Coolest Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas for Hobby Bakers and Pros

“Take your birthday cake decorating to the next level! Thousands of birthday cake ideas and cake decorating secrets to spark your inspiration and imagination.”

There will always be your first decorated birthday cake. It may be a little slanted, it may take you all night and it might not be exactly how you envisioned it. But from now on, you are officially a cake decorator.

The good news is that the more cakes you make, the better your cake decorating will become. Intimidated by icing? Frightened by fondant? You will learn all the tips you need to create your masterpiece and feel confident in your carving. Pro tip: it’s always the first cut that is the hardest to make.

In addition, the thousands of birthday cake ideas and instructions on this site will give you the boost and inspiration you need to take you to the next level of decorating. Whether you have been at it for seven months or seven years, this site will provide you with all the inspiration you need. You don’t have to be a professional birthday cake maker in order to create amazing homemade birthday cakes.

1000+ Editors’ Picks Cakes

Amazing Paint Roller Birthday Cake

Our editors have complied this hand-picked selection of exceptional birthday cake ideas after pouring over and sifting through the tens of thousands of special occasion and birthday cakes on this site. These cakes will inspire and instruct all levels of cake decorators. Take a look at our Editors’ Picks cakes »

1000+ Awesome Animal Birthday Cake Ideas

Buddy the Monkey Cake

Need an idea for a quick turtle cake? Want to challenge yourself to a three dimensional teddy bear? From rubber ducks going for a swim, to skating penguins. From a sweet sleeping dog to a snake cake so scary it frightened a grown man. You’ll find monkey cakes and dog cakes, crabs and panda bears and everything in between. Take a look at these super-creative animal cakes »

700+ Adorable Baby Cake Ideas

Baby Doll in a Box Cake

Whether you are welcoming a new arrival or celebrating a first birthday, you’ll find so many cool ideas in this section of the coolest and most adorable baby cake ideas »

650+ Majestic Castle Cakes

Castle Cake

Get ready to fall in love with our coolest collection of castle cakes. And not only princess castle cakes. You’ll find medieval castles, fortresses, Harry Potter castles, Candyland castles and so many original and inspiring castle cakes »

1000+ Coolest Character Birthday Cake Ideas

Coolest Sponge Bob Cake

A beloved character makes for memorable birthday cake designs for all ages. Nothing elicits a smile quite like a beloved character turned into a birthday cake design! Sculpting or forming a well-known character can be daunting but these awesome cake decorators have broken it down for you. If you are ready to challenge yourself, start browsing these cool character cake designs »

600+ Pretty Barbie & Doll Cakes

Coolest Princess Barbie Cake

Like Barbie herself, these doll and Barbie cake ideas cover just about everything! Using buttercream frosting or fondant, take on the challenge of a dress maker and create a gorgeous garment Barbie would be proud of. You’ve got to see these Barbie cake ideas »

700+ Special Occassion & Holiday Cakes

Christmas Cake

Holiday cakes are a wonderful opportunity for cake bakers to share their cake decorating skills with family and friends. It can get hectic trying to bake and decorate at the same time as regular holiday preparations. However, you are sure to agree that it’s worth the effort once you take a look at this section of coolest holiday cake ideas »

750+ Food-Shaped Birthday Cakes

Coolest Homemade Burger Cake

In this section you will find many awesome food-shaped cake ideas. Your mind and stomach might get confused, but everyone will be impressed by your cleverly disguised birthday cakes. Take a look at some of the coolest food-shaped birthday cakes and original cake decorating techniques »

1000+ Recreation & Sports Birthday Cake Ideas

Football Birthday Cake

These sports birthday cakes will blow away any true sports enthusiast. Whether you actively participate in a sport, or cheer from the sidelines, take a look at our section of the coolest sports cakes here »

1000+ Vehicle & Transportation Cakes

Cool Austin Mini Cake

For small and big birthday cakes, this section of vehicle and transportation cakes does not disappoint. Cars, planes, trains, motorcycles, bicycles and even hot-air balloons are all featured here with insider tips to make them roar to life! Enjoy the very coolest cake ideas »

Thousands of Theme Birthday Cakes

Chillin' At The Beach Birthday Cake

The birthday cake ideas in this section prove what we already know – that every creative idea can be turned into an awesome cake! Take a look at some of our very coolest themed cake decorating ideas »

You don’t have to be a professional cake maker in order to create amazing homemade birthday cakes. If you’ve got the motivation to create your own birthday cakes, this site will provide you with all the inspiration you need.

On this site you’ll find thousands of homemade birthday cake ideas, cake photos, preparation tips, recipes, frosting techniques, and every imaginable “slice” of information to help you create your own cool birthday cakes. Just clear your mind and let your fingers lead the way. In no time you’ll be skipping from one homemade cake idea to the next. Making notes. Dreaming up your own adaptations.

Happy birthday cake decorating!