50th Birthday Cake Ideas - Make that Fifty Year Old Feel Special

Do you need 50th birthday cake ideas?

When the world was smaller and the media did not bring countries, states and cities together at the push of a button, 50 was considered old. Today, when we can turn on the television and be in tune with anyone from anywhere, suddenly 50 does not seem old at all.

We are taking better care of ourselves, living longer and are more active than ever before. People approaching 50 do not realize they have lived half a century and what was once a significant milestone does not carry the same meaning. It is easier than ever to plan a great day for someone who is important to you.

Birthday cakes can be fun, inspirational or sentimental. They are no longer bound by a few flavors or a few colors; the same applies to 50th birthday cake ideas. They can be five layers high as easily as they can be one layer. They can be swirled or checkered, full of flowers made from brightly colored icing, or plain with just a few candles. They can also be tailored to the person they are being presented to.

Thus, there are many options for 50th birthday cake ideas.

Probably one of the most popular cakes for those who are 40 or 50 years old is the "Over the hill" cake. They can be made as elaborate as one would like or as simply, indicating just where you are over the hill or on the downside. Of course, the traditional hill can be as high or as sophisticated as the birthday person, and there are several styles to choose from as well.

Another 50th birthday cake idea is one representing the red hat club, which is one of the most popular cakes for women. These are iced layers in a nice medium purple with a big red hat sitting on top to represent a time in the woman's life when she is not so particular anymore about the way she looks or the importance of things that once seemed so significant.

Generally, men like their cakes a little less complex, with basic flavors and colors - this is something to bear in mind when considering 50th birthday cake ideas.

Bakeries today are able to accommodate just about anything anyone could want in this day and age. They can decorate whimsical, comical or personalize according to milestones of all types - even for those who are not all that happy about being 50. It can be a memorable day - considerate of their feelings, just through the inspiration of a cake.

The cake is more than a dessert that goes with the ice cream. The theme of the cake can set the stage for the party or make a person feel special - this is another key point when thinking about 50th birthday cake ideas. It can be shaped like a bag of golf clubs for a man who can still get out and walk nine holes once a week, a tractor for a farmer, or a 100 dollar bill for the retired banker.

Cakes can be made from traditional ingredients - flour, milk, sugar and flavoring, or a host of others as diet and age dictate. Cakes for the 50th birthday are often gold with gold candies used as decorations and a big 5-0 setting on top. Candles are placed around the layers from top to bottom and it is always fun when they re-light on their own no matter how many times they are blown out.

We hope you like these 50th birthday cake ideas and tips.

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