34 Birthday Cakes/Cupcakes for Kids

One of my favorite types of cakes to make are cakes for kids birthday parties. Whether its sports, animals, or a beloved character, there are endless opportunities and options out there for themes! Today I'm sharing a round-up of 34 kids birthday cake ideas I've created over the last few years. Most have a blog post associated with them, so you can click on them to find more information about how I made the cupcakes/cakes.


First up are some cakes and cupcakes for kids who love flowers, rainbows, and creatures of all shapes and sizes. My personal favorites are the garden theme and ladybugs!

          Ladybug Cupcakes                  Flower Garden Cake/Cupcakes

    Butterfly Cake                                Rainbow Cupcakes

            Farm Cake                               Elephant Cake/Cupcakes

  Panda Cupcakes                                Sea Turtle Cake

Hobbies - Does your child have a hobby of sports, music, or art? Here are some hobby themed cakes!

          Basketball Cake                      Art Themed Birthday Cake

  Campfire Cupcakes                                Piano Cake         

Characters - I would assume character cakes are the most popular for kids, here are a few ideas of characters from cartoon to Disney to superhero.

      Daniel Tiger Cake                     Dusty the Cropduster Cake

Elmo Cake                                   Cars Cake

Star Wars Cake                                     Batman Cake

My Little Pony Cake                Frozen Cupcakes

Misc theme - Maybe you want to go with a different type of theme. This collection includes a DIY cupcake idea that kids can decorate themselves, a pink/zebra themed party, 1950's soda shop theme, and a simple theme perfect for a tea party.

      1950's Cupcakes                       Simple Birthday Cupcakes

Sports Team - If your child has a favorite sports team, here are some ideas of how to decorate a cake for them.

Basketball Court Cake                       UK Wildcats Cake  

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