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!
1. 112 Birthday Cake Ideas :: You’ll find TONS of cake decorations here. Yup, it’s on my own blog! P.S. There are lots of ideas that girls will like, too.
2. Pinata Cake : :A Subtle Revelry – Maybe the birthday celebrant should be the one to cut this cake. Fun!
3. Twizzler Flowers :: Handmade Charlotte – If you can slice a piece of licorice, you can make this edible flower garden.
4. Sprinkle Numbers :: Little Life of Mine – Who knew a cookie cutter could be used to decorate a cake? Easy. Cute!
5. Polka Dot Cake :: Once Upon a Pedestal – I love happy polka dots any time and they’d be especially festive for a birthday cake. Check out this blog for more fun, hidden surprise cake ideas.
6. Baby Photo Cake Toppers :: Ice Cream Off Paper Plates – Bet you could take a few pics of the birthday boy or girl. Top them with paper party hats and you’ve got great personalization for your cake.
7. Confetti Quick Cake :: Parents – Edible confetti and swirls of color look like a party waiting to happen!
8. Sand Castle Cake :: Living Well, Spending Less – Why build castles in the sky when you can make one with cake?
9. Rainbow Chevron Candy Cake :: My Paper Crush – Choose a favorite round candy and go to town on this one.
10. Drippy Cake :: Katherine Sabbath via Delish – The cake isn’t truly dripping, but the effect is delightful.
11. Anti-Gravity Cake :: It’s a Fabulous Life – Ever seen one of these gravity-defying cakes? There are all sorts of possibilities with this idea.
12. Lollipops :: Julep – Choose lollipop colors to coordinate with your party decorations. Kids would be excited to be served cake, with a side of lollipop!
13. Marshmallow Fondant :: Clockwork Lemon – Super-smooth fondant looks so professional! Here’s a method to make your own fondant to cover an entire cake or for cut-out designs.
13a. How-to Cover a Round Cake with Fondant :: Cakes.com – This tutorial shows how to use your fondant.
14. Edible Balloons Cake :: A Subtle Revelry – Ever heard of edible balloons? Gelatin balloons make it happen.
15. Carnival Cake :: Oh Happy Day – This cake is darling! You could make a version with cardstock letters if you didn’t want to use the dremel idea.
16. Foxy Cake :: Handmade Charlotte – This lady takes a simple, round cake and transforms it into a sweet fox. You’ll find other cake creatures on her blog, too.
17. Party Animals Cake :: Posie Gets Cozy – I love this idea! You could change up the feel of this decoration with other animals/characters…but why would you want to? Precious!
18. Tie-Die Cake :: Hungry Happenings – This technique doesn’t look difficult and kids of any age would think it’s pretty cool.
19. Rainbow Petal Cake :: Kate Wagner via The Cake Blog – No need for special equipment for this one, but it looks fancy.
20. Layered Cake :: Julie Blanner – Julie shares her technique for making layer cakes of any size. This would be perfect for a first birthday smash cake.
What’s your favorite birthday cake idea?