Celebrity Birthday Cakes! All the Stars Blowing Out the Candles on Their Special Day

Cake: The sweetest way to celebrate a big day

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Nina Dobrev

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Nina Dobrev posted a festive Instagram photo to commemorate her 34th birthday. The Vampire Diaries star took a big bite out of her birthday cake that had red crumbles splattered across the top and sides. In the caption, she admitted she had a "pretty bad tummy ache after eating this entire birthday cake."

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Amanda Seyfried

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Amanda Seyfried had a magical birthday! The Dropout star shared a glimpse of her 37th birthday celebration in Disney World on Instagram. Her festive cake appeared to be a white chocolate confection made to look just like Mickey Mouse.

"Birthday was the best day," she captioned her post.

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Miley Cyrus

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The singer's 30th birthday was pretty sweet. Cyrus shared a photo of the classic vanilla cake she celebrated with on Nov. 23. "30. Thankful for all the love and kind birthday wishes," she captioned the picture of the treat, which was simply decorated with rainbow sprinkles and chocolate bars.

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Ryan Reynolds

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The Deadpool actor's 46th birthday on Oct. 23 was filled with fun, family and food. Reynolds shared several photos from his celebratory weekend, including one with his wife Blake Lively, Lively's mom Elaine, his brother Terry and mom Tammy all posing around a layered chocolate cake. "This birthday was the best birthday of all. Thanks for all the kind messages," Reynolds wrote in the caption.

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Jennifer Hudson

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While appearing on Good Day New York with Rosanna Scotto, the EGOT winner got a sweet surprise from Buddy Valastro. His Carlo's Bakery team made Hudson a 41st birthday cake with the same yellow, orange, pink and purple color scheme as her new talk show, The Jennifer Hudson Show. "Happy Birthday J Hud" was written on the front of the vibrant cake.

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Padma Lakshmi

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The Bravo star celebrated her 52nd birthday with her Top Chef crew in London. She shared an Instagram post, featuring everyone singing "Happy Birthday" as her daughter, Krishna, 12, presented her special cake. "It's strawberry shortcake — my favorite!" Lakshmi said as she made a wish.

"Happy to be sharing my bday with my on-set family. 🎂," she wrote in her caption.

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Sofia Richie

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On Aug. 24, the model honored her golden birthday with a whimsical cake. Richie celebrated her 24th birthday with dinner party and ended the evening with a baby pink cake decorated with simple flowers and pearly details.

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Demi Lovato

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The "Sorry Not Sorry" singer is ringing in her milestone birthday in the sweetest way. Lovato, who just released their newest album Holy Fvck, turned 30 on Aug. 20 and celebrated with Kristen Stewart, Ashley Benson and other celebrity pals. Party guests shared clips of the star and the extravagant SusieCakes dessert on Instagram. The glitzy, four-tier cake was black, red and silver and topped with a message saying "Happy Dirty 30 Demi."

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Michelle Yeoh

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Michelle Yeoh celebrated her 60th birthday with a cake inspired by her movie, Everything Everywhere All at Once. The three-tiered dessert was covered in googly eyes, which play a significant part in the sci-fi film.

"Happy Birthday to me 😂 Thank you everyone 💕💕," she captioned her Instagram post, featuring the cake.

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Chace Crawford

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The Boys star was the birthday boy on July 18 when he celebrated turning 37. Crawford cracked a huge grin in a picture posted on friend and Pam & Tommy star Sebastian Stan's Instagram Story. The actor was photographed with his birthday treat, a pie topped with whipped cream swirls and colorful candles.

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Billie Lourd

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The birthday queen celebrated her 30th birthday this weekend with a decked out dinner party. In one picture in her Instagram post, the American Horror Story actress showed the dinner menu which featured summer rolls with vegetables or shrimp and chicken, spicy beef salad, Vietnamese ribs and many other dishes from French-Vietnamese restaurant Indochine located in New York City. Her evening ended with a large layered funfetti cake from Milk Bar.

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Diane Kruger

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On Friday, Diane Kruger blew out candles on several mini pastries rather than a birthday cake. "Getting older has never been sweeter ❤️" she wrote in the caption for her post, which also shows her fiancé Norman Reedus lovingly watching over her.

