Let’s just cut to the chase- the best part about birthdays is the cake! I just celebrated my birthday and my husband had our favorite bakery make me a lemon cake that was shaped to look like the character from the Lemonhead candies. We like to get creative and make our cakes fun, but since my husband is no baker, he has someone make it for him. If you are a baker, and even if you’re not, we’ve rounded up some fabulous DIY birthday cake ideas that you can do yourself. No need to call the bakery for these!
Gumball Cake From I Village. This clever gumball machine cake that looks just like the real thing! You can actually use gumballs on it too and don’t forget to put a penny in the slot! This cake would be perfect for boys or girls and kids of all different ages.
Barbie Cake From Fong’s Kitchen Journal. The perfect DIY cake for your little princess and Barbie lover. Grab Barbie and decorate a gorgeous dress for her using cake and frosting. When I was a little girl I remember having a cake just like this and I loved it so much!
Rainbow Swirl Cake From Instructables. A colorful cake for your little! Use their favorite colors and watch how excited they will be when you cut the cake open to show the tie dye of colors.
Sprinkle Cake From Oh Happy Day. If someone in your family loves sprinkles then this is the cake for them! So colorful, it’s perfect for birthdays and celebrations!
Mickey Mouse Cake From Coolest Cakes. For the Disney lover in your family. A Mickey cake is surprisingly easy to make, and if you’ve got a little girl, make it a Minnie cake!
Castle Cake From Spoonful. A cake fitting for a queen! Build your little one their very only castle for their birthday. And what’s better than a castle you can actually eat?!
Pirate Cake From Piece Of Cake Parties. The perfect cake for your little buckaroo and pirate lover. This step by step guide shows you exactly how to make this pirate ship cake. It’s pretty easy and you can change things up to your little ones liking too.
Cupcake Cake From Wish To Find. I love the idea of using cupcakes to create a birthday cake. Simply arrange the cupcakes in the shape of your choice, cover with frosting, and you’re done! The best part is everyone can just grab a cupcake when it’s time to eat!