shop birthday cake.
Pet shop birthday cake. | Source
A funny "Ghostbusters" cake.
A funny "Ghostbusters" cake. | Source

Fun Facts

  • The invention of baking soda and baking powder revolutionized the cake industry since it was easier to bake cakes with those ingredients.
  • In olden times, people used cakes as offerings to their gods and spirits around the world.
  • The Oxford Dictionary of Superstitions cites examples of cakes being made for superstitious reasons.

Cute and Colorful Designs

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Farm cake by Mandalina Bakery. Lion cake.Racetrack cake.Barnyard-themed cupcake tower.Cake with lots of animals.Ribbed flower cake.Rainbow cake.
Farm cake by Mandalina Bakery.
Farm cake by Mandalina Bakery. | Source
Lion cake.
Lion cake. | Source
Racetrack cake.
Racetrack cake. | Source
Barnyard-themed cupcake tower.
Barnyard-themed cupcake tower. | Source
Cake with lots of animals.
Cake with lots of animals. | Source
Ribbed flower cake.
Ribbed flower cake. | Source
Rainbow cake.
Rainbow cake. | Source

Cake Quotes

  • "All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much." —George Harrison
  • "You know you're getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It's like, 'See if you can blow this out.'" —Jerry Seinfeld
  • "Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; it does for me." —Audrey Hepburn

Elegant Birthday Cakes

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Beautiful chocolate decorations.A cake in a striking black, white, brown, and pink theme.Delicious fruit tops this elegant cake.Cookies, frosting flowers, and fun candles decorate this cake.Beautiful birthday cake with strawberries.Another beautiful strawberry-topped cake.An elegant cake topped with fruit.A birthday cake decorated with stars.A birthday cake for a teenager decorated in white, red, and black.
Beautiful chocolate decorations.
Beautiful chocolate decorations.
A cake in a striking black, white, brown, and pink theme.
A cake in a striking black, white, brown, and pink theme.
Delicious fruit tops this elegant cake.
Delicious fruit tops this elegant cake.
Cookies, frosting flowers, and fun candles decorate this cake.
Cookies, frosting flowers, and fun candles decorate this cake.
Beautiful birthday cake with strawberries.
Beautiful birthday cake with strawberries. | Source
Another beautiful strawberry-topped cake.
Another beautiful strawberry-topped cake. | Source
An elegant cake topped with fruit.
An elegant cake topped with fruit. | Source
A birthday cake decorated with stars.
A birthday cake decorated with stars. | Source
A birthday cake for a teenager decorated in white, red, and black.
A birthday cake for a teenager decorated in white, red, and black. | Source

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Flower Designs

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Birthday cake for a teenager.A flower-strewn birthday cake for a mother.Pink rose birthday cake.A beautiful white daisy cake.A fun flower cake for a 40-year-old.A daisy-themed cake for an 80-year-old.Another cake with roses.
Birthday cake for a teenager.
Birthday cake for a teenager.
A flower-strewn birthday cake for a mother.
A flower-strewn birthday cake for a mother.
Pink rose birthday cake.
Pink rose birthday cake. | Source
A beautiful white daisy cake.
A beautiful white daisy cake. | Source
A fun flower cake for a 40-year-old.
A fun flower cake for a 40-year-old. | Source
A daisy-themed cake for an 80-year-old.
A daisy-themed cake for an 80-year-old. | Source
Another cake with roses.
Another cake with roses. | Source

More Cake Quotes From Authors and Books

“Romance novels are birthday cake and life is often peanut butter and jelly. I think everyone should have lots of delicious romance novels lying around for those times when the peanut butter of life gets stuck to the roof of your mouth.” ―Janet Evanovich

“Let's just say you may regret that second piece of cake. Oh my God. Regret cake? Whatever was about to happen must be truly evil.” ―Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall

“Here's a basic difference between Morelli and me. My first thought was always of cake. His first thought was always of sex. Don't get me wrong. I like sex . . . a lot. But it's never going to replace cake.” ―Janet Evanovich, Eleven on Top

