Coolest Circus and Carnival Party Cake Ideas

Take a look at the coolest Circus and Carnival birthday party cake ideas. Just click on any of the cakes below to view cake photos and preparation tips from that birthday cake category.

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Featured Circus and Carnival Cake

Circus Tent Party Cake with Matching Cupcakes Submitted by Yvonne F.

Circus Tent Party Cake

A friend asked me to make a “circus themed” cake for her 4 year old. I had make 100’s of cupcakes and as it was a friend so I didn’t want to say no. What started out to be a simple request took me hours, hours of research! I Googled  ”circus themed cakes” and all that came up was a circus tent. I watched numerous YouTube videos it all looked so easy. Next, I researched  ”how to bake a flat cake” knowing I had to stack 3 cakes on top of each other. I also watched tutorials on butter icing.

First I made 2 x 8″ round cakes and 1 x 6″ round cake, piled them on top of each other and then sculptured the top (with the left over sponge I mixed it with butter cream and patched up the dome of the tent to make it smooth). After I coated it with vanilla butter cream (layer too). Read more about this circus tent cake…