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 ideas for homemade Communion cakes that aren’t too complicated…we promise!
Don’t miss our best content straight to your inbox! Sign up now and get our FREE newsletters packed with fun ideas and things to do with the kids, family-friendly recipes, expert advice, parenting tips and great competitions.
It’s time to get your bake on!
Communion cakes are a tradition and making your own doesn’t need to be something to shy away from. Whether you prefer something simple, classic or a little more ambitious, we’ve got some great inspiration for you to choose from below.
Looking For More?
Don’t miss our tips for planning a stress-free Communion party at home, and ideas to make planning your party just that little bit easier!
Homemade Communion Cakes
#1. Holy Communion Cross Cake
This 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 Rebekah’s Family, Food and Fun.
#2. Traditional Communion Cake
I 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.
You May Also Enjoy How to Throw A Stress-Free Communion Party At Home
#3. Rose Decorated Cake
Your 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
Using a heart shaped mould, bake a madeira 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.
You May Also Enjoy Easy Party Food Ideas for Communion and Confirmation Parties at Home
#5. Frilled Communion Cake
I love this cake from I Am 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 Baker.
Download our FREE Communion party checklist to help with your party planning!
#6. Chocolate Communion Cake
This 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.
You May Also Enjoy 20 Alternative First Communion Gifts that are not Money
#7. Red Velvet Communion Cake
My family love red velvet cake so 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 cake mix, but there are loads of red velvet cake recipes online if you want to make your from scratch.
I created the icing using 2 tubs of mascarpone cheese, mixed with a few drops of vanilla essence and 2oz of icing sugar. I then added a First Holy Communion cake topper cross and some sugar petal flowers.
It was all scoffed on the day!
#8. Open Book Cake
I 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.
Looking For More?
Take some inspiration from MORE easy communion cakes that are sure to wow your guests!
#9. Homemade Funfetti Cake
For 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!
#10. Simple Communion Cupcakes
If a cake is too difficult or time-consuming, what about some simple cupcakes and pretty cupcake toppers like these ones from PrintableStudios505 on Etsy?
You May Also Enjoy 30 Reasons To Know You’re The Mum To A First Communion Child
Have you tried any of these ideas for Communion cakes? Or do you have more you would like to share? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!