80th Birthday Cakes | 25+ Fabulous Birthday Cake Ideas for Men & Women

80th Birthday Cakes

Looking for fabulous 80th birthday cakes?  The cake takes center place at an 80th birthday party!

Here are my favorite cake ideas from around the web – both homemade and professionally made.

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Number 80 Birthday Cake for Women

Number 80 Birthday Cake

This is a sweet cake that you could probably make at home if you’re familiar with using fondant.

You could also cover the cake with other types of frosting.

Love the color scheme!

80th Birthday Cake Toppers

Elevate any cake to a work of art with a glittery 80th birthday cake topper.    A cake topper is a gorgeous addition to any cake – whether the cake is homemade or store-bought.

It’s such an easy way to add a touch of glamour to your celebration! Elegant 80 & Fabulous rhinestone cake topper pictured above is available on Amazon.

A cake shaped in the number “80” is sure to be a show-stopper at your 80th birthday party. Check out this easy way to make number 80 birthday cake.

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2 Ways to Make a Number 80 Cake Without a Special Pan

A cake shaped in the number “80” is sure to be a show-stopper at your 80th birthday party. Check out these 2 easy ways to make number 80 birthday cake.

Since you’re baking 2 different number cakes, you might want to use 2 different flavors for the cakes…it’ll be fun for the guests to choose which cake they want!

Number 80 Cake Using Circle and Square Pans

Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas - You don't need a  special pan to make a number-shaped cake.  Click to see how to make number cakes with ordinary pans!

This handy diagram from Cake Central shows how easy it is to make a number 80 cake just by using round and square cake pans.

To make a finished two-layer cake, you’ll need 6 round cakes without a center and 2 square cakes.

To make the cakes without the center, you can either put an empty greased can inside the empty cake pan and then pour the cake batter around it, or you can use a can or bowl as a template to cut the center of the cake out after baking.

Then just assemble the cake as shown in the diagram and decorate as desired.

Number 80 Cake Using Rectangle Pans

Here’s a quick (under 2 minute video) showing you how to make a number 80 cake using a 9×13″ pan.

Number 80 Golf Themed Cake

Golf Themed 80th Birthday Cake

I found this fabulous golf-themed birthday cake on Pinterest (always my first stop for cake ideas!)

3 layer cake is probably best left to professionals, but you can use golf decorations such as the ones pictured below to decorate your own cake.

Family Tree Cake

80th Birthday Family Tree Cake

Here’s another great example of a family tree cake.

This one features each family member’s names stamped onto the fondant leaves.

The different titles that everyone uses for Dad on the base of the cake are a nice touch!

Rose Cake Tutorial

80th Birthday Rose Cake Tutorial

This is a simply beautiful 80th birthday cake, perfect for a tea party, garden party, or just about any woman who would enjoy a super-feminine cake.

Amanda at IAmBaker.net has put together a wonderful tutorial, full of pictures. She makes it look so easy!

She’s also put together a 4 minute video tutorial, in case you’d rather watch someone do. She decorates an entire cake in just 10 minutes! You can watch the video here.

And the secret to getting those magnificent colors on the roses? She uses a combination of two different food color sprays…very clever!

Aged to Perfection Photo Cake

Aged to Perfection Photo Cake

This homemade cake uses edible photo decorations from the birthday celebrant’s life.

You could decorate the cake in any colors to match your theme.

Beer Mug Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Filling

Beer Mug Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish cream filling – all wrapped up in disguise as a beer mug!

How perfect would these beer mug cupcakes be for a man’s party?

See the complete recipe and decorating instructions at Tablespoon!.

DIY Bunting Cake Topper

Adorable (and easy-to-make) topper from Rain on a Tin Roof is a fun accent to your favorite birthday cake.

Change the colors to match your party theme.

Elegant 80th Birthday Cake

Elegant 80th Birthday Cake

Simple yet elegant, this striking cake can be made in any color scheme.

Unfortunately, there are no instructions, but the semi-advanced cake decorator should be able to pull this off.

You could always use silk flowers if you want an easier design.

Photo Birthday Cake

Don’t you just love photo birthday cakes – especially ones like this that showcase pictures of the birthday celebrant from different ages?

Check with your local grocer, Wal-Mart, or your local baker to see if they’ll print the edible photo stickers for you.

