Today we are sharing our favorite birthday cake ideas!
If you are trying to decide on a birthday cake, you have come to the right place. We are featuring over 100 of the most popular birthday cake recipe ideas as well as fun birthday cake designs!
There's nothing like a cake to make a birthday party even better! Whether you are looking for a delicious cake recipe or a new cake design idea, you are sure to find something on this list!
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You will find elegant cake designs, sweet kids birthday cakes, fairytale themes, animal themes, and everything in between.
All of these birthday cakes can be found on our site, and all of the cake decorating tutorials are free to view! We hope that will click over and check out your favorites.
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Remember that you can find a full collection of all of our hundreds of cake recipes and free cake decorating tutorials for all sorts of cake designs in our Cake Tutorials and Recipes section!
We hope that you enjoy this list of our favorite birthday cake ideas! Whether you are searching for a fabulous recipe or fun birthday cake design tutorial, you are sure to find something in this roundup of favorites!
This sweet chocolate balloons cake is so much fun to make! We created the colorful balloons with melted candy coating. It's the perfect birthday (or celebration) cake for any age! Hop over for our free video tutorial!
This cake combines two of our favorite things-- colorful textured buttercream and shperes of chocolate! This fun cake design would make the perfect birthday cake! Find out how to make it in our free tutorial!
This sweet teddy bears cake is SO cute for young birthdays, for teddy bear lovers, or for baby showers! You could even change up the cake design to feature another type of animal peeking out. Find out how to make it in our free cake video tutorial!
Splash! This mermaid themed cake is so much fun to make! We'll show you how to create a mermaid tail from gum paste (or fondant with tylose powder)-- no mold required! We'll also show you an easy method for a chocolate "splash" as well as how to create the beach design around the sides of the cake. Don't miss this fun, free tutorial!
Learn how to create this fun buttercream cake design with combed, layered buttercream, sprinkles, and rice paper sails! We will show you how to create it all in this free cake video tutorial. This would make such a beautiful, unique birthday cake!
This elegant "semi-dressed" cake features buttercream scrollwork over a naked cake design. We'll show you how to create buttercream scrollwork as well as how to seal your "naked" cakes so that they will stay moist!
Top your birthday cakes with big, puffy buttercream hydrangeas! Hydrangeas are the easiest flower to create in buttercream. Perfect for any skill level of cake decorating! We hope that you enjoy this simple, fun technique!
This beautiful buttercream cake design would be perfect for a birthday cake! It features several simple buttercream techniques that when piped altogether, create a wonderful vintage feel. We hope that you enjoy this free tutorial!
Who can resist a sweet owl cake! This simple buttercream cake design (with a few chocolate and fondant accents) would make a great birthday cake- you can easily change the winter hat to a birthday hat if you'd like! Click over for this free cake video!
Italian Cream Cake is another classic recipe that is a favorite for birthdays and holidays, year-round! You cannot beat the amazing flavor combination of coconut, pecans, and cream cheese frosting in this heavenly layer cake recipe!
Calling all beach lovers! This fun cake is perfect for beach-themed parties- for kids or adults! Whether you use just a few of these techniques or all of them, they are sure to bring your cake to a whole new level! Free Tutorial
This sweet cake is not only great for baby showers, but for young birthdays too! Learn to make the sweet teddy bear and umbrella topper as well as the rainbow decoration and spiral buttercream piping technique in our free cake video tutorial!
Baby shoe cake toppers add an instant dose of cuteness to baby shower cakes and young birthday cakes! These baby converse shoes are so easy to make-- we'll show you how in this free cake video tutorial!
This sweet fish cupcake cake is a longtime favorite on our site! Perect for beach themed birthdays, summer gatherings, pool parties and more! We'll show you how to make it in this free step by step cake blog tutorial!