12 Brilliant Birthday Cake Ideas

Jennifer Buttner


February 22, 2013

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#7. Boxer in a Ring Cake

How cute is this cake?! This Boxer in a Ring Cake, can be made using any square cake as base –  sponge cake, madeira cake or even chocolate cake.

Or even buy a square shaped ready made cake.

#8. Pirate Ship Cake

pirate ship cake

Karen’s fabulous Pirate Ship Cake is another cake made by a parent in our series of Kids Cake Ideas. The idea was adapted by Karen from Birthday Cakes for Kids by Annie Rigg.

The base of the cake is a chocolate sponge, which is cut and assembled to resemble a pirate ship.

You might also enjoy reading 11 Swashbuckling Pirate Theme Party Ideas

#9. Mermaid Cake

mermaid cake

Another cake for the girls, this unusual Mermaid Cake, by Jill, mum of 2 girls, is sure to be a hit! Cake idea adapted from 30 Minute Kids’ Cakes: Decorate Kids’ Cakes in 30 Minutes or Less by Sara Lewis.

The base is madeira cake, which can be bought, or made, and you’ll need some sea shells to decorate the base.

#10. Tractor Cake

kids tractor cake

One for the Tractor fan in the house! Etain, Mum of 3 boys, has found her Tractor Cake to be a great standby for kids birthday parties.

“This was a huge cake and was around for a few days!”

The Tractor shaped tin was bought in Lakeland, but you can also make a large rectangular cake, and cut the shape out. 

#11. Number Cake

number birthday cake

This Number Cake, by Mary Kate, Mum of 2, would work well for boys or girls.

She made this using a ‘loaf cake’ mixture but you could just as easily do it using a madeira (or any other) cake that you can buy in any supermarket.

You can use any type of baking tin, it just depends on what number you are making.

Obviously, round ones are better for some of the numbers, but you could always do a ‘square’ shaped number if all you have is square or rectangle shaped tins!

#12. Spaghetti & Meatballs Cake

spaghetti and meatballs cake

Catriona from Wholesome Ireland shares her stunning Spaghetti & Meatballs Cake, inspired by the film “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”!

It’s the quickest of all her speciality cakes, and looks best presented in a pasta bowl! It’s certainly not a traditional cake but will surely be a winner with kids.

You’ll also find lots more Party Food inspiration here.

Have you any more ideas for Birthday Cakes ? Please let us know in the comments below.

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