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UPDATED 12/03/2004 at 01:00 AM EST Originally published 12/03/2004 at 01:00 AM EST

Birthday Blowout
Celebrating their big day this year, these celebs took the cake—from Oprah's white-chocolate-and-raspberry 'O' with 23-karat-gold frosting to John Travolta's 50 lb. chocolate jet. How sweet it was!

Oprah Winfrey
January 31
At her glittery 50th bash in Montecito, Calif., she got a second wind with help from Stevie Wonder.

Carmen Electra
April 24
The 32-year-old birthday girl indulged in a sinful raspberry-filled vanilla cake at Hollywood's Forbidden City.

Pierce Brosnan
May 18
Cake with a tequila chaser? Why not? The actor celebrated his 51st in Mexico.

Minnie Driver
February 1
Bangkok factory workers surprised the actress for her 34th during her trip to Asia in protest of unfair labor practices there.

Jessica Simpson
July 10
At her 24th-birthday shindig in Dallas, she tackled a clossal confection with husband Nick Lachey, who also gave her a Maltese-poodle puppy.

Bruce Willis
March 12
Ringing in his 49th at Hollywood's Spider Club, he shared birthday cake with ex-wife Demi Moore and her boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.

Jennifer Lopez
July 24
After dinner at L.A.'s chic Japanese boîte Koi, Mrs. Marc Anthony partied on, combining her 35th-birthday celebration with the wrap bash for her film Monster-in-Law, which was held at the Space nightclub. Dancing went on past midnight, when J. Lo performed a playful lap dance for her husband.

John Travolta
February 7
For his big five-O, wife Kelly Preston (right) flew 250 high-profile pals (including Tom Cruise, left) to the One & Only Palmilla resort in Los Cabos, Mexico.

Usher
October 13
A day before turning 26, the singer was feted at a Manhattan recording studio by a local radio station.

Al Roker
October 6
Tony Bennett sang "Blue Skies" at a surprise party for the NBC weatherman's 50th.

Jamie Lynn Spears
April 4
Britney's little sister threw her 13th-birthday party in Hollywood, treating her girlfriends to a special screening of 13 Going on 30.

Adrien Brody
April 13
To toast their spokesmodel's 31st birthday, design house Ermenegildo Zegna took over N.Y.C.'s Chez Es Saada.

Simon Cowell
October 7
On-set for his 45th, American Idol's Mr. Mean softened up with (from left) Brandy, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.

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