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Anniversary Cakes - How to Make Your Anniversary Cakes Special

Updated on March 25, 2011

Anniversary Cakes

Anniversary cakes will make your party step it up into high gear. Almost everyone loves cake. When most people think about having a cake for a celebration they are thinking of weddings or birthdays. However, more and more celebrants are making a cake a central part of their parties. Anniversary cakes have become almost as important as wedding cakes to many couples. They can be as simple or as complicated as you wish. There are many, many professional cake businesses now; with prices ranging from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Depending on your budget or your own cake decorating skills, you can have an anniversary cake that everyone will ooh and aah over.

 The choices you can make about your anniversary cake are almost endless. There is the type of cake you want, sheet or tiered, square, round or rectangular; the theme you want, milestones in the couple’s life, a memory cake, replica wedding cake, etc.; and the decoration of the cake and if you want a topper or not. Then there is whether or not you want to hire a professional to make the cake for you or if you are brave enough to attempt it on your own.  

Favorite cake

Naturally,the first step is asking the anniversary couple what their favorite flavor of cake is and what kind of cake they would like. If it is meant to be a surprise, find out from their friends and family. Next it depends on how many people you want to cake to feed. If it is a very large party with many guests a large sheet cake probably makes the most sense.

The next step is to decide on a theme for the anniversary cake. Having a replica of the original wedding cake is currently very popular for anniversary cakes. This can easily be achieved by finding the original wedding pictures featuring the cake. You can also find out from either the couple or from people who attended the wedding what they remember about the cake in regards to flavor and design.


Another popular theme is one that features pictures of the anniversary couple over the years or that features memories and milestones in the life of the couple. The design choices of anniversary cakes are endless. Another idea for design is to color your cake similar to the traditional or modern gifts recommended for each year. For example, the first anniversary gifts recommended are paper (traditional) and clocks (modern). You could design a sheet cake that resembles a book and write the anniversary couple’s names in the pages or make one shaped like a clock. The fiftieth anniversary is gold in either traditional or modern. You could create gold colored icing or fondant to wrap the cake.

If you are having a cake done by a professional, make sure you give them at least 2 week’s notice so that you won’t be disappointed at the last minute.

And next there are numerous toppers for anniversary cakes to help make them extra special, visit this great article by another author here at HubPages to learn all about anniversary cake toppers.

In these days when 50% of marriages end in divorce, anniversaries are becoming more and more important. It is a real feat to keep a marriage going and we should celebrate those who are successful in that regard. Having an anniversary cake that is beautiful and fitting for the couple is one way of showing how much you really do appreciate and love them.

And A Final Word...


Lace/Textiles / Furs


Ivory/Gold Jewelry





















Anniversary Gift Guide









Fruit, Flowers/Appliances




Candy, Iron/Wood


Wool, Copper/Desk Sets


Bronze, Pottery/Linens, Lace


Pottery, Willow/Leather


Tin,Aluminum/Diamond Jewelry


Steel/Fashion Jewelry


Silk, Linen/Pearls


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    Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

    5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

    Great hub. Voting up, across, plus sharing.

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    6 years ago

    some of the cake is nice and some are not nice

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    Lynda Gary 

    8 years ago

    followed this title because I'm a professional cake decorator I, too, thought this would be about making one's own cake. Good hub though! thanks

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    Mary Krenz 

    9 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

    Great article! I have become your fan. I love the Flintstones, in fact, I miss all the old cartoons.

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    Susan Keeping 

    9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

    Well, I wasn't assuming the couple celebrating the anniversary would make their own cake...

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    9 years ago from India



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