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8 Colorful Kids Birthday Cakes ...

By Alison

Kids birthday cakes can seem much too complicated to make. Gone are the days when a simple sponge cake with candles was enough, so you have to buy a ready-made child´s birthday cake. But why not have a go at baking and decorating one? Here are some recipes for fabulous kids birthday cakes – let your creative side out!

1 Balloon Cake

Balloon Cake kidspot.com.au

One of the easiest ways of making a great child´s birthday cake is to use ready-made icing, which is easily available in supermarkets in different colours. This cake isn´t at all difficult to decorate – anyone can cut a balloon shape, and it will suit either girls or boys of any age.

2 Butterfly Cake

Butterfly Cake allrecipes.co.uk

Like most kids birthday cakes, this is made from a basic sponge cake. All the creativity is in the decoration! It´s really not that complicated to make though, and if you have other kids they´ll enjoy helping you decorate their sibling´s cake.

3 Dragon Cake

Dragon Cake kidsbirthdaycakes.co.uk

If you´re blessed with a bit more baking confidence, this dragon cake is totally amazing! It´s almost a shame to have to cut him into pieces … just make sure you get some god photos! If you´re not quite brave enough, try one of the simpler recipes this year, and maybe have a go at making the dragon next year.

4 Rainbow Doodle Cake

Rainbow Doodle Cake sweetapolita.com

How about this amazingly colourful kids birthday cake for causing an impact! The rainbow slices will delight kids of all ages (and adults won´t want to miss out either). Plus the kids can use cake markers to draw all over the cake!

5 Snake Cake

Snake Cake groovy-kids-parties.com

If you really think that you can´t make a child´s birthday cake, this one will change your mind. It´s so easy to make with a basic sponge mix (use a round tin that has a hole in the centre). There are so many patterns and colours that you can give your snake.

6 No-Bake Train Cake

No-Bake Train Cake annabelkarmel.com

If baking just isn´t your strong point, then how about this no-bake cake? You´ll need to buy a lot of bits and pieces to put it together, but if you´ve got the patience then the results will be worth it. Small tots will love their train cake and probably won´t want to eat it!

7 Polka-Dot Cake

Polka-Dot Cake marthastewart.com

This cake is another one that´s suitable for either birthday boys or girls. Here´s one way of varying the cake to personalise it. If they are eight or under, pipe the number of the age they will be celebrating in a different colour from the other numbers to make it stand out.

8 Puppy Dog Cake

Puppy Dog Cake recipes.kaboose.com

What child doesn´t love a cute puppy dog? You could decorate this cake to resemble the family pet, or any other colour that you like. A lighter base colour will help the decoration stand out more though. Just be sure to give him a big grin!

These fabulous kids birthday cakes will make their party just perfect. Don´t worry if your skills aren´t quite as good as you´d like – have a go and see what happens. Mistakes can always be covered up, and the cake is meant to be eaten. You´ll all enjoy a slice of these wonderful cakes. What´s the most imaginative child´s birthday cake you´ve made?

Top Photo Credit: CAKE Amsterdam - Cakes by ZOBOT

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