Quinceañeras Are Extra AF, And These Cakes Are Solid Proof Of That
The most important part of any quince is the cake. We all know that quinces are always over the top, and that Latinos strive to make the event as memorable and as possible. That means doing things in the most over-the-top way. That includes the cake.
Oh, the cake! People really go all out for a good quijnce cake, with multiple tiers and wild colors and themes. It’s an amazing sight to behold.
These are 25 of the most extra quince cakes that you kind of wish you had.
1. This Beauty and the Beast cake that’s both a beauty and a beast.theaprilscakes / Instagram
From the yellow frosting to match Belle’s iconic gown, to the rose petals, this is perfect because you immediately know where this is going. And to top it all off, the lit up rose in the glass case from the movie! I mean, if you’re gonna do it REALLY do it. And these people did that.
2. An multi tier ombre extravaganza.paulainacevedo / Instagram
This is a more modern take on a quince cake, and probably one of the more tamer cakes you’ll find. It’s actually really lovely, and ready to eat. I stan a simple, beautiful cake.
3. A cake to match the quinceañeras dress.jprieta_linda / Instagram
Listen, matching things that don’t usually go together is kind of amazing. And when young women want their quince dress to match their cake (or is it vice versa?) it’s really proof of their genius design skills. Some dresses are so pretty you can eat them, and now you can!
4. No really, the Beauty and the Beast cakes are kind of a thing.arcoirisfinebakery / Instagram
Tale as old time. This version, I think it’s safe to say, is a more elevated design of the Beauty and the Beast cake. The golden curtain trim and roses with the encased rose at the top are just *chef’s kiss.* And adding Mrs. Potts and Chip? I mean what attention to detail!
5. The elegant monochromatic cake .chantillyep / Instagram
This one’s for the fancy girls, with mamis and papis that want the quince to be a tasteful and bougie affair. Look at the tier of crystals and all the other shiny embellishments. And those simple flowers up top? Really just the cherry on top of a refined dessert.
6. A psychedelic cake.lostboycakes / Instagram
Those galaxy cakes that are recently going viral are the dessert equivalent of a black light poster in a stoner kids dorm room, but somehow it works. East while listening to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and trip out.
7. The pretty, pretty dress up cake.dolchebakes / Instagram
Doesn’t this look like the cake version those old studio photos where the kids would wear giant flowers, floppy hats and overalls, and the whole thing was sepia toned? It’s sweet and cute and has a traditional, Victorian feel to it.
8. One cake? Why stop at one?!sweets_by_r / Instagram
I mean sure you can have one multi-tiered cake, but why? When you can totally just have like 10 cakes that all match the big cake! Sure, ehy the hell not. Cake for everyone! You get a cake! And you get a cake!
9. A multilayered fondant show off.gabyscake / Instagram
Bakers can do amazing things in fondant. So why not let them? This cake, with a layer that looks like a fancy silk pillow, a top that has fondant flowers, edible ribbon and other embellisments, is just short of being over the top. But it’s very VERY close.
10. A Barbie goddess cake for the princessitas.panaderialatinabakery / Instagram
Hot damn this is a fancy ass cake. Like this family is really out here trying to prove something. The crystals, the glam clocking in at a 15 out of 10, the fondant draping and pillowing – it’s A LOT. BUt anything for their princess, right?
11. This cake that incorporates baby pics.cheferickamaya / Instagram
This is a pretty cool idea! Guests can literally see every year of the quinceañeras life on her very own cake, and then eat her 5-year-old face right after. I mean when you think about it like that it sounds weird but overall it’s very neat.
12. Using real flowers to up the prettiness.sosweetkarlaolvera / Instagram
Flowers and leaves are just a couple of things you can use to make a cake even more beautiful. No you can’t eat them, but you can appreciate their natural beauty. Adding real flowers and other plants has been somewhat of a new thing that makes for really lovely cake decor.
13. A cultural cake that honors your heritage.delish630 / Instagram
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. And making the main frosting color black really makes the whole design pop! This is all of our Coco land of the dead dreams come true!
14. Go designer or go home.sugarbee_cafe / Instagram
Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Hello Kitty, you name it. Quinceañeras love showing off their love of major designer brands, often using them as the inspiration for their whole quince. It’s pretty tacky but whatever.
15. Quince cakes that go way extra are nothing new.lilymarisol / Instagram
Look at this cake from the ’80s. The fountain! The flowers! The muñequita! The weird metal thing it’s all resting on! I love it! It’s just so 80s and so ridiculous and proves crazy cakes are nothing new, but if anything we have elevated the extra to a new level.
16. The bigger tiers, the closer to God.laflordemayobakery / Instagram
I’m guessing this was a Strawberry Shortcake themed cake considering the colors and polka dots, but wow. That is a lot of tiers and a lot of cake. Walking into a party and seeing this beast will tell you right away that this party is gonna go all the way off.
17. When in doubt, just do more. And then some more on top of that.altaquince / Instagram
You know that phrase, less is more? Yeah, that doesn’t exist in Latino households. Quince cakes with an everything but the kitchen sink mentality are really a sight to behold. This cake, with it’s endless fondant flowers and gold trim, is just short of being too much. But it’s on the cusp.
18. Some keep it way simple.malenascakes / Instagram
And while anyone can say those big, ridiculous cake is too much, this might be too little. But it’s what’s inside my belly that counts, you know.
19. A vision in gold.picazobakes / Instagram
Gold will always up the glam on anything, and that includes a quince cake. This one is minimalist wonder, and looks good enough to eat.
20. A starry night is always a dazzling look.ceci_mitre / Instagram
If you ever wished upon a star that your quince would be the biggest, most glam party ever, this cake is for you. It’s got taste but the little sparkle goes a long way.
Whatever your taste is, or the theme of your quince, the cake is the best way to show your guests the night they’re about to have. Have fun with it!
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