How to make a Happy Birthday cakes that will knock their socks off!  These birthday cake recipe are all homemade birthday cakes so you can learn how to make cakes for men, women, girls, and boys.  Everyone feels more special with a homemade cake and they always taste better too!  {{wink}} Here are amazing birthday cakes complete with recipes and lots of pictures so you can make them at home for your friends and family.

Amazing Birthday Cake Recipes  {for boys, girls, adults}

Birthday Cake Ideas

Birthday Cake Ideas

1.  Oreo Ice Cream Cakes {Birthday Cake} ~ Everyone loves O-R-E-O-S!  The best part is twisting the cookies apart to get to the cream filling.  Right?!  Well, how about oreos and ice cream?  Mmmm.  These little oreo ice cream cakes are absolutely adorable.  You can make them with just four ingredients.  These little cuties will be a crowd pleaser for all ages.

Birthday Cake Ideas

2.  Fruity Pebbles Treat Cake ~ This is a fun and yummy alternative to a traditional birthday cake.  It is also great if you are entertaining guests who have gluten allergies.  Spruce it up with a little border of skittles for a decorator’s touch. Homemade Birthday Cake Pancakes 3. Birthday Cake Pancakes ~ Start your birthday off right by enjoying these birthday cake pancakes for breakfast. A fun tradition to add to your birthday celebration and if you are having a sleepover, they can even substitute for a traditional cake. Whoe doesn’t love eating cake for breakfast!

Birthday Cake Ideas

4.  How to Make a Donut Birthday Cake {Cake Ideas} ~ Stack your favorite palm-sized treats for a fun birthday cake alternative! You can dress the donuts up by drizzling on colorful glaze and fun sprinkles. And, of course, don’t forget to add some adorable flags and candles! Cake in a Jar 5.  Birthday Cake in a Jar Recipe ~ This birthday cake in a jar is a great way to surprise your child during school lunch.  And, it’s so simple to make.  Bake a cake according to the box directions, layer it in a jar with frosting and voila!

Cake Ideas

6.  Skittles Happy Birthday Cake ~ This is a fabulous tutorial that shows you how to turn a plain grocery store bought cake into a beautiful masterpiece.  And, it's a piece of cake.  (I couldn't resist!)  The tutorial shows you how to decorate the cake with skittles as well as how to make the cake bunting using ribbon.

Homemade Birthday Cakes

M&M's Recipes 7.  M&M Cake ~ Decorate your favorite cake with Kit Kat’s and M&M’s.  You can use your own cake recipe or even use a cake box mix.

Homemade Birthday Cake

8.  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cake {Birthday Cake} ~ If you are having a cookies and milk themed birthday party or just throwing a birthday celebration for someone who really loves cookie dough, this chocolate chip cookie dough cake will probably find its way into your party plans.

Homemade Birthday Cake

9.  Fourteen Layer Cake {How To Make Cake} ~ Bakerella will walk you through all of the tips and tricks to cake baking that you will need when tackling this 14 layer cake.  She made it for Valentine’s Day (14 layers for the 14th of February) and it would be fun to match the number of layers to the age of the person celebrating their birthday.  Of course, that might be a little tricky if the birthday boy is turning 90.

Homemade Birthday Cake

10.  Giant “Cake Pop” CakeThis post literally made me laugh out loud.  With cake pops and brownie pops being all the rage right now, who wouldn’t want a cake-sized cake pop?!  With an actual dowel for a stick, that is one big “bite-sized” dessert {haha}.

Homemade Birthday Cake

11.  4 Ingredient Cranberry White Cake ~ 4 Ingredients using Cake Mix, Water, Yogurt & Dried Fruit to make this amazing Cranberry cake for a birthday cake or just for fun.

Birthday Cake Flowers

Birthday Cake Flowers

12.  Pink Flower Cake {Creative Cakes} ~ This gorgeous fondant flower will make any girl feel like a million bucks on her birthday.  Check out this easy to follow tutorial to learn how to create a giant ruffled fondant flower to decorate your next birthday cake creation.

How to Make Flowers

13.  Sugar Dahlias Tutorial ~ These GORGEOUS Dahlias made from icing are so beautiful, I had to look twice to believe they weren’t real flowers. And even though they are a bit time consuming, you really only need to make one flower for the whole cake and you still get a big WOW factor. How to Make Flowers for Cake 14.  How to Make Edible Fantasy Flowers ~ You only need 2 basic cutters to make these cute and edible fondant fantasy flowers.  They can be used as cupcake toppers or even cake toppers. You can make them in any color you want!

