5 Easy-To-Make Birthday Cakes

Here's a revolutionary idea: birthday cakes that look fantastic and are a cinch to make! All you need are a basic cake or a few quarts of ice cream, some candies and cookies, maybe a plastic figurine or two. The result? A cake worthy of your little princess or prince.

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The Cool-As-Ice-Cream Cake

This ice-cream-and-cookie treat will make your birthday child feel like he's on top of the world (actually the bottom!). Be sure to make a penguin for each partygoer, as everyone will want his own sweet friend.

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The Magical Garden Cake

Flitting fairies won't be the only ones drawn to this cake. Kids will hover over the candy flowers and colorful butterflies -- and you'll love that they're a breeze to assemble.

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Birthday Party Ideas: 3 Quick Cake Toppers

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The King Of The Mountain Cake

Your child will think you've reached new heights when you make this rock climbing-themed treat for her party. The super-simple cake can be assembled faster than most parents can get into a climbing harness.

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The Extra-Special, Extraterrestrial Cake

Look what's landed on the the table: it's clearly a UFO -- an Unusually Festive Object! This flying saucer, piloted by a little green man, is sure to light up the party.

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The Ninjas-In-Training Cake

Here's a birthday cake made for action. Mini ninjas can practice their skills on this training ground assembled from simple ingredients, including pretzels, shredded wheat cereal, and fruit leather. Then the tiny warriors can mysteriously disappear -- just like the cake.

Originally published in the March 2012 issue of FamilyFun magazine

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