Elle Fanning Celebrates Her 22nd Birthday With a Masked Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Elle Fanning turned 22 years old on Thursday, and her mom surprised her with a cake featuring Strawberry Shortcake wearing a mask. Her sister, Dakota Fanning, also sent her a sweet message

By Elyse Dupre Apr 10, 2020 1:39 PMTags
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Happy birthday, Elle Fanning

The actress turned 22 years old on Thursday. To celebrate, her mother surprised her with a cake. The treat, which was created by Big Sugar Bakeshop in California, featured Strawberry Shortcake sitting on top of a pale pink dessert. It also included several strawberry designs and the words "happy 22nd birthday Elle" written in red icing. In addition, the iconic cartoon character wore a mask amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

"Anyone who knows me knows I loooove strawberries!" the Maleficent star wrote alongside a picture of the cake via Instagram. "My mom surprised me with the cutest most hilarious cake all thanks to @bigsugarbakeshop! Strawberry Shortcake celebrates her birthday in style, even during a pandemic!" 

It's no secret Elle is a fan of the character. She even has a picture of Strawberry Shortcake on her phone case and has dressed up like her for Halloween.

Her mom wasn't the only one in the famous family to mark the major milestone. Her sister, Dakota Fanning, posted a tribute on social media, as well.

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"Happy birthday to my bigger little sister," the 26-year-old actress wrote via Instagram alongside a photo montage of the siblings. "Thank you for putting up with me when I'm annoying, for always going downstairs to grab me something when I should go grab it myself and for being the best sister anyone could ask for. I love you."

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In addition, Elle received several sweet messages from her celebrity pals.

"Happy birthday you unicorn," January Jones wrote in the comments section of Elle's post.

"Happy birthday, amazing woman!!" Gwendoline Christie added. 

Last year, Elle celebrated her 21st birthday with a karaoke party hosted by her sister and friends. 

"I threw up a lot," she recalled during a Jimmy Kimmel Live! interview, "in the Uber on the ride home." 

Cheers to her big day!