Looking for beautiful summertime cake ideas that anyone can make? These summer cake ideas are perfect for beginner bakers.
Summer is a great time to show off bright colors, bold and fresh flavors like lime, peaches, and berries. Each cake tutorial comes with tips for success and actionable steps for you to succeed.
These summer cake ideas are bright, bold, fun, and flavorful. You’ll choose from mermaid buttercream cake, lemon blueberry thyme cake, zesty margarita cake, and peach bellini cake.
Here you’ll learn how to make stunning summertime cakes that you’re friends and family will love!
Let’s Get Decorating!
1. Berries & Champagne Cake
Summer berries and fresh homemade whipped cream never looked so good. This Berries & Cream cake is made from a sweet champagne cake with fresh stabilized whipped cream, juicy summer berries and a hint of mint. You seriously can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for a summertime dessert.
Click here to get the recipe, Berries & Champagne Cake
2. Black Forest Cake
Learn how to make this rich Black Forest Cake that celebrates the end of summer and the beginning of fall! Learn how to make this simple black forest cake with these cake decorating tips and tricks for beginner bakers. You seriously can’t go wrong with the perfect bite it’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser dessert!
Click here to get the recipe, Black Forest Cake
3. Campfire S’mores Cake
Summer is here, and cravings for ooey-gooey campfire roasted s’mores has begun! This campfire s’mores cake is made from a fluffy homemade vanilla cake with a graham cracker crust layered with creamy milk chocolate buttercream, and toasted marshmallow meringue. This cake has all the flavors of campfire s’mores packed into a delicious dessert.
Click here to get the recipe, Campfire S’mores Cake
4. Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake
This is 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
5. 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
6. Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake
Lemon blueberry thyme is a deliciously fresh and flavorful cake that celebrates all things Spring. This cake is made with a zesty lemon cake that is studded fresh blueberries, and it’s layered with a creamy lemon thyme buttercream. This cake is unique with its approach and technique, but it’s easy for any beginner baker to make and feel like a professional.
Click here to get the recipe, Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake
7. Lemon Meringue Pie Cake
Learn how to make this sweet and tart lemon meringue pie cake! This lemon meringue pie cake tastes just like your favorite summer pie. It has all the same qualities you love about this classic pie; it has the perfect crust, tart curd filling, and torched meringue. Make this lemon meringue pie cake for summer BBQs, outdoor picnics, or fun beach days!
Click here to get the recipe, Lemon Meringue Pie Cake
8. 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 want to create a cool llama cake for fun, this tutorial is for you!
Click here to get the recipe, Llama Cake
9. Margarita Cake with Tequila Lime Buttercream
This margarita cake is bold and flavorful which is perfect for those hot summer days. Sweet and decadent lime cake soaked with a tequila syrup, layered with tart lime curd, and creamy tequila lime buttercream. This cake is simple in decoration but doesn’t skip on that wonderful homemade flavor. The fresh lime slices and finishing touches of sea salt complete the ultimate margarita.
Click here to get the recipe, Margarita Cake with Tequila Lime Buttercream
10. Mermaid Buttercream Cake
This mermaid buttercream cake is made with tender 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
11. Peach Bellini Cake
Looking for something fun and sweet this summer, celebrate with this peach bellini cake! It’s perfect for a girls night out or a Sunday brunch! This peach bellini cake is made from a fluffy homemade champagne cake filled with peach filling, and peach champagne buttercream. This peach bellini cake is great for beginner bakers.
Click here to get the recipe, Peach Bellini Cake
12. Peach Cobbler Cake
Peach cobbler is a well-loved classic dessert that is perfect for turning into a cake. This peach cobbler cake celebrates the best part of this dessert with flavorful peach filling and cobbler topping. This recipe is a modern interpretation of this beloved treat. Here’s how to make this insanely delicious peach cobbler cake!
Click here to get the recipe, Peach Cobbler Cake
13. 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 great for many occasions like kid’s birthday parties, tropical theme parties, or summer entertaining!
Click here to get the recipe, Pineapple Buddy Cake
14. Raspberry Champagne Cake
Raspberry Champagne Cake is made up of champagne infused cake with raspberry champagne jam and vanilla buttercream. Make and serve this cake to share with your girls for a fun girls night in or make it as a sweet treat for Mother’s Day. The combination of champagne and raspberries is something undeniably and truly delicious. Plus, that bright red color from the raspberry jam is striking and beautiful!
Click here to get the recipe, Raspberry Champagne Cake
15. 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
16. Red White & Blue Drip Cake
Learn how to make a patriotic cake for the Fourth of July? This Red, White & Blue Drip Cake is perfect for the Fourth of July. It’s bright and patriotic while tasting delicious! This Red, White & Blue Drip Cake is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers, filled with patriotic vanilla buttercream and chocolate ganache dripping down the sides of the cake.
Click here to get the recipe, Red White & Blue Drip Cake
17. Red White & Blue Rosette Cake
Make this 4th of July festive with this fun Red, White & Blue Rosette Cake! This red, white and blue rosette cake is a simple vanilla cake made with creamy buttercream. The cake layers are individually colored and flavored for a perfect 4th of July surprise. This red, white and blue cake is great for beginner bakers.
Click here to get the recipe, Red White & Blue Rosette Cake
18. Sangria Cake
Learn how to make this bright and flavorful Red Wine Sangria Cake! This Red Wine Sangria Cake will please all palates since it’s well balanced with sweet and tart flavors. Learn how to take basic cake decorating tips and tricks to make this decadent Red Wine Sangria Cake. See how to make this red watercolor buttercream cake easily at home!
Click here to get the recipe, Sangria Cake
19. Strawberry Margarita Cake
Looking for a sweet and delicious cake that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo? This strawberry lime margarita cake is bold and flavorful which is perfect for those hot summer parties. This cake is simple in decoration but doesn’t skip on that wonderful made from scratch flavor. It’s the best combination of sweet, tart and salty!
Click here to get the recipe, Strawberry Margarita Cake
20. Watermelon Buttercream 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 Buttercream Cake
21. Blackberry Lime Cake
Learn how to make a fresh fruit cake this summer like this Blackberry Lime Cake. It’s bright in color and bold in fresh flavor. This Blackberry Lime Cake is made with zesty lime cake and filled with sweet blackberry buttercream. It’s sweet and tart and perfect for summer. What I like most about this cake is the simplicity of the design so anyone can make this cake.
Click here to get the recipe, Blackberry Lime Cake
22. Strawberry Shortcake
Looking for a simple yet delicious dessert? This strawberry shortcake “cake” is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers, stabilized whipped cream, fresh strawberry slices, and sweet strawberry syrup. It’s a freaking delicious treat that lends itself best to being turned into a cake. It makes the perfect summer dessert and easy enough for anyone to make!
Click here to get the recipe, Strawberry Shortcake
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My favorite part of these cakes is how some focus on the bold and delicious flavors like lime curd, strawberry buttercream or rich chocolate cake. While other cake ideas will teach you how to easily make adorable cake designs like a Llama cake with fondant sunglasses or mermaid cake with a fondant tail. I’m so excited to see your summer cake creations!
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