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Birthday Cake Ideas

Lots of quick and easy homemade birthday cake ideas for kids (boys and girls) and adults (men and women). Decorate with colorful frosting, candies, fondant or store-bought toppers.

When it comes to the most special day of your life, you need to celebrate with the Best Birthday Cake ever! It’s basically a chocolate overload cake with chocolate buttercream frosting that’s covered in your favorite candies. Whether you are a kid or an adult, that cake is sure to be a winner.

However, there are always other options which are broken down into separate categories below.

What is the best flavor cake for birthday?

This truly depends on the birthday boy or girl. What is their favorite flavor? After all, it’s their special day. The most common cake is a simple yellow cake with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.

How far in advance can you make homemade birthday cake? (Storage)

Most of these cakes can be made 1-2 days in advance. However, they should be stored properly until you are ready to serve. Fruit fillings or cream cheese fillings are perishable and can go bad quickly and thus, cakes with those fillings should be refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

Collage Image with Many Birthday Cake Ideas

Men and boys birthday cakes

Tie Dye Cake (Shirt Cake)
Learn how to make a tie dye cake (shirt cake), using this step-by-step tutorial. Easy to make with rainbow colored frosting and toothpicks! Great for Father's Day!
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Star Wars Birthday Cake
Easy Star Wars cake recipe and tutorial (Death Star cake)- Homemade with simple ingredients. It’s a chocolate cake with vanilla buttercream and decorated in marshmallow fondant.
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Easy Star Wars Cake Recipe and Tutorial
Erupting Volcano Cake
Easy erupting volcano cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Make it erupt with dry ice to create smoke and add dinosaurs for a fun birthday cake.
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Erupting Chocolate Volcano Cake With Dry Ice Smoke on Wood Table
Easy Birthday Sushi Cake
Quick and easy tutorial on how to make homemade birthday sushi cake with fondant, pound cake, icing, candies. Great for April Fool's Day dessert.
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Pretzel Cake
This stunning pretzel cake is a double decker chocolate cake with chocolate frosting & covered in pretzels & then topped off with choco peanut butter balls.
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Chocolate Coffee Cake
The best soft, moist, quick and easy chocolate coffee cake recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with chocolate frosting and espresso ganache.
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Easy Chocolate Coffee Cake Recipe
Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake Recipe
Best, quick, easy, soft, moist, fudgy Guinness beer cake recipe, starts off with chocolate cake mix. Loaded with chocolate frosting and ganache. 
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Chocolate Guinness Cake Recipe (With Cake Mix)
Chocolate Popcorn Cake
This rich and decadent chocolate popcorn cake with chocolate buttercream icing is great for birthday parties! It’s easy to make with simple ingredients.
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Pull Apart Football Cupcakes Cake
Easy pull apart football cupcakes cake, homemade with simple ingredients. Serve them at a fun football party and enjoy the big game, along with a dessert table full of candies, cookies, marshmallows.
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Easy Pull Apart Football Cupcakes Cake on Rustic Gray Tray
Father’s Day Cake (Tool Box Cake)
Learn how to make easy homemade Father's Day cake (tool box cake) with simple ingredients. This chocolate beer cake is covered in chocolate frosting, fondant and decorated with edible handyman tools.
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Easy Father's Day Cake (Homemade Tool Box Cake) on Brown Background
Easy Shirt Cake
Learn how to make easy shirt cake, homemade with simple ingredients and supplies. This round cake is decorated in fondant. Perfect for Father's day or Dad's birthdays.
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Easy Round Shirt Cake on White Background

Marble Fondant Cake

Sophisticated women and girls birthday cakes

Many of these ideas incorporates flowers- fresh blooms or ones made with fondant, gum paste, modeling chocolate or even wafer paper.

