It's surprising how easy it can be to make a cool birthday cake. Whether you choose an unusual design, color, or flavor, a cool birthday cake features your creativity and some inspiration.
These clever and cool birthday cake ideas are easy to make. Just follow the instructions to duplicate the cake you see, or add your own creative flair to match the cool personality of your birthday honoree.
Berries & Cookies Cake Topper: Make basic chocolate cake delightfully dreamy with chocolate sandwich cookies and fresh strawberry slices. The lazy diagonal stripes add fun and relaxed flair. Adapt the technique by changing the arrangement of the stripes or substituting a favorite cookie or fruit.
Cupcake Rainbow: This cool birthday treat takes the celebration to the end of the rainbow. Grouped tightly together, cupcakes form a cool rainbow cake that's impressive and easy to create.
Chocolate-Cherry Stack Cake: This birthday cake stacks up to the competition. It will top them all for cool flavor and design. Layers of chocolate cake and creamy cherry frosting alternate in sky-high style. What could top it? Chocolate-dipped cherries, of course.
Flip-Flop Cake: For the birthday star who dreams of sun and fun, this flip-flop cake has all the fun of a day at the beach. Besides its cool birthday cake style, this cake hides a layer of ice cream in its sole. Decorate the cake with licorice and candy wafers in colors to match the birthday party theme.
These cool birthday cakes are most impressive when you take the first bite. Filled with interesting flavor combinations, these cakes are as pretty as they are tasty. Skip the traditional birthday cake, and experiment with one of these bold choices.
Pistachio Cake: Hiding behind a tasty white chocolate frosting lurks a taste sensation. Pistachios lend their flavor and charm to this sophisticated birthday cake. The caramelized stars add just the right festive finish -- and they are surprisingly easy to make!
Clove-Molasses Cake: Chocolate glaze descending a mountain of cake is pretty enough, but this cool birthday cake isn't made of chocolate. Cloves and molasses add a spicy, old-fashioned punch to this tower of flavor. Add multicolor birthday candles to light up this cake.
Chocolaty Harvest Fruit-Topped Cake: Caramel-glazed fruit takes spicy chocolate cake up a notch. No too-sweet frosting here. The richness of apples and pears makes a pretty topper for a caked filled with luscious chocolate cream.
Angel Food Ice Cream Cake: Light and sophisticated, this angel food cake takes flavor to a whole new level with alternating layers of ice cream. Match the ice cream or sherbet to the party colors, or choose the birthday person's favorite flavor.