Fondant Birthday Cakes

Fondant Birthday Cake

15.  Ombre Chevron Cake Tutorial ~ This ombre chevron stripe cake is absolutely gorgeous!  Even if you have never worked with fondant you can pull this off.  Laura has provided a recipe for the fondant and a detailed step by step tutorial to make the ombre chevron stripes.  Change the colors of the stripes and this cake would be perfect for any party theme. Fondant Cake 16.  How to Make a Peacock Cake ~ Learn how to transform a basic round cake into a gorgeous peacock! This would be excellent for themed parties and is most likely going to wow your guests! Fondant Cake 17.  Mad Hatter Tea Party Cakes {Tutorial} ~  Whether you are hosting a tea party or an Alice In Wonderland themed party, these adorable cakes are a must!  You can make your own Mad Hatter Hat cake, the queen of hearts cake, the white rabbit’s pocket watch mini cake and “Eat Me” petite-fours.

Mens Birthday Cakes

Mens Birthday Cake

18.  Three-Tiered Cinnamon Roll Cake ~ Three-Tiered Cinnamon Roll Cake, With Cooked Cream Cheese Frosting. For birthdays, holidays or weddings. Perfect if you don’t enjoy cake, or if you really just love cinnamon rolls. Carrot Cake 19.  Gluten Free Carrot Cake ~ Whether you need to whip up a cake for a birthday or a dinner party this carrot cake with cream cheese frosting will fit the bill.  And, since there is fruit in this I’m going to go ahead and say it’s fine to eat the leftovers for breakfast, too. {wink}!

Men's Birthday Cake

20.  Mustache Cake ~ Mustaches are very trendy right now and rightfully so, they make fun and quirky accessories! This post features a cake you can create in the shape of a mustache. Much easier than you’d think from looking at the fabulous results!

Women's Birthday Cakes

Women's Birthday Cake

21.  Ruffle Cake ~ I LOVE Martha Stewart! Don’t you? She is incredibly talented and this ruffle cake was her design. Learn how to make it too by following my pictured guide! White Cake 22.  White Cake with Strawberry Cream Frosting ~ This cake is all about the strawberry cream frosting.  If baking from scratch isn’t your thing, you can even make this cake from a boxed mix.  {{shhh, don’t tell}}. Red Velvet Cake 23.  Southern Red Velvet Cake ~ Diane created her own recipe based on multiple recipes and liked it so much it’s a definite keeper.  Likewise, the decorating design was created by mixing ideas she found from a variety of places.  Her cake looks amazing and I’d really love a bite right about now!  {wink}

Kids Birthday Cake

The Cat in the Hat Cakes 24.  Cat in the Hat Cake {tutorial} ~ Dr. Seuss is an all time favorite book collection for both adults and children.  Whether your favorite is The Cat in the Hat or One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish this cake would give the party a definite WOW factor.  Follow this amazing step by step tutorial to make your own Cat in the Hat cake.

Kids Birthday Cake

25.  Crybaby Cake ~ This is a fun cake for a to a baby shower or a baby’s birthday party.  It’s simple to make and I bet it will have your guests laughing cuz babies do cry A LOT! Fondant Birthday Cakes 26.  Charlie and Lola Birthday Cake {Tutorial} ~ This is a fantastic tutorial for decorating a cake with fondant icing.  She uses an image printed off the internet, so you could easily use this method for ANY design.  Although all the little extras make this particular cake pretty fabulous!

Girl Birthday Cakes

Girls Birthday Cakes

27.  Rainbow Heart Cake {Creative Cakes} ~ A rainbow of colors inside and out, there is no girl big or little that will be able to resist smiling when seeing the fun rainbow heart hidden inside this cake.  This cake will be a show stopper at your rainbow themed birthday party M and M Recipes 28.  Rainbow Malt Cake ~ There are lots of great uses for this pretty cake.  Perfect for a birthday party with a rainbow theme, an art or colors theme, or just bring it in for a co-worker who got a kick out of the “double-rainbow” viral video.  Ha ha.

Girls Birthday Cake

29.  Butterfly Birthday Cake ~ Get the How-To on this darling Butterfly Cake.  It would be perfect for a fairy or woodland themed party.  Or take inspiration from the cake and do an entire butterfly theme. Girls Birthday Cakes 30.  Ladybug Cake ~  How to make a polka-dot lady bug cake… on the INSIDE. An easy tutorial that opens up a world of possibilities for your next cake.

Princess Birthday Cake

Princess Birthday Cake

31.  Barbie Cake {How To Make A Cake} ~ A favorite Barbie and a lot of beautiful frosting and you can have the perfect Barbie cake for your little princess.

Princess Cake Tutorial

32.  Princess Cake ~ This tiered pink cake will make your little princesses dreams come true!  The sash and crown are exquisite.

Fairy Birthday Cake

Fairy Birthday Cake

33.  Sweet Tinker Bell Cake ~ Transform an ordinary sheet cake into Tinker Bell using fondant and a photo as a guide.

Fairy Birthday Cake

34.  Tinker Bell's Fairy Wings Cake ~ Adorned with candy swirls and frosting roses, this party cake fashioned after Tink's dainty wings will have fairy fans all a flutter.  There's a free template to download.

