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Gift items are definitely an integral part of any celebration especially birthdays. And cakes actually mark the birthday celebrations and also complete it. Usually, a birthday celebration comprises of loads of balloons, chocolates, cakes, fine decorations, friends, relatives and family members. The birthday party would seem incomplete without birthday cakes. No one could even imagine a birthday party without cakes. Birthdays can be celebrated in any manner but the most inseparable part, that is the cake should be there. Birthdays are an important occasion in every person’s life. Since, the 19th century, birthday cakes has been an integral part of birthday parties mainly in the Western cultures.In the Western cultures, a common aspect about birthday celebrations was that birthday cakes were closely associated with the most common traditions and rituals of birthdays such as the birthday songs.
Slowly and gradually, the birthday cake concept spread across all over the world and that was followed by the confectionery and culinary advancements. Over the time, the decoration part also gained importance along with the taste of the cake. Today, birthday cakes have become a common feature of birthday celebrations. Today, a wide range of variations on a birthday cake exist.
Cake as a birthday gift option :
Cakes mark the universal celebration of birthdays of all time. Birthday cakes are not only an important part of birthday celebrations but also are a great birthday gift options. Nothing could be more touchy than baking a cake and gifting it to someone on his/her birthday, it is indeed a fabulous birthday gift option. If in any case baking a cake is not convenient to you then you can get one cake from the market, have the birthday person’s name written over it and a wonderful ‘birthday cake present’ is ready. Nowadays, one can find birthday cakes almost in all possible shapes and sizes. Select the flavor which you feel would satisfy your as well as your near and dear one’s taste buds. Icing coated birthday cakes, or simple fresh cream birthday cakes are wonderful birthday gift ideas. If you want to give a cake as birthday gift then all you need to do is just keep in mind the favorite flavor of the birthday person and you just have to pay some extra attention towards the decoration aspect of the birthday cake.
Chocolate cakes, vanilla cakes, pineapple cakes, plum cakes, fruit cakes, fresh cream cakes, apple walnut cakes, almond cakes, lemon cakes, chocolate chip cakes are some of the variations of birthday cakes.
Themes of birthday cakes :
It is certain that birthday cakes definitely are a great birthday gift options. If you are thinking of some birthday cake themes, in order to make the cake as birthday gift idea a more interesting one, then you can consider some of these themes. If the person whom you want to present a cake happens to be a sports lover and is interested in playing golf, then a golf theme birthday cake would be appropriate.
Moreover, a birthday cake on the theme of some popular television character or movie personality would be another great option. It would be just appropriate for those who are movie enthusiasts, or those who are addicted to TV and love to watch the various daily soaps and serials.
Traveling modes such as buses, trains, and airplanes are also considered as great birthday cake themes. Nature and its various beautiful aspects are some other inspiring and popular themes of birthday cakes. Such theme based cakes are not only interesting but also are a sort of wonderful addition to the entire party decorations or celebrations.
Cake as birthday gift idea :
Since, a birthday is an occasion that comes once in a year, it is regarded as one of the most lovable occasion filled with loads of joy, fun, sharing and memories. We can not underestimate any of these important aspects closely associated with birthdays. The variations and designs vary depending on the age of the birthday boy/girl. Suppose, if you wish to gift a cake to a kid then naturally the themes, colors, decoration and in fact the entire presentation would be different. Kids prefer cartoon characters, so a Donald duck birthday cake, bugs bunny birthday cake, mickey mouse birthday cake, butterfly birthday cake, Barbie birthday cake etc. would be genuinely loved by the kids as birthday cakes in various shapes attract kids more. On the other hand, for teenagers and adults, some theme based cakes, (that we have already mentioned above), would be the most appropriate idea. Always try and gift the birthday boy/girl a cake that would be a bit unique, personalized by highlighting the cake decorations on your own or by bringing any kind of variation in the taste or design. A little idea about the likings of the one whom you want to gift would help you to a great extent in adding a stylish touch to the cake meant for birthday gift.