Gravity-defying sweetie cake

Kids' party cake recipes

14 Recipes

Imaginative, fun and easy cakes for your child's special day.

Funfetti cake


(9 ratings)

Perfect for a party, this rainbow-speckled cake screams 'celebrate'! Pipe creamy vanilla icing and scatter over sprinkles for a showstopping cake that adults and kids will love...
  • 1 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Gravity-defying sweetie cake


(15 ratings)

Anti-gravity cakes are this year's must-have trend for birthdays or parties - this stunning Smartie cake will delight kids and grown-ups alike
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Pirate ship and treasure island cake


(6 ratings)

A stunning children's birthday chocolate cake with hidden treasure buried on a sandy desert island for the kids to dig into
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • More effort

Pretty princess cake


(2 ratings)

Pull out all the stops with this sensational celebration cake, a princess doll enrobed in pretty pink and white icing - perfect for a special birthday party
  • 3 hours and 50 mins
  • Easy

Hedgehog cake


(15 ratings)

A celebration cake with a touch of woodland style, this chocolate cake is decorated with edible spikes, buttercream and chocolate details
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Surprise piñata football cake


(3 ratings)

Slice into this sensational mint chocolate celebration cake and let the hidden sweets pour out for your party guests to enjoy
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Fire engine cake


(5 ratings)

Stun a crowd and get creative with this themed celebration cake - details include a chocolate ladder, icing water splash and toy firemen
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Easy castle cake


(1 rating)

A magical three-tiered sponge cake that's simple to make, but no one would ever guess...
  • 3 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Volcano cake


(5 ratings)

Decorate a towering chocolate sponge with sweets and molten toffee 'lava' to create a dazzling children's treat
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Birthday bug cake


(21 ratings)

Children will love the butterfly and ladybird decorations on this colourful cake – and you'll love its simplicity
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate owl cake


(38 ratings)

A fun chocolate birthday cake decorated with buttons, biscuits and marzipan - bound to be a hit with young children
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Teddy Christening cake


(0 ratings)

Make an impressive Christening or 1st birthday cake using these simple techniques and our step-by-step photographs
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Cookies & cream party cake


(28 ratings)

Stack up our best-ever chocolate sponges and smother in an Oreo biscuit icing to make this towering celebration cake
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Vanilla party cake


(18 ratings)

Cover the light buttery sponge of this classic celebration cake with silky-smooth meringue buttercream and colourful edible polka dots
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge