To keep up with the Kardashians is to know abundant trivia about some of their most iconic cakes — since the family has been making over-the-top confections a signature part of their milestone occasions for decades.
Recent examples: Kylie Jenner's eyebrow-raising birthday cake for "husband" Travis Scott; Stormi Webster's extravagant, motorized confection; Kourtney Kardashian's NSFW nudie-decked 40th birthday cake; the barfing Barbie doll cake for Kylie's 21st... and on and on and on.
For as long as the Kardashians have celebrated with cakes, they have remained loyal to a bakery that is an institution in Los Angeles: Hansen's. And now Kim is showing off just how far back that loyalty stretches — as well as a look at how much has changed in a couple decades, give or take.
She took to her Instagram Stories on June 5 to indulge in some old photos. (To be clear, we are talking about actual, printed photos in the physical, not digital, space — imagine that!) Panning over an old photo album page covered in protective plastic sheeting, she noted she was waxing sentimental over old pics from her sweet 16 party; ffor reference, she is now 38.
Back then, the affair appeared to be a far cry from the types of events the Kardashians host now — although they have long been surrounded by wealth and its trappings.
The pic shows that Kim's cake was a single-tier, white-frosted affair, decked with a purple floral motif. "Look," Kim noted in her narration, "we even had our Hansen's cakes back then."
Just for fun, compare Kim's own sweet 16 cake to her show's — specifically, the cake the family got in celebration of the 16th season of Keeping Up With the Kardashians.
Worked up an appetite for more cake? Check out some of the Real Housewives' most outrageous cakes of all time:
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