They are hugely popular with children, and any child that sees one will instantly demand they have one for their next birthday, guaranteed! Animated birthday cakes are probably the tip of the iceberg when it comes to luxury and personalised birthday cakes. They were not pioneered by professional baking companies or by a famous artist, in fact they were first created by a Texan couple.
The origins of animated cakes, that is, cakes that have moving parts, can be sourced back to 2007. Animated cakes push the boundaries of cake making into what is more a work of art than a cake.