Rapunzel Birthday Cake

Rapunzel Cake

35.  DIY Rapunzel Tower Cake ~ This Tangled tower cake is a fun and delicous recipe that kids and grown-ups are sure to enjoy.  You can make Rapunzel's tower cake using two 10" cakes, cake donuts and a large chocolate muffin.

Castle Cakes

Princess Birthday Cake 36.  How to Make an Ice Cream Princess Castle Cake ~ I’m not a cake decorator by any means. So you’ll have to excuse my design. This is mainly a tutorial about how to make a layered ice cream cake. It’s easy, but time consuming because of the freezing and refreezing time.

Castle Birthday Cake How-to

37.  Castle Birthday Cake ~ Learn how to transform an 8" and 9" layered cake with candy and ice cream cones into a castle fit for a princess.

Boys Birthday Cakes

Lego Candy and Food 38.  Amazing Lego Head Cake Tutorial {Kids Party Cake Ideas} ~ If you are throwing a lego party for your boy or girl this is a must see cake tutorial! Looks amazing and difficult to make, but with this great tutorial you’ll be able to replicate this fun lego head cake!! Lego Star Wars 39.  Lego Anakin Cake ~ Make your own Lego Anakin cake for your Lego Star Wars party.  The base is 8 x 8 and stands 19? tall. Lego Ninjago 40.  Lego Ninjago Cake Tutorial ~ Your child will think you’re the coolest mom when you make them this Ninjago birthday cake.  Follow this great tutorial to make it yourself! Boys Birthday Cakes 41.  Star Wars Clone Wars Birthday Cake ~ How to make a Star Wars or Clone Wars birthday party cake. Simply order a $14 flat-iced round cake from Kroger and add sugar cookies or printables to quickly turn any cake into a themed birthday cake. I sent an image of Star Wars clones, Anakin, and Darth Maul to decorate this cake into an easy-do-decorate Star Wars Clone Wars Birthday cake, in minutes!

Boys Birthday Cake

42.  Construction Birthday Cake ~ This is a post with a super fun construction cake idea! Perfect for a construction themed party! You’ll be able to make this masterpiece with the help of this fantastic tutorial! Your little builder will love this cake!

Pirate Birthday Cake

Pirate Birthday Cake 43.  Pirate Ship Birthday Cake ~ Ahoy Matey!  Learn how to make a pirate ship birthday cake with boxed cake mix, candies and pretzels.

Toy Story Birthday Cake

Toy Story Birthday Cake

44.  Buzz Lightyear Birthday Cake ~ This adorable Buzz Lightyear cake is easy and perfect for beginners.  Make and roll out some chocolate candy clay, trace out pieces with a knife, and assemble it into a little edible puzzle.  You can print out the free Buzz cake pattern to make your own Space Ranger.

Toy Story Cake

45.  Toy Story Alien Cupcakes ~ These little green aliens are a piece of cake to make for your child's Toy Story-themed party.

Super Hero Cakes

Super Hero Cake

46.   Spiderman Birthday Cake ~ Follow these step by step pictured instructions to create your own fabulous spiderman cake with cupcakes to match.  Use the translation box at the top of the post for an English version.

Super Hero Cakes

47.  Captain America Cake {Boy Birthday Party} ~ This Captain America cake is patriotic inside and out.  Check out the great cake and the really fun punch that she made for this Captain America party.

Super Hero Cake

48.  The Dark Knight Rises Cake ~ How to make an easy Dark Knight Rises Cake for the hubs. It’s a two layer tres leches cake. I used fondant to make the Dark Knigh Silhoutte, created a simple bat banner and placed a small Batman Figure. The icing is simply Light Cool Whip.

Sports Cakes

Sports Cakes 49.  Mini Snickers Football Field ~ This cake is great edible decor for any football or tailgate party. Serve this to your high school kids before the homecoming came, or go all our for you next superbowl party. And here’s a secret {shhhh}, there’s no baking involved!

Sports Cakes

50.  Baseball Team Party {Cake Idea} ~ Score a home run when you celebrate the end of the baseball season with these fun themed food ideas!  A baseball glove cupcake cake and ball park favorites like hot dogs and Cracker Jacks are some of the food ideas!  There’s a tutorial included to make the baseball glove cupcake cake.

Sports Cake

51.  Team Logo Birthday Cake ~ Create a logo with chocolate melts and waxed paper. Print out the logo backwards and put a sheet of wax paper over it. Melt candy at 50% in a squeeze bottle and use to “draw” your logo. When it hardens you’ll have a perfect logo for your cake top.

Sports Cake

52.  Soccer Ball Birthday Cake ~ Step by step instructions to make a soccer ball birthday cake using oreo crisps.   Thanks Ladies! I just adore these ideas! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {knuckle bumps}

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