Hi friends! I am sharing some cake inspiration for Ramadan which is the holiest month that Muslims celebrate. Their Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar. Ramadan lasts between 29 to 30 days and has different times every year. Many celebrate by gathering regularly in the evenings, trying to read the whole Qur’an during the month, and fasting from sunrise to sunset. The way to honor Ramadan is to fast by not eating and drinking, including water, while the sun is up. On the new moon sighting(marking the start of Ramadan), Muslims greet each other with “Ramadan Mubarak!” (“Blessed Ramadan”). The end of the Ramadan fast is celebrated as Eid al-Fitr, the “Feast of Fast-Breaking,” which is one of the two major religious holidays of the Muslim calendar. To learn more about Ramadan, here is an article that my friend Hajra wrote about Ramadan. Read on to be inspired for your next Ramadan!
Ramadan Mubarak Cake
This vanilla-cardamom cake filled with rose-cardamom whipped cream is decorated in a night sky theme, paying homage to the sighting of the new moon, marking the start of Ramadan, and the crescent moon and star, symbols of Islam.
Floral Ramadan Cake
Stunning! Can you detect the crescent moon shape in the flower arrangement?
Beautiful Ramadan Square Cake
Beautiful stenciling on the cake!
Incredible Mosque Cake
I love the fondant mosque on the cake with some sunrise colors.
Sarwat went with a very traditional color palette, an “asli musulman green” (true Muslim green), and stenciled over white and adorned with gold waxing and waning wafer paper floral crescents. (Sarwat, thank you for your help with understanding Ramadan! Click here to read her latest baker interview. )
Unconventional Celebration Cakes
Here’s another lovely Ramadan cake idea adorned with dried florals.
All kinds of lovely textures on this unique shaped Ramadan cake.
Moon & Stars Cake
Perfect cake design for the holiday!
Ramadan Tiered Cake
Wow! I love the cake decorating techniques on this tiered cake.
Ramadan Celebration Cakes
A great cake idea for celebrating Ramadan by doing a buttercream crescent moon cake.
Crescent Moon & Mosque Cake
Here is another fantastic mosque-themed cake along with the fondant crescent moon.
Buttercream Ramadan Mubarak Cake
A beautiful cake with different buttercream textures.
What a gorgeous color scheme. Check her IG for more color schemes for Ramadan cupcakes!
Lovely cupcake arrangement with the lettering!
Here’s a fun cupcake idea using the buttercream crescent moons.
I hope you enjoyed these beautiful cake & cupcake ideas for your next Ramadan! Special thanks to bakers who shared their wonderful creations and to bakers who helped me to understand the Muslim holiday.