Fondant Basket Cake (Basketweave)
Learn how to make easy fondant basket cake. Filled with circular cakes, frosting and topped with fondant flowers. Use as cake topper or enjoy as is!
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Easy Basket Cake With Fondant Flowers on Gray Background
Naked Blue Velvet Cake
Use this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make a naked cake with buttercream icing, fruits and flowers. Great for weddings and parties!
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Naked Cake Recipe and Tutorial
Easy Mother’s Day Cake Tower
Easy Mother's Day Cake Tower recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Slices of pound cake are stacked & decorated with pink buttercream & fondant flowers.
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Easy Pink Mother's Day Cake Tower on Cake Stand
Buttercream Ruffle Cake
Use this quick and easy cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make buttercream ruffle cake with just Tip 104. Perfect for Valentine's day parties!
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How to Make Ruffle Cake (Pink Ruffle Cake Tutorial)
Fondant Bows
Learn how to make easy fondant bows with no cutters, using this step by step tutorial. Super cute for decorating cakes and cupcakes. 
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Easy Fondant Bows Decorated on Tiered Gray Cake
Easy Cereal Cake
Use this step by step cake decorating tutorial to make an easy cereal cake. It's homemade with simple ingredients. Perfect for kids birthday parties.
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Easy Homemade Cereal Cake on White Cake Stand With Wood Background
Easy Fondant Roses (Ribbon Roses)
Learn how to make fondant roses (ribbon roses) with step by step tutorial. Quick, easy, homemade with simple ingredients. Great for decorating cakes!
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Decorated White Cake With Easy Fondant Roses on Black Background
Fondant Flower Cake
Learn how to make easy fondant flower cake with a polka dot design, using basic tools and cutters. It's great for girls birthday parties or even Spring or Summer wedding parties.
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Polka Dot Pink Fondant Flower Cake on Yellow Background- Overhead Shot
Chocolate Bark Cake
Learn how to make this quick and easy chocolate bark cake. An easy cake decorating technique for Valentine’s day, Weddings, Anniversaries, birthday parties.
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Pink Velvet Cake
Soft, moist, easy pink velvet cake recipe from scratch with strawberry frosting, requiring simple ingredients. Perfect for Valentine’s Day or birthdays.
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Easy Love Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make an easy Love cake for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or Anniversaries with fondant, sprinkles, edible markers.
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Easy Love Cake on White Plate With Pink Background
Mini Love Letter Cakes
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy mini love letter cakes. Great for Anniversaries or Valentine’s day and can be used as Wedding party favors.
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Mini Love Letter Cakes
Chocolate Marshmallow Cake (Heart Cake)
Quick and easy chocolate marshmallow cake recipe. This soft and moist heart cake with strawberry frosting and pink marshmallows is perfect for Valentine's day.
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Marshmallow Cake (Heart Cake) on White Plate With Colorful Background
How to Make Flower Cupcake Bouquet
Learn how to make easy flower cupcake bouquet with frosting. This pull apart flower bouquet cupcake cake is great for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day parties.
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How to Make Flower Cupcake Bouquet (Pull Apart Flower Bouquet Cupcakes Tutorial)
Easy Buttercream Flowers Cake (Russian Piping Tips)
Use this tutorial to learn how to make buttercream flowers for cakes and cupcakes, using Russian piping tips. Simple and easy cake decorating technique!
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Easy Wafer Paper Flowers
Use this step-by-step tutorial to make easy wafer paper flowers. Ready in just 5 minutes! Great for decorating cakes and cupcakes!
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Edible Easy Wafer Paper Flowers on White Fondant Cake With Gray Background
Easy Fondant Flowers
Learn how to make easy fondant flowers with this step-by-step tutorial. Great for decorating cakes and cupcakes. No fancy tools or cutters needed. Easy enough for beginners!
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Square Tiered Cake With Edible Easy Fondant Flowers on Pink Background

Blue Ombre Cake

Kids birthday cakes (boys and girls)

