Starbucks to Offer a Birthday Cake Frappuccino for 5 Days Only

03/25/2015 at 02:59 PM ET

Starbucks Birthday Cake
Courtesy Starbucks

It’s a scientific fact—at least when it comes to dessert—that the only thing better than chocolate is birthday cake.

Luckily, Starbucks seems to be on top of this important life-truth.

The coffee chain is celebrating the 20th birthday of its signature frozen drink with a new Birthday Cake Frappuccino. The limited-edition drink will only be available in stores for five days, from March 26-30.

So how do you make a birthday-cake-flavored Frap? (No, not with Funfetti.) Starbucks’ vanilla bean and hazelnut flavors are blended together and then topped with a raspberry-infused (read: pink!) whipped cream.

The first Frappuccinos debuted in 1995 and were available only in coffee and mocha flavors. Now, the company boasts a history of fancy Fraps: a blue Seattle Seahawks flavor for the 2015 Super Bowl; a bright green Franken Frappuccino for Halloween; and a frozen version of its newest holiday flavor, the tastes-like-a-cup-of-Christmas-carols Chestnut Praline.

Fingers crossed for a happy-hour-appropriate, boozy birthday cake flavor when the Frappuccino turns 21 next year.

—Morgan Gibson, @morgangibson

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On a clear day, you can see forever—or at least that’s the wicked thought behind L.A. designer Agi Berliner’s transparent idea: see-through jeans. Exhibitionists notwithstanding, most folks wear them over bathing suits or as attention-getting evening wear with halters, garter belts and body stockings. Created for the disco crowd, the $34 jeans are selling like, well, hot pants. In just six weeks, 25,000 pairs have already been sold in such major department store chains as Macy’s, Bonwit’s and Saks.

“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

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charlotte on

Sounds good. May have to try one 🙂

Susan on

Starbucks needs to come out with decaf items like these

Danielle on

Any drink can be made decaf. They also have a crème Frappuccino that does not have any coffee.

Rally on

Dont do it people! As good as it sounds, it will only add to your already fat stomach, fat arms, fat butt, fat legs, fat face etc. I am 40 pounds overweight and started my weight loss journey a week ago and have already lost 5 pounds. How you ask? I drink 1 gallon of water a day, eat 5 small portions a day no bigger then the size of my fist, and I workout with cardio intervals (cardio then stop and do exercises with weights) for 30 minutes a day. You wont lose weight by drinking fraps, eating cookies, cupcakes, or eating out. Keep your food basic…cottage cheese, oranges, bananas, eggs, broccoli, whole wheat toast with peanut butter, grilled chicken, salad etc.

No on

Starbucks regularly ignores decaf and non fat milk drink requests. As a pregnant woman I found this out after no coffee for 12 weeks and had a Starbucks that sent me to the hospital with hart palpitations. Don’t trust your barista.

Not Rally on

Who asked you about your diet RALLY??

No one gives any fu@ks!

Come On People on

This is a vanilla bean based frappuccino, it by definition does not contain any coffee or caffeine!

rubyovertherainbow* on

There are MILLION CALORIES in one of those.

yahoo on

Rally, I believe you’re fat because of what you put in your mouth. It was your choice.

Please don’t try to blame it on Starbucks, besides trying 1 cup of this shouldn’t blow anyone’s fatness out the water.

tree on

please don’t blame all baristas: I have worked for starbucks for over ten years and have NEVER given regular to someone asking for decaf. maybe the other way around; if someone is rude, they’ll get decaf 😉 but also, there are times where I would give a child/ someone under the age of 12 ish decaf because I feel like caffeine isn’t good for them!

Nothankyou on

Starbucks has the calories on their drinks, I credit them for being honest about it. But WOW the drinks are HIGH in calories!!! No thanks!

Jenna on

I spend way to much money in this place! It’s addictive.

Jazmine on

Coffee is addictive?!?! What?

yahoo on

I just tried this dink and it’s goooooooooooood as fvck! It’s worth the calories.

brandy on

Drinking one right now!! Heaven!!

Richard on

Apparently People were the only one’s in on this. Just went to two separate Starbucks coffee shops in San Diego and they looked at me like I was crazy. When I showed them the article, they said they don’t make infused whip cream. Did I miss where the article said that it would only be select locations?

lisa on

Love it not rally who gives a f&@£

Anonymous on

Or, all you crazy people…it could be a treat, that you account for in your daily calorie burn, and eat less for the rest of the day. Everything is okay in moderation.

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