Whether you’re celebrating as a couple or creating a bit of cheer within your bubble, these cakes are sure to put a smile on their face.
If you're unable to celebrate with them in person, we’ve included cakes that can be sent directly to the lucky recipient and even one that requires a bit of DIY input. Others can be picked up with your weekly shop and all come in at under £40.
When putting our cakes to the test, we were on the lookout for full-flavoured sponges and decoration that would give the GBBO showstoppers a run for their money.
When considering the best cake for you, think about how many it needs to serve. Although most suggest a serving size, we found on most occasions this was a little optimistic. We’ve given our thoughts on each below, but do bear in mind, we’re on the greedy side.
Whether you’re looking for a brightly coloured creation for your little one, or something more refined for those with double digits, these are the best birthday cakes for 2020.
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