Here’s Proof That Latinos Don’t Do Anything Basic, Especially Not Quinceañera Cakes
The most important part of any quince is the cake. Sure, the dancing and the outfits are all very important but what is a birthday party without a cake? A dance. That’s what it is. We all know that quinces are always a tad over the top because we just don’t do major life achievements in a basic way. Some are as tall as skyscrapers and some have moving parts and flashing lights. These are 25 of the most over-the-top quince cakes that you wish you had at all of your birthday parties.
1. Beauty and the Beast themes are never too dull.
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There are so many ways to do this theme. A yellow cake with rose petals is perfect because you immediately know what is going on here. The lit up rose in the glass case is the cherry on top of an amazing executed theme.
2. A gradual ombre is never a wrong move.
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This is likely to be the tamest cake you will ever see at a quince, yet it is so dynamic. Just look at all of the texture and color changing that happens on this cake.
3. It is always a plus if a quinceañera matches her cake.
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It seems pretty common sense but you’d be surprised how many people don’t understand the importance of matching. We’re not saying that it should match in the sense of it being the same color, but you have to nail the style and feeling of the dress. It really elevates the party.
4. Did we mention that people are obsessed with Beauty and the Beast?
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See. This proves that you can take the same theme and give it a different look to make it unique. This one focused on the characters and focal points of the movie. Notice the rose lit up on top and the teapot and cups on the bottom.
5. A monochromatic cake can always be inspired.
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You might just think that this is a white cake, however it is embellished with all kinds of bling and crystals. The flowers on top give it the quince touch because everything in a quince needs extra embellishments to make them really stand out.
6. Out of this world designs have graced many quince cake tables.
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Those galaxy cakes that are recently going viral are cute and all but we have already been doing those for quinces. They don’t have the same glossy and shiny coating, but the color scheme and the imagination have been in full force for many quinces past.
7. The quinceañera isn’t the only one to ear jewelry.
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Nothing says “Made it” like having some jewelry on the cake. The night is meant to celebrate a young woman becoming a woman but we all know that this is also a chance to brag about where the family is in life. You always have to make everyone think that the family is doing really well.
8. Extra cake for everyone is something that many should consider.
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Nothing says decadence like extra cake for everyone to really get their fill. After all, your tío and abuelo love to eat and they usually spend their time sitting at the table at parties enjoying all the food available.
9. Silk and luscious pillows make for great cake aesthetic.
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That top layer of the cake will remind you of that silk pillow that was in your abuela’s living room. No matter how may times you tried to sleep on it, it was just never comfortable. But it does look really nice so making it a cake layer is super fancy.
10. Barbie in a fancy dress as a topping.
Now, this is fancy. Who wouldn’t stop, stare, admire, and take photos of this impressive and massive cake topper. Bonus points if the honoree and the doll have the same hair style.
11. Take those baby photos and use them for a good cause.
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Sometimes regular cakes are just too simple and boring. This family knew that they had to make the most out of the special day. What better way to celebrate a special birthday than with using childhood photos to tell their story.
12. Real plants make for great embellishments.
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Flowers and leaves are just a couple of things you can use to make the best of a cake. Make sure you let the guests know not to eat them because you don’t want sick people ruining the party. If these cakes aren’t enough for you, check out these outrageous quince centerpieces.
13. Make the cake everything you want with a special cultural touch.
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This Mexicana definitely made the most of her special quince cake using Día de los Muertos as the theme. The sugar skull on top is the perfect tie in for the beautiful flowers and colorful designs.
14. Some people don’t care about using someone else’s brand on their cake.
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Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hello Kitty, you name it. Some of these quinceañeras have no issue taking their cake and using someone else’s brand to make it seem fancy. We all know a person who will do this.
15. This really is a quince tradition of the ages.
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Crazy cakes for quinces is not something that just happened. These cakes are just part of what it means to throw a good quince. The more memorable the cake, the better.
16. The taller and more intricate the cake, the better.
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Do you see the dolls on the cake? That’s right. Why only have one cake topper when you can just recreate the entire quince party on the top? This is a spectacular use of a quince cake, tbh.
17. When in doubt, just keep adding.
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You know that phrase, less is more? Yeah, that doesn’t exist in Latino households. Rather, we believe that if you are not happy with something, just keep adding to it until it is exactly want you want.
18. Deconstruct the cake to look artistic.
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Layered cakes are cute and everything but they are just too basic and expected. It is better to deconstruct the cake to display it than to stack all the layers and hide the beauty the is the cake.
19. Visions of gold for the win.
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Gold prices might not be as good as they once were but the love of gold is as strong as ever. Here is just one of the times in life when using gold on something makes perfect sense.
20. Floral additions are so enticing.
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Roses are not just for bouquets. Add them up the side of that cake and watch your guests go green with envy. Seriously. Try it and let us know what you think.
21. Or you can use stars.
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Let all those guests know that your future is about to be so bright they are going to need sunglasses. That is just one way to let everyone know how good things have been for you.
22. Put a major monument on it.
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If your quince is just too basic to tolerate, add a major monument on your cake to feel better. In this case, you can see the Eiffel Tower on top of the cake to let everyone know that Paris is on your mind. It doesn’t matter if you have ever been.
23. Masquerade is always a fun theme.
This is a really easy and beautiful theme. Just a couple roses and a nice mask to make everyone feel like they are in New Orleans or galavanting around France in the 1800s.
24. Again, make those cakes grand.
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You can use staircases to make the cake seems like a multi-leveled vision of deliciousness.
25. Never underestimate the power of a feather.
The feather can be taller than the cake and it will stick. That is how you make your quince cake really shine.