33 Fun Birthday Cake Decoration Ideas
Need to know how to decorate a birthday cake? These fun ideas are just as beautiful as they are delicious
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Kristin Prough of BlissMakes put together this adorable marshmallow-clad birthday cake using Lucky Charms and a whole lot of creativity. Check out the step-by-step instructions, and get more cake decorating ideas and DIY projects, at BlissMakes.com.
This buttercream rainbow cake by Courtney Rich of Cakes By Courtney is the perfect way to add some extra sunshine to a birthday celebration. Learn how to recreate this colorful creation with Courtney’s tutorial on CakesByCourtney.com. Also check out how to use a piping bag the right way.
A naked cake is completely bare (or nearly so) on the outside. It works best on a layer cake so show off the thick stripes of buttercream or chocolate ganache filling. Without the typical outer coat, the interior of the cake is completely exposed to showcase all the yummy frosting inside—like what you’ll find with this Malted Chocolate Stout Layer Cake. It’s perfect for rustic or minimalist birthdays.
Jennifer from Beyond the Butter created this intricate design by layering swirls all over the top of her cake. Visit Beyond the Butter to get Jennifer’s coconut sheet cake recipe and frosting how-to.
This flower cake is perfect for a princess birthday party! Learn how to plan a princess party fit for your little royal.
This ombre effect adds a chic finish to this chocolate malt-inspired cake that’s topped and filled with crunchy malt candy. Take a look at the full tutorial on Cake by Courtney to read how you can make it yourself.
Don’t have any special frosting tools on hand? You can still create a gorgeous themed design for your birthday cake using shaped cookies. Use storebought to save time. Simply place them on top of the cake, or adhere them to the sides with extra frosting as we did with this darling carrot layer cake.