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50 Beautiful Birthday Cake Pictures and Ideas for Kids and Adults

Akhil Dev has been an online writer for more than 11 years and enjoys writing about technology, photography, and special occasions.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.


christy on August 26, 2020:

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Beautiful cakes

Abundance on August 23, 2020:


Rel on August 19, 2020:

I love the cake desings pls get back to me

Eniola on June 17, 2020:

gods will please post ur number but still the cakes are yummy but all should post their number

Eniola on June 17, 2020:

Wonderful come to me

Eniola on June 17, 2020:

Nice one,good and lovely

Eniola on June 17, 2020:

Nice one,good and lovely

Lizzy Ugwu on October 05, 2019:

So nice

ifeoluwa on September 29, 2019:

Lovely cake

Godswill on August 07, 2019:


MARY ANN S.MCALLISTER on July 10, 2019:


so beautiful i love it keep it up. on May 31, 2019:

Nice cake so beautiful

anne chisom on May 11, 2019:

i love it, it so nice and lovely

PEACE EYAMBA on April 09, 2019:


Anjorin wonder on March 11, 2019:

the rainbow cake is so nice

Oge decency on March 04, 2019:

Very good and I like all

Chizara Ogu on December 24, 2018:

I love the rainbow cake but how do you make it

Lizzy on November 22, 2018:

I love it so much nice one

Hubble on November 19, 2018:

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

ebleh wases on July 19, 2018:

amazing birthday cake pictures,thanks for sharing

Kristina Bouxsein-Hearn from Iowa on April 10, 2017:

I love the rainbow cake!

Dianna Mendez on May 27, 2014:

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

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