Sonja’s Birthday Cake Milkshake Should Stay on Their Menu Forever

November 17, 2019

Birthday cake—or funfetti, as some people call it—is one of my biggest guilty pleasures, in fact, I might even like it more than cookie dough. Even though we’ve all had our fair share of different flavored birthday cakes throughout the years, the general consensus is that “birthday cake” tastes like simple vanilla or yellow sheet cake, with the added sweetness (and color) from sprinkles. I’ve always preferred vanilla to chocolate, and birthday cake is the best use and example of how good vanilla can be, even if it is the boxed kind. Anything flavored with birthday cake is nostalgic and crazy delicious—there’s ice cream, popcorn, Oreos—even lipgloss and scented candles are taking the cake.


I have loved this milkshake from Sonja’s ever since it went on the market. I am selfish when it comes to certain food discoveries, just because I’m afraid that if word starts to spread, my favorite items will always be out of stock or so in demand that their quality starts to diminish. I heard a rumor however, that this shake might be removed or replaced, and I immediately thought my life was over. I decided I needed to tell everyone about my favorite milkshake just in case it might be true.


Sonja’s makes some of the best shakes on the planet, so thick that they remind you of Shake Shack’s concrete, or even ice cream that you have to suck through a straw. It feels like there is no milk, no water, no ice, just thick, ooey goodness. A friend told me that they might mix cake batter into the blend to create that thickness, and it might possibly be true. It’s wonderfully cold, intensely sweet, and more death-defying than a DQ Blizzard. It tastes exactly like yellow cake, and is topped with chunks of that too. There’s a generous amount of sprinkles, and one intense sip through the straw reminds you of your childhood all over again. If the rumors that this is being pulled from the shops turn out to be real, then I declare I am going to Sonja’s everyday till then to get my fix, risk of diabetes and all.

Have you ever tried Sonja’s Birthday Cake shake? Do you think it is the best birthday cake-flavored item ever? If you disagree with our writer, let us know below!

Pamela Cortez Pamela Cortez

Pamela Cortez writes about food full-time, and has honed her craft while writing for publications such as Rogue, Town and Country, and The Philippine Star. She once rode on a mule for a mile just to eat mint tea and lamb in Morocco, and has eaten a block of Quickmelt in one sitting. Her attempt at food photography can be viewed online @meyarrr.

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One response to “Sonja’s Birthday Cake Milkshake Should Stay on Their Menu Forever”

  1. love says:

    i know it’s a joke but no food is worth having diabetes for. believe me.

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