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How to Choose the Perfect Birthday Cake

Whether you are planning a birthday party for your child, partner or best friend, a key element of the celebration is the birthday cake!  The possibilities for birthday cakes are endless, so how do you pick what type of cake to order or make for your loved one?  While it may seem difficult, there are a few considerations that can help you choose the perfect cake. Follow these tips to ensure you give the birthday boy or girl a cake they will love:

Match the Party Theme

If the party has a theme, the birthday cake will dazzle if it fits in with the overall decor.  For your child’s safari-themed party, a cake decorated with lions, elephants and other safari animals is a perfect fit.  On the other hand, a cheese cake or cake shaped and decorated like a wine bottle are great options for your spouse’s wine and cheese birthday party.

Coordinate Colour

Picking the right colours for icing and decorations is essential to having a birthday cake that will please your guest of honour. A simple way to choose icing colours is to match them to your loved one’s favourite colours. Another option is to fit the colours into the party theme.  For example, if you are throwing a party based on your son or daughter’s favourite sports team, the colours on the birthday cake should match the team’s colours.

Consider Interests and Hobbies

A fun way to get your kid excited about their birthday cake is to decorate it with their favourite superhero or cartoon character.  And for adult interests, hobbies lend great inspiration to a birthday cake.  So if you have a husband that spends hours fixing up old cars, why not get him a car-themed cake for his birthday?  Whatever your loved one is into, a cake that incorporates their interests will make their big day even more special.

Select the Flavour

When selecting a flavour for the birthday cake, it’s important to choose one that you know the birthday girl or boy enjoys.  However, if the birthday cake is for a child’s party, make sure to select a flavour such as chocolate or vanilla that you know most kids find appealing. And don’t be afraid to get creative with the flavour and cake style. If the birthday girl loves ice cream, go ahead and buy them an ice cream cake!

So there you have it.  Choosing the perfect birthday cake becomes less difficult once you take the party theme, favourite colours, hobbies, interests and flavour into consideration.  Whether you are making it from scratch, or ordering it from your favourite bakery, follow these tips to ensure your loved one’s birthday cake is one that will thrill them on their big day!