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Birthday Cakes & Party Ideas

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. Elephant Cake
  2. 2. Rex the Dinosaur Party Cake 
  3. 3. Alligator Cupcake Cake
  4. 4. Dinosaur Cake 
  5. 5. Chocolate Spider Cake
  6. 6. Dinosaur Birthday Cake with Waterfall 
  7. 7. Jurassic Swamp Jelly Cakes
  8. 8. Jungle Safari Cake
  9. 9. Giant Dinosaur Theme
  10. 10. Horse Cupcake Cake Tutorial
  11. 11. Elephant Safari
  12. 12. Beaver Cake
  13. 13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake & Cupcakes
  14. 14. Superhero Cake
  15. 16. Avenger Cake
  16. 17. Standing LEGO Batman Cake 
  17. 26. Star Wars
  18. 27. Indiana Jones
  19. 28. Buzz Lightyear
  20. Check out more awesome cakes perfect for a little kids birthday party:

We’ve got the birthday cakes and party ideas that will prove once and for all that there are so many terrific themes for birthday parties nowadays. Discover cool creatures like dragons and dinosaurs, superheroes, books, movies, cartoons and TV characters, games, sports, transportation, childhood passions, and silly fun for all. Whether you bake the cake or order it for your event, you’re certain to find simple to sublime design inspiration in this round-up.

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1. Elephant Cake

Can you imagine all of the party themes that would be a good fit for this incredibly cool elephant cake? This birthday cake idea would be perfect for a little peanut shower, a safari party, a zoo party, or a wild animal theme.

2. Rex the Dinosaur Party Cake 

A dinosaur party cake was never so much fun and all of the details on this cake look wonderful and taste even better. All the kiddies will love this one.

3. Alligator Cupcake Cake

This may be the only alligator you want to meet eye-to-eye in this lifetime, and fortunately, it’s a delicious birthday cupcake. Made with candy corn, vanilla cupcakes, icing, vanilla frosting, and chocolate morsels this alligator cupcake cake will make a fabulous addition to so many different birthday party themes.

4. Dinosaur Cake 

What’s not to love about this yummy dinosaur cake? Although simple, it looks adorable and would be perfect for any dinosaur lover. It not only looks great but will taste divine as well.

5. Chocolate Spider Cake

This boy’s birthday cake looks like a huge spider web and the frosting techniques used, give a fun texture and professional look. Made with Oreo cookies for the spiders and white chocolate, brown sugar, cocoa powder, cream, and icing, this is one spider you won’t mind inviting into your house.

6. Dinosaur Birthday Cake with Waterfall 

Another great birthday cake for parties, this dinosaur cake is impressive and chic. We may just inspire you to make this cake for your next party. Handmade and detailed it’s a show stopper that is much easier to make than it looks. Definitely keep this adorable and homemade cake in mind for your party!

7. Jurassic Swamp Jelly Cakes

Let the fun begin with these jelly cakes. Any budding Paleontologist will love unearthing the dinosaur fossils treats hidden beneath the surface of these Jurassic swamp jelly cakes. Perfect for the next birthday party or any occasion for that matter.

8. Jungle Safari Cake

This jungle safari birthday cake is chock full of details that will have your imagination running wild. Three green fondant-covered tiers, complete with fondant jungle leaves give way to a group of the cutest safari animals—lions, tigers, elephants, monkeys, giraffes, and zebras. These adorable jungle animals are represented in both full 3-D form and also 2-dimensional faces.

9. Giant Dinosaur Theme

Need a great dinosaur birthday cake idea for your next dinosaur birthday party? This giant dinosaur cake is adorable, covered in purple spikes and dots created from fondant. The sheer size of this cake is as impressive as the handmade details.

Horse Cupcake Cake How To

10. Horse Cupcake Cake Tutorial

Have your cake, and eat your cupcake too? This horse cupcake tutorial walks you through the steps of creating a cake from carefully arranged and frosted cupcakes. Enjoy!

11. Elephant Safari

This elephant safari birthday cake brings in the feel of the jungle through carefully created cake tiers with a variety of animal prints incorporated into the tiers and toppers. Plus, how cute are the silhouettes of fondant elephants, parading against a safari sunset.

12. Beaver Cake

If you find yourself in need of a beaver birthday cake for a birthday party, this one looks fairly simple to replicate. Check out the eyes made from Oreos and chocolate chips, teeth made from marshmallows, and chewed “logs” represented by pretzel rods.

13. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cake & Cupcakes

Donatello, Michelangelo, Leonardo, and Raphael can all be represented in this exceptionally awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles birthday cake.

14. Superhero Cake

This superhero cake combines so many fun details. Both a crime-fighter and showstopper, this colorful cake is made with Betty Crocker cake mix, ready-made frosting, and a Fruit Roll-Up cape.

16. Avenger Cake

If you’re trying to figure out how to depict all of your child’s favorite Avengers characters in a single cake, this is it. This beauty showcases Iron Man’s mask, Thor’s hammer, Captain America’s shield, Hawkeye’s bow & arrow, and of course Hulk’s fist smashing to the top.

