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100 Best Birthday Cake Quotes, Messages and Wishes


Everybody loves to celebrate their birthday with a birthday cake. And while you are celebrating you may need the perfect quote or message for birthday cakes. We have put together a list of the best birthday cake quotes and sayings for you. Whether it’s your own birthday cake, a family member’s or a friend’s, these quotes, wishes and messages can help, especially if you’re at loss for words.

Our Favorite Birthday Cake Quotes

“Birthdays are a great time to stop and appreciate gravity. Sure, it makes things sag as you get older, but it also keeps your cake from flying all over the room, so you don’t have to chase it.” – Greg Tamblyn

“Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.” — Edward Morykwas

Birthday cake with birthday cake quotes by Morykwas

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” — Julia Child

“Put candles in a cake, it’s a birthday cake. Put candles in a pie, and somebody’s drunk in the kitchen.” – Jim Gaffigan

“I like birthday cake. It’s so symbolic. It’s a tempting symbol to load with something more complicated than just ‘Happy birthday!’ because it’s this emblem of childhood and a happy day.” — Aimee Bender

“For me, the end of childhood came when the number of candles on my birthday cake no longer reflected my age, around 19 or 20. From then on, each candle came to represent an entire decade.” — Yotam Ottolenghi

“If life is a birthday cake let my face be smeared with its icing of cognac and kindness.” – Aberjhani

“If eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.” — Lorelai Gilmore

Cupcakes with birthday cake quotes by Gilmore

“Remember, no matter what life throws at us, we can always bake a cake!” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“Love love and cherish life. Also, just eat the cake.” – Aaron Paul

“Happiness is like a cake: have too much of it and you get sick of it.” – Karl Pilkington

“You cannot have a cake and eat it too. Either you eat it, or you have it.” – Zygmunt Bauman

“We’ll take the cake with the red cherry on top.” – Navjot Singh Sidhu

“So if I have two pieces of cake, do I have twice as good an experience as the first piece of cake? One of the things I’ve found in life is that the first piece of cake is the best.” – David Frum

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of Thank You for the Birthday Wishes, Birthday Cake Captions, Birthday Party Captions, Friend Birthday Captions and Boyfriend Birthday Captions.

Funny Birthday Cake Quotes

“Celebration is life’s frosting: isn’t frosting the very best part of the cake?” – Bethenny Frankel

“Why is a birthday cake the only food you can blow on and spit on and everybody rushes to get a piece?” – Bobby Kelton

“You know you’re getting old when you get that one candle on the cake. It’s like, ‘See if you can blow this out.’” — Jerry Seinfeld

“At 50, if you are on a diet on your birthday, you can’t eat a piece of your birthday cake. So grab two, a piece in each hand and, lo and behold, you will be on a balanced diet! Happy birthday, old chum!” – Abraham Lincoln

“For me, almost always, the answer was cake.” – Diana Abu- Jaber

Cake with candles with funny birthday cake quotes by Jaber

“I ask you, what is the use of having your ‘cake’ if you can’t eat it? What exactly are you supposed to do with it? Put it on your mantle and look at it? Cake is meant to be eaten and enjoyed.” – T. Harv Eker

“Cupcakes – when you want to watch your weight, but still feel the pride that comes with eating an entire cake.” – Dana Gould

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish. Which was just that it would always be like this, that my life could be a party just for me.” – Janet Fitch

“Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake out of the garbage and eaten it. You will probably need this information when you check me into the Betty Crocker Clinic.” – Cynthia Nixon

Short Birthday Cake Quotes for Instagram

“Let’s face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people.” — Audrey Hepburn

“Romance is the icing but love is the cake.” – Julia Child

“Cake, cake, cake, cake.” — Rihanna, “Birthday Cake”

“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” — Bob Hope

Sunset with short birthday cake quotes by Hope

“Let them eat cake.” — Marie Antoinette

“I want to be the girl with the most cake.” – Courtney Love

“For goodness sake, look at those cakes.” – James Brown

“May I feel like I feel when I’m about to eat cake.” – Greg Walloch

“I don’t want to die tomorrow knowing I could’ve had a piece of cake tonight.” – Gabriel Iglesias

“Irony is a way of having one’s cake while appearing to eat it.” – John Updike

“My policy on cake is pro having it and pro eating it.” – Boris Johnson

“Cakes are special. Every birthday, every celebration ends with something sweet, a cake, and people remember. It’s all about the memories.” — Buddy Valastro

“Where there is cake, there is hope. And there is always cake.” – Dean Koontz

“When the candles on your cake burn down before they are all lit you know you are getting up there.” – Catherine Pulsifer

Cake with sparkler and cute cake quotes for birthdays by Pulsifer

“Love is when you have a really amazing piece of cake, and it’s the very last piece, but you let him have it.” – E. Lockhart

“I’d choose truth over cake but I’d try to find a way to get both to be honest.” – Craig Benzine

“Cake baking has to be, however innocently, one of the great culinary scams: it implies effort, it implies domestic prowess; but believe me, it’s easy.” – Nigella Lawson

“But of course you can have your cake and eat it, too – if you decide to bake a second cake. And you may well find that baking two cakes does not take twice the work of baking one.” – Robert Kuttner

“Great! He has indigestion, so let’s torture him with cake.” – Kristin Cashore

“I’ve always told my children that life is like a layer cake. You get to put one layer on top of the other, and whether you frost it or not is up to you.” – Ann Richards

Happy Birthday Cake Sayings

Another year older? Fake news!

