Besides your dress, your cake may be the most important visual statement that you make at your Quinceanera. Your Quinceanera cake will probably rival your wedding cake in size and detail, so you definitely want to make sure that it is perfect. This cake should fit in with your Quinceanera's general theme, matching your dress and your decorations. You'll have to order the cake with your family several weeks in advance, since bakeries need lots of time to prepare these special orders. Before you place an order, you'll probably get to sample lots of flavors and types of cake. Then, when you choose your bakery, you'll get to plan the look of your cake together with the bakers. Come in to your meeting with the bakers prepared with a list of ideas so that the bakers get a sense of what you are looking for.
If you're having a fun, colorful Quinceanera and you definitely don't want a cake that looks exactly the same as a wedding cake, only pink instead of white, then have your baker make you a topsy-turvy cake. The layers on these cakes have angled tops, so each layer kind of looks like it is about to topple over. These cakes are really fun and kind of look like something Alice might have been served in Wonderland. Topsy turvy cakes look best when you choose a variety of colors that look good together, so have your baker design one in pink and green or blue and white.
If you're a total fashionista, you can have your baker design a Quinceanera cake that looks exactly like a Chanel purse, or even an entire stack of Hermes luggage! These purse cakes are very popular with sweet sixteen parties and Quinceaneras, so when you tell your baker that you want a designer purse cake, she'll probably have an entire album of purse cakes that she's already make for you to choose from. You can personalize yours by getting it in a color or a palette that matches your Quinceanera dress perfectly.
Cute, sweet cupcakes are taking the world by storm, and Quinceaneras are no exception to this trend. For the past five years or so, lots of girls have been opting to have their bakers create huge towers of carefully decorated, scrumptious cupcakes for their Quinceaneras instead of traditional cakes. Besides looking cute and being trendy, these cupcakes are a great idea because you can usually choose an entire assortment of flavors, instead of having one big cake in only one flavor.
If you are wearing a white dress to your Quinceanera, and you want a white or ivory cake, then distinguish your cake from a wedding cake by having your baker decorate it with real, fresh flowers. Dark red roses look particularly stunning on white cakes, but you could choose whatever color or type of flower suits your fancy. Imagine how cute your cake would look with pink Gerber daisies, or how sophisticated it would look with purple orchids.