40th Birthday Cake Ideas - Some Fun and Inspiring Suggestions

Are you cracking your head for 40th birthday cake ideas?

Fortieth birthday cakes are possibly the most thought about cakes of all time. Before this, they can be almost any theme, no theme, whimsical or heartfelt. Afterwards, they lean more toward sentimental, relational, encouragement or inspirational.

Forty is a pivotal point in most people's lives. It signifies the middle years, a leveling out point when the uphill climb- physically, mentally and emotionally, theoretically gets a bit easier.

The most common 40th birthday cake idea uses an over the hill theme. Over the hill cakes are often fun and have as many faces as there are birthday people. And, contrary to popular belief, black, though it is the traditional color, is by no means the only color used to signify this pivotal but exciting time of a person's life.

Themes for this birthday can go from black and over the hills to a brightly decorated purse with the name of the birthday person's favorite shopping place on it; or a golf course with a flag and a hole-in-one re-created on it. Harley Davidson or Orange County Choppers is another popular theme for 40th birthday cake ideas, particularly the red, orange hot rod flames with 40 candles!

Birthday cakes are an important part of any birthday celebration, and when you couple it with every other aspect of the party - invitations, table and room decorations including centerpieces, you have a theme party that can go anywhere. Themes can include such thought as the beginning of the rest of your life in a positive way, as opposed to over the hill humor, or a cake made up of four layers, each one representing a decade.

Add some edible embellishments signifying enjoyable or unforgettable times of his / her life and a few 40 emblems on wire stems stuck in at random. Both would be enjoyable, drawing attention to the fact that turning 40 can be a great start to a whole new era of one's life.

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Other favorites center round the numbers 4 and 0. It can be a more traditional: Oh no, the big four-oh, written in icing on the cake, or two separate cakes - one a four and one a zero, in black and white or in favorite color or colors. Numbers can be presented in a comical or whimsical manner, depending on the individual and his / her frame of mind.

Because it indicates a time of life that could be slowing down a bit, they can be centered round leisure activities such as hobbies, sports, or a new career choice, now that there is a little more time.

Another creative 40th birthday cake idea is one involving a time line of the birthday person's life - this can be done by collecting information and pictures, if possible, about special events leading up to the present. This involves making a long cake (cut two rectangle cakes in half lengthwise) for the desired effect.

Also, sentimental going back over a person's accomplishments can be interesting when including such things as birth, marriage, birth of children for a woman, or the favorite team's win schedule for a man. In addition, 40 year old diva cakes in favorite color and theme are becoming increasingly popular as 40th birthday cake ideas as well.

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