15 Coolest Birthday Cakes Ideas Your Kids Will Love

Posted on: 01.07.2015.

Author: Ana G


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As your child's birthday approaches, it is time to begin planning the perfect party. One of the most important parts of the celebration is the birthday cake. For a parent, there is no better feeling than seeing your child's face light up when a brilliant birthday cake is finally revealed.

There is a palette of different choices when it comes to deciding on a birthday cake; they can be baked in various shapes, sizes, and themes. You can choose a simple round style or a more complex three-dimensional appearance. Also, keep in mind that a birthday cake should complement the personal interests of your child. Sports, books, music, or a favorite character can be the influencing factor behind the design.

If you are not experienced in the kitchen, it is possible to work with a professional baker and come up with a true winner. However, if you decide on making the cake yourself, consider including your child and making it your own little project. Not only will you spend some quality time together, but you will create your own masterpiece that is sure to be remembered forever.

 Here are some really cool birthday cake ideas that certainly won't lack the ''wow'' factor.

 1. Rainbow Cake

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Bright colors from a rainbow cake are sure to bring feelings of happiness and add energy to a party. Since it can be prepared in a number of sizes, this cake offers versatility for any birthday party. For an intimate family party, it can be baked in a small round shape. For a larger event, it can be stacked in multiple tiers or created in a bigger pan. Besides decorating the outside in technicolor fondant, the real surprise is revealed after the cake is cut. Inside, there are rainbow layers bursting with colors.

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2. Polka Dot Cake

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Don't polka dots always make you smile? A polka dot cake is another colorful choice for your child's birthday cake. It is easier to make than it sounds, and it is a truly fun way to celebrate a baby's first year. With this cake, colorful polka dots adorn the outside and are carefully hidden inside as well. These dots can be created in any color so that they fit the party's theme perfectly.

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3. Birthday Present Cake

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How cool would it be to turn a simple sponge cake into an edible present for your child? A birthday present cake is simple to prepare and decorate to look like a gift. You can change the colors and decorations according to your child's preferences. For example, you could use a favorite candy to decorate the outside, or stick with conventional chocolate pieces.

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4. Candy Land Cake

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Who doesn't remember playing "Candy Land" as a child? Not only does it evoke pleasant memories, but it also provides a spectacular theme for your child's birthday cake. Since kids love candy, a smart party choice is a "Candy Land" cake. By using your imagination, you may be able to recreate the look of the actual game board. The results will be spectacular.

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5. Lego Cake

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Legos are timeless toys that have been passed down for generations. Thanks to the recent Lego movies, they have become more popular than ever. Everyone recognizes these tiny blocks, so it makes sense to use them in a child's birthday cake design. You do not need to be an artist to make an amazing Lego creation. If you bake a tasty cake, the fun design will add to the appeal. You can cover a cake or decorate cupcakes with Lego blocks made from candy melts and a brick mold, which can be purchased at specialty cake decorating stores or from online retailers.

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6. Hello Kitty Cake

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Hello Kitty is a very popular character, especially for girls. This happy cat can be incorporated into numerous birthday cake designs.  Most of them are really easy to bake and straightforward to decorate. A simple cake idea involves using a Madeira cake and making a square cake to cut the shape of the character's head from.

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7. Spongebob Squarepants Cake

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Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob does and this character is always a favorite. A square Spongebob birthday cake is simple to bake and decorate. For a different spin on the theme, you may try to create a cake with other show characters as well.

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8. Castle Cake

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If you have a little girl, there is no better way to celebrate your princess's first birthday than with a castle themed cake. Its ornate design can be customized so that it is partly or completely edible. To amaze everyone at the party, pay special attention to all the details. A true castle cake should be finished with little towers, minarets, flowing trellises and a princess figurine. This cake will definitely get your creative juices flowing.

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9. Shoe Cake

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A shoe cake can be used for children of all ages. For a first birthday party, you can place baby shoes on top of a cake for decoration. A girl in pre-school may enjoy seeing Cinderella's glass slippers on top and a teenage boy may think it is cool to use a pair of tiny Converse sneakers. A different spin on this premise is a flip-flop cake. It is a whimsical way to celebrate a summer birthday. The cake is shaped into the form of a flip-flop and is decorated with bright colors and sweet treats.

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10. Pinata Cake

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What kid doesn't like the idea of a pinata cake, which includes a moist cake and tons of candy in the middle? The outside can be decorated with bright colors to add a fun "fiesta" feeling. The trick behind the cake is letting it cool completely before stuffing in the candy. You can use sweet jellies, chocolate pieces or anything your child loves. Imagine what your guests will think when you cut into the pinata cake and reveal a bonanza of extra treats.

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11. Anti-Gravity Cake

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Do you want the ultimate birthday cake that will amaze everyone? Defy the laws of physics and create an anti-gravity cake for your child. It begins as a basic round cake with a straw stuck in the middle. After it is decorated, it provides the illusion of candy floating down from a bag onto the cake. When you prepare this for a party, you will definitely be the coolest mom in the neighborhood.

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12. Pirate-Themed Cake

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Ahoy matey! If your child is a little adventurer at heart, a pirate-themed birthday cake is perfect and the possibilities are endless. For instance, a treasure map cake can add some excitement to the party. Bake a tasty cake and plan an adventure where "X" marks the spot. An alternate choice is baking an edible treasure chest. Having a pirate's treasure chest cake with rich chocolate icing is a stand-out idea that will be remembered forever. Each guest will receive both a delectable slice and a few candy trinkets. A pirate ship cake is another easy design that uses a basic rectangular cake decorated with tiny toy pieces.

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13. Going the Distance Cake

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Many children are fascinated with transportation vehicles, which provide endless birthday cake ideas. Making a train cake in different colors will delight everyone at the party. If your child prefers planes, you can bake a version that makes a special landing just in time for the celebration. If you have a future fireman in your midst, a fire engine cake will be relished. In no time, you can create an edible masterpiece that brings joy to the event.

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14. "Despicable Me" Minion Cake

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Kids love the adorable yellow minions from "Despicable Me" movies. This summer, these endearing creatures are starring in their own film, so they are in high demand. With a little patience, you can assemble one of the coolest three-dimensional minion cakes possible. Children will be absolutely delighted with the results.

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15. Superhero Cake

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It's not a bird or a plane, but it is one awesome Superman cake! This is the thought that will be running through your guests' heads as you reveal a superhero cake for your child's birthday. Kids love the idea that they can invoke special powers and achieve great things. Certain children prefer the classics like Superman, Batman, or the Hulk. However, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are newer figures that are popular as well. For the ultimate party, you can combine them all together to form one amazing cake.

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The above mentioned cakes represent just a few cool ideas that are sure to bring joy and delight to a child of any age. Kids grow up very fast, so it is vital to make the most out of every moment. By taking the time to get creative, you will build sweet memories that will last a lifetime.