Easy Monster Cake
Quick, easy, furry monster cake tutorial and recipe, homemade with simple ingredients and decorated with orange frosting. Great for Halloween parties!
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Easy Monster Cake
Easy Butterfly Cake
Use this step by step cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make an easy butterfly cake. It requires simple supplies and is great for Spring/ Summer birthday parties.
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Easy Homemade Butterfly Cake on White Background With Sprinkles
Easy Rainbow Cake (With Cake Mix)
Easy rainbow cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with cake mix! Soft and moist cake layers are filled with whipped cream and topped off with sprinkles and colorful candies.
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Easy Homemade Rainbow Cake Slice on White Plate With Turquoise Background
Easy Galaxy Cake
Quick and easy DIY galaxy cake with lots of sprinkles. This galaxy birthday cake is fun, colorful and perfect for kids’ space themed parties.
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Easy Beach Cake
Use this step by step tutorial to make an easy beach cake that's perfect for Summer. It's decorated with homemade chocolate seashells and brown sugar sand.
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Easy Beach Cake on White Cake Stand
Easy Watermelon Cupcakes (Pull Apart Cupcakes)
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make quick and easy watermelon cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Great pull apart cupcakes for Summer parties!
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Easy Watermelon Cupcakes on Rustic Wood Background- Overhead Shot
Easy Bumblebee Cake (Spring Cake)
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy bumblebee cake. This Spring cake is homemade with simple ingredients. Additional decorations with edible markers and fondant flowers also included.
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Easter Bunny Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make a quick and easy Easter bunny cake. All the details are made with candies and shredded coconut. No special tools or fondant needed!
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Easter Bunny Cake Tutorial
Easy Easter Bunny Cake Topper
Use this quick and easy cake decorating tutorial to make Easter bunny cake topper with marshmallow fondant. Great for Easter parties. No fancy tools needed!
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Easy Fondant Bunny Cake Topper on Sprinkle Cake Placed on White Plate
Rainbow Sprinkle Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make an easy rainbow sprinkle cake. Colorful vanilla cake is covered in frosting, sprinkles and a fondant rainbow topper.
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Easy Rainbow Sprinkle Cake on White Plate with Yellow Background
Easy Peeps Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make a quick and easy Peeps cake. Fun for kids Easter parties. It’s decorated with marshmallows, sprinkles and frosting. 
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Easter Peeps Cake
Pinata Cake (Robin Egg Cake)
Learn how to transform a chocolate citrus cake into a Easter robin egg piñata cake, filled with robin chick candies. It’s easy, fun and requires simple ingredients and supplies.
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Easy Easter Egg Pinata Cake Tutorial
Easy Halloween Cake
Learn to make an easy eyeball cake in this step-by-step tutorial. Great for serving at Halloween parties or make mini eyeball cakes as party favors.
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Easy Peacock Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make peacock cake and cupcakes with fondant feathers. Perfect for weddings, anniversaries, birthdays.
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Easy Peacock Cake With Fondant Feathers and Blue Background
Easy Pencil Cake (Back to School Cake)
Learn how to make easy pencil cake (back to school cake). All you need is vanilla cake and different colors of buttercream icing. No fancy tools needed!
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Easy Pencil Cake on Gray Background
Easy Shoe Cake (Fondant Baby Shoes)
Easy shoe cake or sneaker cake with step by step tutorial and template. This fondant baby shoes topper is perfect on round cake decorated with fondant and gum paste. Serve at baby showers or kids birthday parties.
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Easy Shoe Cake (Sneaker Cake) on Pink Background

What can you have instead of a birthday cake? (Unique birthday cakes)

