Special Birthday Photo Cake

Special Birthday Photo Cake

40th birthday photo cakeThis sponge cake is personalised with any photo or picture and your message. Great with an embarrassing old photo for any special birthday such as an 18th, 21st, 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th birthday.

This cake can be delivered the next working day, or place your order now and select a delivery date of your choice.

Our cakes are of the highest quality and taste as good as they look! The light sponge is superb with a moist, soft texture that melts in your mouth.

They are available in two flavours - classic sponge with raspberry jam & buttercream filling, or chocolate sponge with chocolate buttercream.

Choose from two sizes:

  • Medium (8 inch) measures 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) and serves 20 to 30 portions. 
  • Large (10 inch) measures 10 x 10 inches (25 x 25 cm) and serves 30 to 50 portions.

Of course the number of portions depends on how you cut the cake! Our guide is based on a slice from 2 to 3 inches by one inch.

We use only the best quality ingredients including free range eggs. Because the sponge is completely enclosed in the icing they keep very well. We guarantee they will stay fresh for a minimum of 5 days, but usually they last even longer.They are square in shape, covered in white sugarpaste icing and sit on a thick cake board with piped royal icing shells around the base. For full details please click on the Ingredients & Product Info link above.

Our cakes are made and iced by hand. Whilst we try to make each one as square and as flat as possible, there may be slight variations.

If you are sending this as a gift you can include a personalised gift card after you add it to the basket. You will be asked for the delivery address when you check out.

Why buy from Caketoppers?

We are experts in edible printing with several years experience. We have developed our cakes, cupcakes, icing and edible printing technology to achieve the best possible results. Our custom packaging has been designed and rigorously tested to ensure your order will arrive in perfect condition. Our high standards mean that you can be assured of top quality products together with an efficient, professional service every time. If you have any questions please contact us and our experienced team can give advice on printing your image. Or you may wish to read our FAQ page.

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You can have up to four separate pictures on this item. Let us know if you would like them laid out in a particular order, or we will arrange them as we think best

You can upload your photo or logo when you add this item to the basket, or leave it until after your order is completed. In the basket you can upload any image file including JPG, BMP, GIF or PDF. If you want to send any other type of file, or if you want to send it later then please complete your order and make payment. On the order confirmation screen you will see a link to an upload page where you can then upload, email or post any kind of picture.

Here are a few pointers:

  • The better the quality of your original picture is, the better the finished result will be. The actual size of your picture is not important, we will enlarge or reduce it to fit.
  • If you send a very small picture then some quality may be lost if it needs to be enlarged. As a general rule, if it prints well on paper then it will print well on icing.
  • If you are scanning a photo, usually a resolution of 150dpi works best.
  • Black & White photos work just as well as colour.

Orders received by 2 pm Monday to Thursday can be delivered the next working day. Order by 12 noon on a Friday for Saturday delivery.

Delivery costs depend on the item, quantity and service. When you add this item to the basket you can see all the options and charges and choose your delivery date.

You can enter a different delivery address if you are sending an item as a gift, or if you would like it delivered to your workplace.

If nobody is available to accept delivery then the driver might try a neighbour. Otherwise, a card will be left with details of how to arrange redelivery or collection.

You can ask for your order to be left with a neighbour, or tell us about a safe place it can be left.

For delivery to the following locations we can only take orders over the phone. Please contact us for details as surcharges may apply:

  • Channel Islands
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands and certain Scottish postcodes classed as remote
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isle of Man
  • Isle of Scilly
  • Northern Ireland

Deliveries to other remote areas may take an extra day, please check with us first if you are unsure.

Any questions? Just give us a call or send an email. You can see the details at the top of this page.

You can also arrange to collect this item from our Farnham premises and you will see this option in the basket.

For full details please see the Delivery Page

I wanted to say thankyou I ordered my husband's 50th Birthday cake it was delicious and went beyond our expectations. I won't hesitate to use you

Sharon - January 2019

The cake was just amazing & much admired by everyone ( yes I passed your details on to people) The picture of my husband's boat looked incredible, we could not have been happier with everything. The picture quality, cake quality & the quick service. Would definitely recommend you to anyone Thank you very much


Hi the cake was absolutely amazing! Birthday girl was overwhelmed with the surprise would highly recommend. Managed to serve an office of 40 staff. Picture quality and wording was exactly how I wanted delivery was on time. Would order again!


Happy to review: Really happy with the service from caketoppers - it was quite short notice because I'd been let down elsewhere, but Caketoppers to the rescue!! Found them on line, and trusted the reviews that others have submitted. I ordered a photo cake for a family party: cake was made and delivered exactly as requested - all with a 48hour turnaround - with excellent results! Everyone was really impressed with the look of the cake, and we weren't disappointed with the cake itself: we had to make sure that we had photos, because once it was cut it didn't last long!! 5* service - thank you.


Hi Again I just wanted to thank you for the cake I ordered. It arrived in perfect condition due to the exceptional packaging and was enjoyed by everyone - especially the photo image. Who would have thought I could organise something like that in 24 hours - thank you so much.


Thank you very much. Cake arrived when promised and was the centre piece of the party. People were amazed at the quality of the photo and the cake tasted great as well. Would happily use again and recommend to others. Kind regards


Cakes arrived on time Very carefully packed and arrived intact. Lot of thought gone into packaging to ensure arrive intact. Just as ordered - delighted with both of them


Dear ladies, I just want to say thank you for such excellent service. The cake is delicious and the decoration was much admired. Thank you also for your reassurance when I was concerned about having to go out on the due delivery date. Best wishes,


Hi there Just wanted to thank you for the amazing cake you made for our daughter's 9th birthday. We all loved it! Many thanks


I just wanted to add my review to the many you already have! The cake was ordered for a 70th birthday party and was to have a photo of the recipient's grandchildren on it. It was ordered a long time in advance, since I was going to be away until party day. However it was delivered most efficiently, looked tremendous and tasted fantastic. It was a huge success both in looks and taste. Well done to you for an excellent product with excellent service. You deserve the compliment.


Good evening, I just want to thank you for the beautiful and delicious birthday cake I've had for my 1 year old's birthday. I loved it so much that I am going to order one for my mum's 60th birthday which is next week. Many thanks again.


Hi Natalie, The cake arrived today as promised and looks great, my son's face when he saw it tonight was a picture. Thank you for your good service and I am so pleased to of found you. I have another birthday in March so will be placing another order in the next week or two.


Hello Natalie Further to my first thank you email, I would just like to add that the cake did taste as good as it looked so a really big THANK YOU. My father was so pleased and surprised with the photo on it and he has now asked me to organise a similar cake for their 60th Wedding Anniversary with their wedding photo from 1955 on it! So I most definitely will be back in touch to order this with you in late June for an early July delivery.


Just to say ... thank you so much for my cake. It arrived in the office early this morning and looks absolutely fantastic. It’s for my father’s 85th Birthday party on Easter Sunday and I’m sure it will taste as good as it looks and he’ll be thrilled with his face as a baby on it! Many thanks


...Commander Ridler was enthralled and overjoyed with his cake he thought it was so beautiful he couldn't eat it in case he damaged it .. he was 92 on September 23rd.....he had a 3 day birthday celebration with your cake arriving on the 3rd day...many thanks