Does anyone have any images of a traditional Argentinian Birthday Cake for a Female turning 15? I am told there is a ring hidden inside the cake along with other charms that are all attached to individual strings. I am also told the overall color scheme of the cake is usually pink or white. Any images would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know about the charms but that are a few traditions that vary from country to county. I would say that it is similar to a debutante ball.
For part of my tradition we did introduction, the changing of the shoes, the lighting of the 15 candles, and the toast. Sorry I can't be of more help may be the links below may give you a bit more insight to the party.
I'm originally from Ecuador, and in Ecuador they used to do this for weddings. I know that they do it in Argentina now for quinceañeras too. When you turn 15 in South America and you're a girl, you get a debutante party. It used to be that the dress and the a lot of the stuff was done in pink. They used to call it the Fiesta Rosada, the Pink Party.
There's a few traditions like a mass (yes, it's like a wedding), some people do a change of shoes, meaning the girl comes in with flats and changes into her first pair of high heels. It's like a princess party. Times have changed and now they are more modern, but long ago, the girl used to dance a waltz with her father, and have 15 maids with corresponding escorts.
About the cake, ribbons attached to charms are hidden under the cake. Each ribbon is about 35 cm long. Each ribbon is attached to a charm, but only one is attached to a gold ring. You have to have as many ribbons as girls are invited (that are about the same age as the quinceañera). One for each of them. All the girls are invited to grab a ribbon and whoever gets the ring will be the first one to get married out of all the girls there.
Cakes usually include pink. But things are changing and lately some girls have chosen other colors. Some examples: