Kids birthday cakes that are easy and fabulous are going to be your best friend every time a birthday comes around!

Your kid’s birthday is nearly here and you need to organise a ton of things: buy the present, send out invitations and find the perfect venue for your kid’s birthday bash.

Finding an awesome kids birthday cake is no less important – gathering round the birthday cake is a highlight of every party. If you make a visually stunning and unique cake, be sure that it will be talked about for days!

It may cross your mind that slaving away and making a homemade cake just isn’t worth it. Never fear!  These kids birthday cake ideas and recipes are not as complicated as they may seem. These kids birthday cakes look amazing and they can be easily made by beginners and they don’t require a full day spent in the kitchen.

Here are 5 popular homemade kids birthday cakes that will make your kids’ birthday a party to remember!

Pick a cake that will suit the party theme, and amaze your birthday boy or girl and their friends!

Rainbow cake

Here’s something that will surely fascinate all party guests – it’s a kids birthday cake that’s bursting with colour! If you believe that rainbow cake is hard to make, you’re mistaken – it’s really simple! Not only that it will entice both kids and adults by its looks but it tastes great, too. Probably the greatest thing about it is that you can choose any colour you like. The beauty of this cake is in its layers – soft, delicious and fluffy “sponges” of different colours, most often enriched with cream cheese icing.

Hedgehog cake

Animal themed birthday cakes are, without a doubt, the cutest and one of the most popular kids birthday cakes. Teddy bear design has been the most common one, but we decided to place a hedgehog cake on our list – because it’s unique, equally gorgeous and usually made from the same ingredients (lots and lots of chocolate). The mix of cocoa, butter, eggs and vanilla makes a delicious cake, rich in taste. The trick is in making firm and precise spines, but this cake won’t deform – it can survive in the fridge for several days.

Princess castle cake

Princess castle cake, although extremely beautiful, is not something most mums will decide on if they are the ones who need to make it. It’s true that making this cake requires certain skills, creativity and a bit more time spent in the kitchen. However, it’s not that difficult – it still falls into “light” category. In any case, making this cake will surely amuse you and you’ll get the chance to test your culinary skills. However, the reward is huge – your girl and her friends will be delighted! It’s a kids birthday cake everyone will remember!

Rocketship cake

Here is a cool kids birthday cake idea if you have a birthday boy. Same as the castle cake, it looks demanding, but it’s not. This rocketship will certainly thrill the birthday boy and his guests! When you see the expression on their faces, you’ll realise that making this cake was worth the effort! One great thing about it – it doesn’t contain allergens, so it’s suitable for everyone.

Kit Kat Cake

Here’s another colourful kids birthday cake! Kids simply adore cakes decorated with lollies. One of the most popular lolly cakes is Kit Kat cake: vanilla flavoured interior surrounded with Kit Kat bars and M&M’s poured over the top. If you think other lollies will be more suitable, feel free to swap – we recommend chocolate malt balls as an equally tasty alternative! There’s one downside though – this buttery, vanilla and chocolate cake is almost too beautiful to eat!

You can get some detailed instructions on making a Kit Kat Cake here.

Kids birthday cakes are always only a few steps away! Especially if you keep a stock of cake decorating products in your pantry.  We love all the Queen products you’ll find at the supermarket.

Do you have a favourite cake that you make? SHARE with us in the comments below. 

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  • My son loves triple choc cakes (the packet mix) but we make them into muffins


  • Lovely ideas here and look so great.


  • I tried the rainbow one for my grandsons cake smash at his first birthday. No way did it look this impressive


  • Loving the hedgehog one – cute!


  • I like all of them. Hedgehog is very creative.


  • I wish I was handy with baking kids cakes.
    I have no favourite cake to make but… ready made unicorn cake etc coles now stock can be a good base for any cake and you can just build on it for any theme


  • They look very colourful and creative.


  • These all look amazing but I still buy my son’s birthday cake!!


  • They are some great cakes I made the WW train for my son’s second birthday


  • Oh my goodness that looks really hard


  • Always waited to find the time to try a rainbow cake


  • Love the castle one


  • Yes our favourite cake is a banana chocolate cake


  • Loved making all sorts of cakes for my older children, they loved them too. My younger ones are not into cakes, so do not get to make special ones for them. They like ice cream with lollies, choc bits and other things in it. Good thing they have a December birthday.


  • Some fantastic ideas here! With a birthday coming up i think ive found what to make now hahaha


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