70+ Fabulous and Unique Birthday Cakes For Kids
You're getting older, baby! A birthday is mama's opportunity to celebrate her little one and get creative with her party-planning ideas, and the birthday cake may be the biggest detail on mama's party-planning to-do list. Whether mom's a baker and creates her confection from scratch or heads to the bakery with her vision in mind, get inspired for your little one's next birthday with these 73 unique, whimsical, and fabulous birthday cakes for baby and tot!
Start Your Engines
Little NASCAR fans will have their engines revving when they set their sights on this Hot Wheels cake. With a grass-like top and real race cars to play with, it's sure to be a hit with fans of high-speed chases.
Nautical Pirate Cake
Ahoy mateys! A blue and red towering cake with bunting and a pirate's ship won't scare little mates, but it will draw them in to the sweets table!
And One Baby Makes Three
I'd call this impressive masterpiece a family tribute cake. It honors mama, papa, and baby — all of whom have survived baby's first year!
Come Fly With Me Balloon Cake
Up, up, and away we go! A whimsical cake — like this intricate fondant balloon masterpiece — can take an ordinary party table to unimaginable heights. This cake is so beautiful, mama might keep the idea for her next birthday!
Pink and Brown Owl Cake
You'll have a hoot! Owls are still pretty popular creatures in the baby industry — because they're just so darn cute, we can't help ourselves. If owlies have captured your tot's heart, too, why not celebrate her next birthday with an owl cake?
To Infinity . . . and Beyond!
Adding a toy version of a character to a movie-themed cake not only adds some dimension to the confection, but it serves as a gift for the celebrant, too!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake
The Crowning Jewel
Happy birthday, princess! Your little girl may not be of noble blood, but she gets the royal treatment anyway — after all, she's royalty in your eyes. Make cake time at her next birthday party even more magical with a cake made especially for her royal highness — like this pink and lilac fondant princess cake.
Wonderful Willy Wonka
If your kids have candy on the brain, this is a birthday cake that delivers. Totally sweet, totally inspired.
Mickey Mouse Fondant Cake
Hey everybody, it's Mickey Mouse! If your tot is a fan of Mickey Mouse — or any other character — then mama might already be considering a character-themed birthday. Have fun with your tot's birthday cake by commissioning a special birthday creation that will wow parents and kiddies alike!
Summer Flowers Cake
'Tis the season! Instead of celebrating with a character-themed party, celebrate the season your child was born in. Delicate and colorful details, like in this Summer flowers cake, will be unforgettable, picture perfect, and delicious!
Baby's First Ride
Evoke nostalgia with a vintage-inspired birthday. Custom-printed party decorations and a sweet toy tricycle make this bash even more special.
My Little Love Bird Cake
Hello, birdie! Baby only turns 1 once — and mama's ready to go all out to celebrate the occasion. Celebrate the love you feel for your lil one with a cake that's equally lovely. This just might be the sweetest first birthday cake we've ever seen!
This football is a champion of cakes.
Can a first birthday party be modern, fun, and sophisticated all at once? Oh yeah! This fondant-covered cake made just for the birthday boy is the perfect combination of sweet and modern.
Magic Hat Bunny Cake
Abracadabra! One of the most beautiful things about being a kid is the ability to wonder and be amazed. A magic-themed party — with an especially magical rabbit in a hat cake — could make a believer even out of the most skeptical of guests!
Bumble Bee First Birthday Cake
Bee happy! A bee-themed birthday is a wonderful idea for celebrating your kiddie's transition to toddlerhood — and a beehive smash cake is just the right detail to make an ordinary bee party extra bee-utiful!
A Sunny Birthday Celebration
A chic and happy soiree to celebrate the light in your life! We love the bright look of this square cake.
Constructing a boat is extra fun if the pieces are edible. This is sure to be a memorable treat long after your tot is grown up.
A Rose-Swirled Smash Cake
Perfectly girlie and perfectly pretty, this rose-covered smash cake makes for a great photo op before the birthday girl digs into it!
Your birthday girl will get a kick out of seeing herself and her best buds depicted on the cake.
With a sword and shield in hand, this birthday princess can still hang with the boys.
