20 Birthday Cake Decoration Ideas

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A birthday party just isn’t the same without a birthday cake. It’s kind of the crown jewel of the day. There are some really talented bakers and pastry chefs around these days who make fabulous confections, yet most of us can’t spend the month’s grocery budget on one single birthday treat. Don’t despair. There are a lot of cake decoration ideas that even a non-professional can pull off. Sometimes all you need is an idea to get you started on creating your own masterpiece. This post highlights some sweet possibilities!

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  1. Robin Masshole mommy says:

    You have so many great birthday cake ideas here. And you are very right. It’s not a party without an awesome birthday cake.

  2. I love the purple one! That ice cream cone on top is so cute! These are all too pretty to eat!

  3. These are all amazing birthday cake ideas! I can’t wait to try some of these soon!

  4. Oh my gosh these are beautiful! I can’t even frost a cake with just frosting! I need these people to make these cakes for me.

  5. These are such great ideas! I love making my kids’ cakes!

  6. This is exactly what I was looking for my daughter’s birthday. Loads of creative ideas and themes! This will suffice my requirements. Thanks a lot for such beautiful and artistic ideas. Thanks a lot for sharing. 🙂

  7. These are awesome ideas. I can make a yummy cake, but I’m not good at decorating. I will bookmark this.

  8. Okay, I gotta admit, I was drooling looking at those yummy cakes. I think I’d love the polka dot and sand castle ones.

  9. Thaks for the insiration especially the easier ones. Between busy life and weak hand (post break) I can;t manage to fancier cake decorating these days. Have a good weekend.

  10. So many wonderful cakes it is hard to pick which one I like the best. If I did, I would have to go with Drippy Cake. It’s pretty amazing.

  11. These are amazing cakes. I would love to try making the rainbow pedal cake. I do have a friends birthday coming up. It would be a great surprise for her.

  12. arg, I wish I could bake! The thought of even attempting any of these makes me panic lol!! I do know many of better talent to share this with though!

  13. Oh these are way too cool. It would be a ton of fun to have something like the Drippy Cake for a birthday party.

  14. You’ve got some great cakes showcased here. I’d love to try that m&m one.

  15. These are so adorable! I love the petal cake! ITs my favorite!

  16. Those are some amazing cakes! I will have to see about some of these for my son’s birthday in january.

  17. Perfect list, and I came across it just in time as I’ll be decorating a cake for my son’s third birthday this weekend!

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