For special celebratory events – birthdays, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc. – it’s nice to have special decorations and features. Of course, not each and every birthday or graduation needs to be extravagant or particularly unique, but for major milestones it can certainly be nice to take steps to set an event apart as something more memorable. For example, if you are working on planning this sort of event, you may want to explore the idea of getting a themed cake, or a cake that is somewhere beyond ordinary. And these days, you can get these sorts of fun and interesting cakes even at your local M&S, rather than having to find a creative bake shop! Here are a few specific examples that can at least give you an idea of the sorts of cakes you may be able to find for certain events.
Pirate Cake – Why not start things off with something particularly creative? For kids’
birthdays, Marks & Spencer offer a fun and delicious looking pirate ship cake that would thrill just about any young child. Most kids have phases of interests, whether it’s outer space, knights in shining armour, pirates, etc. and if your child likes adventures, this cake will be incredibly appealing.
• Present Cake – For something a bit less specific but equally unique, you may also want to consider the present stack cake, which is built in a decorative fashion to resemble a pile of presents. This can be customized for a birthday, anniversary, etc., and makes for a refreshing departure from ordinary cakes.
• Fairy Cake – Much as the pirate cake will appeal to many young boys (though not exclusively boys of course), your little girl might be blown away by the fairy castle cake, which is made to look like something straight out of a children’s storybook. Your children may even prefer to play with it at first, instead of eating it!
Game Cakes – If you are looking to cater to a specific event or interest, you may want to consider a game or sport-related cake. Whether this is just to appeal to someone’s favourite sport or game on his or her birthday, or whether to celebrate something related to that sport or game, this can be an enjoyable gesture. There’s a great deal of variety with this sort of cake, from golf to soccer, etc.
• Elegant Cakes – You can also get a particularly elegant cake for a classy celebration,
without needing a triple-decker wedding cake or ornate frosted writing. For example, consider the Ruffle Chocolate cake, which is both simple and elegant, and looks appetizing and visually appealing at the same time.