80th Birthday Family Tree Cake

Family Tree Birthday Cake with Individual Cookie People

This adorable 3-d family tree cake features individual cookies that are decorated to resemble each family member…sure to be a hit at any birthday party!

I think it would also be great to print each family member’s picture on edible rice photo decals and decorate the cookies with those.

Or if you want something a bit more simple, just print each family’s members name in frosting on the cookie and don’t worry about adding a picture.

See detailed instructions at Wilton.

Retired Teacher Cake

80th Birthday Cake for a Retired Teacher

Don’t you just love when birthday cakes reflect the person’s interests? This simply stunning cake was crafted for a former teacher, and really highlights his life.

Rose, the amazingly talented baker at RoseBakes.com, has outdone herself with this magnificent 80th birthday cake for a retired teacher.

I love the way she incorporated photos of the birthday celebrant at all different stages of his life. And the adorable teacher-themed decorations are too cute!

She gives very detailed instructions on exactly how she made this cake, and includes loads of gorgeous photographs. Definitely worth checking out!

80th Birthday Bingo Cake

80th Birthday Bingo Cake

If you’re planning a Bingo-themed party, this cake is a great choice!

Using a photo of the birthday gal as the “FREE” space adds a whimsical touch.

Cupcakes with numbers represent the bingo balls.

Older Than… Spinner Cake

Impress everyone at the party with this fabulous DIY cake!

You can find complete directions on the Wilton site – and believe it or not, it’s rated as “Somewhat Easy”.

Retro Malt Shoppe Cake

80th Birthday Retro Malt Shoppe Cake

Step back into long-ago days with this stunning malt shoppe cake!

If you’re up for a challenge, you can find complete instructions on the Wilton site.

It’s rated as “Medium” difficulty.

DIY Celery Stamp Rose Cake

DIY Celery Stamp Rose Cake

Believe it or not, the roses on this cake are made by using a celery stalk as a stamper!

See the complete directions on The Cake Blog.

Wine Bottle Birthday Cake

Wine Bottle Birthday Cake

An impressive cake for the wine lover!

Read the comments on Cake Central for directions on how to make the wine bottle (she uses fondant).

Find free printable wine bottle labels at Love to Know.

80th Birthday Cake Edible Image

Check with your local baker, Walmart or grocery store to see if they can print an edible image for you.

If not, check out this option at Amazon – they’ll print an edible image for you in any standard cake or cupcake size.

An edible image is a fabulous way to make your cake truly personal…you can add a picture of anything you’d like to your cake!

Birthday Cake for Seamstress

80th Birthday Sewing Themed Cake

It’s always fun to incorporate the guest of honor’s interests into their birthday cake!

This lovely cake is for a woman who enjoys sewing – cute button flowers, spools of thread, and patches “sewn” onto the cake are just adorable.

Sure to be show-stopper!

Blue and White Striped Birthday Cake

Don’t you just love the simple elegance of this cake?

You could do the stripes in whatever color you choose.

80th Birthday Shirt and Tie Cake

80th Birthday Shirt and Tie Cake

Perfect for the man with a sense of style, this unique cake is sure to be a hit!

Sorry to report that there aren’t any directions for the cake, but the tie should be fairly easy to make.

Fisherman Cake

This adorable cake is a fabulous choice for the man who loves to fish!

The cake artist offers just a few details on how she made the cake here.

Most of the decorations are made from gumpaste; however, the cabin is actually a cleverly-disguised rice krispie treat!

Gardening Cake

Gardening Themed 80th Birthday Cake

All the decorations, including the flowers, seed packets and gardening tools were handmade from gumpaste.

Kudos to the cake artist!

Birthday Cake for the Book Lover

Birthday Cake for the Book Lover

A great choice for the life-long book lover!

Unfortunately, no directions, but see the original and get more inspiration at Mirabella Desserts.

DIY Sequined Cake

DIY Gold Sequin Birthday Cake

What an elegant look – and it’s much easier than you might think!

You could change the colors of the sequins to match your party theme if you’d like.

See the complete instructions at The Cake Blog.

Monopoly Cake

Monopoly Birthday Cake

This adorable Monopoly cake was professionally made by Twiggs, but you could easily make a simpler version at home. 

Pinterest has loads of great ideas for Monopoly cakes and cookies that you could make at home.

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