As new parents, most mums are dazzled by the array of birthday cake designs for their little tots. Celebrating your child’s first birthday or even his/her fifth birthday is an important milestone and calls for a grand party.
Throwing a party for young kids is not easy and one of the most difficult tasks is making and decorating a suitable birthday cake. Kids are under a lot of peer pressure and want to outdo one another especially when it comes to throwing grand parties.
Most kids also enjoy theme parties so the cake has to be perfect for the occasion and the theme. Some of these cake ideas are truly decadent and can be easily made or baked at home with a little bit of flair and practice.
The Top Cake Ideas For Kids
Circus Cat Cake
This is an unusual design for your child’s birthday cake. If the theme of the party is amusement or centering on a circus, then this is the right cake for the occasion. Bake a basic round sponge and draw out the cat’s eyes, nose and smile with chocolate frosting. Use vanilla biscuits as the cat’s ears and chocolate frosting spikes to decorate the cat’s luscious mane. You can change the colour of the frosting for the mane to make the cake look bright and colourful.
If you do not wish to have a full-fledged cake, you can try something different and have beautiful frosted, flower cupcakes to be served to each child at the party. Bake the cup cakes and frost them completely in green or red coloured frosting. Then with the help of gems and marshmallows, decorate the tops of the cup cakes in the shapes of flowers. The kids will enjoy devouring and admiring the cup cakes.
The Turtle Cake
The turtle cake sounds difficult but is very simple and easy to make. Bake a huge oval mound of chocolate sponge and decorate the top of the sponge with chocolate icing. Place five medium sized cup cakes all around this mound to form the turtle’s forelegs, hind legs and the turtle’s snout. Decorate the top of the cup cakes with green frosting. Place some red coloured gems on the turtle’s snout to represent its eyes and nose. The body of the turtle can be decorated with lines, which will help to depict its shells. The cake looks difficult but is very simple to make.
This one is for your sporty son or daughter. If they are ardent soccer fans, get a t-shirt cake replete with the child’s favourite soccer club name embossed on the t-shirt. You can also have the child’s name iced on the t-shirt cake. Bake a square and a rectangular sponge and place them to form a T. This will give the look of a t-shirt. Decorate the cake with bright yellow frosting and blue coloured sleeves to represent a colourful soccer t-shirt.
The Carry All Cake
For a girl who loves to dress up, a cake that has been designed and shaped into a purse will be apt. Bake a round or oval cake. Cover it with cream icing and decorate the top of the cake with colourful embellishments and frosting to form a perfect purse.