How many times has this happened to you? You call the bakery to order a birthday cake for your child/spouse/friend/other and the person on the other end takes down your details. Then it comes:
“What would you like us to write on that?”
The question is a reminder that, yes, you can put something other than “Happy Birthday” on a birthday cake. Of course, if you’re not prepared, you probably just go with the old standby and try to shake off the feeling that you could have done better.
This list of birthday cake sayings is for those who want to do better, whether they’re writing the message themselves or placing that call to the bakery. The following sayings run the gamut from congratulatory to cute to funny – and best of all, they’re all short enough to fit on a typical birthday cake.
Here’s a handful of “Happy Birthday” alternatives that work for just about any age.
Older – General
Here are some sayings for people who are middle aged and older. Many of these messages are funny and edgy in poking fun at the birthday girl or boy. Use with caution!
Young at Heart
Still Not Acting [His/Her] Age
A Very BIG Number
I Won’t Tell Anyone You’re [Age]
Looking for a sweet or romantic birthday message for a boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse? Here are some birthday cake messages for your sweetheart. Needless to say, these are best used for a private birthday celebration.
Getting Better All the Time
You’re God’s Gift to ME
If you’re looking for ideas on how to wish your sweetheart a happy birthday, see this article.
Some birthdays hold more significance than others. If the birthday boy or girl is celebrating one of the biggies, the birthday cake message should mark the occasion appropriately.
Look Who’s Forty
(With 32 Years of Experience)
You Look Great For Your Age
If you thought this article was funny, you’ll also want to check out our big list of birthday puns.