Food and Drink Inspired Cakes For Weddings, Birthdays or Any Random Celebration

Appearances can be deceptive, especially in the world of instagrammable victuals. Pastry cooks and aspiring bakers are using unusual decorations to turn regular meals into decadent cakes that resemble the real deal.

Not a traditional bride? Or simply want to shy away from just another boring old birthday cake? Here are some insanely creative cakes resembling popular drinks and dishes for the bibulous.

Espresso Coffee Cupcakes

This is a theme most of us will find common ground in – Espresso Coffee Cupcakes! If you don’t want to watch the comprehensive video tutorial, here are the steps you’ll need to make these coffee-infused cupcakes.

Beer Mug Cupcakes

If you know someone who loves beer, one of the best ways to make that person smile on his or her birthday or wedding celebration is with a beer inspired cake. Treat your mate with these amazing beer mug cupcakes. They look as good as they taste and they are filled with delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream.

Pina Colada Mega Cake

“If you like piña coladas
And getting caught in the rain
If you’re not into yoga
If you have half a brain
If you like making love at midnight
In the dunes on the cape
Then I’m the love that you’ve looked for
Write to me, and escape”

Full of pineapple, cream of coconut, and a hint of rum, this piña colada cake is sure to take your tastebuds on a trip to paradise…

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Have your wine and eat ittoo! The concept is supposed to look like the glass has spilled, pouring wine all over the cake. The creator calls it the one glass too many cake and instagram went wild over it. You can taste red wine in every bite of this moist, indulgent chocolate layer cake.

Cartoon-style Emmental Cheesecake

Cheesecake actually gets its name from the cream cheese that’s used to make the filling so creamy, but even so, have you ever wanted to try a slice of cheesecake that’s actually made with the real stuff? Then today’s your lucky day! This specific cheesecake recipe went viral on the Taste Japan Youtube channel recently and it might just take the crown for the best lockdown recipe ever created.

Hamburger Cake

This cake looks like the giant sweet version of the classic hamburger, with two cake flavors and buttercream “condiments”. It’s surprisingly easy to put together with no crazy piping skills needed. 

Sushi Cake

Fool your friends and make a cake that looks like a giant salmon roll! The best part, you don’t have to be a sushi lover to tuck into a slice. This Asian-inspired cake is for anyone with a sweet tooth. There are many sushi cake ideas out there but this one is saikō no!