The Best Birthday Cake for You According to Your Sign

See how the stars have aligned to find everyone from Aries to Pisces the perfect birthday cake.

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How to Choose a Birthday Cake Based on Your Zodiac Sign

Want to let the stars be your guide for your next birthday cake? Just look at your sign’s most enchanting features and go from there. Cancer? Think of all things homey and comforting. Capricorn? You work hard, but you play hard. Use your birthday as an opportunity to embrace your playful side—maybe go so far as a crazy confetti cake!

Check out our top picks for zodiac-inspired birthday treats.

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March 21 – April 19

Aries: Red Velvet Cheesecake

Aries are known for their firey personalities and determination. Embrace the bold with this ambitious dessert: half red velvet cake half cheesecake. Best of all—it highlights Aries signature color: red!

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April 20 – May 20

Taurus: Minted Chocolate Torte

A true Taurus embraces the finer things in life as well as all things comforting and classic. This chocolate-mint mashup combines those Taurus traits to create the perfect elegant yet crowd-pleasing birthday cake.

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May 21 – June 20

Gemini: Layered Marble Cake

Geminis are known for their duality. Embrace the two sides of your Gemini personality with this two-toned, two-flavored cake. Plus an big beautiful cake like this—perfect for sharing—appeals to Geminis trademark generosity.

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June 21 – July 22

Cancer: Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Cancers tend to embrace all things domestic and comforting. Cooking up heirloom recipes like these really appeals to a Cancer’s sentimental side. So when they’re birthday comes, why not bake up a classic comfort food dessert like pineapple upside down cake?

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July 23 – August 22

Leo: Confetti Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

Artistic and creative Leos love being the stars of the show—especially on their birthday. This spotlight-stealing cake is the perfect recipe for energetic and fun Leos to enjoy as they celebrate with friends.

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August 25 – September 22

Virgo: Decadent Chocolate Crepe Cake

Perfectionist? Yep, we’re talking about Virgos! This detail-oriented sign also appreciates order, organization and doesn’t like a lot of fuss. This beautiful, streamlined cake can appeal to their exacting tastes while not going over the top with decoration.

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September 23 – October 22

Libra: Lemon-Berry Shortcake

As this sign’s constellation (a scale) would suggest, Libras are all about balance. A cake that walks the line between sweet and tart is just right for stylish and charming Libras. It doesn’t hurt that this cake’s elegant finish appeals to their exquisite taste either!

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October 23 – November 21

Scorpio: Chocolate Ganache Cake

Scorpios are known for being passionate and alluring, but with a bit of a dark side! Embrace these traits with intensely rich chocolate cake topped with a luxe ganache.

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November 22 – December 21

Sagittarius: Tres Leches Cake

Sagittarians are known for their love of travel. Embrace that sense of wanderlust and prepare a cake inspired by foreign lands. This tres leches cake takes inspiration from Mexico, but you can find other globetrotting treats here.

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December 22 – January 19

Capricorn: Pina Colada Bundt Cake

Capricorns are a practical, resourceful bunch, and they know what it takes to turn lemons to lemonade—or in this case, how to turn a simple cake mix into a show-stopping dessert. While Capricorns can seem serious at first, they do have a playful side making this cocktail-inspired cake a great fit for their celebration.

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January 20 – February 18

Aquarius: Birthday Cake Waffles

Aquarians are known for their free spirited nature and eccentric tastes. Embrace that energy and opt for a twist on the classic birthday cake! These confetti waffles are the perfect treat for offbeat and fun Aquarius.

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February 19 – March 20

Pisces: Unicorn Cake

Pisces are known for their vivid imagination. Harness that creativity with this stand-out unicorn cake.

Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is a former Taste of Home editor and passionate baker. During her tenure, she poured her love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. Lisa also dedicated her career here to finding and testing the best ingredients, kitchen gear and home products for our Test Kitchen-Preferred program. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.