A Butterfly Garden Cake
A little girl is never too young to host a garden party! And this cake — a Peggy Porschen design — had over 200 roses on it to rule the dessert table.
Fun Animal Birthday Cake
Let's roar! Baby animal themes are very popular to celebrate a child's first (or second) birthday party. Make your party unforgettable with a showstopping cake like this fondant-embellished animal birthday cake.
Super Mario Fun
You can almost hear the theme song playing upon setting eyes on this magnificent Super Mario Bros. cake. With an authentic-looking Mario and plenty of mushrooms, it will be the little gamers' favorite cake ever!
Vintage Airplane Cake
With smooth lines and some vintage plane accents, these retro cakes are the perfect centerpiece for an airline-inspired soiree.
A Pirate Ship Cake to Inspire a Tiny Crew
This homemade confection, made by creatively cutting up a larger sheet cake, is just what every pirate captain needs at his birthday party.
A Glass Menagerie
The focal point at Martha Stewart's granddaughter's first birthday party was the dessert table, where three cakes covered with marzipan animals stole the show.
A cake in the likeness of the Disney princess made for a dramatic centerpiece at a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique party. "As if we didn't have enough dessert, my husband and I decided to make Ally an actual Cinderella cake," Jenny shared. "It was quite the experience. We spent an evening carving cake to shape Cinderella's dress, and I decorated Cinderella in blue buttercream roses until the wee hours of the morning. When the cake was done, it was gorgeous, but ended up being almost four feet tall! A little too tall to transport. So we had to call in a friend with a van to get Cinderella to the party! We placed Cinderella on her own table, in front of the cutest tassel garlands made by The Flair Exchange."
Angry Birds Cake
A Tower of Color
Tori Spelling threw a flower-power-themed party for her daughter Stella, taking the theme to new heights with this cake. "It’s a tradition in our family to get a cake from Hansen's Cakes — the cake makers in Hollywood. I had a Hansen's cake at every one of my birthday parties as a little girl, and I'm of course continuing the tradition with my four babes," she said.
A Superhero Cake
"Our local Super Target sold a round two-layer white cake for $12, and we embellished it to look like a custom decorated superhero cake," Maureen Anders says of the cake for her superhero-themed party. The party planner added a chevron ribbon, a yellow Lemon Head candy border, and a printable skyline to jazz up the cake.
How cute is this cake topper?
This five-tier cake shows the many sides of Bruce Banner.
Batman's Gotham City
Your hero is sure to protect this cake.
Who You Gonna Call? Ghostbusters!
Who you gonna call for a Ghostbusters party? Tori Spelling ! The 90210 alum and then mom of two threw her son a Ghostbusters-themed afternoon included a giant slime cake, custom cookies, cake pops, and homemade proton packs for the guests to wear — complete with silly string to fight oncoming apparitions.
Charlotte's Web is a classic story that's read to just about every girl and boy in school and at home. When it came time for tiny tot Charlotte's first birthday bash, the team at Katie Rebecca Events knew they wanted to throw her an unforgettable party centered around sweet treats and colorful decor. The theme was a Charlotte's Web state fair, set in San Francisco.
There were delicious carnival-themed treats like pretzel bites, sliders, tater tots, grilled corn on the cob, and even a flavored popcorn bar. Moms and dads were also treated to refreshing slushy sangria. When the children were not enjoying their yummy snacks, they participated in face-painting and a ringtoss game. There was even a board with a large collection of toys for the winners of the games. Baby Charlotte also had a blast, especially while eating her little sheep cake. Read on to see how you can throw your little one a Charlotte's Web-themed party too!
The Little Mermaid
This whimsical mermaid birthday party was submitted by Pamela Clavejo of Pamie's Party Prints .
This party theme is always so cute for a little girl! I love cake and darling table centerpieces used in this particular party! I also love all of the many ribbon tassels throughout! This party will definitely inspire and impress!
Safari Birthday Girl
Lions, Tigers and Bears . . . and this adorable Safari themed birthday bash! Covered in pink, gold, lots of amazingly girly accents and a live animal show for entertainment, this party's attention to detail will definitely bring a smile to your little explorer's faces. Keep clicking for all of the details