Athletes Having a Better Birthday Than You
There are a lot of different ways to gauge the awesomeness of a given party—in this instance, a birthday party. There’s the location, guest list, food, drinks, decor and, of course, the entertainment. A bouncy castle on the horizon as you approach is always a good sign.
Although given access to just one of those variables, overall awesomeness would be almost impossible to accurately assess. Generally speaking, there is one definitive indicator of the time and thought a party planner has put into the guest experience: The cake.
If you show up to a birthday party and see on the table a cookie cake messily personalized with that nasty gel icing, the odds of making (good) lifelong memories are slim to none. If the cake looks like it deserves its own reality show on TLC, well, then you’re probably going to have a night to remember.
Honestly, there doesn’t even need to be a party involved. A ridiculously over the top cake is enough to elevate a birthday all on its own, even without any trying social engagements to deal with. Athletes have enough people in their lives wanting to please them that a glorious cake is guaranteed.
They, in turn, pay the glorious cake game forward to their own kids on their birthdays. All of whom are almost definitely having a better birthday than you.
Instagram ID: meriweather31
Caption: One of those months. Time to say goodbye to my bday month. Until next year. Thanks to everybody that spent it with me. #3thahardway @vasobain@darealump @chinn4real @powerballnick_305@aj_thompson
Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather’s cake looks like quite a few man hours were put into its creation. And considering his birthday apparently stretches an entire month, it may very well have been the first of many.
Instagram ID: kingjames
Caption: Bronny Dope Xbox cake with that 2K14 #SwagCake #CakeCakeCake
There's no doubt Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James gets plenty of love on his birthday, but these days there's more than enough to carry over to that of LeBron Jr. You know Microsoft probably sent that in special.
Adam “Pacman” Jones
Adam “Pacman” Jones
Instagram ID: royhibbert55
Caption: Killed that birthday cake right there. On another note. I need a fresh cut. My line looks jacked up.
It’s hard to tell what the birthday cake in that photo actually was before the Indiana Pacers center started eating it whole with his bare hands. Something pretty awesome, no doubt.
Instagram ID: earlbbennett
NFL free-agent wide receiver Earl Bennett was, at the very least, a king for a day on his birthday. Even if he can’t find a job right now.
Instagram ID: floydmayweather
For some reason people are always tripping over themselves to give boxer Floyd Mayweather free stuff, like this six-tiered birthday cake. Personally, I’d go out of my way to avoid a business that gives a person who makes $40 million a fight anything for free.
Instagram ID: tajgibson22
Caption: Had alot of people surprise me with different cakes but this had to be the Best!!! [two birthday cake emojis]
Chicago Bulls forward Taj Gibson apparently gets a lot of cakes from randos for his birthday, though it’s no surprise this impressive masterpiece stands out among the bunch.
Instagram ID: lawyermilloy
Caption: Special shout outs to @ColumbiaTower, @king5seattle,@Macklemore, @pinkabellacc, @druhaseattle,@Seahawks, @SaltysSeafood, @king5NewDayNW & #GoldfarbJewelery for your donations and promotions for my event this Friday. Gonna be EPIC! Details and ticket info on LawyerMilloy.com
Retired NFL safety Lawyer Milloy celebrated his recent birthday with this super sweet cupcake setup. But his 40th was a multiday event, and the bakers in his life were just getting started.