Google, a company whose first workspace was in a garage, turned 15 this year. Obviously, it's grown since those humble beginnings.
Google dominates the US search engine market, and its Chrome browser, which just turned 5, is a major player on both desktop and mobile. Over the last 15 years, Google has also moved beyond the Web, developing mobile devices, wearable technology, and even self-driving cars.
But even with so much on its plate, Google still has time to celebrate its birthday -- with Doodles! The company celebrated its 14th birthday with an animated Doodle -- see the end image above. Doodler Kevin Laughlin said in a blog post that he thought "revealing the letters through the consumption of chocolate cake would be a fun way to celebrate the occasion, in addition to taking the viewer by surprise utilizing negative space rather than positive."
Take a look through this gallery to see all of the balloon, cake, and piñata themed Doodles that have marked Google's birthday over the years.
A miniature set
The Doodle for Google's 13th birthday featured a miniature Google logo, with each letter acting as a character at a birthday party.
Willie Real, a designer and animation artist who worked on the Doodle, said in a blog post that he wanted this birthday Doodle to capture the "beautiful imperfections" of stop-motion films.