9 Cool Birthday Cakes That Will Make Kids Squeal
Colorful layer cakes are one of the coolest trends in candyland, but blogger Darla Wireman of Bakingdom elevated the idea. Putting a new twist on a fellow baker's heart cake, this technicolor version topped with pretty fondant shapes reveals a happy rainbow inside. Imagine the birthday girl or boy's delight when it's cut!
A PURRRFECT TREAT
A simply sweet two-tiered fondant cake by blogger Stephanie Strawhecker of Bake with Ginger nodded to the Hello Kitty theme of her best friend's daughter's fifth birthday bash. With the top half done in rich chocolate and the bottom half a tasty yellow cake (and covered in heart-shaped sugar cookies in the party's colors of pink, orange, green and blue), it had all the yumminess of a tried-and-true boxed cake while still being from scratch (plus, the pretty cake stand was a bargain buy from Home Goods!).
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Art-tastic! For her daughter's fourth birthday, blogger Rosie Alyea of Sweetapolita wowed the crowd with a creative rainbow doodle cake. With six brilliant rainbow layers inside, the pièce de résistance was the birthday girl’s adorable doodles, done in food-color markers over a layer of white fondant.
Amp up Rice Krispies treats – a kiddie fave! – into a super-easy, colorful cake. Blogger Glory Albin of Glorious Treats sculpted Rice Krispies, multi-hued Fruity Pebbles and melted marshmallows into a glorious cake-shaped creation. The best part? The no-bake format is perfect for summer birthdays.
For her son's Muppets-themed fifth birthday, event planner Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events surprised him with a colorful cake (created by her cousin, Reema Hafez) featuring the beloved gang. The French vanilla rainbow cake with Italian buttercream frosting was topped with fun, fondant letters designed by Edible Details to represent Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and friends.
MY LITTLE SWEETART
Orange you glad blogger Steph Hooi of Raspberri Cupcakes dreamed up this amazing homespun orange candy cake, primed for a party. With a foolproof layer-cake recipe underneath (made with fresh oranges!), the icing is the true star – the secret weapon of fizzy crushed SweeTarts makes it delightfully kid-friendly, and also serves as a pretty pastel topper.
COMING UP ROSES
This delicate flower-covered confection is a birthday favorite of i am baker blogger Amanda Rettke's own little girl. For a new twist, the baking mom applied her rosette technique (it's easier than it looks!) to a Neapolitan cake's fab flavor trio. With yummy layers of chocolate, strawberry and white cake, there's a piece for every kid's palate.