updated 12/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 12/03/2004 AT 01:00 AM EST
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!
At her glittery 50th bash in Montecito, Calif., she got a second wind with help from Stevie Wonder.
The 32-year-old birthday girl indulged in a sinful raspberry-filled vanilla cake at Hollywood's Forbidden City.
Cake with a tequila chaser? Why not? The actor celebrated his 51st in Mexico.
Bangkok factory workers surprised the actress for her 34th during her trip to Asia in protest of unfair labor practices there.
At her 24th-birthday shindig in Dallas, she tackled a clossal confection with husband Nick Lachey, who also gave her a Maltese-poodle puppy.
Ringing in his 49th at Hollywood's Spider Club, he shared birthday cake with ex-wife Demi Moore and her boyfriend Ashton Kutcher.
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.
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.
A day before turning 26, the singer was feted at a Manhattan recording studio by a local radio station.
Tony Bennett sang "Blue Skies" at a surprise party for the NBC weatherman's 50th.
Jamie Lynn Spears
Britney's little sister threw her 13th-birthday party in Hollywood, treating her girlfriends to a special screening of 13 Going on 30.
To toast their spokesmodel's 31st birthday, design house Ermenegildo Zegna took over N.Y.C.'s Chez Es Saada.
On-set for his 45th, American Idol's Mr. Mean softened up with (from left) Brandy, Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul.