21st Birthday Cake Ideas
21st Birthday Cake Ideas should reflect on both the event
and the person. It is a chance to mark a major turning point in life. Here are
Top the cake with 21 candles: A traditional cake can be
topped with 21 candles or two candles in the shape of a 2 and a 1. This leaves
plenty of room for your favorite cake and emphasizes the wonderful flavor the birthday celebrant looks forward to all year. Use this opportunity to fill
between layers with a favorite flavor like strawberry. Blowing out 21 lit candles
is a whole new experience and can be fun to watch. After that, even a 21 year
old, realizes they're getting old. This is the simplest of our 21st birthday
cake ideas, but it can be the most interesting.
Make the cake in the shape of the numbers 2and 1: It's
fun making cakes made in special shapes. Large numerals made of cake really say
it. Years later, it will be easy to tell what birthday that was in the photos.
Since there will be a great deal of the cake cut away to make the numbers, use a
full sheet pan or two half sheet pans. Have plenty of frosting ready as the cut
sides of the numerals will gobble up lots of frosting.
Make the cake in the shape of wine bottles or a beer mug:
21 is the legal age for drinking. We don't promote drinking, but a cake in the
shape of a wine bottle or beer mug can be fun. The shape may have to be
oversized to have enough to serve party guests. The label on the wine bottle
provides an opportunity for some humor. You can use the year of birth as the
vintage and a play on the birthday celebrant's name as the name for the wine.
Some wine glasses with ribbons can be set nearby to share a toast. Serve
sparkling cider to those under 21 at the party.
Make the cake in the shape of a car. Driving is another
big transition at 21. A cake in the shape of a favorite car is a great way to
celebrate. Make the cake with at least two layers. One for the body of the car
and a smaller layer for the passenger compartment. Tires are easy if you use
dark chocolate cookies frosted and pressed on the side of the car (cake) body.
Silver or black are very difficult frosting colors for the car body. Use wild
colors like hot pink or lime green for the car body frosting and have fun. Glass
can be indicated with light blue frosting and a few white highlights to indicate
reflections. Very little detail is needed to make it look like a car once you
have the basic shape and wheels. Soon your 21 year old will be driving away with
a tasty piece of cake.
We hope that these 21st birthday cake ideas will help make his
or her big day a lot of fun for all!
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