Superb 60th Birthday Cake Ideas. 60th Birthday Cakes
As part of the celebrations you'll need some 60th birthday cake ideas. It's not practical to light 60 candles on a cake, but thanks to the vast array of cake decorations available, it's easy to make even the basic of 60th birthday cakes look really special.
You could decide to have your 60th birthday cake made to order, many bakeries will do this and will have pictures of styles and arrangements to choose from.
Cupcakes are an excellent alternative to a traditional birthday cake. They're easy to make and great fun to decorate. Children especially love helping out decorating. You don't need to be a wizz with the piping bag either, if you can manage to get some icing on top you can finish the cupcakes off with a wide choice of pre-bought decorations.
Cupcakes are designed to serve one person, so there's no need to worry about portion control! They're easier and less messy than a traditional birthday cake.
Take a look at
Creative Cupcake Recipes
for some inspiration
This is a fun cake. A plain sponge covered in butter icing and then covered in coconut to give the 'towelling like effect'. The rest of the 'tea time' decorations were all in a kit, and they finish the cake off beautifully. Although these don't advertise the 60th birthday theme, they are very suitable for a 60th birthday.
Cake toppers can be purchased on many themes suited to the birthday recipient, and can be based on hobbies or interests such as football, birds or gardening
Again this cake below is a simple design. An iced fruit cake finished off with a silver ribbon and 60th birthday cake topper. Fruit cakes are a convenient base for a cake, they rarely go wrong. Below is a recipe I'll share with you, I've used it for years and it's never failed me
Mrs H's Luxury Fruit CakeIngredients
225g/8oz caster sugar
225g/8oz plain flour
100g/4oz ground almonds
4 large eggs
1kg/2lb luxury mixed dried fruit
½ tsp mixed spice
½ tsp nutmeg
½ tsp almond essence
2tbsp lemon juice
Grated rind of 1 lemon
1.Grease and line a 7” or 8” deep cake tin with grease proof paper
2.2. cream together butter and sugar
3.Beat eggs and add to mixture
4.Add ground almonds, mixed spice, nutmeg, salt and flour
5.Add fruit, almond essence, lemon juice and rind
6.Turn into prepared cake tin and level surface
7.Wrap the outsideof the tin with brown paper and tie with string
8.Bake at 300oF/150oC/gas mark 2 for 1 hour then turn down to 275oF/140oC/gas mark 1 for 31/2 to 4 hours
9.Leave in tin until cool
Of course the idea of 60 emblazoned all over the cake may not be the best solution, especially if the milestone isn't particularly welcome. Flowers are also a lovely decorating theme. So are the colours gold, silver and white, and of course don't forget the sparkles on your 60th birthday cake ideas!
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