How to make a kid’s birthday cake?
It’s such a special time for a child, their birthday, a time that they will remember forever. Why not make it even more memorable by making an extra special birthday cake for them?
Decorating a cake for a kid’s birthday is not easy. You need to make sure that it looks good and tastes delicious. To help we have created a handy guide for you below and also some suggestions on what kind of cake you can make.
Obviously, the special person’s birthday cake can be very special to them, if they love Peppa Pig, or Fireman Sam then that will help you decide what type of cake to make.
Making a kid’s cake is absolutely more than just putting frosting on top of the cake and sprinkling some colourful sugar on it. It needs to be decorated with care and creativity so that the child can eat it with pride. Never fear, we are here to he
lp guide you through the whole process!
Where to start?
I guess it depends on where you are with your cake-baking and decorating journey, if you are a beginner you will likely need a great guide on how to make cake in a basic form.
You can check out our range of FREE tutorials which cover many of the basics and will give you a taste of what CakeFlix offer: https://www.cakeflix.com/free-cake-tutorials/
Here is an excellent article from our back pages that you can check out: https://www.cakeflix.com/basic-cake-decorating-classes/
A sponge cake is a dessert that is made with a cake batter and then baked in a tin or dish. It is typically light, spongy, and airy.
Victoria sponge cake and the similar vanilla sponge is a traditional British cake made from butter, sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla.
A chocolate sponge cake recipe has the same ingredients but it replaces the flour with cocoa powder.
A rainbow cake sponge is not your typical vanilla-flavoured sponge. It has different layers of colour that are typically red velvet, yellow buttercream, green coconut and blueberry flavours.
Check out our baking a-cake-from-scratch recipe right here with Paul’s Chocolate sponge guide:
In terms of baking, you will need to consider the shape of the creation you are making, no point in making a square sponge if you need a football-shaped cake!
While we can’t tell you what shape to make your kid’s birthday cake, we can provide some inspiration in the form of other cakes made by CakeFlix Members and artists!
Check out these amazing cakes and their recipes below:
1st Birthday Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial – Check out this amazing 1st birthday cake video tutorial by Pau Bradford.
Pirate Parrot Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial – This is a wonderful pirate cake for your little pirates by Janette MacPherson.
Baby Unicorn Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial – It’s so so popular! The unicorn cake by our own Paul Bradford!
Safari Giraffe Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial – Wow, get some amazing inspiration from this animal-themed cake by Paul Bradford.
Noah’s Ark Cake Decorating and Baking Tutorial – Amazing Noah’s Ark cake for that special little person in your life!
Birthday Cake Top Tip
Use a toothpick or skewer to poke holes in the top of the cake so that you can insert the decorations into it!