Birthday Cake Images, Ideas, & Recipes – Everything You Need!

Here is everything you need to make an awesome birthday cake.
First, you can check out all the birthday cake images for decorating ideas and inspiration. Simply click on a theme below – whether it’s for kids or adults.
Second, you can choose a cake recipe to use as the base of your awesome cake design. Whether you like chocolate, vanilla or something else, there’s a cake for your party.
So what are you waiting for? Get choosing!

 

KIDS: Birthday Cake For Kids
1st Birthday Cake | Star Wars Birthday Cake | Paw Patrol Birthday Cake | Peppa Pig Birthday Cake | Minecraft Birthday Cake | Rainbow Birthday Cake | Lego Birthday Cake | Shopkins Birthday Cake | Harry Potter Birthday Cake | Cat Birthday Cake | Frozen Birthday Cake | Butterfly Birthday Cake | Dinosaur Birthday Cake | Minion Birthday Cake | Emoji Birthday Cake | Unicorn Birthday Cake | Ice cream Birthday Cake | Cars Birthday Cake | Train Birthday Cake | Spiderman Birthday Cake | Pink Birthday Cake | Batman Birthday Cake | Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake | Pirate Birthday Cake |Fairy Birthday Cake

ADULTS: Birthday Cake For Adults
18th Birthday Cake21st Birthday Cake | 30th Birthday Cake | 40th Birthday Cake | 50th Birthday Cake | 60th Birthday Cake | 70th Birthday Cake | 80th Birthday Cake | 90th Birthday Cake | 100th Birthday Cake | Funny Birthday Cake | Star Wars Birthday Cake | Minecraft Birthday Cake

CAKE RECIPES
Red Velvet Cake | Brownie Ice Cream Cake | Rich Chocolate Buttermilk Cake | Vanilla Cake | Lemon Cake

 

KIDS: Birthday Cake For Kids Ideas & Images

1st Birthday Cake Images

1st Birthday Cake1st Birthday Cake1st Birthday Cake1st Birthday Cake1st Birthday Cake

 

Star Wars Birthday Cake Ideas

Star Wars birthday cake for kidsStar Wars birthday cake for kidsStar Wars birthday cake for kidsStar Wars birthday cake for kidsStar Wars birthday cake for kids

Paw Patrol Birthday Cake Inspiration

Paw Patrol birthday cakePaw Patrol birthday cakePaw Patrol birthday cakePaw Patrol birthday cakePaw Patrol birthday cake

Peppa Pig Birthday Cake

Peppa Pig birthday cakePeppa Pig birthday cakePeppa Pig birthday cakePeppa Pig birthday cakePeppa Pig birthday cake

Minecraft Birthday Cake Images

Minecraft birthday cake for kidsMinecraft birthday cake for kidsMinecraft birthday cake for kidsMinecraft birthday cake for kidsMinecraft birthday cake for kids

Rainbow Birthday Cake Ideas

rainbow birthday cakerainbow birthday cake

rainbow birthday cake

rainbow birthday cakerainbow birthday cake

Lego Birthday Cake Inspiration

Lego birthday cake

Lego birthday cakeLego birthday cakeLego birthday cakeLego birthday cake

Shopkins Birthday Cake

Shopkins birthday cakeShopkins birthday cakeShopkins birthday cakeShopkins birthday cakeShopkins birthday cake

Harry Potter Birthday Cake Images

Harry Potter birthday cakeHarry Potter birthday cakeHarry Potter birthday cakeHarry Potter birthday cakeHarry Potter birthday cake

Cat Birthday Cake Ideas

cat birthday cakecat birthday cakecat birthday cakecat birthday cakecat birthday cake

Frozen Birthday Cake Inspiration

Frozen Birthday CakeFrozen Birthday CakeFrozen Birthday CakeFrozen Birthday CakeFrozen Birthday Cake

Butterfly Birthday Cake

butterfly birthday cakebutterfly birthday cakebutterfly birthday cakebutterfly birthday cakebutterfly birthday cake

Dinosaur Birthday Cake Images

dinosaur birthday cakedinosaur birthday cakedinosaur birthday cakedinosaur birthday cakedinosaur birthday cake

