Birthday Cakes

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.

Super Cute Cupcakes

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.

10 Creative Birthday Cakes

Wow your party animals with one of these crazy cool cakes!

Quick Cakes

Impress your guests with our creative candy decorations -- all completely doable in less than 30 minutes!

Quick Cake Decorating Techniques: How-To Video

Parents' food editor Erica Clark demonstrates three easy ways to decorate birthday cakes.

Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

See how to turn store-bought ice cream sandwiches into one impressive (and easy!) dessert.

Birthday Party Ideas: 3 Quick Cake Toppers

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.

10 Terrific Cake Toppings

Liven up your child's next birthday cake with pretty -- and truly easy -- decorations.

Amazing Birthday Cakes: Video How-To

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.

How to Make a Dinosaur-Egg Cake

If your child loves T-Rex and Stegosaurus, get prehistoric with a dinosaur-egg shaped cake.

6 Pans for Cool Birthday Cakes

These creative pans can help you whip up beyond-fabulous birthday cakes.

Bowling Pin Cake

A strikingly fun cake to make. And with just five ingredients needed, you'll have time to spare!

This Baby's Snow White-Themed Smash Cake Photo Sesh Is a Dream Come True

A Disney superfan mom crafted a princess dress and baked an apple cake for her daughter's precious first birthday photo shoot.

The King of the Mountain Climber Cake

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.

Cat Birthday Cake

This cake is the cat's meow! Watch out video to bake the purr-fect cake.

Mad Scientist Birthday Cake

Do you have a mad scientist on your hands? Our Mad Scientist Birthday Cake is the perfect birthday party experiment.

How to Decorate a Cake: Ganache Coating & Sugar Stencils

Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows us how to make an impressive ganache coated cake with a simple powdered sugar stencil.

Rodeo Roundup Boot Cake

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.

How to Decorate a Cake: Piping Borders & Letters

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.

How to Decorate a Cake: Frosting Swirls & Decorative Edges

Learn to make bakery-worthy cakes. Watch as Parents contributor Jenna Helwig shows you how to create frosting swirls and decorative edges.

Volcano Cake

Explosive fun with this festive birthday cake.

Xylophone Cake

Festive birthday cake for your little one.

30-Year-Old's Epic Birthday Party Reminds Us Why Everyone Should Have a Smash Cake

Proving you can have your cake and eat it, too--at any age!