There are lots of exquisite modern birthday number cakes on Instagram at the moment, and I think this is going to be a trend to watch this year.

@adikosh123 creates number biscuit sandwiches topped with pretty meringues, macarons, fruit and flowers. So beautiful, you could easily recreate this with sponge if you preferred a cake. Or make letters instead of numbers, for example a beautiful MUM sandwich cake for Mother’s Day.

@frances_quinn is a former Great British Bake Off winner, and one of her signature bakes is the number cake topped with all manner of candy, biccies and chocolate. i really love these and think they would make the ultimate birthday cake for a chocolate lover who is celebrating a ‘special birthday’

So how to make one? You can usually find speciality number cake pans to hire locally, but it’s not really necessary if you have a set of square and round cake pans and a cake knife. This chart shows you how to make any number from scratch:

An alternative to making a pan-based number cake is to create your number from decorated cupcakes. @sophiamyacupcakes makes gorgeous number (and letter) cakes in this way, take a look at her feed for inspiration.

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Allison XO







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