Are you planning a birthday party for your little one and need some creative ideas to make a birthday cake at home? It is easier than you may think to make awesome birthday cakes for kids!
Buying a birthday cake from a bakery can be very expensive. The good news is that there are tons of simple creative birthday cakes that you can make all on your own….and you don’t need to be a professional baker to be able to make them!
Nothing like cake to celebrate a birthday, even Julia Child said: “A party without a cake is just a meeting.” The cake is the centerpiece of the dessert table, so if the cake is on point, you’re good to go!
Today I have put together these 12 cake tutorials that make these awesome cakes possible. These cake ideas range from a magical unicorn cake to a construction cake!
So, whether you’re looking for a cake for a girl or boy, there’s something here for everyone to make the party one to remember. Here are 12 creative birthday cakes for kids!
Let’s Make Some Birthday Cake!
1. Cute Fat Unicorn Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
This Unicorn Cake is perfect for any celebration, birthday or just because it’s Friday! Learn how to make this unicorn cake easily at home. Use these cake decorating tips and tricks to create your own fat unicorn cake. This fondant unicorn is laying upon a vanilla buttercream cake that is hand piped with rosettes. Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
2. Magical Unicorn Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
Making a magical unicorn is a lot easier than you think. You can either make homemade fondant or use store bought for the eyes, ears, and horn. Use different colors in the unicorn hair and have fun with it! Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
3. Paw Patrol Construction Cake
Found from Frugal Mom Eh!
This paw patrol construction cake is really easy to pull off, use chocolate cake crumbs and candy rocks to make a construction site. The Kit Kat bars around the sides is simply genius. This cake tutorial is easy for anyone to make at home!
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4. Game of Thrones Dragon Egg Cake
Found from XO, Katie Rosario
This Dragon Egg Cake is made with a foolproof red velvet cake recipe that anyone can make it and everyone will devour. The bright red velvet cake is a perfect choice and its incredible with rich dark chocolate ganache and creamy vanilla buttercream dragon scales. Whether you are throwing a Game of Thrones birthday party or just want to be the Mother of Dragons for a day, you’ll love this Red Velvet Dragon Egg Cake! Get the recipe at XO, Katie Rosario
5. Minions Birthday Cake
Found from DIY Crafts Food
Minions are the yellow twinkie shaped characters that are very popular for kids birthday parties. This bright yellow minion cake has that a quirky fondant smile and goggles that kids will instantly love!
6. Milk & Cookies Cake
Found from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
You can never go wrong with milk and cookies and this cake is unreal. There are cookies in the cake, filling and around the outside!
7. Rainbow M&Ms Number Cake
Found from Enchanted Mommy
This number cake is made with two bundt cakes to create the number 3 but depending on what number you need to make will determine how many bundt cakes you need to make. Frost the whole thing together and in a fun pattern add rainbow M&Ms on top!
8. Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake
Found from Craftsy
I see these cakes everywhere and they are so perfect for any kids birthday! The “ice cream” is cake crumbs stuffed into a waffle cone and poured icing that flows over the edges. This tutorial by Craftsy is amazing for any beginner cake decorator.
9. Owl Cake
Found from Joyfully Home
Who, who has the cutest birthday cake?! You will after this easy owl tutorial. You don’t have to cut or crave anything off this cake. Simply bake two round cakes and a half dome cake for the top. Use different colored fondant circles for the belly feathers and frosting for the feathers around the sides! Make some fondant details like eyes, beak, feet, and ears for a complete look!
10. Rainbow Chevron Cake
Found from Rose Bakes
To easily achieve the chevron pattern on the sides you need a chevron cutter like this one to make it go faster. It’s a serious life-saver! Make the inside rainbow as well so it’s rainbow inside and out!
11. Moana Birthday Cake
Found from eze Breezy
This cake is perfect for a Moana birthday party or a tropical party theme! I just love the look of this cake with it’s cascading waterfall and Moana characters perched up on the top!
12. Green Lego Ninja Cake
Found from Baked by Sydney
With all the lego movies coming out this green lego ninja cake is perfect. The cake is frosting and then covered in yellow fondant. The green fondant is draped over the yellow. Make sure you leave room for the quirky eyes!
Bonus #1: Glub Glub Fish Cake
Found from Coco Cake Land
This fish cake is so cute and it’s easy to make. The scales are made with frosting similar to the owl cake from before. Squeeze a dot of frosting and then with the back of a spoon drag half of it to create the scales. Interchange the frosting colors to create a cool pattern then add fondant details like fins, eyes, and mouth!
Bonus #2: Giant Donut Cake
Found from The Cake Blog
You can never go wrong with a giant donut cake. This cake is amazing! The hidden gem is the pink “jelly” center that is baked into the cake. If you can’t find a donut pan you can always use a bundt pan then smooth down the sides with frosting.
The best part is anyone can make these cakes, no matter what your skills are. These 12 birthday cakes will be amazing for any party!
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