Oreo Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe
Quick and easy no bake Oreo cookies and cream cake recipe or cookie tower, homemade with simple ingredients. Loaded with Oreos, buttercream, chocolate. 
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Easy Cookies and Cream Cake Recipe
Fresh Watermelon Cake
Learn how to make a quick and easy watermelon cake recipe that’s fresh, no bake, healthy, beautiful and perfect for Summer parties, birthday parties or even weddings. 
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How to Make Watermelon Cake
Easy Waffle Cake Recipe
Quick and easy easy waffle cake recipe with peanut butter, syrup and fresh fruits. This can also be served as a waffle birthday cake or waffle wedding cake.
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Kit Kat Cake
Quick and easy Kit Kat cake with strawberries, blackberries, requiring simple ingredients. This easy cake decorating idea is perfect for birthdays.
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Kit Kat Cake With Strawberries (Quick and Easy Cake Decorating Idea)
Easy Cookie Cake (With Cake Mix)
The best quick and easy chocolate chip cookie cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Rich, soft, chewy and decorated with chocolate frosting and sprinkles.
Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake with Chocolate Frosting Served on a Black Plate
Easy Ice Cream Cake
Easy ice cream cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. This decadent layer cake is composed of two layers of chocolate cake, sandwiched between a layer of ice cream. Then, it’s covered in whipped cream and decorated with sprinkles.
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Homemade Ice Cream Cake Recipe
Easy Pavlova Recipe
Learn how to make easy homemade pavlova recipe from scratch with simple ingredients. It's always light and airy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
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Easy Funnel Cake
Quick, easy, homemade funnel cake recipe, made with simple ingredients in 30 minutes. No funnel necessary! Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. 
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Easy Homemade Funnel Cake With Vanilla Ice Cream, Strawberries, Chocolate Syrup
Chocolate Cake Roll (With Cake Mix)
Easy chocolate cake roll recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Starts off with Devil's food cake mix. Filled with buttercream icing, topped with rich and creamy espresso chocolate ganache and fresh raspberries.
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Cake Roll with Chocolate Ganache and Raspberries on Brown Tray
Raspberry Mousse Cake
This delicious raspberry mousse cake is composed of 3 layers: Vanilla cake, Raspberry mousse, Chocolate ganache. Beautiful dessert for special occasions!
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Classic birthday cake flavors

Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Easy strawberry shortcake cake recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Composed of layers of vanilla cake, strawberry filling, whipped cream. 
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe
Classic Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe
Quick and easy black forest cake recipe, made with cake mix and simple ingredients. Soft, moist chocolate cake with cherry filling and whipped cream. 
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Easy Black Forest Cake Recipe With Cake Mix
Chocolate Caramel Cake
The best, classic, old fashioned, quick, easy chocolate caramel cake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients from scratch. Soft, moist with caramel icing.
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Chocolate Caramel Cake Recipe
Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This spiced soft and moist carrot cake recipe from scratch with cream cheese frosting is easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect Easter dessert.
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Easy Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe
Easy Pumpkin Cake
The best spiced, soft, moist, quick, easy pumpkin cake recipe with cream cheese frosting. This doctored yellow cake mix recipe is great for Thanksgiving.
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Best Vanilla Cake Recipe
This classic, old fashioned, quick and easy vanilla cake recipe from scratch with simple ingredients is soft, moist and fluffy. Great with vanilla frosting. 
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Best Vanilla Cake Recipe (Soft and Moist)
Chocolate Cake
Super easy, moist and best triple chocolate cake recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients! Loaded with cocoa powder and coffee. This is the ultimate one bowl cake and pairs perfectly with chocolate frosting.
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Easy Moist Homemade Triple Chocolate Cake Recipe From Scratch with Chocolate Frosting on Black Stand and Rustic Wood Background
German Chocolate Cake (With Cake Mix)
Easy German chocolate cake recipe with cake mix, homemade with simple ingredients. Soft and moist chocolate cake layers are filled with coconut pecan frosting and topped with chocolate ganache.
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Easy Homemade German Chocolate Cake on White Plate With Wood Background
Easy Chocolate Oreo Cake Recipe
Easy chocolate Oreo cake recipe from scratch filled with Oreo buttercream frosting and topped off with chocolate ganache. Perfect soft, moist birthday cake!
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Moist Red Velvet Cake Recipe
This moist red velvet cake recipe requires simple ingredients and pairs well with cream cheese frosting. It’s also great for making red velvet layer cakes.
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Homemade Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Quick and easy homemade pineapple upside down cake recipe rom scratch. It’s soft and moist with a golden caramelized top layer. Best classic cake ever!
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