For many people, 21st birthdays call for a big celebration. In the US, it marks the day that you can legally drink alcohol, and it’s traditionally celebrated with beer, wine and cocktails. Naturally, drinks act as the inspiration for many decorators when making 21st birthday cakes. Here are some of the most popular 21st birthday cakes from the gallery to amuse and inspire you!
3 tiered 21st cake, all chocolate mud cake iced and filled with ganache then covered in fondant.. the name on the cake is lozza which is her nick name so she wanted this on instead of lauren… the letters and numbers i found on the net, printed them out made a template then cut them out of gumpaste… thanks for looking…………cheers Kylie
6″ Banoffee cake for a 21st Birthday. First time doing quilting on a cake and I loved it – it’s so simple yet so effective. A big shout out to Peggy Does Cake for her fantastic tutorial on covering a cake board with scrapbook paper.
Different interpertation of a cake I’ve done brfore and several I’ve seen here on CC. Vanilla cake with raspberry filling and vanilla BC. All decorations are fondant except the margarita glasses which are gumpaste, painted with food coloring and “garnished” with rock candy. Thanks for looking!
Giant Cupcake Cake for a 21st Birthday in the special girl’s favorite colors. All fondant accents. TFL!
21st Birthday cake for a friend. I used one of Rouvelees cakes as inspiration.7? & 9? cakes ? top tier was bounty and the bottom tier was fererro rocher.
Patron Cake, Chocolate with chocolate frosting, fondant and modeling chocolate mix for the decoration, edible gel colors for wood grain effect, edible marker
Festive martini birthday cupcakes designed for a coworker who love the drink (since I couldn’t bring the real thing into the office!)
Round cakes covered in BC w/fondant handle.
50th Birthday Cake for my brother-in-law. Cake is all buttercream with a fondant handle. “Beer” is candy (hard candy recipe) on a dowel. Thanks goes out to sparklynne for her amazing help on the sugar and can and also to emilygrace for her tips on the beer mug!!
Carved sheet cake covered in fondant. Icing image was used for the “Bud Light” label and the can was airbrushed to blend in.
10″ Orange cake with Dulce de Leche filling, soaked with Special Pampero Oro Venezuelan Rum syrup and covered with fondant! All details and letters were made by hand on fondant.
Learnt this at a recent workshop with my local cake decorating association.
Sugar Beer Bottle with laminated paper label. I wanted the 2- tone effect so I poured clear in the neck and let it harden completely. Then I finished the bottle off with the gold colored sugar. The bottle is hollow, so I made a lime from fondant and placed it inside. Search “Sugar Beer Bottles” in the forums for instructions from SweetResults.
6 in, 8 in, 10 in tiers iced in BC. Smoothing method for BC learned from Sugarshack’s buttercream DVD. I highly recommend all of her DVD’s! Decorations are MMF.
This was for a Sex in the City theme bridal shower. It is 12 and 8″ rounds. TFL
Customer requested the number 21 with hearts as part of the number
These mini cakes were served individually, one for each guest, at a going away party.
I have made maragrita cupcakes before, but this was for my friend’s 21 birthdayso I wanted them to be special. I baked a little batter in a sport ball pan, then cut a cupcake to fit in the bottom of the margarita glass, put my “ball” cake on top,frosted it, and “salted” the glass with sugar crystals. She loved it!
This was so cool, fun and easy to do… it is all fondant , air brushed with edible images for the labels.I love my edible printer TFL
Thank you all for looking, I know a lot of poeple are curious about how structurally I pulled this off. I used two metal coat hangers, and bent them in a circle on one end and taped them underneath the base of the cake. I ran the tape straight up to the point where it bends to the fit the beer bottle over top at an angle. Then I took my four stacked six inch frosted round cakes ; then cut half way through on one side, then slid all four cakes around the coat hanger. Then I glued on the stiff fondant painted with wood grain; my handle was rice krispie treats, but then had issues with the handle and haven’t perfected a method for it yet . The foam is meringue and the beer pouring from the suspended bottle was stiff buttercream. Also , the bottles were real beer bottles. If you attempt this be careful the wire sway quite a bit once the beer bottle is put on the hanger. Keep in mind you may need to add some feet to the base so it is level. I hope I answered everyone’s questions , please message me for any furthur information.
this is the first time I have made this cake… I’m very happy with the way it came out… I got a call from the person this cake was for , and he told me everyone loved the cake.. they had it one the table, and the Birthday man, grabbed a bottle out of the bucket not knowing it was a cake… I love story like this… What fun!! thanks for looking
My Brother is a huge Blue Moon fan and since he was coming to town, this was the perfect choice. The cake is Dark Chocolate & Whiskey Mud cake with Dark Chocolate Whiskey Ganache and covered in MMF. Cake is carved and torted from 2 – 10″ squares. Image background is on rice paper. Moon, Lettering and middle strip is cut by hand. Bottles are made with isomalt and bottle caps are made out of fondant. TFL!
Everything but the lid is completely edible – even the beer can. This was our first time making this cake. Thanks for all the inspiration from all the other CC’ers. TFL!!!
Decorated in fondant, gumpaste, modeling chocolate, isomalt and edible images.