See Mindy Kaling's Cake-Ception — Plus More Celebrity Confections
Cake: The sweetest way to celebrate a big day.
Cake-ception! The actress celebrated her 41st birthday on June 24 with this cake — which has a photo of her holding a cake with a photo of her holding a cake. "this is basically Inception," Kaling wrote on instagram
The model, who turned 25 on April 23, celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Zayn Malik and friends while quarantining on a fram in Pennsylvania. The Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, surprised Hadid with an everything-bagel-themed cake. "The icing on the perfect quarantine bday was finding out my surprise everything-bagel-cake was made by the one and only Cake Boss @buddyvalastro who I have watched for over a decade. I CRIED REAL TEARS! BUDDY!," Hadid wrote on Instagram.
The Riverdale star couldn't be surrounded by friends on her 28th birthday due to the coronavirus outbreak, but her disinfecting wipes-themed cake, which was made by Lizzy's Sweets N' Treats in Phoneix, sweetened the day anyway. "Thankyou all so much for the Birthday Messages! 🎂Ahaha never thought a Lysol cake would be my dream cake 😂👏🏽but here in 2020, yup it is!" she wrote on Instagram. The cake was funfetti-flavored with vanilla icing separating each of the six layers.
The rapper cherished his 32nd birthday, even though he had to social distancing during it. His red velvet confection was topped with the cover art for his upcoming album "Detroit 2." He sat happily surrounded by balloons and flowers and wrote on Instagram, "Quarantine birthday’s lookin like 🤲🏾 'Health is wealth' got a whole new meaning lately. If u still here, you chosen! Gratitude #Detroit2."
The former Nashville star, who turned 53 on March 6, blew out the candles on her birthday cake with a little help from her son Yoby, 9. The cute confection was a mini marble cake topped with rainbow sprinkles and white candles. "I’m a big believer in drawing out birthdays as long as possible so still feeling the spirit and gratitude after a celebratory birthday weekend!" she wrote on Instagram.
Justin Timberlake threw his wife a casual 38th birthday bash at home — and it was exactly what the actress wanted. “Celebrating my birthday in style… and by that I mean, in pajamas,” Biel captioned a set of photos of Timberlake serenading her with a light blue cake. “Thank you @justintimberlake for throwing my kinda party. 🌙☁️🎂"
The TV personality and socialite celebrated her 39th birthday with an epic Barbie-themed birthday cake. The enormous pink treat featured a Barbie lying on top surrounded by designer bags, a huge house with a slide, bejweled flip phone, dogs, and the word "SLIVING" (a saying that Hilton invented, which means "slaying mixed with living my best life") in black icing. Brittni Popp of Betchin Cakes created the cake and wished the fashion icon the "Happiest of Birthdays...It was an absolute DREAM making your birthday cake for you this year. SLIVING FOREVER. LOVE YOU TIMES A BILLION," wrote Popp on Instagram.
"Happy, happy, birthday @oprah!" Maria Shriver captioned this photo of the media mogul in celebration of her 66th birthday. "Forty years plus of friendship! Forty years of laughs, of tears, of conversations that make me think, laugh, and feel loved. It’s going to be your best year yet. Go get em, girl! 🎂 #happybirthdayoprah." The gorgeous white cake is decorated with flowers made of pink and green icing, and the two long-time friends are pictured smiling wide.
The singer celebrated the big 30 with a star-studded birthday party after performing at the Z-100 Jingle Ball on December 13. To make the night even better, Swift had the most purr-fect kitty cake featuring her felines, Meredith, Olivia, and Benjamin. "Fur real guys this was my cake," she said on Instagram.
Chrissy Teigen surprised her mom, Pepper Thai, with this life-like pho birthday cake in honor of her favorite food. Duff Goldman's Charm City Cakes, who created the masterpiece, wished Pepper a "pho-bowl-lous" birthday on Instagram. It looks almost too good to dig in to!
The reality TV personality and former Olympian turned 70 on Tuesday and celebrated the milestone with her close friends and family at Nobu Malibu. "Such a special birthday dinner with family. Love you all" she wrote on Instagram. Jenner's youngest daughter, Kylie, set up the dinner and planned the cake decoration, which features an adorable old photo of Caitlyn, Kendall, and Kylie smiling together.
Good music and good cake — that was the theme of Queen B's 38th birthday celebration. The singer was serenaded by a group of people, including husband Jay-Z, at the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In a clip she posted to Instagram, Beyoncé happily swayed to the "Happy Birthday" tune while holding her one-tier cake decorated with colorful piping and heart-shaped sparkling candles.
The former Grey's Anatomy star declared this her "best birthday EVER" after celebrating the occasion with family in Italy. Her homemade 43th birthday cake was a chocolate cake with vanilla icing, plenty of sprinkles, colorful candles and chocolate twists.
"FIND ME A BETTER BIRTHDAY CAKE," the actor captioned this picture of a massive creation inspired by the motel in the show he created, writes and stars in, Schitt's Creek. Several members of the Schitt's Creek cast — including Dan's father, Eugene Levy — were present for the birthday celebrations.
Oprah Winfrey put together a special birthday celebration at her home in Maui for her best friend, who turned 65 on Dec 28. All the decorations for were bright yellow (King's favorite color) and the cake was decorated with yellow embellishments and candles to match the theme. "We've been friends since she was 21 and I was 22.. Still celebrating! Happy birthday @gayleking," Winfrey posted.
