Sweet 16 birthday cakes should be special, even if you're not making an enormous deal for your 16th. It's still a rite of passage, and you deserve a truly stupendous cake. If you're a teen designing your own cake, or the parent or friend of someone about to hit the big 1-6, think about some of these stunning, sassy sweet 16 birthday cakes! Always remember the taste of the birthday girl, along with favorite colors and designs – and don't forget, the flavor plays a hugely important role as well!
1. Topsy-Turvy Colors
This is one of the cutest cakes I've ever seen. And as you'll see, topsy-turvy designs are extremely popular for sweet 16 birthday cakes – maybe because it's such a fun, topsy-turvy time!
2. Zebra Bling
See? This one incorporates zebra print as well, along with quite a lot of dazzle.
3. Fun and Flowers
These flowers are absolutely gorgeous. The icing work is lovely as well, but I'd maybe consider a slightly different design for the 16.
4. Frilly Ombre
Via Sweet 16
This cake is exquisitely feminine, and so pretty. You could get a design like this in any color palette, but the ombre is a must.
5. Tiffany Blue
This shade of blue is extremely popular for sweet 16 cakes. The overall look is so sweet!
6. Camo Crazy
I love that this cake uses camouflage along with the pink. It proves that girls aren't all the same, and some of us love being outdoors, going hunting and fishing, and accessorizing our rhinestones with camo.
7. Neon Fun
It's a great idea to choose a cake with crazy colors. You really want them to pop!
8. Sweet Stuff
This cake is so fun! From the candy topper to the candy cane print, it's too cute!
9. Sweet Stuff II
I'm all over those lollipops, those are gorgeous. Of course, the feathers lend a super fun touch as well.
10. Damask Cake
I adore damask, so I would've loved this cake at 16. Would you choose this color palette?
11. Flowery Cake
You're a daisy if you do! This proves that you don't necessarily need three tiers to have a gorgeous cake.
This is a great way to make any 16 year old feel like a star! I love the geometric shape as well.
13. ZEBRA MADNESS
Via My Cakes
Animal print makes a great choice for birthday cakes, and zebra print is particularly popular. I love the color combination here.
14. BLING and BOWS
There is a lot of dazzle on this cake. I also love the color scheme, which is so feminine.
15. Roses and Bling
Via Sweet 16
The colors on this cake are so sweet. It's more antique looking than the above cake, but the bling keeps it fresh.
16. Skyline Cake
Via Sandra's Cakes
This is really stunning. The design on this is gorgeous, especially that skyline.
17. Purple Craze
Here's another topsy-turvy piece, but the color makes it awfully royal. The purse detail is quite fierce.
18. Masquerade Cake
Are you a fan of masquerades, or are you buying a cake for someone who loves a good masquerade? This would be excellent for a costume-themed party.
19. Flowers and Frills
From the quilting to the flowers, this is gorgeous. It's perfect for anyone who loves pastels.
20. Cupcake Tower
Via Kids Birthday
Cupcake towers are still hugely popular. This one is great because it also includes an actual cake.
21. Cake or Present?
Is it a cake, or is it a gift? It's both, and it's super pink, too!
22. Pink Damask
I'm still wild about the damask! Why does it look so good with pink?
23. Tiffany & Co. Tiffany Sweet 16 Birthday Cake
Here's another take on Tiffany blue, and it is stunning! I love the way the cake design incorporates the gift.
24. Candy Cake
The color palette on this cake is really one-of-a-kind. Love pink as I do, this is a welcome change.
25. Star-spangled Cake
From the top to the topsy-turvy layers, this is perfection all over. I especially love all the gold accents!
26. Feathers and Flair
Feathers, zebra print, bows, bling ... this is just a stunner. Would you enjoy a cake like this?
What was your sweet 16 cake, or what kind would you like? Share some of the coolest cakes you've ever seen!