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30 Circus Birthday Party Cake Ideas

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Come one, come all, come on! This week we are featuring one of the world’s most popular birthday party ideas for all ages: circus themed birthdays. Every day this week you’ll have fun checking out decorations, favors and activities from moms and vendors who have successfully used party supplies and imagination to create the most delightful celebrations. A boy’s birthday party dessert table just wouldn’t be the same without a cake so that’s our focus today.

30 Boy's Birthday Party Circus Cakes Ideas


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1. From Moondance Photography via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Themed Birthday – A simple round cake becomes oh-so-wonderful when a carousel circles the top.

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2. From Astonishing Cakes via A to Zebra Celebrations: Big Top Circus – This darling cake was actually a contest winner—for good reason!  An elephant balancing on a ball, the cut-away tent and ruffles look like fabric…sweet!

3. From I’m Topsy Turvy: Circus Cake – Ashlee is full of innovative ideas and her circus cake is too! Animal pillars support the Big Top in the most engaging fashion.

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4. From Invento Festa via Hostess With the Mostess: Big Circus – Cobalt blue, black and white checks, flaming red and a golden upper layer wear a top hat…with a feather!

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5. From Sweet Candy Couture via Kara’s Party Ideas: Circus Carnival Party – Wow! What a confetti cake!

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6. From Where the Green Grass Grows via Hostess With the Mostess:  Circus Party – Here’s a cake that is simple enough for mom to make at home and cute enough to feel proud of.

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7. From Eye Candy Cville via Amy Atlas: Dessert Feature – You must have a ticket to enter the circus; this fun cake has enough for everyone!

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8. From Rebecca Sutterby via Flickr: First Birthday — An elephant and a clown partner on this cake that celebrates the circus for a first birthday.

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9. From One Charming Party: Circus Party – Here’s another sweet cake that even a non-professional could put together, with great results.

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10. From De La Rosa Cupcakes via Party Inspirations: Circus Party – The top tier of three has tent curtains pulled back, as if inviting you to come to the circus. A monkey and a lion welcome from the sidelines.

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11. From Studio Cake Design: Circus Work – The big top, a carnival ride plus a carousel grace this edible piece of art.

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12. From Tabletop Treats via Hostess With the Mostess: 1st Circus Birthday — What a smash cake!

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13. From The Sweetest Occasion: Brayden’s 1st – Elephants in aqua and red pop against the white background.

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14. From KLM Events via Catch My Party: 1st Circus – A clown, stripes and polka dots inspire a great big grin!

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15. From Jayme Marie Designs via Amy Atlas: Circus Feature – A harlequin design full of color and pattern is a novel take on a circus cake. I like it.

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16. From Satisfied Customer via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Circus Birthday Party Ideas – I had to include these darling cupcakes because they are so cute and I know you’ll be inspired by how easy they are to put together!

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17. From Tutulicious via A to Zebra Celebrations: Circus Birthday Cake – Here’s a Big Top cake and its smaller, coordinated smash version to inspire you.

18. From Dreamer’s Joy: 1st Carnival – A monkey, a clown and an elephant embellish this cake decorated in red, white and teal.

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19. From Isa: Circus Birthday Cake – Red and yellow stripes on a white cake with stars, harlequin diamonds and a clown on top; looks like it’s ready for a party!

20. From J.Lynne Photography: Conner’s 2nd Birthday – Red and white stripes and a circus tent top this double-tiered confection.

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21. From IDEA! event + style via Spaceships and Laser Beams: Vintage Circus 1st Birthday – A tame lion sets on top of yellow and green for a fresh circus color theme.

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22. From Piece of Cake via Cake Central: Circus Themed 1st Birthday – An elephant balances on a ball in a bag on (cake) popcorn, on top of a round of colorful stripes and dots.

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23. From Roxanne M. via Catch My Party: Christian’s Birthday – Whirligigs and lollipops take the starring roles on this happy looking cake.

24. From Adriana Garcia via Design Dazzle: Carnival Birthday – Sunny yellow is the predominant color with polka dots and carnival characters topping it off.

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25. From Simply Sweets: Dean’s Birthday – Blue, red, yellow and white (circus colors!) color this confection that includes diamonds, stars, balloons and balls.

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26. From Partylicious via Catch My Party: Circus Spectacular — A red and white tent is simple, but so perfect!

27. From Cara Lee Cupcakes and Cake: Circus Birthday – A whimsical elephant sits at the tent opening, just waiting for the party to begin.

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28. From 5 to 9 Blog via A to Zebra Celebrations: Vintage Circus – The festive cake is dressed simply with confetti sprinkles and a mini-pennant banner; the cupcakes are perfectly coordinated.

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29. From Sue’s Sweets: Circus Birthday Cake — Adorable fondant figures top two tiers of yum.

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30. From Cake Sisters via Cake Central: Carnival Circus – There are FOUR tiers to celebrate with on this Big Top representative!

A Little Extra

From Bird’s Party Blog: How to Make Clown Cake-pops – Want something else that you can add to your celebration? Bird shares her step-by-step instructions for making comical clown cake-pops.

What’s your favorite boy’s circus birthday party cake idea?

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.