Birthday Cake

Happy birthday! Before it's time to light the candles, browse our collection of birthday cake images, recipes, and decorating ideas for the ultimate celebration. We promise the birthday boy or girl will love their just-for-them cake!

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jelly beans, malt balls, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

Birthday Cakes for Girls

Get the balloons ready -- it's time to celebrate! Your birthday girl will adore these creative birthday cakes, all made with easy, do-at-home techniques. Try these ideas with a purchased cake mix, or bake from scratch with our ready-to-use birthday cake recipes.

DIY Cake Toppers to Make Your Cake Prettier

Jazz up your next special occasion cake with one of these fun, DIY cake toppers. From mini shimmery balloons to sparkly shapes, these cake toppers are sure to add to the joyous celebration!

Birthday Cakes for Boys

It's birthday party time! These cleverly decorated birthday cakes make the birthday boy know he's the guest of honor. We've got the perfect birthday cake for everyone, including all-star athletes and the next man on the moon.

Animal Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes for Kids

Go a little wild! Throw an animal-theme birthday party for your child. These birthday cakes and cupcakes are designed to please animal lovers with dogs, cats, an elephant, an octopus, monkeys, bears, and a menagerie of kids' favorites. Start with a purchased cake or cupcake, or use our recipes to bake one from scratch.

Sophisticated Birthday Cakes for Adults

Simple yet elegant birthday cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday parties. From plain chocolate to fruit-and-cookie topped, our sophisticated birthday cakes for adults, plus ideas for birthday cake toppers and cupcakes, will wow party guests of any age.
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Cool Birthday Cakes

Wow the birthday party guests with a really cool birthday cake. Designed to please, these easy birthday cakes are fun to make and serve.

Ombre Layer Cake

Ombre layering is a fun way to bring your birthday party color into the cake. It's easy to make and will impress your party guests!