Minion Birthday Cake Ideas

Minion birthday cakeMinion birthday cakeMinion birthday cakeMinion birthday cakeMinion birthday cake

Emoji Birthday Cake Inspiration

Emoji Birthday CakeEmoji Birthday CakeEmoji Birthday CakeEmoji Birthday CakeEmoji Birthday Cake

Unicorn Birthday Cake

Unicorn birthday cakeUnicorn birthday cakeUnicorn birthday cakeUnicorn birthday cakeUnicorn birthday cake

Ice Cream Birthday Cake Images

ice cream birthday cakeice cream birthday cakeice cream birthday cakeice cream birthday cakeice cream birthday cake

Cars Birthday Cake Ideas

Cars birthday cake

Cars birthday cake

Cars birthday cakeCars birthday cakeCars birthday cake

Train Birthday Cake Inspiration

Train birthday cakeTrain birthday cakeTrain birthday cakeTrain birthday cake

Spiderman Birthday Cake Ideas

Spiderman birthday cakeSpiderman birthday cakeSpiderman birthday cakeSpiderman birthday cakeSpiderman birthday cake

Pink Birthday Cake Images

pink birthday cakepink birthday cakepink birthday cakepink birthday cakepink birthday cake

Batman Birthday Cake Images

Batman birthday cakeBatman birthday cakeBatman birthday cakeBatman birthday cakeBatman birthday cake

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake Ideas

Minnie Mouse Birthday CakeMinnie Mouse Birthday CakeMinnie Mouse Birthday CakeMinnie Mouse Birthday CakeMinnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Pirate Birthday Cake

pirate birthday cakepirate birthday cakepirate birthday cakepirate birthday cakepirate birthday cake

Fairy Birthday Cake Images

fairy birthday cakefairy birthday cakefairy birthday cakefairy birthday cakefairy birthday cake

ADULTS: Birthday Cake For Adults Ideas & Images

18th Birthday Cake

18th Birthday Cake18th Birthday Cake18th Birthday Cake18th Birthday Cake18th Birthday Cake

21st Birthday Cake Images

21st Birthday Cake21st Birthday Cake21st Birthday Cake21st Birthday Cake21st Birthday Cake

30th Birthday Cake

30th Birthday Cake30th Birthday Cake30th Birthday Cake30th Birthday Cake30th Birthday Cake

40th Birthday Cake Images

40th Birthday Cake40th Birthday Cake40th Birthday Cake40th Birthday Cake40th Birthday Cake

50th Birthday Cake

50th Birthday Cake50th Birthday Cake50th Birthday Cake50th Birthday Cake50th Birthday Cake

60th Birthday Cake

60th Birthday Cake60th Birthday Cake60th Birthday Cake60th Birthday Cake60th Birthday Cake

70th Birthday Cake

70th Birthday Cake70th Birthday Cake70th Birthday Cake70th Birthday Cake70th Birthday Cake

80th Birthday Cake

80th Birthday Cake80th Birthday Cake80th Birthday Cake80th Birthday Cake80th Birthday Cake

90th Birthday Cake

100th Birthday Cake

100th birthday cake100th birthday cake100th birthday cake100th birthday cake100th birthday cake

Funny Birthday Cake

Funny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday CakeFunny Birthday Cake

Star wars Birthday Cake

Star Wars Birthday Cake adultStar Wars Birthday Cake adultStar Wars Birthday Cake adultStar Wars Birthday Cake adultStar Wars Birthday Cake adult

Minecraft Birthday Cake

Minecraft birthday cake adultMinecraft birthday cake adultMinecraft birthday cake adultMinecraft birthday cake adult

Minecraft birthday cake adult

 

 

 

CAKE RECIPES – Bring Your Ideas To Life!

