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Birthday Cake Shot

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The Birthday Cake Shot is a fun and festive drink that perfectly captures the sweet, indulgent flavors of a classic birthday cake. Combining cake-flavored vodka, crème de cacao, and Irish cream, this shot is a delightful treat that brings the party spirit to any celebration. Garnished with whipped cream and colorful sprinkles, it looks as festive as it tastes, making it a hit at birthdays and special occasions.

Tasting Notes

The first sip of the Birthday Cake Shot is a burst of sweet and creamy flavors. The cake vodka provides a strong, sugary base reminiscent of freshly baked cake, while the crème de cacao adds a smooth chocolatey undertone. The Irish cream ties it all together with a rich, velvety finish that lingers on the palate. The combination of these three ingredients creates a harmonious blend that truly mimics the taste of a slice of birthday cake.

As you savor the shot, the texture is creamy and indulgent, with the whipped cream garnish adding an extra layer of richness. The sprinkles not only add a festive touch but also a slight crunch that enhances the overall experience.

This shot is sweet and dessert-like, making it a perfect end to a meal or a celebratory toast. The flavors are well-balanced, and the sweetness is just right, not overpowering but enough to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Tips & Tricks

Enhance the cake flavor by adding a few drops of vanilla extract for a more authentic taste.

Drizzle caramel syrup into the shot for a sweet, buttery twist.

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Birthday Cake Shot

Birthday Cake Shot


  • 1 oz cake vodka
  • 1 oz creme de cacao
  • 1 oz Irish cream
  • sprinkles and whipped cream for garnish


  1. In a shaker add ice, vodka, creme de cacao, and Irish cream.
  2. Shake very well and strain into shot glass.
  3. Top with a little whipped cream, and sprinkles on top (candle optional).


If you really want to make the candle stay afloat, make sure your whipped cream is very dense/extremely well whipped. Even so, we don't recommend trying to light it and blow on it (unless you're real fast),

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