10 Super Cute DIY Children’s Birthday Cakes

Posted on Jun 20 2014 - 8:31pm by Susan Bewley

Have you ever helped pick out a kid’s birthday cake or got one for your own kids? Most of the time, many of us are tempted to go to our local grocery store and pick out an overpriced cake with the child’s favorite character. While kids may be excited about these cakes, they’re usually not worth the price since the entire cake tastes well…flat and too sweet. Many parents don’t realize that many of these cute cakes are easy to make at home, or just as easy to make something just as cute in your own kitchen. All you need is a recipe, an idea, and the time to prepare it!

Below, we included 10 of the cutest children’s birthday cakes we have found online. These cakes were shared with us by fellow bloggers who were excited to show off these cakes to my readers. Feel free to tell us what you think. What is your favorite cake?

10 Children's Birthday Cakes


Susan Bewley is a professional writer & blogger who has been writing content online & in print format for over 10 years. As well, she is an alumni of the University of Louisville with a Masters Degree in Special Education. When not freelance or ghost writing, she can be found writing on Budget Earth or on her own novel. Feel free to contact Susan for more information on how she can help your business.

29 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Edna Williams June 20, 2014 at 8:54 pm -

    These are all so cute! I can’t wait to try the Triple Rainbow Cake! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Shannon June 20, 2014 at 9:34 pm -

    What fun cakes. Thank you for sharing with us.

  3. Candace Parker June 20, 2014 at 10:47 pm -

    Thanks for sharing! I am going to have to show this to my bff! her daughter has a b-day coming up and if we work together I think we could make one of those……. hopefully lol

  4. Terri S June 20, 2014 at 11:27 pm -

    I love these! They are great! I love the rainbow cakes! Thank you for sharing.

  5. Claire D June 21, 2014 at 1:04 am -

    Some day when I have a bigger kitchen I’d love to try one of those rainbow layer cakes. But perhaps go with an attempt at ombre. Thanks for sharing these great ideas!

  6. anita June 21, 2014 at 5:58 am -

    thanks! this gave me some good ideas for my kids birthday!

  7. Melissa S June 21, 2014 at 10:07 am -

    I love #8 and the directions seem pretty easy. I like that it is made from box cake and you concentrate on assembly not a bunch of ingredients.

  8. Dorothy Boucher June 21, 2014 at 11:15 am -

    these are super yummy and that one which is filled with candy yum :) hehe I try to make a little difference in each of my grandchldrens cakes, sometimes we do a cup cake cake :) all cup cakes yumyum 😉 great ideas and thanks for share

  9. lisa June 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm -

    I like the colors of the rainbow cake. I’m not much of a baker but these all look easy enough to make.

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  11. Nicole Acuna June 22, 2014 at 8:26 pm -

    The rainbow cupcakes are adorable! My little girls are obsessed with rainbows and im definitly going to try this out this weekend :)

  12. Virginia Louden June 22, 2014 at 10:42 pm -

    I enjoy baking so very much. i also have 5 kids and prefer to make their cakes myself. These ideas are so cute.

  13. Radar June 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm -

    This post takes me way back. I really like the ideas centered around the Despicable Me theme. Growing up, I had a lot of younger cousins and was called upon often to decorate birthday cakes. I did the doll’s dress cake for the girls. For the boys, I decorated the trimmed cake to resemble a baseball or sometimes an igloo.

  14. Mary M. June 23, 2014 at 3:26 am -

    I like the rainbow layer cake because it looks so cheerful.

  15. Michelle S June 23, 2014 at 10:19 am -

    I simply love the Minions cake! My kids both loved the movies and we were at Universal Studios in Florida in March and rode the ride.

  16. Stacy Peart June 23, 2014 at 10:29 am -

    Great post! I love the barbie one, I’m gonna try to make that for my Nieces Birthday!

  17. Dana Rodriguez June 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm -

    I enjoy baking.The Despicable Me cupcakes are adorable!

  18. Miranda McCallsiter June 23, 2014 at 5:03 pm -

    I love the princess cake! It’s perfect since the Frozen craze has hit.

  19. Tina F June 25, 2014 at 4:48 pm -

    super cool such amazing fun cakes The kids would so love these BUT I bet the adults will just as much GREAT ideas to keep

  20. Tina F June 25, 2014 at 4:49 pm -

    I would love to try the Baked Apple Pie

  21. Tina F June 25, 2014 at 4:51 pm -

    can you delete this comment as \i posted on the wrong page sorry

  22. Deidre LeDoux June 28, 2014 at 10:10 am -

    I think this is a great idea. The standing Barbie is the best I think. I would be terrible at this project.

  23. Rob Brydon June 28, 2014 at 6:16 pm -

    We made number 8 for our kids birthday this year and it was very easy to make and turned out to be quite tasty. Someone did a great job making those minion cupcakes as they look awesome.

  24. Lori Beltran June 29, 2014 at 1:09 am -

    Oh my goodness what adorable ideas. Thank you for sharing these ideas!

  25. lisa June 30, 2014 at 10:51 am -

    Very cute. I especially like the cupcakes with twinkies.Not as sloppy as a whole cake and there are no leftovers.

  26. Tricia Hope June 30, 2014 at 12:40 pm -

    What great ideas these are!I made cakes for my kids when they were younger,some worked some didn’t.I am going to try the Fondant Doll for my grand daughter.It looks about my speed!

  27. Tamara Terni July 3, 2014 at 7:18 pm -

    Yum that rainbow cake looks amazing. and the minion cupcakes my grandchildren would flip for these. thanks so much.

  28. lisa July 5, 2014 at 1:16 pm -

    People are so creative. I could never come up with ideas like these.

  29. Caleb July 22, 2014 at 4:52 pm -

    I love these ideas! Getting creative with cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties is so much fun.