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I told myself long ago that I’d make my kid’s birthday cakes myself no matter how they turned out. And guess what? They turned out pretty great! See my birthday cakes for boys and girls including mermaid cakes, LEGO cakes, construction cakes, princess cakes, airplane cakes, fireman cakes, dinosaur cakes, and more birthday cake ideas for kids.

Easy Unicorn Cake DIY for a Unicorn Birthday Party

Here’s a cute and easy unicorn birthday cake to make for a unicorn birthday party! My unicorn cake features a fondant horn cake topper that lays flat which means that my tutorial is easy for beginners to make. And there are plenty of cute fondant rainbows, teeny hearts, and sparkly stars for a festive birthday. …

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Easy Baby Yoda Cake Idea with Printable Ears Cake Topper

This Is The Way …to make an easy Baby Yoda cake for a Mandalorian Star Wars birthday party! The key to this simple Mandalorian cake idea is my free printable Baby Yoda ears cake toppers. Make the sphere cake with a ball cake pan, buttercream icing, and fondant accents, and then add my printable Yoda …

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Easy Minecraft birthday cake – Steve in Diamond Armor

This easy Minecraft birthday cake idea is super simple and fun to make. Liam wanted a Diamond Armor themed Minecraft birthday party, so we decided that Steve could wear his Diamond Armor on his birthday cake. This Minecraft cake idea is an easy and cute design for boys and girls that you can “craft” all …

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Ice Skating Cake with Ice Skate Topper Template

Here’s the ice skating cake with a fondant ice skate cake topper that I made for Elise’s 10th birthday party. I covered her ice skating birthday cake with turquoise frosting and clear sanding sugar to make it look cold. This number 10 cake for her double-digit birthday by making a template for the number one …

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Easy Mermaid Cake for a Mermaid Birthday Party

Make this DIY mermaid cake with scales and tails, no special cake pan needed! This easy mermaid cake is shaped into a number 9 cake with a cute little mermaid tail. Add white chocolate shells and seashells on edible ‘sand’ to complete the beach-y look. Get my free number 9 mermaid cake template below, or …

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Easy LEGO Friends Cake Idea for Girls

This easy LEGO Friends cake idea is a cheery way to celebrate a LEGO Friends birthday. I didn’t want to make the expected stick-some-plastic-LEGO-Friends-characters-on-a-cake version of a LEGO Friends cake, so instead I made a LEGO Friends cake that celebrates the sunshine and rainbows in Heartlake City. The cake is shaped in a number 8 …

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How to make edible LEGO® fondant bricks for a LEGO cake (no special mold needed)

Wanna make a LEGO® birthday cake? Here’s an easy way to make fondant LEGO bricks — both thick and thin fondant LEGO blocks — with no special LEGO mold required. It’s fast and easy to crank out a whole bunch of fondant LEGO bricks in a couple hours (and even faster if you purchase colored …

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Easy Magic Tree House birthday cake DIY for a Magic Tree House party

Want to make a cute and easy Magic Tree House birthday cake? Here’s the Magic Tree House birthday cake that I made for Elise’s Magic Tree House party. It’s a number 7 cake (no special cake pan needed!) that looks like the tree house from the popular Magic Tree House book series by Mary Pope …

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Easy airplane cake with free printable cake toppers for an airport birthday party

Make my easy airplane birthday cake to make for your little pilot. This cute airplane cake is part of my Modern Airplane birthday party theme, and it’s super fast to make at home using my free printable airplane and cloud cake toppers. I made this easy airplane birthday cake for Liam’s 3rd birthday party. I …

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Make an Easy Disney Princess Birthday Cake Using Stickers (yes, stickers)

Want to make an easy DIY princess birthday cake? Use princess stickers! Call it a cop-out or a moment of pure genius, using princess stickers is hands-down the easiest way to decorate a DIY Disney princess birthday cake …and really any other character cake too. Elise wanted an “All The Disney Princesses” birthday cake including …

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Easy super hero birthday cake with printable cake toppers

Want an easy super hero birthday cake for your little superhero? Print my free superhero printable cake toppers to decorate a DIY superhero birthday faster than a speeding bullet! Download my free printable super hero cake toppers below. Even though I swore long ago that I’d make my own kids’ birthday cakes, I still like …

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Easy Construction Birthday Cake

Make this easy construction birthday cake for your little construction worker’s birthday party! This construction cake is easy to make for beginner cake decorators, and the birthday boy can play with the plastic construction truck cake toppers when the party’s over. Diggers, go! This construction birthday cake is cute on the outside and tastes awesome …

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Letter Mini Birthday Cakes (Petit Fours)

These letter mini birthday cakes were a big hit at Liam’s 1st birthday party. I made them using an L-shaped cookie cutter and pound cake like these cute baby shower petit fours by Cakegirls. Then I covered the L letters with melted chocolate and confetti sprinkles that complimented Liam’s polka dot XOXO birthday theme and …

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Easy Buzz Lightyear Toy Story Birthday Cake Idea {For Beginners Like Me}

Here’s a Buzz Lightyear Toy Story birthday cake idea that even cake decorating total beginners like me can make. Just print out my free Buzz cake pattern below to make your own Space Ranger. I used a little cheater method: make and roll out some chocolate candy clay (easy), trace out pieces with a knife, …

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Flower-Topped Birthday Cake With Chocolate Icing

During our recent weekend visit in northern Michigan, my friend Jennie and her two girls made this flower-topped chocolate iced birthday cake for me. Pretty, yes? Ten-year-old Elizabeth did much of the baking, mixing the batter… …and pouring it into pans… …with eight-year-old Mary serving as “official taster.” While Jennie made rich chocolate icing, Elizabeth …

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