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40th Birthday Cakes

Celebrate the big 4-0 with the perfect cake

Preparing for someone’s special milestone birthday is no easy task, especially when it’s a something as special as a 40th birthday. A lot of people both look forward to and dread their 40th Birthday, so we want to make sure they have the best day ever!

Getting every ready is a big task, so wherever possible you’ll want to make things easier for yourself while organising the special event. From planning themes to food, there’s a lot to get done and usually in a short space of time. And one thing that you’ll really want to get right is the 40th birthday cake.

Luckily, we can make the process of ordering 40th birthday cakes a lot easier. You can find the perfect birthday cake on our website; we have lots of flavours to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice. And whether you are looking for a birthday cake to suit a dietary requirement, we have a range of gluten free cakes, dairy free cakes, vegan cakes, and gluten and dairy free cakes to choose from as well.

If you’re looking for an extra special personalised cake, we can help you there too. We have the option of photo cakes available and it couldn’t be easier to tailor the birthday cake for the special occasion with our online topper builder. Here’s some more information about our Photo cakes:

Our Photo Cake is the perfect centrepiece for a 40th birthday! You can get creative and upload your own photo and add personalised text, or choose from one of our fun pre-designed toppers! We have lots of designs to choose from - so we're confident you’ll find the perfect topper to personalise for your celebration. Whatever the occasion we've got something for everyone!

Choose between a Victoria sponge Cake for 8 or a Victoria Sponge Cake for 16 on the drop-down above and then you can choose whether to upload and create your own photo topper or pick from one of our fun designs. Both are available in two sizes: for 8 or for 16 (with very generous portions!). Perfect for small or big birthday gatherings.

The toppers are printed using edible ink onto an icing disc which will then be cut out and carefully placed and secured on top of your Victoria Sponge Cake. Your cake will then be securely packaged to arrive at your chosen delivery address.

If you are looking for a specific date to have your photo cake delivered you can check to see if it is available by clicking here.

We take extra care and attention to detail while applying your cake toppers, so they take a bit more time to prepare. As we only have a small team of expert bakers we need to allow an extra day to process photo cake orders. This also means that there may be limited availability when demand is high.

You can place an order for your photo cake in advance for a special occasion using the calendar in our checkout!

Not only can you order your 40th Birthday Cakes online, we also deliver your cakes straight to you. Whether you want to have them delivered to your home or to a venue, we can deliver them anywhere in the UK. We do recommend, as a 40th birthday is a very special occasion, that you select a delivery date for a day or two before the big day. This is in case there are any unforeseen delivery delays (which can happen on the rare occasion), such as vehicle breakdowns.

Don’t worry about the freshness of your birthday cakes, they stay fresh for 7-10 days depending on the flavour. When they arrive just keep them in their packaging, or an airtight container in a nice cosy spot and they’ll taste just as good as the day they arrive. We don’t recommend keeping them in the fridge as it can dry out the sponge and make the buttercream hard.

If you do happen to have any leftovers (not a common occurrence we have to say!) you can freeze the cake for up to 6 months, just make sure it’s well wrapped and in an airtight container. When you’re ready for another slice, just take the cake out of the freezer and leave it to defrost in a cosy spot until the cake has reached room temperature – you'll know when it’s ready as the buttercream will be soft to touch.