HERE ARE THE AWESOME KIDS’ BIRTHDAY CAKES WE'VE HAD AT OUR PARTIES. HOPEFULLY THEY'LL GIVE YOU SOME INSPIRATION AND IDEAS!
ARCHIE'S BIRTHDAY CAKES
Archie's 8th Birthday: Archie requested a "Football 8" cake for this birthday so I got creative and made him just that! I used my Celebration Chocolate Cake recipe and my Buttercream Icing recipe to create the base layer. I then added coloured coconut and football accessories.
Archie's 7th and 6th birthday cakes: After some pretty epic preschool cakes, Archie cut me a break for these birthdays and requested some simple, decorated number cakes! These were both easy and fun to make.
Archie's 5th Birthday: After seeing a picture of a swamp cake in a magazine Archie requested it for his 5th birthday. It was so easy to make - I just made my Chocolate Banana Cake recipe as the base. Then I carved out the swamp part, iced it with green buttercream icing then filled the hole with green jelly. I bought the little critters in a pack from my local variety store.
Archie's 4th Birthday: This pirate cake turned out so well! I used Curly Wurlys, Rolos and chocolate coins to decorate it. For the flags I made a design on the computer, printed it, then spray glued the sheets together and cut a wavy flag shape into each one.
The process of building and decorating the pirate cake.
Archie's 3rd Birthday: An amazing waterfall cake based on the The Good Dinosaur which is one of Archie's favourite movies. My sister Grace made it, she is very good at making and decorating cakes!
Archie's 2nd Birthday: An awesome Minion cake also made by Aunty Grace, isn't it amazing!
Archie's 1st Birthday: The classic 1 from the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book. I covered it in chocolate buttercream icing, then added colourful smarties.
HENRY'S BIRTHDAY CAKES
Henry's 5th Birthday: Our boys were obsessed with going to the skatepark at this stage. So I decided to make Henry his own skatepark cake for his birthday!
I wanted quite a big base to decorate, so I made a Huge Celebration Chocolate Cake - and adaptation of my smaller Chocolate Banana Cake. I decorated it with Tech Deck skate park toys which doubled as a birthday present for him.
Henry's 4th Birthday: Henry specifically asked for a superhero swimming pool cake this year. I had made him a similar cake for his first birthday, but this was next level. I used superhero figurines and printed out a fun banner with his name on it.
Henry's 3rd Birthday: This year I cut myself a break and outsourced Henry's cake! The cake maker did an awesome job creating a dinosaur drip cake. this could easily be made at home with some dinosaur figurines, tree figurines and lollipops.
Henry's 2nd Birthday: I used a Monster Truck Cake making kit from a company called Cake 2 the Rescue, it was great having everything I needed in the kit plus step-by-step instructions.
Henry's 1st Birthday: I made a swimming pool cake filled with blue jelly and surrounded with chocolate fingers. Another great, classic cake from the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book.
Over the years I have tried a few different recipes when making birthday cakes. By far, my favourite recipes are my Celebration Chocolate Cake decorated with my perfect Buttercream Icing. Click on the pictures below to get the recipes!
I also made this Witch Cake for my sister's Birthday, another classic from the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book.
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Hi! These are brilliant and I’m going to try and replicate the pirate cake for my little one’s 4th birthday soon 🙂 can you tell me how much buttercream icing you need to cover the cake (I’m not a natural baker)! Thanks, Natasha (UK)
This recipe produces enough icing to ice 1 large cake https://vjcooks.com/buttercream-icing/. Good luck!
Hello! Does your Aunty remember how she made the white behind the minions eye and his little pink tongue? It’s so cute.
So cute! She used white fondant for the eye and then white fondant coloured with a little red food colouring to make pink fondant for the tongue.
Hi im gonna try and recreate the minion cake, does your aunty remember wha t she used for the silver part around the eyes (the edge of the glasses)
Hi Aya, clever Aunty Grace used a cookie cutter wrapped in tin foil!