With a few fun 50th birthday cake ideas, you can celebrate your loved one's 50th birthday in style! The perfect cake can make any birthday memorable and delicious.
Choose a cake that reflects their age. This doesn't mean you should serve a boring white sheet cake, but it does mean that some cake decoration styles might not be as appropriate as other. Also, consider the personality of the person whose birthday it is. What are they like? What hobbies do they enjoy? All these things can be incorporated into a cake's look or a written message on the cake.
If the individual turning 50 sees the humor in getting older, then this theme might be a good choice. Try to find cake decorations or toppers that poke good-hearted fun at turning 50. Or, more simply, just display the number prominently either in writing or in a large number candle.
A 50th birthday is a great opportunity to bring loved ones together. It’s also a great place to share your memories of the birthday individual and your times spent together. Treat the birthday cake as a photo album or scrapbook by writing personalized messages or printing pictures on to the cake. Favorite quotes or book passages can be added too. If you want to go down the photo route, try sticking to special dates of that person's life. Such milestones might include children's birthdays, weddings, trips, and baby photos. Whatever the memories are, it’s a great way to commemorate another year gone by and the memories to come.
Think of a white sheet cake as a blank canvas for your creativity. Use it to write on with icing or to cover in fun toppers and candles.
You can cut out fun shapes from rectangular sheet cakes to make shaped cakes like the number 50. To do this, bake two 9x13 sheet cakes and trace a number into the surface of each. Using a serrated knife, cut along the trace you made earlier and cut out the shapes. You can frost and decorate each number in the same fashion or get creative and make each differently!
Cupcakes are a great alternative to the traditional cake and lots of fun to make. They can be decorated any way you want and can be presented in fun displays for the party. You can either make 50 cupcakes or arrange the cupcakes to form the number 50 on the display table.