Need cool and creative kid birthday cake ideas? These kid cake ideas are perfect for beginner bakers, and your kids can help too!
Cakes can be used to celebrate life’s most significant milestones, just like birthdays. We always have them, so why not branch out and try one of these fantastic birthday cake ideas for your kid’s next birthday.
Today I’ll show you 21 Kid Birthday Cakes that will elevate any party and impress all your guests.
You can choose from cakes like Mermaid cake, watermelon cake, rainbow cake, or what about a freaking delicious lucky charms cereal cake.
Each cake design has its own easy to follow tutorial and video to help you succeed.
Here’s to all the fantastic kid birthday cakes you’ll make!
Tips for Success:
- Read through all the ingredients and instructions so you can get a better idea of how much time and what you need to make this cake.
- A single batch of this cake recipe makes three, 6-inch round cake layers or two 8-inch round cake layers. Double the cake recipe to make enough cake batter for three, 8-inch cake layers.
- In this cake recipe, you need 1 cup buttermilk; if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, you can easily use 1 cup whole milk mixed with 1 ½ Tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to make your own.
- To make cake flour at home, mix 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour and ¼ cup cornstarch. Sift or whisk together to get rid of any lumps.
- Be careful not to overmix these cake batters, or else the cake will come out dense. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- You can bake the cake layers ahead of time. Wrap the cake layers in plastic wrap and freeze up to one month.
- Food coloring gets darker over time, so it’s best to add the food coloring gradually.
- You can make the buttercream a day or two ahead and refrigerate them overnight. Then take them out to come back to room temperature. Make sure the buttercream is at room temperature before re-whipping.
- Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
Here are 21 Kid Birthday Cake Ideas that are super creative!
Let’s Get Decorating!
1. Rainbow Petal Cake
I’m calling all the rainbow lovers! Learn how to make this adorable rainbow petal cake. This rainbow petal cake is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers and rainbow vanilla buttercream. The vanilla cake is a simple recipe to follow and perfect for beginners. This technique can be done on any cake, but what makes this cake so unique is how to alternate the colors to create a spiral effect. I can’t wait to see your rainbow petal cake creations!
Click here to get the recipe Rainbow Petal Cake
2. Hedgehog Cake
Learn how to make this adorable Hedgehog birthday cake with easy, actionable steps! I’ll show you exactly how to make this Hedgehog birthday cake at home. I’ll teach you basic cake decorating techniques that will help you become a better decorator. It’ll also help you feel more comfortable knowing that you can pull off a cute cake like this Hedgehog cake tutorial.
Click here to get the recipe Hedgehog Cake
3. Mermaid Buttercream Cake
This mermaid buttercream cake is made with soft vanilla cake layers and creamy vanilla buttercream that looks like mermaid scales. The cake batter is colored with purple, blue, and green gel food color that are swirled together for a beautiful mermaid cake. It’s a perfect cake for birthday or summer parties. This mermaid cake is sure to impress and make everyone happy!
Click here to get the recipe Mermaid Buttercream Cake
4. Watermelon Cake
Looking for something fun and sweet this summer, celebrate with this watermelon buttercream cake! It’s perfect for a watermelon birthday party or a summer family BBQ! This watermelon cake uses basic buttercream techniques that will help you become a more confident baker.
Click here to get the recipe Watermelon Cake
5. Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake
Here’s a fun and festive Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake for people of all ages to enjoy. Fluffy, moist vanilla cake studded with funfetti rainbow sprinkles, coated in creamy vanilla buttercream, and hot pink chocolate drip. This semi-homemade cake recipe takes a store-bought box mix and a homemade pound cake. Together makes a moist foolproof cake every time.
Click here to get the recipe Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake
6. Llama Cake
Learn how to make your cool Llama cake with this easy and fun tutorial! I’ll show you exactly how to make this party a llama cake at home. Llama cakes have taken over our Instagram and Pinterest feeds and has become the new unicorn cake. Whether you are throwing a llama birthday party or creating cool llama cake for fun, this tutorial is for you!
Click here to get the recipe Llama Cake
7. Bunny Cake
This Bunny cake is made with fluffy orange-scented almond cake layers and creamy vanilla buttercream. That is decorated with fondant to look like a cute little bunny. I think you’ll love most about this cake because you can do this with friends or even your kids.
Click here to get the recipe Bunny Cake
8. Magical Unicorn Cake
Do you ever wonder how the professional bakers make the beautiful unicorn cake? It is so much easier than you think! Any newbie baker can make a unicorn cake! Cake trends are continually changing, but this is personally one of my favorites I’ll never get tired of seeing. Just have fun with it!
Click here to get the recipe Magical Unicorn Cake
9. Woodland Fox Cake
Learn how to make a trendy Woodland Fox Cake with this easy and fun tutorial! I’ll show you how to make Woodland Fox cake at home that’s perfect for the fall season, baby showers, and birthdays! I’ll teach you basic cake decorating techniques that will help you become a better cake decorator! You’ll also make a colorful buttercream flower crown to complete this woodland fox cake!
