For an adult birthday party, there's nothing better than an elegant and simple-to-make birthday cake. Start with one of our tasty chocolate cake recipes, then branch out with easy recipes for carrot cake, banana split cake, and poppy seed cake. Below, you'll find creative ways to decorate and top your birthday cake for adults.
There are plenty of creative ways to top an adult birthday cake. Instead of candles, use lollipops or cake pops, or top with cookie pieces, fruit slices, or both. See our ideas for adult birthday cake toppers and get inspiration for easy and creative cake decorating ideas below.
Cookie Pop Cake Topper: Most adults are ready to do without all those candles -- replace them with balloonlike macaroon cookie pops on a coconut birthday cake. Whether homemade or store-bought, these colorful cookie additions add sophisticated flair to any adult birthday cake.
Berries & Cookies Cake Topper: Give a frosted chocolate birthday cake a bold and colorful look with halved strawberries and chocolate-and-creme sandwich cookies. Once the cake is frosted (make sure you give the frosting time to set), run the fruit and cookies down the side of the adult birthday cake to look like stripes.
Lollipop Cake Topper: For a whimsical and colorful addition to an adult birthday cake, press flat colorful lollipops around the edge of a classic cake recipe.
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