A Birthday cake is the centerpiece of the birthday party. Celebrate all those special days with these birthday cake ideas. It is all the inspiration you need to create something delicious and amazing for such a special occasion.

Dress up any store-bought cake with this free printable birthday banner. Need something special just for a man? Check out these Birthday Cakes for men. Don’t forget the card! Print these Birthday Cards for free. You can include one of these Birthday Quotes to make them extra special.

Birthday Cakes

This simple yellow cake idea is brilliant and will help you decorate any cake and make it cute. Just use a cookie cutter and sprinkles! It doesn’t get easier than that.

cake white frosting and sprinkles in shape of number of birthday

A sprinkle cake will help you cover any imperfections! It makes cake making very easy and takes all the pressure out of the process! Make it a chocolate cake and everyone will love it but don’t forget the ice cream.

cake completely covered in sprinkles

This Balloon Cake is so simple and charming and one of the most perfect birthday cake ideas. Water balloons are the perfect size to decorate this cake. Sometimes the simplest solution is overlooked. I think a white cake is a great option for birthdays.

birthday cake with balloons on sticks on top of cake

Want the perfect cake. A store-bought cake or easy recipe is easy to dress up with this printable birthday bunting!  It is a quick and easy way to make a special Happy Birthday Cake. All you need to make this cake is some special cake pans.

cupcake birthday cake with happy birthday bunting on top

Chocolate-Dipped Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes! Kids will absolutely love these dipped cupcakes. It will create a whimsical way to serve a cupcake.

cake baked in ice cream cones and dipped in chocolate

Confetti Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream.  This simple and tender cake has been celebrated in my family for years. Dressed up with tinted frosting and confetti, it becomes pure party fun.

yellow cake piece missing

Need more birthday cake ideas? This magical unicorn cake layered tastes as good as it looks. It is a perfect birthday cake. Baking in smaller cake pans creates impressive height, and a few simple decorating tricks turn it into a showstopping dessert.

unicorn cake

Gridiron Cake  What better way to celebrate the game day than with this easy-to-make snack cake with cream cheese frosting. If you’re feeling ambitious, use it as the centerpiece of Snack Stadium!  This recipe is actually pretty simple you just need things like flour baking powder and salt.

cake decorated like football field

Hosting a turtle party? Pull Apart Turtle Cake would make the party a hit.

cupcakes in shape of turtle

With a step by step tutorial you will help you make the cutest dog cake.

puppy face cake

How about a Fortnight Cake. This Rainbow Llama Unicorn | BATTLE ROYALE CAKE is super fun.


Birthday Cake Images

Looking for inspiration for an amazing cake? Look at these birthday cake pics!

polka dot birthday cake on cake stand with lit candles

Polka Dot Cake

white cake with pastel buttercream flowers

Cake with flower border

birthday cake with sparklers

Birthday Cake with Sparklers

cookie dough cake on cake stand

Cookie Dough Cake

strawberry cake on wooden cake stand

Strawberry Watercolor Cake


Try some of these Birthday Cake Recipes

Try this cream cheese sheet cake recipe. This moist, buttery cream cheesecake with a thin layer of fudge frosting is perfect for a crowd. It’s always popular at potlucks and parties. It’s not uncommon to see folks going back for second and even third pieces.  The buttercream frosts easily too. For this recipe, you will need a flour mixture and powdered sugar for the frosting.

piece of cream cheese sheet cake with sprinkles on white plate with glass of milk

I like using a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment to get the cake batter smooth when I making a cake. A medium bowl or large bowl is a perfect size for this job. I just beat until smooth.

You might want to give King Arthur’s Classic Birthday cake. It is their 2019 Recipe of the Year.

yellow cake with chocolate frosting simple birthday cake idea

I love this decadent chocolate Kahlua bundt cake infused with alcohol.

slice of chocolate bundt cake

Lemon Cake is always refreshing! This bright and cheery cake starts with a cake mix to make it easy!

lemon bundt cake on white cake stand


Make DIY Cake Toppers

Cake toppers are an easy way to dress up a cake!

This pom pom cake topper is so easy and fun!

pom pom cake topper

What better way to celebrate a first birthday than photos of the star of the show? These birthday cake photo toppers are perfect for a first birthday!

photo cake toppers

Make a custom cake confetti topper! This are totally customizable.

confetti cake topper

Decorate with Candy

Candy is an easy way to make a cake look special!
This candy cake made with licorice comes in lots of shapes and sizes.

candy on top of a cake

These twizzler flowers are so amazing. Her step by step instructions will make it easy!

candy flowers

Gummy bears are the star of this layer cake! Kids will love sticking these bears on!

gummy bear cake

Here is some more birthday inspiration you might like:

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