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.
16 Impressive (but Not Impossible) Birthday Cake Recipes for Your Kid’s Party
Homemade Funfetti Cake
Because there’s no such thing as too many sprinkles. (Thanks to Coterie member Maria Lichty for the inspo.)
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.)
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.
Ground control to birthday boy…
Ice Cream Sundae Cake
This dessert has everything: cake, ice cream and all the toppings.
Cake Batter Cookie Pie
If your birthday kiddo just can’t decide between pie and cake…
Peanut Butter Chocolate Monkey Cake
This cake is actually super easy to decorate (chocolate rice cereal is officially a godsend).
Pot of gold not included.
Easy Panda Cupcakes
Who knew chocolate chips could make such adorable little bear faces?
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.
Magical Sugar Plum Fairy Cakes
Made with sugar and spice and everything nice, of course.
If they’re going to be eating dirt anyway, why not make it chocolate dirt?
Everybody’s Birthday Cake
Sometimes you just can’t beat a classic. This one is totally no-fuss (and also totally delicious).