Kid's Birthday Cake Ideas

Kid's birthday cake ideas for your next party

I'm always on the hunt for fun but easy kid's birthday cake ideas. After all, the birthday cake is the central part of any kid's birthday party.

However I've also learnt that although it is lovely if you can make a fabulous kid's birthday cake, the kid's are in fact always happy no matter what the cake looks like.

So don't panic if you are not a cake queen or if you think that you can't bake as I've got some great ideas below for every type of baker plus lots of your submitted birthday cake pictures.


What I've also discovered though, is that you, my readers, are a mine of talent when it comes to kid's birthday cake ideas. In fact your cakes often put mine to shame!

So this page is a show case of your kid's cake designs. If you're looking for inspiration, you will find it here.

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The birthday cakes below include: animal cakes, castle cakes, Birthday cakes for girls, truck cakes, chocolate cake ideas, 1st birthday cake ideas and lots more. Add in some kid's drinks and some party food and it will be a memorable party.

Tips for Kid's Birthday Cake Ideas

Tip #1: If your'e having a party theme, then make the shape of the cake to match the theme. Cover it with ready to roll icing and then add theme specific decorations. 

Tip #2: Don't make the decorations too complicated. The more complicated you make them then the more that can go wrong. There are lots of ready made decorations that you can buy in the supermarket. I often use plastic toys which always look great.

Tip #3: There is nothing wrong with using a packet cake mix if that is easier for you. They taste so good these days that no-one will ever guess! Or if you want a really quick and easy cake recipe then try my special Cake Recipe.

Tip #4: Don't make the cake on the day of the party. There will be too much else to do and you are more likely to panic. Make the cake well in advance and then freeze it. Defrost it and ice it the day before the party.

Tip #5: If you can't bake or don't want to, then buy a supermarket ready made cake without the frosting. Cover it with bought frosting and then add your chosen decorations. That way it will still have a personalized look to it.


Here is some advise sent to us from one of our visitors.

It's something to remember when you are making your next birthday cake for your kids.

I love making cakes but oh boy did I used to get stressed about it when it was for a party. We have loads of cake decorating books at home and my kid’s plan all year for the cake design that they want for their next birthday. I then spend hours trying to reproduce it and invariably it only vaguely resembles the design in the book.

I have to say though; my kids are always thrilled to have a homemade birthday cake.

Kids are much more forgiving than adults and will not notice the flaws and the fact that the writing is all wobbly and the intricate Nemo design that you spent hours working on is all out of proportion or that the cake is lopsided.


Sometimes the simplest designs are the best. My kids favourite cake when they were younger was just a simple chocolate iced sponge, covered in smarties. Usually the smarties got eaten and not the sponge but if you haven't spent hours on baking it, who cares. You could even buy a packet sponge and decorate it at home to save on time. One tip is to be wary of is food colouring. Some of them can really stain mouths and fingers not to mention the hyperactivity that they can cause in some kids.


Look How Clever You Are!

These kid's birthday cake ideas were all made by you, my visitors. You're a pretty impressive bunch of bakers!

If you have a homemade birthday cake that you would like to appear on this page, then I would love to see it.

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Don't be shy, we'd love to see your kid's birthday cake ideas

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Hello bakers!

What do you think of these cakes?

Why not let others know what you think of their cake ideas.

Zebra Cake 
This zebra cake I make for one of my friend's baby shower. She loves zebra and wanted me to make a cake for her. I am 18 years old and have made 18 …

How to Train Your Dragon Cake 
This dragon cake was for my son who was turning 3. He is crazy about the movie 'How to train your dragon'. I baked four square cakes, and cut the shapes …

Specialty Birthday Cakes 
First I stacked four 10 inch round cakes one on top of each other. Then I frosted them with butter icing and then covered them with a nice blue fondant. …

Cupcake Birthday Cake Ideas 
For my daughter's 4th Birthday she wanted a strawberry, marshmallow and chocolate cake. I wanted to do something a bit different and so I decided on a …

1st Birthday Cake Ideas 
Hi There I would like to enter my cake that I made for my niece’s 1st birthday last month. I made it with a simple chocolate cake mix, add 6 eggs, …

Truck Birthday Cake 
This car cake was for my son who was turning 5 and really into the movie 'Cars'. The main part of the cake was pretty simple to make- I just baked …

Coolest Birthday Cakes 
This Batman birthday cake was for my son's third birthday party- he wanted a superhero birthday. I found a picture of batman from a dvd case we have …

Castle Birthday Cakes Not rated yet
I made this cake myself for my daughter's first birthday. I used fondant icing. I used some buttercream icing for decorating and for filling

Birthday Cakes for Girls Not rated yet
-- Kids Party Cakes -- This cake was for my friend's daughter. Sponge cake covered in fondant. Added a muffin covered with fondant on top, glued …

Animal Birthday Cake Not rated yet
This was my third time making this cake. I made the cake for my mothers my own and a friends baby shower. I used a cake mould and used boxed cake mix. …

Chocolate Birthday Cake Ideas Not rated yet
I make this cake on special occasions and for some birthdays. It is a very tasty cake that everyone can enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 125 grams of butter …

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