Delicious ideas for easy-to-make birthday cakes that will be a smash hit at your next party. Our tested recipes guarantee success. Plus: Be inspired with themes for every child from Barbie to circus to puppies and so much more.
Looking for a sweet centerpiece for your child's birthday bash? Check out this collection of clever, festive, and irresistibly awesome ideas from our readers.
Wow your party animals with one of these crazy cool cakes!
Impress your guests with our creative candy decorations -- all completely doable in less than 30 minutes!
Parents' food editor Erica Clark demonstrates three easy ways to decorate birthday cakes.
See how to turn store-bought ice cream sandwiches into one impressive (and easy!) dessert.
Add a special touch to a homemade or store-bought birthday cake. These quick cake toppers are easy to make and sure to be a hit.
Liven up your child's next birthday cake with pretty -- and truly easy -- decorations.
Forget shelling out for a designer cake. You can create an impressive cake at home with our step-by-step instructions for a pirate ship, a basketball, a dollhouse, and more.
If your child loves T-Rex and Stegosaurus, get prehistoric with a dinosaur-egg shaped cake.
These creative pans can help you whip up beyond-fabulous birthday cakes.
Reach new heights by making this rock climbing-themed treat for her party. The super-simple cake can be assembled faster than getting into a climbing harness. Idea from FamilyFun magazine.
A strikingly fun cake to make. And with just five ingredients needed, you'll have time to spare!
A Disney superfan mom crafted a princess dress and baked an apple cake for her daughter's precious first birthday photo shoot.
This cake is the cat's meow! Watch out video to bake the purr-fect cake.
Do you have a mad scientist on your hands? Our Mad Scientist Birthday Cake is the perfect birthday party experiment.
Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows us how to make an impressive ganache coated cake with a simple powdered sugar stencil.
Kick up some rootin' tootin' birthday fun! All it takes are a few simple cuts and some easy frosting techniques to make this cool cowboy boot cake.
Don't be intimidated by piping. Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows us how to properly fill, hold, and use a pastry bag to decorate a cake with borders and letters.
Learn to make bakery-worthy cakes. Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows you how to create frosting swirls and decorative edges.
To make this mosaic-inspired candy cake, arrange assorted monochromatic candy over the top and sides of a round, frosted cake (store-bought works!), and add a candy number on top.
Welcome your guests "home" with this pretty-in-pink dollhouse. From the delicious door to the sweet shingles, have a blast creating your one-of-a-kind design!