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Unique Birthday Cakes and Recipes for Kids

Bake easy birthday cakes for kids and make your child feel more special on his happiest day. Let's see some kids' birthday cake ideas.
Celebrating a kid's birthday is centered on the cake, room decoration, and gifts. As for the cake, easy birthday cake ideas for kids are endless for any theme you opt for. You can try any design that seems attractive for your child and believe me, the result will be fabulous.
All you need for baking birthday cakes for kids is a little creativity and basic culinary skills. So, why order from the bakery, when you can make fantastic looking birthday cakes at home.

Easy Birthday Cake Ideas for Kids

If you have already decided the theme for your child's coming birthday, baking cakes for the special day is no different from regular cakes. The difference lies in the decoration part, without which the birthday cake does not look complete. As you know your child's preference, you can try exclusive, yet simple birthday cake designs.

Balloon Cake

  • Baked sheet cake
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Round baked sugar cookies
  • Icing in a tube
  • Food Coloring
  • Small spatulas
  • Couple of small bowls
Directions for Preparation
A balloon cake is very simple to bake and less time-consuming. But, it looks great for kids birthday parties. First of all, place the sheet cake over a large platter. Frost it with the vanilla frosting, evenly in all sides. In a small bowl, take some icing and mix with a desired food color.
Repeat the same in other bowls with different food colors. Cover sugar cookies with these colored frosting by using spatulas. Arrange them properly in the cake, and use the icing in a tube to make strings for the cookie balloons.

Flower Cake

  • 1 package 2-layer-size desired-flavor cake mix
  • 1 (16-ounce can) desired-flavor frosting
  • Desired-color food coloring (optional)
  • Mini candy-coated milk chocolate pieces
  • Green pipe cleaners
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Flower shaped baking cups
Directions for Preparation
This is one of the best birthday cakes for kids, especially if it is for your little angel. According to the number of flower cakes you want to make, take silicone flower shaped cups and coat them lightly with a nonstick cooking spray. Keep these baking cups in a baking sheet.
Now, let's work on the cake preparation part. As per the directions mentioned in the package, prepare cake mix and fill the cups up to 2/3 height.
Bake the cupcakes in a preheated oven for the stipulated time, and allow them to cool down in a wire rack. By the mean time, you can impart coloration to the frosting by adding a few drops of food coloring. This step is optional for creating colorful flower cakes.
Cover each of the cakes with frosting from all sides. Put chocolate pieces in the middle of the cakes, so that they resemble true flowers. Complete your cake by putting green pipe cleaners, which will look like stalks for the flower cakes.

Bowling Cake

  • 2 baked 13-by-9 inch cakes
  • 1 dome chocolate cake (baked in a 2 1/2-quart bowl)
  • 2 cups white frosting
  • 2 cups chocolate frosting
  • Red decorators' icing
Directions for Preparation
Place one 13-by-9 inch cake in a cake cardboard or large platter. Cut a rectangular cake piece from the second cake and align with the first one on the same platter. You will get a rectangular-shaped cake with the help of a blunt kitchen knife. Trim off the cake sides, so that it resembles a bowling pin.
In order to create the bowling ball, cut a circular-shaped piece from the second 13-by-9 inch cake. For ease cutting, place the bowl (with which you bake the dome-shaped cake) on top of the cake and trace around it.
Put the circular piece above the pin cake and cover it with chocolate cake frosting. On top of this, place the dome-shaped chocolate cake. Smoothen out the sides to make it look like a ball.
In order to create the finger holes in the bowling ball, scoop 3 circles out of the ball. Give a finishing touch by covering the bowling bowl with chocolate frosting, leaving only the finger holes. Now, your bowling cake for kids is ready.
These were some of the simple birthday cakes for kids, which your child will love having on his birthday. There are other themes like a dog cake, caterpillar cake, house cake, and so on. The idea is to make cakes that mimic animals, flowers, and cartoon characters that kids love. So, apply imagination and make the best cake for your child on his birthday.