10 Over-The-Top Cake Ideas That Guarantee A Very Happy Birthday


It only happens once a year, so you gotta make it count! These incredible cakes are what birthday wishes are made of.

1. For The Superhero Fanatic

Boom! Pop! Pow! 3D letters made out of modeling chocolate give this dessert a cool, comic book look.

2. For The Big-Top Bound

There’s not just cake under there: Rice cereal treats are your cake-sculpting secret weapon.

3. For The Sweet Sixteen

Bows, flowers, monograms … oh my! This three tier cake is milestone birthday-ready.

4. For The Little Princess

This fondant fantasy brings fairy tale dreams to life with towers, turrets, and more. Prince charming not included.

5. For The Trendy Tween

Rainbows are all the rage, especially when you can get those pretty colors with NO artificial food dyes.

6. For The Space Ranger

Insider tip: Check the clay aisle at the craft store if you can’t find fondant cutters in the right sizes and shapes for this out-of-this-world scene.

7. For The Traditionalist

This fondant lettered cake keeps it simple, while still being #extra enough for a special celebration.

8. For The Candy Queen

A vanilla cake gets topped off with candy canes, candy melts, sprinkles … and a ring of cupcakes, of course. That oughtta do it!

9. For The Boo-thday Boy

Monsters on monsters on monsters! But don’t worry, these buttercream-filled ogres are pure sweetness.

10. For The Surprise-Lover

Surprise party, we raise you surprise cake. The birthday girl (or boy!) will find a second set of candles when they cut into this creation.

It’s time to start that project you’ve been dreaming about. Watch classes, learn from the experts, and get creative.
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