Ideas for Sweet 16 cakes include using a special theme such as the beach, sports or 1980s design. Consider the birthday person's interests, and have a cake made in the shape of a shopping bag, basketball or animal.
Have a bakery decorate a cake with a special photo, such as a baby picture or photos that show special people or places. An elaborate Princess-themed cake with many layers and fancy decorations is likely to please someone who is ultra feminine. For music fans, select a cake in the shape of a favorite instrument or one decorated with musical notes. Art and literature lovers may appreciate a cake in the shape of a palette or a book.