Unique Birthday Cake Ideas to Steal

Finding the perfect way to celebrate someone’s birthday isn’t easy.

Some people love surprises. Some love jewelry. Some love flowers. But do you know what everyone loves? Cake.

Do it big for the next birthday party you plan (it can be yours, we don’t judge) and treat everyone to a cake that’ll have them dreaming of having another slice for days.

From the beautiful to the downright insane, here are 10 of the best birthday cakes you’ll ever see.

A Slice of Awesome

This has got to be one of the most “incredible” cakes ever.

Bring out the superhero in you with this elaborate The Incredibles inspired cake. You better hope to have an Elastigirl suit, because you’ll want to eat the whole thing!

Galaxy cake with mirror glaze
Image via Also the Crumbs Please

How do you organize a space party?

You planet.

For those stargazers out there, this celestial space cake is definitely out of this world.

Want to get really crazy? Try this version that features planet cake pops inside the layers!

Taste the Rainbow

Milk Bar Birthday Cake
Image via Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar Birthday Cake isn’t just a birthday cake… it’s THE birthday cake.

Check out this recipe to make one of your own! (We promise it’s easier than it looks.)

Image via The Cake Blog

Whether you call them sprinkles, jimmies, or hundreds-and-thousands, this masterfully decorated tower of color is sure to be an attention-grabber… and also a cavity giver.

Start a New Tradition

Pinata party cake
Image via taste.com.au

For those who love surprises, how about a whole cake-full?

This piñata cake looks like a beautiful birthday cake from the outside, but then once you cut into it, POW! Surprise candies inside.

It’s definitely one of the most unique birthday cakes we’ve seen.

Image via Mom Loves Baking

Love chocolate? Who doesn’t? How about a chocolate cake that’s wrapped in Kit Kats and layered in M&M’s? Triple chocolate, triple delight.

Image via Curly Girl Kitchen

What if you could combine cake and donuts? If you’re not a savvy baker but love to decorate, and have a sweet tooth, this one’s for you (use store-bought icing—we won’t tell!). 

Donuts + buttercream = delicious.

Surprise Your Liver

Image via Chowhound

Do cupcakes count? We think so. Especially these cupcakes made with champagne and sprinkled with gold flakes. Perfect for your bougie friend.

Guinness Birthday Cake
Image via Chowhound

Is the birthday you’re celebrating around St. Patrick’s Day?

What better way to add a bit of decadence to your corned beef and cabbage & whiskey celebration than a Guinness Gingerbread Bundt Cake. Flavor upon flavor upon beer upon flavor.


Tres Leches Cake
Image via Chowhound

Coffee, cocoa, and rum walk into a bar… this cake walks out.

This Tres Leches cake is guaranteed to wow every person at the birthday party. It definitely won’t last, so maybe keep it a secret.

Would you have any of these crazy cakes at your birthday party? Have you seen even better cakes that deserve our attention?

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Got the cake covered, but still need a gift? Check out our unique gift guides!

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