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Nick Kroll

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The Big Mouth co-creator and star has a big smile for his birthday! Wife Lily Kwong posted a photo of the birthday boy looking happy beside a table full of cakes, cookies and other treats from Milk Bar. The comedian's birthday cake is a tall funfetti cake with vanilla frosting and a simple message on top reading, "Happy Bday Nick!"

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Kourtney Kardashian

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The Poosh founder celebrated her 43rd birthday at Disneyland with fiancé Travis Barker, her youngest son Reign Aston and Barker's three kids. Since The Kardashians star was at the happiest place on earth, of course she had a Minnie and Mickey Mouse-themed cake. Kardashian posted a photo of the adorable red cake, which had white polka dots and mouse ears all over.

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Carrie Underwood

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The "Before He Cheats" singer celebrated her birthday with a sweet cake and sweet message from her family! Underwood's husband Mike Fisher posted a picture of the birthday girl on Thursday in honor of her birthday. In the image, the American Idol champion beamed beside an enormous pink cake accented with colorful balls and gold writing that read, "Happy birthday Mommy."

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Brooklyn Beckham

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Now that's a cake! Brooklyn Beckham rang in 23 by blowing out the candles on a give-layer cake made out of giant donuts covered in cereal pieces. "Today I turned 23. The past 23 years have been a absolute rollercoaster and now I am coming to the most important part in my life, the part where I get to marry my other half," he captioned the post, celebrating both his birthday and upcoming plans with fiancée Nicola Peltz. "I'm so excited for the next part of my life ❤️❤️"

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Jessica Biel

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The Sinner actress shared photos of her sweet celebration with husband Justin Timberlake and their sons Silas, 6, and Phineas, 19 months. "40 feels fresh y'all," wrote Biel in her Instagram captionwith the collection of images from this birthday and previous b-day celebrations.

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Buddy Valastro

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The Cake Boss star took a break from the baking duties when celebrating his 45th birthday. Instead, wife Lisa Valastro and their kids decorated a cake with Buddy's favorite Hostess and Drake's treats. The iconic baker wrote about the cake and said, "Thank you for all the Birthday wishes today 🎂 These are all nostalgic treats that I grew up with, what an amazing and thoughtful cake made by my incredible wife @lisavalastro4 and kids! ❤️"

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Cindy Crawford

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The iconic supermodel celebrated her 56th birthday on Sunday with a purple and gold confection. The mother of two posted a Boomerang video of herself posing with a cake in a festive display, including an oversized "C" balloon. "Thank you for all the birthday love 💜🎂," she captioned the post. (She also shared a shot of the surprisingly glamorous aftermath the next day!)

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Richard Blais

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The Top Chef alum shared a dessert hot take in an Instagram post, "Here I stand, wise in years, confronting conventional birthday protocol and choosing pie over cake." The celebrity chef got his followers fired up in the comments with their personal opinions on the best birthday desserts.

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Garth Brooks

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Garth Brooks celebrated his 60th birthday on Feb. 7 with his fans, crew and wife, Trisha Yearwood, on an episode of his weekly "Inside Studio G" Facebook Live show. During this special show, Yearwood surprised her birthday guy with a special G.O.A.T trophy and a candle-topped, German chocolate cake with coconut-pecan frosting. (It's Garth's favorite cake, Yearwood told PEOPLE in 2017, and she makes one for his birthday almost every year. You can get her recipe HERE.) "Nobody can bake or cook like [Trisha] does... I just love her to death," Brooks said on the broadcast.

