10 Inspirational Ideas for Homemade First Communion Cakes


With the ever increasing cost of Communion being widely reported in the media, why not make a saving and create a special homemade communion cake instead? It may not be as difficult as you think. Be inspired with our 10 Inspirational Ideas for Homemade Communion Cakes that aren’t too complicated…we promise.

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#1. Holy Communion Cross Cake

Homemade Commuion Cake CrossThis impressive, traditional homemade communion cake has been made into a cross shape and decorated with fondant symbols and a communion cake topper.

You can find full instructions over on Rebekahs family food and fun.

Image from Rebekahs family food and fun.

#2. Traditional Communion Cake

Traditional homemade communion cake from cake centralI love this beautifully decorated communion cake. It has been created by Logan’s Mommie using a 10″ and 6″ tiered vanilla recipe and has been covered with white fondant icing and extra fondant decorations and sugar petals.

Inside hides a chocolate cream filling, sliced strawberries and vanilla cream.

Image from Cake Central.

#3. Rose Decorated Cake

Homemade Communion CakeYour favourite cake recipe can be elevated to new heights with simple butter cream icing piped in the correct way.

Impress your Communion child, friends and relatives with your piping skills to create this beautiful rose decorated communion cake.

I followed the tutorial on Simply Sweets by Honey Bee.

#4. Heart Shaped Cake

Homemade Communion Cake IdeaUsing a heart shaped mold, bake a maderia sponge cake and decorate with piped buttercream swirls to create an impressive centrepiece for your Communion party table.

Follow the tutorial from Simply Sweets by Honey Bee, to learn how to create the swirls and colour your icing according to your colour theme for the day.

#5. Frilled Communion Cake

Frilled Homemade communion cakeI love this cake from I am a baker. It is simply decorated with icing frills. You could add a Communion cake topper to complete the look

For a full tutorial on how to create both the cake, icing and frills check out I am a Baker.

Image from I am a baker

#6. Ruffled Communion Cake

I just love the blue cake in the lead image. Again this effect is really easy to create, with some time and patience. Bake your favourite cake recipe, maderia works well for this and follow the instructions on the video to create your very own ruffled cake.

#7. Chocolate Communion Cake

homemade communion cae from marj on the icing on teh cakeThis brightly coloured communion cake was created by Marj over on The icing on the cake. She created it for a friend and used their favourite chocolate cake recipe before covering it with fondant icing and decorations.

As a bonus for guests who did not like chocolate cake, she made some vanilla cupcakes too and decorated them in the same colours as the cake.

Image from The icing on the cake

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#8. Red Velvet Communion Cake

Aoifes Homemade Commuion CakeMy family love red velvet cake and when my daughter asked me to create her a red velvet communion cake, I was unsure how it would turn out. I cheated and used a mix but there are loads of red velvet cake recipes available to download.

I created the icing using 2 tubs of marscapone cheese, mixed with a few drops of vanilla essence and 2oz of icing sugar. And I added a communion cake topper cross and some sugar petal flowers. It was all scoffed on the day!

#9. Open Book Cake

First-Communion-Book-Cake-roxys kitchenI have to admit this one looks like it could take a bit of time, but the results are so fantastic, that I think it would be worth the effort.

The recipe and all the instructions are on Roxy’s Kitchen and the cake will serve 26 to 30 people so ideal for all your guests to enjoy.

Image from Roxy’s Kitchen

#10. Homemade Funfetti Cake

Homemade Funfetti Communion CakeFor my final choice I have gone with a splash of colour in the form of a homemade Funfetti Cake from Sally’s Baking Addiction.

You could keep the inside a surprise by decorating the outside in a more traditional communion cake manner and watch everyone’s reaction as you serve up the first slice to the communion child!

Image from Sally’s Baking Addiction

10 Inspirational Ideas for Homemade First Communion Cakes

Over to you! Have you tried any of these cake ideas or have you more you would like to share? Please let us know in the comments box below.

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