When we are young, every year is a celebration. But as we get older, we tend to focus on particular milestone birthdays that definitely warrant a good party. And what better way to mark another lap around the sun than with birthday cakes – it is, after all, one of the best ways to share your joy!\n\nAt iPantry, we have a wide range of cakes to choose from that suit many different milestones – from a 21st birthday cake to your wedding anniversary cake, we’ve got your back. And with vegan and gluten-free options available, there’s never been a better time to celebrate! \nWhy do we celebrate birthdays with cake? \nThis tradition can be traced all the way back to the Middle Ages in Germany. Course and bread-like, these cakes were baked to celebrate children’s birthdays (often called Kinderfest). It wasn’t until later that sweeter more elaborately decorated cakes came into fashion. \nCelebration birthday cakes\nThe iPantry bakery and patisserie is chock full of delicious baked goods and celebration cakes for your next milestone. Let’s take a look at a few key birthdays you might be prepping for to give you that little extra boost of inspiration. \n\nKids birthday\nFor the little ones, birthday cakes need to be bright, colourful and pretty simple in flavour. If you’ve got a kiddo that’s turning one, five or 10 – and you don’t fancy yourself a baker – there are a few options on iPantry.\n\nFor a mega first birthday cake idea, we love the mixed cupcake pack. It features some recognisable faces (Elmo and the Cookie Monster) and is a great option if you’ve got a whole crew to feed. \n\nFor the bigger kids, we’ve got the blue piñata cake or the pink piñata cake. It has four layers (the colours of the rainbow), a custard cream filling and is topped with an amazing assortment of candy for that ‘wow’ factor. \n18th birthday cake\nTurning 18 is a big milestone – you can vote, you’ve likely just left high school and the world is your oyster. For something impressive, take a look at the red velvet cake or the chocolate obsession cake, both from our talented friends at The Jolly Miller. \n21st birthday cake\nWhile many young adults are handed a key for their 21st birthday, we’re all about the cake! You might prefer something more elegant for this milestone year, so check out the chocolate peanut butter cake (it’s also vegan and gluten-free). Or for a 21st birthday cake for a boy, keep things simple with individual portions of tiramisu (it comes as a six-pack). \n40th birthday cake\nFor a 40th, it’s time to go ALL out. While we won’t tell you what the theme should be, we can suggest a delicious banana pecan cake. You’ll love this cinnamon-dusted cake with a dark chocolate lattice ring and tasty vegan vanilla icing. \n60th birthday cake\nBirthday cakes get better as the milestones become more important. For a 60th celebration, you might like our carrot and walnut cake. It’s vegan and gluten-free, decorated with gold-tipped, dark chocolate lattice sails – it’s impressive and fit for a queen or king!\nAnniversary cakes\nBirthdays aren’t the only celebrations that warrant a shareable sweet treat. For your next anniversary, surprise your partner, colleague or friends with a scrumptious cake to toast to all of your success.\nWedding anniversary cake\nGetting married is a wonderful occasion and already has its own cake, but what about your next wedding anniversary? Why not try our cookie dough cake or a strawberries and cream cake. Both can make the moment more special and help you mark the anniversary in style.\nWork anniversary cake\nWe spend a significant amount of time at work so don’t forget to take the time to celebrate those work anniversaries. Whether it’s been a year, five years or even a decade, acknowledging how far you or your colleagues have come is a big part of the job. \nOther celebrations that deserve cake\nWeddings and work aren’t the only times you can whip out a cake. Consider dishing up some slices when someone gets engaged, announces a pregnancy, gets a new job or retires. There’s a lot to celebrate when you think about it (and plus, we love any excuse to try new treats!).\nVegan birthday cakes\nTo all of our vegan friends, don’t worry – you’re well catered for on iPantry. As well as having an amazing assortment of vegan, gluten-free and organic foods in our online shop, we’ve taken great care to make sure you’re covered for cake, too. \n\nFor those who have trouble sharing, you’ll want to try our vegan chocolate peanut butter cake (six-pack) or vegan banana pecan cake (six-pack). They’re perfect for small gatherings or when you’re out and about (and can’t cart around knives and plates). Another option we love that’s zesty and rich is the orange and pistachio cake. It’s a great alternative to chocolate cake and matches well with tea or coffee for a more low key fiesta.\nCake lovers rejoice – iPantry has the goods!\nThat’s right, put on your glad rags and celebrate with us. Order before 2pm Monday to Friday and we’ll get your birthday cakes to you the next day. This is especially handy if it’s a last-minute party and you’re looking for something spectacular.