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Cakes by Occasion

Written by: Editorial Staff

August 29, 2013
Filed Under Parties 


party cakesContributed by Info Guru Angela Bushong

Let’s face it, everyone loves cake.

You can find one to fit nearly any taste, and definitely any occasion. The following is a list of some of the very best occasional cakes.

10. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

It is the day for sweethearts, and notoriously a day to indulge your sweet tooth. Valentine’s Day cakes typically feature pinks and reds, hearts, and cupids, along with flavors like vanilla, rich chocolate, strawberries, or cherries. It can be big enough for a party, or small enough for an intimate dessert for two.

9. 4th of July

4th of July

A festive 4th of July cake is the perfect way to show your patriotic colors! It’s fun, it’s yummy, and it can give you something to savor while watching those fireworks light up the sky. Happy birthday, America!

8. Baby shower

Baby shower

No baby shower is complete without cake. You can go as simple or as elaborate with the decorating as you like, but try to personalize it to fit the new mommy’s personality or chosen baby room colors. Some fun ideas might also include any hobbies the baby’s family might enjoy or elements of the newcomer’s predicted zodiac signs.

7. Birthday

Birthdays may be the reason cakes were invented in the first place. The quintessential birthday cake is the hallmark dish of all birthday parties. Everyone loves them, young or old. Don’t ever skimp on the birthday cake, and you can’t be there, order an especially rich and delicious birthday cake online!

6. Easter


For Easter, you can let spring shine through. These cakes are almost always either white cake or carrot, depicting spring critters like bunnies and chicks, spring flowers, eggs, or religious symbols in pastel colors.

5. Over the Hill

Over the Hill

This particular birthday occasion has become so iconic, it deserves a category all its own. While some say “over the hill” starts at age 40 and others argue for age 50, when you decide to throw your aging friend or family member an over the hill party, there are no holds barred. Doll this beauty up with cemetery plots, skulls, and grim reapers. Because their ain’t no turnin’ back once you’ve crested that hill.

4. Graduation


Graduation cakes can be fun or serious, but are always memorable. Be sure to include your graduate’s graduation year and choose their favorite flavor. Showcase their school colors or clubs they may have been involved with. They made it, they succeeded. They deserve to have their cake and eat it, too.

3. Halloween


Halloween cakes can be decorated in all sorts of spooky ways, from pumpkins and spiders, to zombie hands reaching out from an earthen grave. These fun desserts work best in dense, dirt-dark chocolate or bloody red velvet. Or, if you’re going for more of a harvest motif, opt for a seasonal spiced pumpkin or apple to tickle their taste buds. Get crazy with your haunted masterpiece, and let your inner monster be your inspiration.

2. Christmas

fruitcake from Pittman and Davis

It wouldn’t be a holiday without a nice rich cake, and for Christmas you’re choices are almost endless. From a standard iced and decorated chocolate, to traditional fruit cake, to the most decadent of rum cakes, you can’t go wrong. Just remember, for this time of year, the richer the better.

1. Wedding


We have arrived at the ultimate celebration cake. Some people spend hundreds to thousands of dollars on the most elaborate tiered sugary wonder they can afford for their big day. If ever there was a time to go all out, this is it. Pick your favorite flavors, choose the size to the number of guests you’ll be feeding, and make it personal. This is your day, after all.


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