This post is all about 21st birthday cake ideas.
Turning 21 is probably the biggest and most anticipated milestone for teenagers in the United States. And I’m sure we all know why, haha! After crossing this milestone, we no longer have to worry about getting our fake IDs confiscated at the club, and we can FINALLY hold a red cup at a college party without feeling like we’re breaking the law every second.
So if you’re turning 21 soon, congratulations! I’m sure you’ve been waiting for this day ever since you turned 18, haha. And if you’re considering throwing a wild party to celebrate this important year in your life, don’t forget to highlight the party with a super EPIC & creative 21st birthday cake!
In this post, I’ve compiled 10 insanely creative 21st birthday cake ideas that I’m sure you’re LOVE!
Creative 21st Birthday Cake Ideas
1. Drunk Barbie Best Friends
I think this is the only occasion I’ll accept a toilet being on top of my birthday cake! Haha!
This birthday cake perfectly depicts the horrifying yet sweet moment between two besties after a crazy night at a frat party. I mean, a girl that’s willing to hold your hair while you vomit your guts out in the bathroom? If she isn’t your best friend, then I don’t know who is.
2. Hennessy & Chocolate Cake
If Hennessy is your thing, then this might be the perfect birthday cake for you! Or, do you have a friend that’s about to turn 21 and you want to introduce them to the “adult” world by chugging Hennessy down their lungs? (Ok, that sounds a bit rough lol!) But apart from the alcohol part, the chocolate and caramel look super enticing too.
3. Birthday Queen Cake
You deserve to be a bougie diva on your 21st birthday. And nobody can tell you no! (Except for your mama) You’ve been waiting your entire life for this special day, so you deserve VIP treatment like you’re the queen of England.
This birthday cake idea perfectly emulates the diva energy that you will be serving on this big day. It’s a cake with a simple design, but the birthday queen topper just takes this cake to a whole nother level!
4. Strawberry & Macaron Cake
This is SUCH a beautiful and elegant cake. If you prefer to keep your 21st birthday a little bit more on the PG-13 side, and not involve any alcohol, I think this cake would work perfectly!
Also, if you’re pretty crafty and would like to make this cake yourself, you can get these 21 birthday cake molds on Amazon, and totally re-create your own version. Add delicious toppings on top, and I’m sure it’ll turn out amazing!
5. Legal AF 21st Birthday Cake
Guess what haters?! I’m “legal AF” and you can’t snitch on me anymore! Lol! Honestly, nothing summarizes your 21st birthday better than these three words.
6. RIP Fake ID Cake
OMG, when I first came across this birthday cake idea I almost choked on my tea. THIS IS SUCH A GENIUS IDEA! And I’m so mad I didn’t think about this for my 21st birthday.
If you don’t have a lot of budget for your birthday cake, you can totally recreate this one without much effort. The spotlight of this birthday cake is almost entirely on your fake ID, and so make sure to display it clearly so EVERYONE CAN SEE. Haha!
7. Rose Gold Balloon Cake Topper
I’ve never seen cakes with balloon toppers! Or have I just been living under a rock? Either way, this is so cute! Especially if your birthday cake and party theme is rose gold, you can match the ballon topper perfectly with everything!
Also, I’m sure you’ll be able to reuse this balloon cake topper for other occasions such as grad parties and even your 22nd birthday.
8. Twenty-One Acrylic Gold Cake
Again, this birthday cake is perfect for a more elegant and “chill” 21st birthday party. And this twenty-one cake topper can probably go on any style of cake design without looking too out of place.
9. Smirnoff Strawberry & Choco Cake
Hmmm! Chocolate and Strawberry, the best duo on planet Earth! Of course, without the Smirnoff bottles on top, this cake would still be delicious. But if you want to add a bit of “flavor” and “spice” on top of it all, you know what to do!
Warning: If you’re the birthday girl, you might be pressured to take a shot of these. So be prepared!
10. Finally Twenty-One Barbie Cake
Barbie cakes are just so iconic! You can’t say you don’t love them too! This is a perfect cake to announce to the world that you are finally twenty-one and LEGAL!
Using a number 21 cake topper isn’t enough. You have to literally write out “*Your name* is 21” so that every guest knows exactly who the birthday girl is.
Have Fun & Congrats!
If you’re searching for 21st birthday cake ideas for your friends/family, have fun at the birthday party, and I hope these ideas were helpful. And if you’re the birthday gal who’s about to turn 21, congratulations and have sooooo much fun!
I totally understand the excitement of turning 21. It marks the day you’re finally able to walk into a bar without feeling like you’re committing a crime. And that in and of itself is pretty freaking awesome.