In 2012 when Rihanna released her hit single “Birthday Cake” it became an instant hit. Originally, the track was only intended to be an interlude and not a full length song; however, after fan’s reactions to the snippet the song was recorded in it entirety. R&B singer/songwriter, The Dream, who wrote the song said, “…she [originally] made [just] an interlude. I was like, ‘Your fans are going to be so mad at you.’ As soon as I said that, I got back, and I guess she released a piece of it, and they saw how long it is. Man, they tore me up on Twitter! So I hit her on the phone. I was like, ‘Yo, your fans, they’re going crazy on me right now, like I could make you do something.’ So ‘Birthday Cake’ is on there. It’s going to turn into a whole song because the fans are ganging up on me, and I don’t want to be murdered by the Rihanna Navy!.” The song, which later remixed to feature vocals from Rihanna’s ex-boyfriend, Chris Brown, was an energetic track that gave an entirely new meaning to birthday cakes. While Rihanna’s metaphorical birthday cake may be one of the best in the business, it has nothing on some other celebrity cakes. Here are five celebrity cakes that have got Rihanna’s beat.
5. Selena Gomez’ 21st Birthday Cake
Actress turned singer Selena Gomez’ 21st birthday cake was fit for a star. The simple yet elegant bright red three tier cake was covered in red roses and what appears to be several chandelier prisms.
4. Chris Brown’s Fame Birthday Cake
This Fame themed birthday cake features an image of the Brown’s face as well as a sillouette of him dancing. The three tier cake is decorated with Brown’s initials and the word “FAME,” which is the title of his fourth studio album.
3. Birthday Cake for Prince
This birthday cake was designed for the multi-talented musical legend, Prince. The cake features the symbol which Prince once used as his name along with a bed of a roses and a guitar that appears to be edible.
2. Betty White’s 90th Birthday Cake
Actress Betty White celebrated her 90th birthday with a beautiful three tier cake that proudly displayed the number 90. While placed on a table, the cake stood as tall as white who is 5’4″ tall.
1. Count Basie’s 400 pound Birthday Cake
To celebrate his 73rd birthday, jazz musician Count Basie had a 400 pound birthday cake shaped like a piano.
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