Birthday Cakes for Adults

Do you need a cake for an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th or 80th birthday celebration (or anything in between) and don’t know where to start?  Look no further.  Here, we have compiled the Ultimate Guide to the Best Birthday Cakes for Adults.  So grab a coffee, get comfy and let the inspiration roll…

Birthday cakes for adults can be just as fun as a cake for the kids.  If you are planning a celebration and need some inspiration for a birthday cake for adults, take a look at some of the ideas below:

The Ultimate Guide to the Best Birthday Cakes for Adults!

Birthday Cake idea #1  – The Dream Car Cake

Ferrari, Maserati, classic Mustang….can’t afford your dream car?  Well why not have it in ‘cake form’? There are lots of options for car cakes from a 3-D replica of your favorite make and model to an edible image plaque sitting on a delicious ganache covered mud cake! Dream Car Cakes are a tasty option for the rev head in your life.

Birthday Cake idea #2 – Favourite TV Show or Movie

TV shows or movies make great themes for cakes. Pick your favourite and use it as the inspiration for your celebration cake.  See our Doctor Who and Star Wars examples:

Birthday Cake idea #3 The Fashionista

Love fashion, make-up, shoes and handbags? Then a fashionista cake is for you!  Add some interest with a leopard print like in our cake below, or edible fondant ‘make-up’.

Birthday Cake idea #4 The Happy Camper

Are you a happy camper, or perhaps ‘glamping’ is more your style?  If you enjoy the great outdoors a camping themed cake is a lot of fun….with edible ‘grass’ and trees, everyone will love the tiny details of this cake design.

Birthday Cake idea #5 The Retro Cake

Remember boom boxes and Rubiks cubes? 80’s cakes remind us of the good ol’ days. Pick your favourite cartoon or movie that you loved as a kid and you’ve got a great retro cake theme.

Birthday Cake idea #6 Exploding Stars Celebration Cake

This bright, polka dot cake features wired stars exploding out from the cake.  It’s a great design for ANY age and can be made in a  round or square cake.

Birthday Cake idea #7 The Footy Fanatic

For the football lover in your life a Footy themed cake makes the perfect cake. A favourite player’s jersey can become an edible centrepiece to your celebration.

Birthday Cake idea #8 The Wine Connoisseur

Red & white wine lovers will love the details of this cake: an edible wine bottle sits in a grate or box (all made from cake of course).  Add a personalised wine bottle label and you’ve got a very special cake.

Birthday Cake idea # 9 The Superhero

Got a superman dad or a wonder woman mum? A superhero cake is a great theme for any special milestone birthday.

Birthday Cake idea #10 – The Water Lover

Water babies will love these cakes! Swimming, rowing, diving, boating any of these water hobbies can be turned into a edible creation.

Birthday Cake idea #11 – In Good Spirits!

For the man (or woman) who loves their spirits! These fun cakes can be made into any favourite bottle of booze.  We can even infuse the mud cake with rum or bourbon! This is a favourite cake for guys who are turning 21.

Birthday Cake idea #12 – The Lover of Fine Things

Do you know someone in your life who appreciates the finer things….Tiffany, fine china etc these cakes are perfect.

Birthday Cake idea #13 – The Cartoon Lover cake

Cartoon characters are not just for the kids. Check out this cake inspired by the character “Roger” from American Dad, or how about Spongebob Squarepants?

Birthday Cake idea #14 – Lady Luck!

Like to try your hand at the pokies? Check out this cake with edible poker machine and exploding stars…..everyone’s a winner with this delicious handcrafted cake.

Birthday Cake idea #15 – The Handyman

The handyman, renovator or builder in your life will love this Bunnings cake complete with edible tools. The ‘timber’ look on this cake is actually chocolate fondant and the ‘sawdust’ is crushed cookies.

Birthday Cake idea #16 The High Flyer

If you love to travel or have always wanted to learn to fly….then this cake is for you. The plane can be made in any colour and the little pilot can be made male or female.

Birthday Cake idea #17 The Animal Lover

From cute panda bears to dogs and cats – any animal can be turned into a theme for a cake….even cupcakes.

Birthday Cake idea #18 Lawn Bowls Anyone?

This is a great design for the lawn bowls enthusiast. Includes edible benches and bowling balls and the ‘grass’ is piped buttercream icing.. yum yum.

Birthday Cake idea #19 – Photo Cakes

You can use any photo or picture on our edible photo image cakes – from a photograph of the birthday boy or girl to a favourite character or animal we can even match the image to the invitations to co-ordinate with the rest of the party.

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Birthday Cake idea #20 Gaming Addict

Got a computer ‘gaming addict’ in your household?  We can create a cake based on their favourite computer, Nintendo or X-box game: Halo, Minecraft, The Sims – any game.  Here you’ll find a List of the Most Popular Games to give you some ideas. On that list you’ll find Mario Bros a super popular game with adults as well as kids.

Birthday Cake idea #21 The Music Lover

Love a bit of rock n roll, or play an instrument? Music themed cakes can be anything from a 3D guitar cake to a 50’s rock n roll theme.  Here is a cute one we found for a 50th birthday.

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Birthday Cake idea #22 The Gardener

These pretty Flower Garden cupcakes will delight any green thumb. Delicious buttercream icing tops our moist vanilla cupcakes and is topped with handcrafted edible flowers and leaves.

Birthday Cake idea #23 Tech-heads

Do you know someone who can’t put down their iPhone, loves their iPad or permanently has their iPod playing?  Technology cakes can be a fun way to celebrate an adult birthday. Just about any device can be made into an edible centrepiece.

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Birthday Cake idea #24 Chocoholics Anonymous

Chocoholics will love the indulgence of one of our Chocolate Wrap Cakes.  Layers of delicious, moist chocolate mud cake are topped with a rich chocolate ganache and then wrapped in a collar of chocolate and finished with their favourite chocolate or lollies. It’s chocolate heaven..

I hope you enjoyed our Birthday Cakes for Adults.  If you have any more ideas I’d love to hear them. Don’t forget you can use the icons below to print, email or share a copy of this post.

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