10 Sweet (and Stunning) Birthday Cake Ideas

posted: 04/15/15
by: Sarah Fernandez
10 Sweet Birthday Cakes
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These cake ideas will make a statement.

Birthday cakes-- few people have met one that they didn't like, and there is no doubt that, next to the birthday boy or girl, the cake is the star of any birthday party. While a simple homemade round cake is just lovely, there are a lot of people out there raising the bar in the world of birthday cakes with spectacular creations that wow everyone from the pint-sized guests to their parents.

Rainbow Doodle Cake

If your kids are like mine, they like to participate in the cake decorating. Rosie from Sweetopolita covered this rainbow layered cake (so fun!) in white fondant, let it chill overnight, and then let her four-year-old, the birthday girl, have at it with food color markers. Not only is the cake adorable, but it is also a one-of-a-kind masterpiece that truly shows her daughter's personality.

Sesame Street Cake

I can't imagine there's a toddler out there who wouldn't be jumping for joy if this were their cake. Baking hobbyist Valerie Nisi O'Neill created this three-dimensional interpretation of one of America's most famous streets for her nephew's first birthday. Each storefront/building is made of a different flavored cake -- chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry -- and topped with buttercream frosting stamped with brick molds.

She made each of the buildings on their own boards and then moved them to the larger platform where she added the road out of black icing and sprinkles with yellow lines made from cut up marshmallow peeps. Other features were created from fondant, Rice Krispie treats, fruit leather, and candy. And the cake also presented part of the birthday boy's gift as all the Sesame Street figurines were part of his present.

This one is "banana split" flavor inside. I airbrushed the clouds and trees a little for dimension. The trains are bathtub toys -- again, because they're a copyrighted character.

Posted by Sugar Creations by Rebecca Sutterby on Saturday, October 15, 2011

Thomas the Train Cake

The realistic details of this Thomas the Tank Engine cake will sweep you away to the Island of Sodor. With layers of trees, a train tunnel, clouds in the sky, a flag waving in the wind, and even a track circling the base of the cake, Rebecca Sutterby of Sugar Creations left no detail unattended. And while you may not all have the artistic talent of Sutterby, this cake is a good reminder that incorporating small toys onto a cake can make a big impact and take the cake literally to the next level.

Heart Filled Birthday

Can you feel the love that went into these cakes designed by Wild Orchid Baking Company? I think the combination of the hearts and their rainbow pattern pretty much encapsulates my memories of being a tween girl (even though that was before the word "tween" existed). It also kind of reminds me of candy dots which brings back even more happy memories of childhood. And besides that, it's really fun, festive, and beautiful! A cake like this is sure to be remembered for many years to come.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

One of Eric Carle's most beloved children's books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, is interpreted into a cake that is sure to make all of the guests very hungry, too. In addition to featuring the caterpillar, The Newport Sweet Shoppe included one pear, one plum, one piece of cherry pie, one lollipop, one strawberry, one piece of cheese, and one cupcake to create one perfect cake for this themed party.

A Cake in a Candy Store

We've all heard of the wild activities that arise when you let a kid go crazy in a candy store, but I'm pretty sure that this super sweet and colorful confection created by TLC's Cake Boss, Buddy Valastro, is what a cake in a candy store would like. He whipped up this sweet tooth-holders' dream cake featuring lollipops and candies for a first birthday party.

May the Force be With You

Star Wars fans of all ages would be thrilled to have this Millennium Falcon cake land at their birthday celebration. Kristy from Tastefully Treated created this masterpiece by covering a shaped cake in fondant and topping it with Royal icing and chocolate accents.

Princess Castle Cake

For the child who wants to live like a princess in the castle of her dreams, Wilton offers a Castle Cake Set that gives you 11 towers to add to standard 6-inch and 10-inch round tiered cakes to make the ultimate castle cake. And for those that still aren't sure where to begin, they offer detailed instructions. This is sure to be a birthday your little princess will never forget.

Ombre Ruffle Cake

Spectacular cakes don't have to be big. This petite cake by Intricate Icings Cake Design offers big beauty in a small package. The layers of ruffled icing and the ombre effect that is created as the color gradates from white to deep pink create a very sweet but simple little cake for a girl of any age.

View the whole party at: http://crackersart.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/harveys-5th-birthday-lego-inspired.html

Posted by Cakes & Biscuits by Lisa on Sunday, March 18, 2012

LEGO Built Birthday Cake

The possibilities are endless when it comes to building with LEGOs. You can even build a cake in any shape you wish -- like Lisa Mcintosh of Cakes & Buscuits by Lisa did for Sarah Epstein of Crackers Art. Well, technically it's made out of cake, but Mcintosh did an amazing job of making the cake look both delicious and realistic. And all of the LEGO trucks and people just add to the excitement of this cake.