Birthday Cake Idea – Free And Easy Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas

Looking for birthday cake ideas? Well, you have come to the right place. Whether it is a child's birthday or an adult's birthday, you are sure to find great ideas for your cake decorating right here in this website.

There are tons of ideas for decorating birthday cakes. With a little creativity, you can create just about any design you want. I have compiled in this section, various themes and ideas that can help you in deciding the perfect theme or design for your cakes. Hope they will inspire you in creating your masterpieces.

Birthday cake theme – general themes

  • Tiered cakes
  • Novelty cakes i.e, cakes sculptured into 3D designs or cakes made using special novelty cake pans
  • Cut out cakes, i.e., cakes cut into 2D shapes from normal sheet cakes
  • Numbers and alphabet cakes – cakes in the shape of numbers or alphabets. These are typically of the first letter of the birthday person’s name, or the age of the person.
  • Vehicles – cakes can either be cut out in the shape of a vehicle, or have the picture of a vehicle piped onto them. Alternatively, you can also use candies or chocolates in the shape of a vehicle to decorate birthday cakes. .
  • Sports – a very famous sports themed birthday cake idea is the ball cake. Using a special ball mould, you can bake a round cake and frost it to look like a ball, be it football, basket ball, cricket ball, or others. Alternatively, you can bake a rectangle cake and turn it into a football field. Just buy the readily available football players cake toppers and goal posts and arrange them on your field cake to look like a real sports field. You can also decorate your sports themed cake with designs of sports equipments like racquets, sports shoes, hockey sticks, cricket bats, etc. These items can be cut out from fondant or piped onto your cake with royal icing or butter icing.
  • Favorite food – shape and decorate the cake to resemble the birthday person’s favorite food or drinks.

Birthday cake themes – Kids

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  • Blue for boys and pink for girls
  • Attractive bright colored decorations
  • Colorful decorations
  • Teddy bears
  • Clowns
  • Balloons
  • Favourite cartoon characters and licensed characters – there are loads of interesting cartoon and licensed character cakes that you can make for your child's birthday. You can make them using novelty shaped cake pans for licensed characters or cut them out from a plain sheet cake or simply transfer a licensed character pattern/picture onto a plain cake.
  • Animals – this is an interesting theme for children. Teddy bear cut out cakes are sure to thrill any child. Caterpillar cakes and butterfly cakes are also very famous with kids.
  • Toys – lego, building blocks, toy car race track, etc.
  • Fairy tales – princess and castles, pirates and treasure boxes, mermaids and the sea
  • Nursery rhymes – Humpty Dumpty, Polly Put The Kettle On, Ding Dong Bell, Twinkle – Twinkle Little Star.
  • Favourite food – use your child’s favourite chocolate and candies to decorate the birthday cake

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Adult birthday cake themes

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Besides the general themes above, here are some other adult cake themes that you can use to decorate cakes for adults:

  • Hobbies/Interests – this is a very big theme. Find out the birthday’s persons interest or hobby and decorate a cake with that particular theme
  • Job related – this is another interesting cake decorating idea for working adults, especially someone who is very passionate about his or her job.

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