Birthday Cake Ideas for Special Occasions

Learn how to find inspiration for customized birthday cakes courtesy of Essential Cakes pastry chef Etwin Gordon in this Howcast video.

I love decorating cakes. So my inspiration is always… are usually an invitation, the party decorations… And that usually inspires me to decide exactly what I’m going to do for the cake. So, for example, if there were colors, I may choose to decorate the cake in those particular colors is… if it’s a theme I’ll use that as my inspiration to either create maybe what’s on the invitation or some little ornament that goes with the party decorations. So, if it’s a ladybug theme, I’ll make a ladybug. If it’s going to be a princess theme then I’ll make a princess doll or make a princess castle to maybe replicate the castle that may be on our invitation. But for you at home, if you like to, you can always google your inspiration. So, for example, if you’d like to make a cake for a boy, let’s say a baseball cap, I’d simply google ‘baseball cap cakes’ and you’ll find an array of pictures and you can get inspiration that way."