Let them eat cake! Happy Birthday!

Eat the whole cake and you’ll win a prize!

Aging is easy. Happy Birthday!

We hereby acknowledge that you are older.

We’re just happy you’re still here! Happy Birthday!

Cake with candles with happy birthday cake quotes

We bought a cake because birthdays suck without one.

Boom. Another year.

Older does mean better. Happy Birthday!

More candles, more life. Happy Birthday!

Let this cake keep you warm—200 candles will suffice.

Wishes do come true—you get me! Happy Birthday!

You’re hot! Too many candles will do that.

You’ve done everything except eat this cake.

Wishes or cash? Please choose wishes. Happy Birthday!

Don’t count the candles—we don’t have time.

Don’t tell me you’re older? You look 5!

Let them eat cake—you get the presents.

You’re a big deal, so here’s a cake.

I already made the wish.

Eat cake and you’ll feel much better about getting old. Trust us.

At least you’re not 100 (yet)!

Keep smiling—it gets worse.

Surprise, it’s a cake!

Cheer up! You’re another day older every day.

Cake with funny birthday cake messages

We’re gonna light it up!

You’ve reached your peak.

So how about that wish?

This party is gonna go til the hot milk runs out!

Why, you ask? Because you’re older than dirt!

You’re special. Yeah, let’s go with that.

A message on a cake is so overrated.

Just accept the fact that you’re awesome.

We’re all aging, that’s the good news!

Hold on tight! Time is speeding up.

Guess the secret ingredient! Happy Birthday!

Come to the dark side—we have cake.

Your present is the cake. Enjoy. Happy Birthday!

Run before your age catches up to you!

Fired up! Happy Birthday!

cake with candle and hapy birthday wishes for cakes

Let’s celebrate your antics! Happy Birthday!

When life hands you lemons, eat cake!

In a world full of crazy, you fit in just fine. Happy Birthday!

It’s showtime! Happy Birthday!

Make a wish! Wish for more wishes and keep wishing.

Take your time—that’s all that’s left!

You cannot be another year older! You’re making me look bad.

We almost didn’t put icing on your cake ’cause you’re so damn sweet already.

Here’s to another trip around the sun.

You’re always in a rush and now you’re older. See what you did?

I got a permit—we can light the candles now.

You’re wiser. Yah, stick with that.

We decided to skip the candles—they’re a fire hazard.

Birthdays are for babies. That’s why we’re celebrating yours.

Let’s celebrate your aging with this cake.

Pink cake with birthday cake greetings

Happy big day to a super big baby.

You’re not old.

You haven’t lost it yet.

I’m wrapped up and ready.

Guess what our gift is! You have three chances.

The fix is in—you’re gonna live forever.

When you were little, a cake was all you wanted—now it’s all you’re getting!

Kiss your old age goodbye!

The road is long, but it’s one hell of a road.

I have a secret to tell you. It’s inside the cake, so start eating!

You’re sliding through life, you slippery little sucker!

You’re going places. Please take me with you!

Birthdays show up every year. They’re the one thing that’s reliable!

I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.

A birthday can never have too much cake.

Birthday cake calories don’t count.

Happiness is eating leftover birthday cake.

Count the memories—not the calories.

You‘re the icing on my birthday cake.

Happiness is knowing there‘s birthday cake later.

It‘s someone‘s birthday somewhere.

Birthday cake is the answer. Who cares what the question is?

Sprinkling you with birthday wishes.

Cupcakes with birthday cake captions

Slice, slice, baby.

I’m so happy to have all my friends around, that I’m in tiers.

I want’ more birthday cake.

You’re so sweet.


This cake’s been sprinkled with love.

You make life so fun-fetti.

My birthday cake brings all the boys to the yard.

All you need is love. And also, birthday cake.

If eating cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right.

How do I like my eggs? In a birthday cake, duh.

Icing for joy when I see cake.

I couldn’t find a candle holder, so I bought a birthday cake.

Sometimes you need to eat birthday cake and get over it.

Let them eat birthday cake.

You can have your birthday cake and eat it too.

It’s a piece of birthday cake.

Chocolake cake with funny birthday cake captions

Life‘s too short to say no to a birthday cake.

I eat cake because it’s somebody’s birthday somewhere.

You want a piece of me?

Have an eggcellent birthday.

Cut my cake into pieces. This is my last re-torte.

I whale always love birthday cake.

Some only dream of cake. Others bake it happen.

Just a cupcake looking for a stud muffin.

And that’s our list! Hopefully, we were able to help you find the best quote or saying you were looking for.

Now get out there and eat all the cake!

Woman holding up a clear chunk of ice on the beach

About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.