Red Velvet Cake

Prep: 30 min

Cook: 1 hr

Serves: 8-10

 

Ingredients

For the sponge:

600g caster sugar

1 tsp fine salt

5 eggs

250g vegetable oil

5 tbsp red food colouring

2 tsp vanilla extract

50g cocoa powder

560g plain flour

100g cornflour

500g buttermilk or plain yoghurt

2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tsp white vinegar

Butter, for greasing

 

For the icing:

200g unsalted butter, softened

250g cream cheese

750g icing sugar, sifted

1½ tsp vanilla extract

 

Method

Heat the oven to 150C/300F/gas 2. Grease and line two 24cm cake tins.

Make the sponge: in a large bowl, whisk together the caster sugar, salt, eggs, oil, food colouring and vanilla.

In another large bowl, sift together the cocoa powder, plain flour and cornflour.

Pour the buttermilk or yoghurt into a jug. In a small bowl, combine the bicarb and vinegar, then stir into the buttermilk.

Whisk half the flour and cocoa into the egg and sugar mixture, then mix in half the buttermilk. Add the remaining flour and cocoa mixture and mix well. Finally, add the remaining buttermilk and mix until smooth.

Pour the lot into the prepared tins and bake until the top is springy to the touch and a skewer comes out clean – about one hour.

Meanwhile, make the icing: in the bowl of a mixer, whip the butter until light and creamy. Add the cream cheese and beat well. Gradually add the icing sugar and beat on a low speed for three minutes. Scrape down the bowl, then add the vanilla and beat for another five minutes. Ice the cooled cake to serve.

From The Violet Bakery Cookbook, by Claire Ptak

 

Brownie Ice Cream Cake

Prep: 1 hr

Freeze: 6 hrs

Cook: 15 min

Serves: 12

 

Ingredients

2 packs shop-bought brownie mix

150ml vegetable oil or butter

2 eggs

1.4 litres strawberry ice‑cream, softened

1 litre vanilla ice‑cream, softened

500ml chocolate ice‑cream, softened

Cocoa powder

 

Method

Heat the oven to 180C/ 350F/gas 4. Line two baking trays with baking paper and line a large bowl with clingfilm.

Mix the brownie mix with the eggs, oil or butter, until just combined. Pour the mix into the baking trays and spread evenly. Bake according to the packet instructions, until the brownies are fudgy yet firm. Remove and leave to cool.

Once cool, cut one trayful in half lengthwise, then into eight equal rectangles. Leave four as they are, and cut the other four diagonally into eight triangles. Line the prepared bowl with these brownie pieces, covering the sides and bottom, and pressing down firmly, especially the seams, to create a shell with no gaps.

Scoop the strawberry ice-cream on to the shell and smooth with a spatula. Cover with clingfilm and press a medium-sized bowl into the ice-cream, so it rises up the sides and is flush with the top of the bowl. Freeze for three hours.

Unwrap, repeat with the vanilla ice-cream and freeze for another two hours.

Meanwhile, cut a circle into the other tin of brownie the diameter of the large bowl.

Uncover the now-frozen vanilla layer, fill with chocolate ice-cream, cover with the circle of brownie and freeze for one hour.

Carefully remove from the freezer and flip on to a serving platter. Leave a couple of minutes, then remove the bowl and dust with cocoa powder.

From Tasty: Latest and Greatest

 

 

Rich Chocolate Buttermilk Cake

Prep: 40 min

Cook: 35 min

Serves: 8-10

 

Ingredients

For the cake:

220g plain flour

400g granulated sugar

90g cocoa powder

1½ tsp baking powder

¾ tsp salt

2 large eggs

240ml buttermilk

115g butter, melted

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1 cup (240ml hot coffee (or 2 tsp instant coffee dissolved in a mug of boiling water)

For the chocolate filling

200g dark chocolate (70% cocoa), chopped

240g unsalted butter, softened

4 egg yolks

160g caster sugar, sifted

 

For the ganache:

300ml double cream

140g dark chocolate (about 52% cocoa solids), chopped

Chocolate curls and

cocoa powder, to decorate

 

Method

Heat the oven to 180C/350F/gas 4. Grease and flour (or line) two 24cm round baking tins.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, stir together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla. Beat until smooth, stir in the coffee, then divide evenly between the tins, and bake on the middle rack of the oven for about 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tins for 15 minutes, then on a rack. (Run a butter knife around the edges of each cake. Put a wire cooling rack over the top of each tin and flip the cakes; gently thump on the bottom of the tins, until the cakes release.)