Click here to get the recipe Woodland Fox Cake
10. Funfetti Birthday Cake
Making this foolproof funfetti birthday cake is like celebrating your birthday anytime you want! This foolproof funfetti birthday cake is a fun and festive cake that instantly transports you back to your childhood. Learn how to make this Foolproof Funfetti Birthday Cake that’ll make you feel like it’s your birthday every single day!
Click here to get the recipe Funfetti Birthday Cake
11. Koala Cake
This koala cake is super cute and ready for any kids’ party, summer event, or a friend’s birthday. This cookies n cream cake is a delicious recipe that’s a crowd-pleaser. This Koala cake is not only beautiful to look at, but it’s also insanely delicious. DIY Koala Cake tutorial for Beginner Bakers!
Click here to get the recipe Koala Cake
12. Pineapple Buddy Cake
Learn how to make this adorable pineapple cake for beginner bakers! This pineapple cake is beyond cute. It’s a fun characterization of a pineapple, almost like a plush toy, but it’s a cake! This pineapple cake is excellent for many occasions like kid’s birthday parties, tropical theme parties, or summer entertaining!
Click here to get the recipe Pineapple Buddy Cake
13. Rainbow Drip Cake
Learn how to make this bright and festive rainbow drip cake that’s colorful inside and out. This rainbow drip cake is made with soft layers of funfetti cake, vanilla rainbow buttercream, and white chocolate dripping down the sides. What I love most about this cake is how you can take simple baking and cake decorating techniques and turn them into an impressive cake!
Click here to get the recipe Rainbow Drip Cake
14. Cute Fat Unicorn Cake
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 fat unicorn cake. This fondant unicorn is laying upon a vanilla buttercream cake that is hand piped with rosettes.
Click here to get the recipe Cute Fat Unicorn Cake
15. Snowflake Cake
Learn how to make this icy blue snowflake cake that’s perfect for winter! This snowflake cake is simply beautiful with the ombre blue on the outside and the sanding sugar giving the cake the ice effect! After making your snowflake cake, you’ll feel your confidence rises in the kitchen and feel like you can take on every cake challenge. I can’t wait to see your blue ombre snowflake cake creations! #xokatierosario #snowflakecake #wintercakeideas #ombrebuttercreamcake #cakedecoratingtipsandtricks
Click here to get the recipe Snowflake Cake
16. Spring Flower (Fault Line) Cake
Learn how to make this spring flower cake that is perfect when learning a new skill. This spring flower cake is ideal for newbies and home bakers who want to bring a little springtime into their home! The inspiration for this cake came from the bright colors of the new spring flowers and the trendy fault line cake. I made this cake tutorial very simple and easy to follow so that any home baker can succeed!
Click here to get the recipe Spring Flower (Fault Line) Cake
17. Teddy Bear Cake
Are you looking for a quick and easy teddy bear cake tutorial? Then this is the cake tutorial for you! I’ll show you how to make simple fondant decorations for the features of the teddy bear and use a small star piping tip to make the buttercream fur. There is nothing cuter than an animal cake, and this teddy bear cake is my new obsession! Here’s how to make this simply adorable teddy bear cake!
Click here to get the recipe Teddy Bear Cake
18. Dragon Egg Cake
This Dragon Egg Cake is made with a foolproof red velvet cake recipe that anyone can make, 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 party or just want to be the Mother of Dragons for a day, you’ll love this Red Velvet Dragon Egg Cake!
Click here to get the recipe Dragon Egg Cake
19. Rainbow Surprise Cake
Looking for a fun and unique cake idea for your kids’ birthday party? This Rainbow surprise cake is easy to make, and it’s a definite crowd pleaser! The best way to describe this cake is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! The golden candy spills out for the best surprise!
Click here to get the recipe Rainbow Surprise Cake
20. Sprinkle Fault Line Cake
The fault line cakes are beautiful; you’ll see them made with sprinkles, fresh fruit, and even flowers! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own sprinkle fault line cake! This sprinkle fault line cake is made with soft layers of dark chocolate cake and creamy vanilla buttercream. It’s a fun and creative cake that you can make your own.
Click here to get the recipe Sprinkle Fault Line Cake
21. Lucky Charms Cereal Cake
This cake is perfect for celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or kid’s birthday parties, it’s colorful and sweet and made with the Lucky Charms cereal. What’s unique about this cake is how we’ll make cereal milk. The famous Lucky Charms marshmallows decorate the outside of the cake and a whimsical white chocolate milk spill topping the cake.
Click here to get the recipe Lucky Charms Cereal Cake
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- Cake Decorating for Beginners (online course)
These kid birthday cake ideas so freaking adorable that I can’t wait to see your cake creations.
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