Coolest Cheerleading Birthday Cakes

Take a look at the coolest homemade Cheerleading birthday cakes. You’ll also find loads of homemade cake ideas and DIY birthday cake inspiration.

Cake by Meg D., Gallatin, TN

Coolest Cheerleading Birthday Cakes

As I am the one to always make the birthday cakes for everyone, I made this for the daughter of friends of ours who was having her fifth birthday party at Build-A-Bear. She requested a teddy bear dressed in a purple and white cheerleader uniform. It sounds daunting but it was actually easier than I anticipated.

I built the cake out of one 9×13 and two 9×9 square chocolate cakes. The 9×13 was the base and the smaller ones built up on top; I simply carved out the 3-dimentional shape of a bear. I used some of the scraps to make the tummy and muzzle a bit higher. (You get a good portion of scraps from the legs which are considerably lower than the shoes.) I inserted Popsicle sticks down through the muzzle and tummy for added support.

I crumb coated the whole thing (see how at wilton.com) in cream cheese frosting and refrigerated till stiff. I then tinted another two tubs of frosting tan and frosted the whole thing again reserving a bit to tint black for the eyes and nose. I traced lines on the cake where fondant would be placed as a guide for me.

Cheerleader Cake

I mixed shredded coconut with cocoa mix for the brown furry look and covered all the frosting with it avoiding the areas I had marked for fondant. (The fondant wouldn’t have adhered well to the coconut.) I bought one of the small boxes of fondant (the kind you can pick up at Wal-Mart) and split it in half tinting one half purple by mixing in red and blue gel food coloring. It blended very smoothly. I used the fondant for everything you see on the bear except for the pennant pole which is a Popsicle stick.

Of course the shoes had to be Sketchers since that’s what they have at Build-A-Bear! I glued the fondant pieces together with just water. Finally I piped on the face. This is my first try at 3D birthday cakes, and it was quite a success!

Cake by Jean A., Louisville, KY

Cheerleader Cake

I used a Wilton ballerina bear pan and baked a cake in it. Instead of decorating as a ballerina, I redid the outfit some and the shoes to look like a cheerleader. I used blue, white, light brown and black frosting to decorate with.

Cake by Evelyn F., Donaldson, PA

Cheerleader Cake

I used the Wilton Wonder Mold to make the cheerleader. And the ball pan to make the basketball. The birthday girl is a cheerleader AND a basketball player, who’s mom didn’t know which to choose, so I made both.

Cake by Jere A., Chambersburg, PA

Cheerleader Cake

These are birthday cake photos of my daughter’s birthday party.  I have made a cheerleader cake for her for the last 2 years – different uniforms, but the same type of cake.  This is the most recent one.  I use the Wilton doll cake pan – and a boxed cake mix – only one – and Wilton icing.  The trick is how good I can copy the uniform just by looking at it.