Best Birthday Cakes, Photos and How-To Tips

Take a look at the best birthday cakes for an Arctic theme. You’ll also find loads of homemade cake ideas and DIY birthday cake inspiration.

One of the Best Birthday Cakes

Cake by, , Heather V., Hammonton, NJ

Best Birthday Cakes, Photos and How-To Tips

For this cake I used a chocolate box mix. I poured about three inches into a small (approximately 5-inch wide) greased baking bowl and the rest into a greased 9×13 cake pan and baked according to package directions. (I checked on the cake in the bowl earlier and tested with a tooth pick).

Then I made a batch of blue Jell-O Jigglers according to directions and poured some of the mix into a small square plastic container sprayed with cooking spray (I used the remaining Jell-O to actually make snowmen Jigglers). After the cakes cooled I inverted the rectangular cake onto a serving tray, trimmed any “bumps” and iced it with vanilla whipped icing (store bought).

Next I removed the cake from the baking bowl and placed it on the top corner of the iced cake. I placed three vanilla wafers in front of the “mound” and iced the “mound” and the wafers to create an igloo. I then piped blue icing on the igloo to resemble ice blocks. In the opposite corner Then I placed the firm blue Jell-O and used the vanilla whipped icing around it to help hold it in place.

I purchased various arctic animals from the local craft store and placed them around the igloo and in the water. To create a rock for the walrus to sit on I used another vanilla wafer with icing on it. I sprinkled the entire cake with edible white/sparkly glitter.

It was one of the best birthday cakes I have made!