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Do know what’s better than cake? Cake with lots of toppings!

Throw in a number shaped cake, and you’ve got yourself a winner and a very delighted birthday boy or girl.

But don’t go thinking the number shape trend is just for little munchkins - grown-ups now get to have their cake and eat it - too.

Here’s our top 10 picks of number cakes that are making us salivate just by looking at them.

Flower fresh

US baker extraordinaire Adi Klinghofer creates marvelous works of art, topped with fresh fruit, macarons and even flowers.

Cake flower Picture: @adikosh123, Instagram

In 3D

Forget your run-of-the-mill cake stand, just get a cake that stands up, literally. Singapore-based Celebrate With Cake does customised 3D sculptured fondant cakes. Check out their Instagram feed (@celebratewithcakesg) for some inspo.

3D Cake Picture: www.celebrate-with-cake.com

Candy galore

What child doesn’t love sweets and cake? Combine two of their favourite things, and they’ll be in sweet treat heaven and a 12-hour sugar rush.

Sweets Cake Picture: Youtube.com

Ombre, ombre

Darcy Miller, the long-time editor of Martha Stewart Weddings, is a legend in party hosting circles. Her book Celebrate Everything! features a selection of delectable ideas to turn a party out. She even shares a recipe for her Gummy Bear Cake.

Gummy Bear Cake Picture: Instagram screenshot


Colourful and psychedelic, this groovy cake only shows its real depth once you slice it open.

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Gravity defying

Gravity defying cakes are on fleek at the moment. Forget the floating bags of sweets cascading from atop the cake, you can do it with just about anything! The Artisan Cake Company has some techniques that you can master with their online tutorial.


They might be one of the most annoying things to you, but unfortunately kids are going crazy for emojis.

Emoji cake Picture: @simplydeliciouscakess, Instagram

Death by chocolate

If you’re going to go big, go home! Anything that’s covered in chocolate goes on this monster.

Death by chocolate Picture: @emmashomebakes, Instagram

Child’s play

Go back to basics by simply using your imagination and some marzipan icing.

Picture: @theislebakery, Instagram

A numbers game

Not into the number cake trend? That’s okay too…

Picture: @theislebakery, Instagram