Google celebrates its 14th birthday with a chocolate cake doodle


By now, most Google users are accustomed to seeing Google celebrate the birthdays of famous artists, scientists, and holidays or events. Today, Google is celebrating its own birthday, as the search engine officially turns 14 years old. 

This year’s birthday Doodle is quite different than previous entries. Yes, indeed it’s animated, which is a first for a birthday logo. But the issue comes at the end of the animation.

As you arrive on Google’s homepage, you see a rectangular chocolate cake bearing Google’s name, along with 14 candles. Slowly, the chocolate cake is “eaten” away and the candles are compiled at the bottom of the screen, and what’s left is a tray spelling out Google’s letters in the usual combo of colors: blue, red, yellow, blue, green, red.

Except, there are a few pieces of the chocolate cake remaining on the tray and what results is an unintentional Rorschach test. Because those pieces of chocolate cake happen to spell out, more visibly, what appears to be “Poople” In brown.



Earlier, when Google entered its teenage, it marked its 13th birthday with a doodle that depicted the company logo with party hats placed on each letter of its logo and a cake with balloons and gifts around. The Internet giant Google was found by Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998.





Here’s a look back at Google birthday Doodles through the years:

 Sept. 27, 2010

Sept. 27, 2009

Sept. 27, 2008









Sept. 27, 2007










Sept. 27, 2006










Sept. 27, 2005

Sept. 27, 2004   












Sept. 27, 2003













Sept. 27, 2002

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