Hobby-Themed Birthday Cakes

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Golf cake.Ballerina or dancer cake.Birthday cake for a photographer.Sewing cake for a 60th birthday.National Guard cakes.Kiss band cupcakes.A birthday cake decorated with a theme of Japanese food.
Golf cake.
Golf cake. | Source
Ballerina or dancer cake.
Ballerina or dancer cake. | Source
Birthday cake for a photographer.
Birthday cake for a photographer. | Source
Sewing cake for a 60th birthday.
Sewing cake for a 60th birthday. | Source
National Guard cakes.
National Guard cakes. | Source
Kiss band cupcakes.
Kiss band cupcakes. | Source
A birthday cake decorated with a theme of Japanese food.
A birthday cake decorated with a theme of Japanese food. | Source

For the adults: birthday cake or birthday drinks?

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Simple Cake Ideas

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A cake simply decorated with candles, frosting, nuts, and cherries.Frosting in a fun pattern.A cake with vanilla frosting and simple chocolate embellishments.This simple chocolate-frosted cake uses fun candles for decoration.Nuts, candies, and vanilla frosting decorate this simple, fun cake.A luscious chocolate topping and a unique flavor (pumpkin) enhance this simple cake.
A cake simply decorated with candles, frosting, nuts, and cherries.
A cake simply decorated with candles, frosting, nuts, and cherries. | Source
Frosting in a fun pattern.
Frosting in a fun pattern. | Source
A cake with vanilla frosting and simple chocolate embellishments.
A cake with vanilla frosting and simple chocolate embellishments. | Source
This simple chocolate-frosted cake uses fun candles for decoration.
This simple chocolate-frosted cake uses fun candles for decoration. | Source
Nuts, candies, and vanilla frosting decorate this simple, fun cake.
Nuts, candies, and vanilla frosting decorate this simple, fun cake. | Source
A luscious chocolate topping and a unique flavor (pumpkin) enhance this simple cake.
A luscious chocolate topping and a unique flavor (pumpkin) enhance this simple cake. | Source

A Brief History of the Birthday Cake

Long ago, people believed that a successful celebration was a good omen for a prosperous year. A birthday becomes a celebration when there is a beautiful cake on the table. Birthday cakes have been an important part of every birthday for a long time; according to some historians, the custom of making birthday cakes started in ancient Rome with honey and bread. A Roman's 50th birthday was celebrated with a honey cake made of wheat flour, cheese, honey, and olive oil.

Candles on Cakes

Placing candles on top of cakes is a practice that dates back to ancient Greece. Cakes with burning candles were used in the worship of the goddess Artemis. Many ancient cultures believed that the smoke from the candles carried their prayers to the heavens.

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      Amyah 

      35 hours ago

      9617083

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      Lizzy Ugwu 

      5 weeks ago

      So nice

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      ifeoluwa 

      6 weeks ago

      Lovely cake

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      Godswill 

      3 months ago

      beutiful

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      MARY ANN S.MCALLISTER 

      4 months ago

      LOVELY CAKES..

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      so beautiful i love it keep it up. 

      5 months ago

      Nice cake so beautiful

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      anne chisom 

      6 months ago

      i love it, it so nice and lovely

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      PEACE EYAMBA 

      7 months ago

      LOVELY CAKES, NICE ONE

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      Anjorin wonder 

      8 months ago

      the rainbow cake is so nice

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      Oge decency 

      8 months ago

      Very good and I like all

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      Chizara Ogu 

      10 months ago

      I love the rainbow cake but how do you make it

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      Lizzy 

      11 months ago

      I love it so much nice one

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      Hubble 

      11 months ago

      I love it and I love it so I can plan something for me broth cake

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      ebleh wases 

      16 months ago

      amazing birthday cake pictures,thanks for sharing

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      Kristina Hearn 

      2 years ago from Iowa

      I love the rainbow cake!

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      Rakesh sharma 

      4 years ago

      Hm apni baby k birthday pr yhi cack banwayene

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      Dianna Mendez 

      5 years ago

      These are so pretty but now I am hungry for cake! Thanks for sharing these lovely ideas.

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