One theme for a quinceanera cake is to focus on the favorite color of the girl celebrating. This cake has white icing with flowers in her favorite color. For more flair, the icing in the middle is also her favorite color. Choose two of her favorite colors, with one icing color in a bright shade of her favorite color with accents from the other color.
Another quinceanera cake theme is something more traditional and focuses on the people involved in the celebration, such as the girl turning 15 and her court. This cake features connecting pieces with cakes at different levels. The girl celebrating is at the top, and her court cascades down a staircase from the top.
When the quinceanera girl wants to be a princess, her cake looks like a castle. At the top of the cake is the actual castle, while the other layers include stairs leading down the rest of the cake.
Butterflies are perfect for quinceanera cakes because they are beautiful and the butterfly symbolizes transformation and joy, themes very appropriate for the occasion. The quinceanera celebrates the transformation from being a child to becoming an adult, which fits perfectly with the transformation into a butterfly.