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What makes the BEST birthday cake?

This article is written in a style that's equal parts tongue-in-cheek and informative. As London's leading luxury birthday cake makers, established in 2011, I feel like we have enough experience and authority to have some strong opinions on what makes the BEST birthday cake. 

If you're easily offended, please don't be! It's just cake! So here it is - 

What makes the BEST birthday Cake?

1. Don’t make it yourself

Move away from the oven. It will take ten times longer than you think, and look nothing like that cake you saw on Instagram. You’ll spend a fortune on getting loads of different ingredients, gizmos and gadgets even, that you'll use once. You’ll be the only person that thinks it looks good because only you will know the sweat and hard work that went into it (literally) and we all know that saying, "a face only a mother could love". And all your guests might think it’s dry, and won’t tell you to your face, but don't worry, you'll get your own back one day. 

Peppa Pig Birthday Cake via Offender 1083
But if you are going to have a go at it yourself, use our Hero Sponge Recipe. It's literally fool-proof.

2. Supermarket cakes aren’t super

If you have to buy a supermarket cake, ignore point 1 and make it yourself. At least this way you’ll know what’s going inside of it and it hasn’t been sitting in a box on the shelf for a year. They are pumped with ingredients I can’t spell or pronounce, and often taste of...well, nothing. I'll admit I used to have a soft spot for Colin the Caterpillar, but I'd choose a home-made freshly-baked box mix cake over it any day of the week.

Gerry the giraffe supermarket birthday cake

Oh Gerry...

But then again, I'm also a raging hypocrite. I LOVE a fake bake - using supermarket ready-made boxed cakes and decorating it to look bakery-style amazing. So yeah, step away from Gerry the Giraffe, and have a go at it yourself with supermarket sponges. 

3. Fruit cake is for boomers

We're not age-ists here. We want all our beloved boomers, OAPs, geriatric gentry to have the best birthday cake ever because birthdays get more precious on that end of the spectrum. But some traditions suck. This one sucks the worst. I don't understand why old folk like it so much either? If I was wearing dentures, I can't imagine chomping chewy fruit cake being particularly enjoyable. Fruit cakes are old before you even buy it. Dense, heavy, sickly...these aren't adjectives you'd associate with a delicious cake, would you? But they all apply to fruit I'll leave you to join the dots and advise eating a dish sponge instead. Much easier on teeth.

70th Birthday Cake

One of my favourite OAPs (my MIL) with her custom number birthday cake

4. Personalise it with their name

Otherwise, it looks like it’s from a supermarket, which as per point 2, super sucks. We go the extra-personal mile and hand-write every single chocolate message. In my super serif cursive font, no less.

Personalised Birthday Cake London

5. Don’t buy it yourself

Don't be a mug. Get someone else to buy it for you. Free cake tastes way better than cake you’ve bought yourself. Or made yourself. Or from the supermarket.

But don't be like an influencer and try to blag one. That is SO cringe.

6. Photo cakes are the most cringe, un-trendy, ugly cakes ever

Speaking of cringe...

No one likes photo cakes, unless you are a narcissist. Even if you were Jennifer Lopez's twin, that cake would still ming. Besides, do you really want to cut into your own face? Don’t trust any cake maker that makes them - they do not have your best interests at heart. 

Jennifer Lopzez 40th birthday cake from her film crew
Bless her heart, J.Lo's 40th birthday cake from her film crew. I'm not sure if they liked her much (I love you Jen!)

Instead of a cringe photo cake, get a personalised caricature cake. SO MUCH cooler! Your face, but less ego-centric.

Caricature Sheet Cake Delivered London Surrey Berkshire

Not to beat my own horn, but this is my blog, and I I will - A great birthday cake comes from Anges de Sucre. We are fun and the best in London and so are our cakes. And here is the proof.

I hope you do not take this too seriously. If you do take offence, then please email your complaints to

4 Responses

Arvind kuamar

Arvind kuamar

February 19, 2022

Kal chahiye



April 10, 2021

I want to lean haw to make birthday cake

naomy natasha

naomy natasha

June 15, 2020

l would lurrrvvee one of your cake!!!!!. how much is the waitrose gerry the giraffe cake please tell me because my kid want it .

Sara Cook

Sara Cook

March 17, 2020

This is the best🤣🤣
I would lurrrvvee one of your cakes!!❤️ Alas, I am in Brisbane, Australia. Maybe you could post it out? I could give you some great exposure!!🙊🤣

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