18 Mar

Absolutely Amazing DIY Birthday Cakes!

amazing DIY birthday cakes

Parenting.com has a fabulous birthday cake gallery/tutorial that is nothing short of AMAZING! Each of the 31 cakes in this gallery comes with step-by-step instructions on how you can recreate it at home. There’s some serious creativity & resourcefulness going on here!

Pictured at top: Castle cake – featuring ice cream cone turrets…SWEET!

Pictured below: Pirate Ship and Soccer Ball cakes. (The use of Oreo Crisps for the soccer ball is GENIUS!)

amazing DIY birthday cakes

This Lion cake design is adorable too… especially the chow-mein noodle “mane”!

amazing DIY birthday cakes

More favorites pictured below: Purse Cake with Giant Tootsie Roll handle, Train Birthday Cake – Engine (also check out the entire train cake) ,Ladybug cupcakes, Snake cupcakes, Dump Truck cake, ridiculously clever French Fries cake (toasted pound cake slices with red frosting dip!), Shark cake, and Monkey cake.

amazing DIY birthday cakes

amazing DIY birthday cakes

amazing DIY birthday cakes

amazing DIY birthday cakes

amazing DIY birthday cakes

Click here for a thumbnail view of all 31 cakes!

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Kari SAYS:

These are SO cool!

March 18, 2009 at 8:58 am

Little Miss Cupcake SAYS:

These are so awesome! My son would LOVE that pirate ship one!

March 18, 2009 at 9:37 am

prasti SAYS:

love these! i will have to try one out for my daughter’s 3rd bday.

March 18, 2009 at 9:45 am

trendsettingwedding SAYS:

these cakes are SO cute!

March 18, 2009 at 12:06 pm

joyful weddings and events SAYS:

oh my goodness- so cute! Thanks for the heads up about this.

March 18, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Debra SAYS:

Oh my, those cakes look great. I would have a hard time cutting into those.

March 19, 2009 at 5:56 am

noodle SAYS:


March 19, 2009 at 7:53 am

Caroline @ Bubbly Bride SAYS:

If I was 7 again I would love that castle cake!!!

March 19, 2009 at 2:19 pm

Pumpkin Petunia SAYS:

These are all wonderful! Such a timely post as I just blogged about a party for my son where I attempted to make the cake. It was a bit of an embarrassment, to say the least.

*Maybe* after seeing this, I’ll try again.

March 19, 2009 at 4:55 pm


What Beautiful Cakes ! I think i might have to make the purse one for my birthday !

March 21, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Heather SAYS:

These are amazing! I am going to have to try that train cake. My son’s birthday is nearing and he is obsessed with all kinds of trains. This will be a HUGE hit! Thanks for sharing.

March 23, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Brownie Power SAYS:

WOW, what great cakes!!! I love the french fries!

April 2, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Tanya SAYS:

These look absolutely amazing! Thanks for the step by step decorating ideas, I can just see kids going nuts over cakes like these coming out at a party.

April 3, 2009 at 1:57 am

Food blog SAYS:

Very creative! I like your use of the marshmallows for the flowers. Keep up the great posts…chefRob

April 3, 2009 at 9:29 am

Stester SAYS:

This is cool, but I can’t imagine that the chow mein noodles in the lion one would make the cake taste very good.

April 3, 2009 at 12:25 pm

Salutations SAYS:

I was so inspired by this article that I created a promotion on my blog featuring invitations that match the cakes. We are giving away a set of 20 custom printed invitations to the lucky winner who posts their favorite combo on our facebook page. http://www.salutations.com/inspirations-newsletter/

April 8, 2009 at 5:39 am

Brittany SAYS:

These are too cute, they’re kinda making me hungry! lol!

April 8, 2009 at 9:53 pm

grace SAYS:

My little son loves playing Soccer. That soccer cake would be superb for his birthday next month. I love the grass.

April 10, 2009 at 7:31 pm

FloomyGlypowl SAYS:

nice, really nice!

April 16, 2009 at 9:37 pm

sanna SAYS:

Will tell my wife about this site she is going to love it.
Now that we have lots of our childrens bithdays coming up!

June 20, 2009 at 3:54 pm
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