5 Birthday Cake Decoration Ideas For A Bollywood Buff

If you or your friend can complete the lyrics of any Hindi song or know the dramatic dialogues of Hindi films, you can be categorised among Bollywood buffs. One of the best ways to impress a jabra fan of Hindi films is to watch their favourite movies with them, talk to them about their favourite films, or serve Bollywood-inspired desserts for their birthdays. If you know their most cherished film or the name of the Bollywood star they call themselves a fan of, you can quickly make a delicious dessert.

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The easiest pick is to bake a Bollywood-themed cake. Not to mention you can make it appealing with fondant and a few creative tips. With such a cake, you will not spend much time researching and can come up with a fun-looking cake in a couple of hours. If you are struggling with ideas, this article will help you get the creative juices swirling in your brain. Take a look at these five cakes.

Film-Star Cake

When you like Shah Rukh Khan or Amitabh Bachchan, baking a film-star cake is the easiest pick. You can paste cutouts of the actor on a toothpick and decorate the top of the cake. You can also take inspiration from the many characters the actor has brought to life on the silver screen and use fondant to add elements. For example, if you make a Shah Rukh Khan-themed cake, you can write ‘Main Hoon Naa’ on the cake, add names of his movies on the edges, decorate it with edible yellow flowers (re-creating mustard fields from Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge), etc.

Film Cake

Another easy idea to follow through is decorating a cake using elements from your friend’s favourite film. There is no limit to what you can bring to the table with this idea. If someone’s favourite movie is Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham…, add popular dialogue like ‘Keh dia na, bas keh dia’, ‘Tussi bade mazakiya ho’, and ‘Tumhe koi haq nahi hai ki tum itni sundar dikhao’. You can also add box office collection details, elements from songs like bangles referring to ‘Bole Chudiyan’ song, and characters from the movie.

Retro-Themed Cake

It might be 2024, but a true Bollywood buff cannot get over the days when Sharmila Tagore, Jaya Bachchan, Dharmendra, Rekha, Rajesh Khanna, and other such legends ruled the silver screen. You can steal moments from their times and decorate the cake with famous dialogues like ‘Mere paas maa hai’, ‘Kitni aadmi the’, ‘Pushpa, mujhe aansuon se nafrat hai’, and more. Add relatable elements belonging to famous characters from old films along with a black and white reel to make the cake stand out.

Movie Poster Cake

If you need a reference to decorate a cake, search for a movie poster on Google, and you will instantly start working. You can use fondant, edible ink, and other craft elements to recreate the poster on the cake. For example, if you are a fan of Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan, you can make a post of either Pathaan or Om Shanti Om. You can use the cutouts as well to display images of actors on the top of a rectangular cake.

Musical Cake

Many Bollywood buffs are fans of music in Hindi films. From Kishore Kumar and Lata Mangeshkar to Shreya Ghoshal and Arijit Singh, many Hindi films have featured soulful music that people like to play on a loop. You can use a frosting tip to write a few lines from popular songs, add music elements made from fondant, and make the cake appear appealing to the birthday person.