16 Beautiful Birthday Cakes For Kids

Like this cool cactus from Studio DIY, all these beautiful birthday cakes are looking sharp.

Sugar flowers make this rainbow layer cake even sweeter. It looks involved, but the flowers are actually bought from Etsy store DazzledCupcakes. Sugar & Cloth
Unicorn lovers with flip for this cake with its pastel piping and sky-high horn. If you’re not a master baker you can always opt for a unicorn cake topper, or learn how to make an easy(ish) unicorn cake here.Iliana Mestari/Moment, Getty Images
This simple cake is made a boxed mix. The fluffy cake topper adds a whimsical touch. To make the DIY pom-poms you’ll need a few simple craft supplies, (though no one will know if buy them instead).Lovely Indeed
A healthy dusting of sprinkles just makes everything better. This cake just screams celebration and it’s super easy to pull off, too.the_burtons/ Moment, Getty Images
Inspired by macrame wall hangings, this cake has a cool retro feel that will brighten up any party. The fringey look is created by using piping bags in six different colors.Paper N Stitch

When you don’t have a ton of time to decorate a cake, never underestimate the power of a DIY cake topper, especially one you can make in advance. This one uses balloons of varying sizes held together with floral wire for a whimsical look.

Lovely Indeed

You can never go wrong with a disco ball, and Trolls fans will adore this cake. It's made by buttercream cake artist, @chellbells_cakes, and the topper is from @eoxcaketoppers (though you could always use one of the 7,000 figurines in your kid’s room).@chellbells_cakes
If your child is into the Madeline books or just likes cities, then they’ll love this dramatic and beautiful cake showcasing a Parisian scene. It’s NBD if you’re not an artiste because you can print the free Paris cake decorations here.The House That Lars Built

Make a striped cake in your kid’s favorite colors by following this easy cake decorating tutorial from Studio DIY. You’ll need a cake turntable, piping bags, a frosting knife, and while optional, a bright cake stand and punny topper help this one pop.

Studio DIY

Bring the adventure inside and onto a cake with this stunning landscape cake decorated by @buttercreamlanecakes_. The colors are amazing and the piping has tons of intricate detail that almost looks like beadwork.

This colorful birthday cake by Cookies & Cups gives off intergalactic vibes thanks to the chrome-like frosting. Light corn syrup added to the ganache gives this cake its metallic shine.

Cookies & Cups

Make your child’s dream of a dump truck full of chocolate a reality, at least on their birthday cake. Cascading bits of colorful candy give this gorgeous fondant cake a fun twist fit for a construction site.@nazzybakes
What cuter way is there to celebrate a spring birthday than with a chick cake? This sweet one from Bakerella blog is made with tinted buttercream icing and chocolate cake on the inside.Bakerella
A dropped ice cream cone is something to celebrate in this waffle cone ice cream cake. Finished with drippy icing, M&Ms, and sprinkles, you could turn a store-bought ice cream cake into a memorable masterpiece. Madiha Ali/Moment/Getty Images
Vehicle lovers will get a huge kick out of this cake that’s topped with an edible race car. Not sure you’re up for creating a car from scratch? The truck cake topper will turn any old cake into a construction scene.Viktoriya Dikareva/Moment/Getty Images