For the filling, melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, then set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer for 10 minutes, then beat in the egg yolks and sugar for five minutes. Stir two spoonfuls into the cooled, melted chocolate, then mix it back into the butter mixture, until fully combined and smooth.

For the ganache, bring the cream to a boil. Put the chocolate in a large bowl, then pour the cream over and stir. Once cooled, beat to soft peaks.

To assemble, spread the filling on to one cake and sandwich with the other. Ice with the ganache. Decorate with chocolate curls, or dust with cocoa powder.

From The Farmette Cookbook by Imen McDonnell

 

 

Vanilla Cake

Ingredients

225g unsalted butter, softened, plus extra for greasing

350g caster sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

5 large egg whites

325g plain flour

25g cornflour

1½ tbsp baking powder

250ml buttermilk

 

For the meringue buttercream

3 large egg whites

240g caster sugar

1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds scraped out

360g unsalted butter, softened

1 tsp vanilla extract

multi-coloured edible polka dots, to decorate

 

Method

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and grease 3 x 20cm sandwich tins, lining the bases with baking parchment and greasing the parchment too.

Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the egg whites, a little at a time, beating until fully combined before adding more. Mix together the flour, cornflour and baking powder. Add the dry ingredients in 3 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Divide the batter between the tins and level the tops.

Bake for 25-30 mins or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack, peeling off the parchment. Cool completely.

To make the buttercream, put the egg whites and sugar in a big bowl (the bowl of your tabletop mixer, if you have one) with the vanilla seeds and set over a pan of gently simmering water. Lightly whisk until the sugar has fully dissolved – you can test this by dipping two fingers into the bowl and rubbing them together; if you can’t feel any grains of sugar, the mixture is ready. Remove the bowl from the heat and keep whisking until a thick meringue has formed. Continue whisking until the meringue has cooled to room temperature, then slowly add in the butter, 1 tbsp at a time. By the time all the butter has been incorporated, the mixture should have transformed into a silky-smooth buttercream. If it hasn’t, continue to whisk until it does. If it still refuses to thicken, it may be the mixture is still too warm, so chill for 10 mins, then continue whisking. Add the vanilla extract and mix to combine.

To assemble the cake, place a sponge on a cake board or serving plate and top with a thin layer of buttercream. Repeat with the remaining cake layers and finish by spreading the remaining buttercream over the top and sides of the cake (see below). To get a smooth finish, use the edge of a palette knife, and drag carefully around the sides of the cake, smoothing out the buttercream. To decorate the cake, press the sides of it with the edible polka dot sprinkles creating a full border at the bottom with less and less the further up the cake you go. Best served within 2 days of baking, but the cake will keep for up to 4 days.

 

 

 

Lemon Cake

Ingredients

200g butter, softened

200g golden caster sugar

4 eggs

175g ground almond (switch for polenta or wheat-free flour to make this recipe nut-free)

250g mashed potato

zest 3 lemons

2 tsp gluten-free baking powder

For the drizzle

4 tbsp granulated sugar

juice 1 lemon

 

Method

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Butter and line a deep, 20cm round cake tin. Beat the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy, then gradually add the egg, beating after each addition. Fold in the almonds, cold mashed potato, lemon zest and baking powder.

Tip into the tin, level the top, then bake for 40-45 mins or until golden and a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack after 10 mins cooling. Mix the granulated sugar and the lemon juice together, then spoon over the top of the cake, letting it drip down the sides. Let the cake cool completely before slicing.

Tom Raider

Tom Raider

Our wily wordsmith, Tom, is a key weaver of yarns and the chief storyteller at Octopus HQ. Tom writes words of wit and wisdom which can be read on Yellow Blogtopus. He also helps pen the praiseworthy product descriptions that help you decide what you feel like purchasing from us. Along with our Marketing Maestro, he helps brain storm and devise new plans for how to spread the name of Yellow Octopus to deserving Australians from Kakadu all the way to King Island.