The invites are out, the presents are wrapped and the bouncy house has been reserved. Now, on to the most important part of your kid’s birthday party: the cake. Whether you’re looking for tractors or unicorns; whether you’re a total baking beginner or you’re gunning for the next spot on the Great British Bake-Off, don’t worry—we have you covered. Here are 16 of our favorite cake recipes to help your kid celebrate in style.

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Homemade Funfetti Cake

Because there’s no such thing as too many sprinkles. (Thanks to Coterie member Maria Lichty for the inspo.)

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Rainbow Waffle Cake

A homemade cake can take all day—this one is ready in less than an hour. (And best of all, the kids can help.)

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Ombré Ice Cream Cake

The ombré hair trend might be a thing of the past, but we think this gorgeous cake is a keeper. The best part? You can customize it to your kid’s favorite color.

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Chocolate Construction Cake

Turn your kiddo’s obsession with dump trucks into a tasty (and easy) dessert.

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M&M’s Cake

Save some of the ribbon you used to wrap the gifts for this adorable cake (bonus: the Kit Kats totally cover any icing mishaps).

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Galaxy Cupcakes

Ground control to birthday boy…

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Ice Cream Sundae Cake

This dessert has everything: cake, ice cream and all the toppings.

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Cake Batter Cookie Pie

If your birthday kiddo just can’t decide between pie and cake…

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Balloon Bunch Cupcakes

No Pinterest fails here. Lollipops and ribbon are about as easy as it gets while still looking fun, festive, and put-together.

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Monkey Cake

This cake is actually super easy to decorate (chocolate rice cereal is officially a godsend).

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Rainbow Cupcakes

Pot of gold not included.

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Easy Panda Cupcakes

Who knew chocolate chips could make such adorable little bear faces?

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Unicorn Cake

We can’t lie and say that this recipe is easy. But if you pull it off, you’ll be someone’s hero until next birthday at least.

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Magical Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes

Made with sugar and spice and everything nice, of course.

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Dirt Cake

If they’re going to be eating dirt anyway, why not make it chocolate dirt?

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Everybody’s Birthday Cake

Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. This one is totally no-fuss (and also totally delicious).

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