Kid’s Birthday Cake Ideas

There are many unique kid’s birthday cake ideas that you can create for your child’s birthday. With a little imagination and some basic instructions, you can create some amazing birthday cakes for your kid’s special day. Whether you are looking for kid’s birthday cake ideas for girls or kid’s birthday cake ideas for boys, you are sure to find something that your child will remember for years to come.

Kid’s Birthday Cake Ideas for Girls
Purse Shaped Birthday Cake


2 (8-inch) round cakes

1 can (16 oz) vanilla frosting

Colored frosting and candy for decorations


Trim the tops of the cakes by using a bread knife to make them level. This will make the bottom of the purse.

Spread a small amount of frosting on one side of the cake. Sandwich the cakes together.

Place the cut sides onto a plate, so that the rounded parts of the cakes are upright.

Decorate the entire cake with colored frosting and candy. Make sure you make a handle out of some type of candy.

Butterfly Cake


1 (9-inch) round cake

1 16 oz. can of vanilla frosting

Food coloring (color you want your butterfly to be)


Spree Candies

Mini M&Ms

Regular M&Ms

Green licorice


Cut the cake in half along the diameter so that you can make 2 half circles. Cut a 1 ½ inch triangular notch from each half and 2 ½ inches from the bottom. Throw away any scraps.

Form the butterfly wings by transferring the cake to a serving platter and putting the curved edges up against each other.

Take half of the vanilla frosting and put into a bowl. Add food coloring to tint the frosting the color you want to decorate the cake. This portion will be darker as it will be used to outline and add décor to the cake. Spoon this frosting into a resealable plastic bag.

Add a smaller amount of the same color to the remaining vanilla frosting. The color should be lighter. Spread the lighter color over the entire cake. Make it smooth.

Snip a small corner from the bag of darker frosting. Outline your butterfly with the darker color.

Decorate with the candies listed in the ingredients or whatever else you choose to use.

Use the green licorice as an antenna.

Kid’s Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys
Robot Cake


1 (13 by 9-inch) cake

4 mini-chocolate frosted doughnuts

2 cans of vanilla frosting

Black paste food coloring


2 graham crackers

Decorating sugar of any color

1 stick of striped gum

Mini M&Ms



Cut the top of the cake to make it level.

Put the cake with the trimmed side down onto a work area surface. Cut out the different parts of the robot. Cut out accordingly: two small rectangles for legs, one square for the head, two small triangles for the arms, and a large square for the body.

Arrange the cake pieces. Place the two triangles with the long side next to each side of the large square. The point of the triangle should be flush with the top of the large square. These are the arms. Place the two rectangles at the bottom of the large square to make legs. Place the small square on top to create the head.

Cut a small wedge out of two of the doughnuts for the robot’s hands.

Cut 1 of the graham crackers into 2 (2-inch) squares for knee covers.

Apply a thin layer of vanilla frosting on top of the cut graham cracker pieces and on the whole graham cracker.

Coat the top of the graham crackers with colored decorating sugar.

Frost all of the cake pieces one color.

Put the whole graham cracker onto the center of the large square.

Put the cut graham crackers just above the center of the rectangle pieces to create knee caps.

Put the striped gum stick on the small square to make the mouth.

Attach a little bit of frosting to the curved part of the doughnut. This will be placed against the bottom of the triangle to create hands. The wedged part should be outwards.

The other two doughnuts should be placed under the rectangles to create feet.

Frost them with the black paste frosting.

Put mini M&Ms onto all the corners of the triangles and rectangles to create “bolts.”

Put 3 gumdrops on the top of the face.

Make two eyes out of frosting and two mini M&Ms.

Use a gumdrop for the nose.

Place one gumdrop on each side of the head to create ears.

Insert the lollipop on the top of the head in the center to form an antenna.

Outline your robot and decorate as you wish.

Football Cake


1 (9 by 5 inch) loaf cake

1 to 2 tsp cocoa powder

Red food coloring

1 can vanilla frosting

6 vanilla Tootsie Rolls

7 white Good & Plenty

Green food coloring

Yellow food coloring

2 cups flaked coconut

1 tbsp warm water


Cut the cake into the shape of a football.

Mix cocoa powder and a few drops of red food coloring to the vanilla frosting.

Spread frosting on the cake. Allow the frosting to set for 30 minutes.

Take a clean dish towel and press it against the frosting gently to create a football texture.

Put the vanilla Tootsie Rolls into the microwave for 2 to 3 seconds to slightly soften. Press them together. With a rolling pin, roll the vanilla Tootsie Rolls into a 2 by 8 inch rectangle. Cut them lengthwise with kitchen scissors or a sharp knife to create 2 – 1 by 8 inch strips. Place these two strips at both ends of the football to create the lines.

Place the white Good & Plenty pieces onto the center of the football to form the laces. Line them up vertical, then horizontal, then vertical, etc.

To create the grass, simply add the green food coloring, a few drops of yellow food coloring and warm water to the coconut. Rub until it resembles grass. Place along the base of the cake.

There are some amazing kid’s birthday cake ideas. These are just a few. You can create your own kid’s birthday cake ideas for girls and kid’s birthday cake ideas for boys. Let your imagination go and come up with some creative kid’s birthday cake ideas of your own.

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