The lifestyle mogul celebrated her 78th birthday with her adorable grandkids Jude and Truman by her side, blowing out the candles on a delicious-looking homemade cake. According to her Instagram post, the whipped cream frosted cake was layered with "meringue, dark cherry ice cream, pistachio ice cream, and dark chocolate with chocolate chunks."
The newly-minted 72-year-old celebrated his birthday surrounded by family—and with a hilarious photo printed on his cake. The former governor of California was presented with a cake featuring a picture of himself shirtless in a hot tub, smiling with a cigar in hand. His son, Patrick, 25, shared a picture of the masterpiece—and Schwarzenegger with four of his five kids—on Instagram, writing, "The cake 😂😂 Happy Birthday big guy @schwarzenegger 🎂 🎉"
It’s J. Lo’s party — and she’ll do it up big if she wants to. Jennifer Lopez commemorated her 50th birthday with an epic bash at Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s sprawling estate on Star Island in Miami. Her massive, gold and black birthday cake was decorated with white and yellow flowers, sparklers, rhinestones and shiny fleur-de-lis. The 10-tier creation was an estimated 12-feet tall, and took four men to carry it out on the floor.
Have you heard the buzz? This animal enthusiast is newly-engaged and newly-21! Alongside her mom Terri and brother Robert, the television personality sliced into a gorgeous, bubble bee-shaped cake while presenting a crocodile feeding demonstration at the Australia Zoo on Wednesday. Her now-fiancé, Chandler Powell, popped the question soon after.
“Alright, who wants a slice?! #HappyBirthdayAlexTrebek,” Jeopardy’s Instagram account captioned this photo of their beloved host in celebration of his 79th birthday. In true Jeopardy fashion, the birthday cake — created by Kimberly Bailey of the Butter End — reads “Who Is 79,” and Trebek is seen pointing at himself with a knowing smile.
The Office alum got together with BJ Novak (a former costar and godfather to her daughter, Katherine) to celebrate her 40th birthday on June 24th at San Vicente Bungalows in West Hollywood. A bit of cake-ception went down when it came to dessert—a throwback picture of Kaling with her thumb up in front of a past birthday cake was printed on the cake!
DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON
"My lil’ queens, Tia & Jazzy made my birthday," the now 47-year-old actor captioned this photo of himself with his two youngest daughters. His oldest daughter, Simone, was missing from the celebration, but "two outta three of a good thing ain’t ever bad so I’ll take it," he said. The girls baked him an apple cake with sprinkles to commemorate another year around the sun, topped with "three candles for the amount of hours I’m going to sleep in 2019," he wrote.
SOFIA AND BUDDY VALASTRO
When your dad is the Cake Boss, your birthday cake is never average! The bakery owner and pastry artist put together this classy (and crazy tall!) cake for his now 16-year-old daughter, Sofia, for her Sweet Sixteen party. The eight-tier cake was designed by Sofia herself, and was presented to her at the extravagant soiree, hosted at Pleasantdale Chateau in West Orange, N.J.
The "SICKO MODE" rapper is evidently a Marvel fan! His makeup mogul girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, presented him with a superhero-themed cake to celebrate his upcoming 28th birthday, complete with figurines of Scott, Jenner and their baby, Stormi, dressed as Iron Man, Captain Marvel and Thor, respectively. The family came outfitted in similar costumes for the birthday party. The chocolate icing-slathered cake set the internet abuzz for the message printed above it: "Happy Birthday Husband!" as Scott and Jenner have never announced being officially married.
She’s got that cake! The reality star was presented with a hilariously risqué cake at her 40th birthday party, which was attended by her famous sisters, her ex Younes Bendjima and many of her celebrity friends. The unbelievably realistic cake features a pastry model of Kourtney perched on the side of a bathtub, surrounded by a sugary sculpture of a champagne bottle, bathrobe and pair of heels, towel and candles. If you took a peek at the other side, you'd see the pastry artist cheekily covered up her private bits with cake bubbles.
This mom of eight looked happy as could be with two cakes to celebrate her 44th birthday. "So this is 44.... I was acting silly because my kids insisted on taking pictures lol!" said the reality star, posting to Instagram. "We had a fun day!"
The television personality completed another trip around the sun on March 21, and got a sprinkle-covered Carvel cake from her kids to celebrate. The star turned 57 this year, and had the colorful candles to prove it.
For her 43rd birthday on March 22, the actress enlisted food blogger John Kanell of Preppy Kitchen to make this pastel cake. Kanell described it as a "confetti cake with hand painted butterflies dancing around a flowery meadow,” but it wasn’t just a beautiful masterpiece—Witherspoon commented on his Instagram saying that "it was also delicious !!"
The actress, who turns 32 on March 20, celebrated her birthday early with two tasty-looking cakes and a bunch of friends, including Elizabeth Lail from the hit Netflix series You.
The Cake Boss was off-duty for his 42nd birthday on March 3, but there was still a stunning confection to celebrate. "Every year [my wife Lisa] and the kids bake and decorate my birthday cake for me," he wrote on Instagram. "It’s one of the sweetest things ever but boy do I just want to jump right in there and help!" The result was this 4-tier masterpiece lined with donuts and rainbow sprinkles.
VANESSA LACHEY & NICK LACHEY
It’s a double-cake day for the adorable couple as they celebrate their birthdays, which both fall on November 9. "Happy Birthday, Baby! To US!!! I Love sharing this day (and everyday) with you! #november9,” wrote the television star to her husband.
“Thank you everyone for my wonderful birthday wishes and to my beautiful wife who gave me the best gift of all. Apple AirPods. They’re incredible, they automatically sync to your phone. Oh and our baby,” joked the actor at his birthday dinner with his wife Paige O'Brien.