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Cristiano Ronaldo

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The professional soccer player received the ultimate dessert to celebrate his 37th birthday on Feb. 5: an elaborate strawberry-topped cake in the shape of the star's initials and jersey number. Ronaldo, who posed with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on Instagram, captioned the photo: "Life is a roller coaster. Hard work, high speed, urgent goals, demanding expectations… But in the end, it all comes down to family, love, honesty, friendship, values that make it all worth it. Thanks for all the messages! 37 and counting! ❤️🙏🏽"

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January Jones

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Happy birthday, Mary, January and Kristen! The costars from The Last Man on Earth gathered to celebrate several winter birthdays: Kristen Schall (Jan. 24), Mary Steenburgen (Feb. 8) and January Jones (Jan. 5). The actresses each blew out a candle in the video Jones posted, with a caption that read, "lil LMOE reunion dindin. And celebrated a few bdays. ❤️ u gals"

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Michelle Obama

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Cue the Stevie Wonder! To celebrate her birthday on Jan. 17, the former First Lady posted a videoof herself in front of a candle-topped cake with vanilla frosting, rainbow sprinkles and orange lettering—and happily dancing in her chair to Wonder's version of "Happy Birthday." She wrote in the caption, "Here's to a sweet 58th! Thank you so much for your outpouring of love. Whether you texted, emailed, or posted on social media, every birthday message I received today meant a lot to me. I am so grateful to have so many people cheering me on. Looking forward to seeing what this upcoming year has in store. 💕"

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Liam Hemsworth

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"These cakes that I also got sent should really help on my health and fitness journey!" the birthday boy joked in his Instagram caption. In addition to the three unique cakes, the actor, who turned 32 on Jan. 13, posed beside three doughnuts and all six confections read, "Happy Birthday." His older bro Chris also poked fun at his physique in his birthday tribute, writing "Happy birthday @liamhemsworth hopefully this is the year you finally get in shape and take care of yourself 😂💪"

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Nina Dobrev

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The best way to celebrate turning 33 is with a pretty and petite purple cake. On Jan. 12, the actress and her friends, including pal Julianne Hough, celebrated a few days late (Dobrev's birthday is Jan. 9) by splitting the white frosted cake decorated with lavender flowers and light green lettering.

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Billie Eilish

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A candy cane-coated cake kept the singer's birthday celebration merry and bright! Eilish turned 20 on Dec. 18 and honored her winter birthday with a treat covered in crushed and whole candy canes and topped with green, red and orange candles.

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Taylor Swift

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The Red singer has us green with envy over her birthday cake! On Dec. 13, Swift celebrated her 32nd birthday with fellow musician and Licorice Pizza actress Alana Haim (who turns 30 on Dec. 15). Swift captioned her sweet photo, "*don't say it, don't say it OKAY I'm saying it:* I'M FEELIN 32. And Alana is feeling 30. " The pair had matching pink and gold confections, each decorated on top with gold candles and childhood pictures of each gal on their respective cakes.

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Britney Spears

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The "Lucky" singer is lucky to be engaged to a man with great taste in cake! On Dec. 2, Britney Spears' fiancé Sam Asghari gave the singer a glittery and floral "B"-shaped cake with a white chocolate heart that says "Happy Birthday Britney" to celebrate her 40th birthday. Spears' birthday is one of many celebrations the pop icon has enjoyed following the termination of her 13-year conservatorship last month.

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Kendall Jenner

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The model celebrated her 26th birthday on Wednesday, Nov. 3 with an intimate dinner and clover-covered birthday cake. Jenner also celebrated the weekend prior with a Halloween-themed bash at Harriet's Rooftop in West Hollywood over the weekend, per Vogue, with a slew of celebrity friends in attendance included Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin, Doja Cat and The Weeknd.

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Penn Badgley

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Domino Kirke wished her actor husband a happy birthday on Nov. 1 with a dessert honoring Badgley's character Joe Goldberg from the Netflix series, You. New York-based baker Stacy-Ann Douge created a berry-covered cake in the shape of the numbers three and five. Atop the cake sat pomegranate seeds, macaroons, flowers and edible pictures of Goldberg, a stalking-obsessed serial killer. Kirke posted the cake and wrote, "Thank you @SweetsbyStacy82 I love eating my husband's face 🎂"

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Mindy Kaling


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

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Gigi Hadid

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The model, who turned 25 on April 23, celebrated her birthday with boyfriend Zayn Malik and friends while quarantining on a farm 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.

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Vanessa Morgan

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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.

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Big Sean

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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."

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Connie Britton

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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.

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Jessica Biel

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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. 🌙☁️🎂"

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