Let’s face it: birthdays are a big deal. Every birthday is a milestone, especially when you’re a kid. That’s why so many children count their age in halves and quarters. Although it’s traditional to stick a number candle on a cake, why not go all out for a birthday? Incorporate the new age of the birthday girl or boy into the design of the cake. A birthday cake could be shaped like the number with fun topping designs or have a traditional shape with a unique way to incorporate the number into the design. We’ve collected some of our favorite number-themed cakes so you can get some serious cake inspo.
1. Sprinkle Number Cake
Number-shaped cakes are a lot of work, so if you want to go the simpler route, incorporate the number into the toppings of a traditional round cake. Cut the birthday number out of a piece of clean cardboard and place it on top of the cake. Dust a heavy helping of sprinkles, then remove the number. Boom! Now you have a chic cake for the birthday kid.
2. Fruit and Macaron Number Cake
When you have a cake in the shape of a number, you’ll want to find creative ways to top the sweet confection. Fruit is a great choice if you’re having this birthday party in the spring or summer. Make it extra fancy with the French macarons.
3. Unicorn Number Cake
Even if you’re having a birthday cake in the shape of a number, that doesn’t mean you can’t incorporate a character in the design. For a birthday girl who loves all things magical, add a unicorn horn and ears to the top of the cake for the perfect touch.
4. Giraffe Number Cake
Character cakes in the shape of a number are just as charming! If you’re going for a safari theme, this giraffe number cake would be ideal. The baker added yellow and brown fondant to make it look like a giraffe. Look at those cute little ears!
5. Candy Number Cake
Why not put everything but the kitchen sink on a birthday cake? This second birthday cake features all of your favorite sweet treats, including chocolate bars, cookies, and fruity candies. Talk about a sugar rush!
6. Oreo Number Cake
Some people love cake, and others love cookies. Why not have the best of both worlds? This chocolate cake features a load of Oreos and cookies-and-cream candies in both the filling and the topping.