What's a birthday without a cake? Get inspired with these festive 90th birthday cake ideas!
How to Make a Number 90 Birthday Cake
If you want to make a 90th birthday cake at home, an easy yet impressive way is to make the cake in the shape of the numbers. You can buy speciality number cake pans at your local craft store for around $10 each.
If you'd rather not buy new cake pans, check out this handy guide to see how to make the numbers 9 and 0 from round cake pans.
Floral Birthday Cake
What an elegant cake for a special woman! No directions, but the colors and styling might provide a bit on inspiration.
90th Birthday Family Tree Cake
Most seniors love being surrounded by their family, so a family tree design is a great choice for a birthday cake! If you’re good with fondant, you could do this at home.
Older Than…Spinner Birthday Cake
This simple round cake puts A New Spin On Aging. Fashioned after a board game spinner, this fun cake provides comic completions to the statement, “You are older than….”.
Complete directions for this clever cake can be found on the Wilton site - and believe it or not, it's rated as "Somewhat Easy" to decorate!
This is an adorable cake for the reading fanatic! You could change the colors and details to make it suitable for either a man or woman.
The decorator has added the woman’s name on the side, and the book title is “Times of My Life”. Click on the picture to see additional details.
90th Birthday Generations Cake
A meaningful cake to celebrate a 90th birthday. I love the way the tiers on this cake represent the different generations in life: Husband, Dad, Grandpa, and Great Grandpa!
Spring Flower Cake Tutorial
Don’t you just love the brilliant colors of this floral cake? Read the complete instructions at Miss Piggy's Cakes.
Family Tree Cake
Lovely family tree cake features family names on gumpaste banners throughout the tree.
90th Birthday Bundt Cake
If you’re a fan of bundt cakes, then you might want to consider using 2 different sizes of bundt cake pans to make a lovely cake in the shape of the number “90”. You could even make two (or 3) different flavors of cake!
Floral and Lace Cake
A beautiful combination of lace and flowers in pastel colors. The floral “90” cake topper that matches the floral cake layer is a wonderful touch!
Number 90 Floral Cake
This was made using gumpaste flowers, but you could use silk flowers (or real flowers if they’re safe to put on cakes). Consider baking 2 different cake flavors so that your guests will have a choice.
90 Never Looked So Good Photo Cake
A simple yet elegant cake that features a favorite photo of the birthday celebrant.
Star Themed Cake Tutorial
An easy-to-make cake that can work well for either a man or a woman’s birthday. The number topper is made out of frosted cookies.
Polka Dot Cake Tutorial
Festive polka dot cake uses Wilton’s Alphabet silicone molds to create a fun birthday message on the top. You can always alter the colors to match your party’s theme.
Butterfly Cake Tutorial
This bright and cheerful butterfly & fern themed cake is an excellent choice for a spring or summer themed party. If you’re familiar with fondant and gum paste molds you’ll find this quite easy to do.
90th Birthday Fishing Cake
An impressive cake for the man or woman who loves to fish!
Number 90 Birthday Cake
An easy-to-decorate number 90 cake!
Fanciful Flowers Birthday Cake Tutorial
A delightful 90th birthday cake for a woman! Make the flowers ahead of time and add them to the cake at the last minute.
90th Birthday Bingo Cake
If you’re planning a Bingo-themed party this is a wonderful choice! The numbers were made from fondant, and the markers were made from melted Jolly Ranchers.
Golf Themed Birthday Cake
A fun homemade birthday cake for the golfer!
90th Birthday Scrabble Cake
An amazing cake for the avid Scrabble fan!!
90th Birthday Piano Cake
What an elegant cake for the man or woman who has a life-long passion for playing the piano!
Crossword Puzzle Birthday Cake
This delightful crossword puzzle birthday cake was made by a professional, but you could probably make a similar cake at home (although it might be a bit time-consuming).
Wine Bottle Birthday Cake
This gorgeously realistic wine bottle cake is a show-stopper! Meredith at Coolest Birthday Cakes gives detailed instructions - and a great tip on how to create such a realistic wine bottle label!
Beer Bucket Cake Tutorial
This impressive cake is sure to be the hit of your favorite beer-lover’s party! The advanced cake maker might want to check out the tutorial…or you could show this to your baker for inspiration if you don’t have fabulous cake-making skills.
How to Bling Out Birthday Candles
No need to spend a fortune for a cake topper! You can use rhinestones and glitter (I’d go with edible glitter just in case) to bling out cheap, store-bought birthday candles.
Candy Covered Birthday Cake
This fun cake looks amazingly professional, but it’s easy to make at home! Just bake your cake in number pans, frost, and then decorate with round candies (such as M&Ms) in your favorite colors.