17. Standing LEGO Batman Cake 

Now you can send out the bat signal from your own birthday party dessert table! This Batman birthday cake has some impressive superhero-inspired fondant details that are sure to impress all your guests.

19. Fireman/truck :: Roxanne Daigle, Fancy Cakes

If you like the look of fondant, but the taste of buttercream, this fireman and fire truck boy’s birthday cake is the best of both worlds! A rectangle sheet cake is covered in yummy buttercream and topped with the cutest fondant firefighter, firetruck, fire hydrant, Dalmatian and water hose to douse fondant flames. The guest of honor’s name is spelled out in Dalmatian inspired fondant letters.

20. Ninja Warriors :: Cake by Mandie, Got What It Cakes, Styled by Anders Ruff

Kick up excitement for a boy’s Lego Ninjago inspired birthday party dessert table with an awesome ninja warriors cake! Two tiers of delicious cake covered in fondant details including fondant ninja sword and throwing stars! Plus, don’t you love how the birthday ninja’s name is depicted in an Asian font in fondant?

21. Batman :: Joana Marques via Spaceships and Laser Beams

If you want to wow your boy’s birthday party guests, make a Batman figure molded out of fondant busting out of the top of his birthday cake! This would make a great addition to any superhero party theme.

22. Superhero :: Rebecca via Spaceships and Laser Beams

If you can leap tall buildings in a single bound, you might have the super powers necessary to make this superhero birthday cake! Creating a city skyline from cake for a boy’s superhero birthday party is genius! And the superhero cake topper is adorable!

23. Superhero Cupcakes :: Emnie Papaioannou, Isabel’s Confetti

“Pow!” “Zap!” “Bam!” Guests at a superhero boy’s birthday party will get a kick out of these superhero cupcakes covered in fondant with comic book style word bursts. You can coordinate these cupcakes with a themed birthday cake!

24. Movie Themed :: Christina Goff, 4 Kids Cakes

Lights, camera, action! This movie themed cake for a boys’ birthday party might just be the star of your dessert table. The birthday cake features a film reel, container of movie popcorn and a ticket stub for the main attraction!

25. Muppets: Kermit and Constantine :: Ashlee Prisbrey, I’m Topsy Turvy

“Go big or go home,” right? This Muppets inspired boy’s birthday cake features standing versions of Kermit and Constantine from the movie Muppets Most Wanted. It is definitely a cake for more experienced decorators and involves building a structure from wood dowels and wooden circles to support the weight of the cakes. You’ll get good practice on your cake carving skills, and will use a lot of ganache and fondant!

26. Star Wars

Lego Star Wars fans will go crazy over this Star Wars birthday cake, made to look like a Lego version of the Millennium Falcon. The cake is cut and shaped and covered in fondant plus awesome fondant details. Add this birthday cake idea to your list for a Star Wars enthusiast.

27. Indiana Jones

Get ready to have your Indiana Jones-loving heart explode over the awesomeness of this Indiana Jones birthday cake. The cake layers were inspired by different parts of the first level of the Lego Indiana Jones game, as well as the first adventure of the movie. See if you can spy the fondant details such as: the Stone Face on the bottom tier, the cave entrance and rolling stone on the 2nd tier, and the fertility idol on the top tier. Those familiar with the Lego Indiana Jones game will recognize some additional details made out of fondant including colored coins, ferns, white spikes and extra life hearts.

28. Buzz Lightyear

You won’t have to go “to infinity and beyond” to get birthday cake ideas for a Buzz Lightyear party. This simple cake features a tutorial that you can follow to make sure you get every last detail right. What a cool birthday cake for a Toy Story party!

29. Toy Story, Woody and Jessie Inspired :: Velvetier

Throwing a Toy Story party? This Woody and Jessie inspired cake is two-tiered and full of awesome fondant details. Every Toy Story fan will recognize Woody’s pants, belt buckle and hat. And the tier of cow print is reminiscent of Jessie’s cowhide chaps to go with her recognizable red hat.

30. Toy Story :: Zoila Lopez, Squared Party Printables

If you want to up the cool factor of your Toy Story birthday party, add some of the details of this awesome boy’s birthday cake! Don’t you just love the Etch-a-Sketch, alien, and toy blocks spelling out the birthday boy’s name? Plus, his age—3—is depicted as a fondant topper and created in a Toy Story inspired font is perfect!

31. Thomas the Train :: Christina Goff, 4 Kids Cakes

Choo! Choo! Everyone’s favorite blue engine is represented in this Thomas the Train boy birthday cake! The details out of fondant are insanely awesome! Plus, checkout the edible candy cargo!

32. Pajama Time :: Britni Vigil, Play,Party,Pin

If you or your children have read the book Pajama Time, you’ll recognize the inspiration for this boy’s birthday cake! The cake looks like it could’ve jumped straight from the pages of the book. Even the animals on the fondant cake topper look like the characters in the book!

33. Transformers :: Christina Garza, Sweets and Treats Design Studio

Transformers fans will love this Optimus Prime inspired birthday cake, perfect for a boy’s birthday party.

The cake is made by cutting and carving the cake into a semi-truck shape, followed by covering it in cream icing and fondant accents.

The flames and logo are hand painted.

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