14 birthday cake creations that really take the…cake

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Are you one of those incredible people who stays up until midnight baking a Pinterest-worthy cake every year for your child’s birthday cake? Or are you a normal person, like me?

Every year I swear it will be different. I promise myself I won’t resort to the old “buttercake covered in Smarties” option. And yet every year… it’s a buttercake covered in Smarties.

So, if you’re a superhero baking parent, this post might provide some inspiration. If you’re not, enjoy daydreaming about next year’s masterpiece. We’ll get there one day gang!

Pinata Birthday Cake

Pinata Birthday Cake
Image: In The Playroom

Using any filing you like, cut a hole out of the middle of the cake (reserving the top as a ‘plug’) and fill with their favourite lollies for the perfect birthday cake surprise.

Clown Cake Pops

Clown Pops Birthday Cake
Image: Birds Party

If you don’t want to be eating leftover birthday cake for weeks afterwards, cake pops are a great alternative

Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Birthday Cake
Image: Ree Drummond, Food Network

Let’s be honest, it may be simple, but nothing beats a chocolate birthday cake!

Ombre Cake

Ombre Birthday Cake
Image: Baking Mad

It may take a little bit of work, but this ombre birthday cake is perfectly sweet

Sprinkle Cake

Sprinkle Birthday Cake
Image: Brian Kennedy, Baked Occasions

Sprinkles don’t need to just be for decoration, add sprinkles to your birthday cake mixture

Marvel Cake


Marvel Birthday Cake
Image: The Little Cake Cottage

Tiered birthday cakes area great way to mix together themes or elements and feed an army  of party attendees at the same time

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Birthday Cake
Image: Birds Party

The Katherine Sabbath Creation

Katherine Sabbath Birthday Cake
Image: Katherine Sabbath, Food To Love

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

Hungry Caterpiller Birthday Cake
Image: Butter Hearts Sugar

Ice Cream Cone Cake Cart

Ice Cream Cone Birthday Cake
Image: Oh It’s Perfect

Watercolour Graffiti Cake

Watercolor Birthday Cake
Image: Sprinkle Bakes

Cheeseburger Cake

Cheeseburger Birthday Cake
Image: Food Network Kitchen

Rainbow Pinata Cake

Image: SBS Food
Image: SBS Food

Donut Cake

Image: Sprinkle Bakes
Image: Sprinkle Bakes