I always make a homemade birthday cake for my sons. I don’t think decorating a cake has to be complex, there are lots of easy birthday cake ideas that look fantastic.
Easy Birthday Cake Ideas For Kids
By the way, homemade cake can be from a box as long as you make it at home. Frosting should always be from scratch though. Buttercream frosting is the most important part. 😉
My kids love a good themed cake, like a Minecraft or Fortnite birthday cake. They are also happy with cakes decorated with their favorite colors, or with their name, initial or age on it.
Number Birthday Cake
There are some awesome YouTube tutorials on creating number birthday cakes. You can learn how to make a 5 or 10 or whatever out of cake. Often it involves printing out a number template to place on a cake and cut around it. Or you can buy special pans for each number which seems like an expensive route. I found a letters and numbers cake mold that lets you customize your cake each time. I just used it for Quinn’s 13th birthday cake and I love how easy it was!
Another easy way to spell out a name, initial or age is to use candy. Most kids would love the addition of candy on top of their cake. This can be a little tedious depending upon the design you do but it takes very little skill.
Kids Birthday Cakes
What if you child wants a special themed cake like Fortnite, Minecraft, Marvel, etc? Well there are a couple ways to go about it. The absolute easiest way without spending a fortune is to just top a Costco cake with an action figure.
This was a very simple cake design but still fit with the Hulk birthday party theme. I ordered a cake from Costco and asked for purple and green birthday designs. Then I attached a Hulk figure once I picked it up. My 5-year old loved it and it was super easy for me.
Birthday Cake Ideas to Make at Home
Here are a few more birthday cake ideas for kids with specific themes including a super easy Baby Yoda cake! Maybe one of them will work for you child’s next birthday.
What is best birthday cake ice cream?
I love that people want to know what ice cream goes best with birthday cake. I think chocolate and vanilla are the safest choices because most guests will like one or other. Personally I think the best birthday cake ice cream depends on the birthday boy or girl. You should serve their favorite ice cream with their birthday cake. The best birthday cake ice cream flavors in our house are mint chocolate chip, cookies and cream, and anything with peanut butter.