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Don Draper’s guide to 50th birthday cakes

Inside: The best 50th birthday cakes and unique 50th birthday games.

I love the awesome look that getting older has these days; from 50th birthday cake ideas to running after life bucket lists. While I am still far from this number, but still firmly in my 30’s, fifty doesn’t seem quite so far away or scary as it once was. With Don Draper starting Mad Men at age 42, the character is nearing this milestone with the final 1/2 season approaching. So in honor of 50 looking pretty freaking cool these days – here is a collection of easy birthday cake for turning 50!

50th birthday cakes

The best 50th birthday cakes

50th birthday cake ideas - donut cake

Donut you love turning 50! Make one of these scrumptious 50th birthday cakes and your mom/dad/friend/husband/self will thank for starting out the second half of life on an awesome note.

50th birthday cake - orange sherbet cake

Orange sherbet cake for old fashion fun.

50th birthday cakes - colorwheel cheesecake

Adding huge sections of color to life is what the next years will all be about!

50th birthday cakes - Golden foil cake

Classic golden foil and dust cake accents

50th birthday cakes - Glitter Cake

Shine and sparkle is what every 50th birthday party needs, here’s a sugar glitter layer cake to deliver just that.

50th birthday cakes - Black tie cake

For a formal black tie party that would make everyone at Sterling Cooper jealous needs a black tie worthy cake.

50th birthday cakes- Dried fruit sprinkle cake

Dried and edible pineapple fruit cake to dream about all the wonderful vacations to come.

50th birthday cakes - typography cake

It’s easy to swap out the letters for numbers, or names in this cake for a series of talking 50th birthday cakes.

Balloon birthday cake

50 balloons covering a cake would look insanely cool  and a great birthday cakes for turning 50!

Unique 50th birthday games

Layers of ice cream and cookies will bring back nostalgia. Make 4 or 5 different flavors for a fabulous table of 50th birthday cakes.

Unique 50th birthday games

Cinnamon rolls in any shape and size (especially HUGE) are perfect for 50th birthday cakes!

For a more substantial style

This yummy Layered strawberries


birthday cakes for turning 50

From boy scout campouts to 50th birthdays, this s’mores birthday cake is one for the years.

birthday cakes for turning 50

A cake filled with jewels (and a gift of jewels) is one Betty would approve of and will make every birthday perfect.

birthday cakes for turning 50

Play some unique 50th birthday games and bake this checkerboard cake for a relaxed and easy 50th birthday party.


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