Birthday Cake Ideas

Delicious ideas for easy-to-make birthday cakes that will be a smash hit at your next party.

Flower decoration over cakes

  • All you need to have is marshmallows and gems if you want to give a flowery look to your cake.
  • These flower cakes look beautiful with marshmallows on the top.
  • All you need to do is cover the cake with prepared frosting and later decorate with marshmallows and gems in the shape of flowers.
  • Keep gems in the center and try to make a flower using marshmallows.

Why do we blow candles on birthdays?

  • Putting candles on birthday cakes is a tradition that can be traced back to the Ancient Greeks, who often burned candles as offerings to their gods and goddesses.
  • For the Ancient Greeks, putting candles on a cake was a special way to pay tribute to the Greek moon goddess, Artemis.
  • They used to bake bake round cakes to symbolize the moon. and Candles to represent the reflected moonlight.
  • Candles on cakes became a popular tradition long ago in Germany, too.
  • For religious reasons, Germans would place a large candle in the center of a cake to symbolize “the light of life.”
  • Some scholars believed that the smoke from the candles carried their wishes and prayers to Gods.
  • Others probably believed the smoke helped to ward off evil spirits.
  • Today, we still put birthday candles on cakes. Many people still hold superstitious beliefs about them, too.
  • For example, many people believe that the birthday boy or girl must make a silent wish before blowing out the candles.
  • If all the candles are blown out in one breath, the wish will come true, and the person will have good luck throughout the year.
  • On the other hand, if it takes more than one breath to blow out all the candles, it will supposedly not come true.

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Kids Birthday Cake Ideas
Birthdays are always special and if it is of a kid, then it has to be doubly special since kids themselves are the most wonderful creature created by God on this planet. The essence of the birthday lies in its theme and decorations followed by other criteria’s and cake forms the most important ingredient of the entire menu. It has to be planned intricately considering the theme of the party and according to the interest of the child.


Birthday Cake Recipe

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Easy Chocolate Cake

Ingredients -

  • All-purpose flour – 4 cups
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Powdered sugar – 1 cup
  • Dark brown sugar – 1 cup
  • Cocoa – 1/2 cup
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Eggs – 3
  • Baking soda – 1 tbsp
  • Chocolate for decoration

Steps to follow -

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and coat the baking tin with melted butter.
  • Now, take a large bowl and combine flour and cocoa powder together.
  • Mix them well and then add butter and baking soda to the mixture.
  • In a different bowl mix eggs, powdered sugar, dark brown sugar and milk.
  • Now mix all the ingredients all together and make a thick batter.
  • Transfer the batter in the baking tin and bake for at least 30 mins.
  • Take the cake out once it cools.
  • For frosting use molten chocolate.
  • You can also use chocolate wafers and cheese- cream.

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Ingredients -

  • Strawberries – 2 bowls
  • Sifted cake flour – 4 cups
  • Baking powder – 2 tbsp
  • Baking soda – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – 1 tbsp
  • Granulated sugar – 2 cups
  • Eggs – 4
  • Butter – 1 cup
  • Vanilla essence – 2 tbsp

For frosting -

  • Cheese
  • Strawberries
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cream
  • Milk

Note: For the frosting you can decide the quantity of ingredients as per your taste.

Steps to follow -

  • Take the strawberries and reduce them over the gas.
  • Once they get cooled make a thick puree.
  • Whisk the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Preheat the oven at 177-degree Celsius.
  • In a separate bowl mix the eggs, sugar, and milk altogether.
  • Once you see the fluff arising in the bowl containing egg transfer the batter into larger bowl.
  • Add strawberry puree and try to make the batter really smooth.
  • Mix all the ingredients together and whisk further.
  • Set the batter into the baking tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Leave the cake for cooling and start preparing the frosting.
  • Take the reduced strawberries, milk, cream, butter, sugar in the mixture and make a thick frosting.
  • Use a flat knife and spread the frosting over the cake as you want to.
  • You can keep the cake in the refrigerator for letting the frosting settle well on the cake.

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