Let’s look at five easy birthday cakes to make any party more exciting:
1. Sport cakes
A sports cake is easy to make for anyone who wants to make their own cake, but doesn’t want to bake something difficult. Buy a box cake mix and bake it per the directions, but pour the batter in a round cake pan. To make a baseball, wait for the cake to cool and then ice it with white icing. Use red icing to pipe on baseball seams. If you are making a basketball, use orange icing and then black for the lines. Simply bake a round cake and then ice it accordingly, to create the edible sports equipment of your choice. If you want to do something that has an odd shape, bake a sheet cake and then cut it into the shapes that you want.
2. Flower cakes
Flower cakes are great, easy birthday cakes for a girl. Make a basic sheet cake, then ice it all one color such as light blue, yellow or another light background color. Then, bake a second sheet cake that you can cut into a center, petals, stem and leaves. Place the pieces on top of the sheet cake, and ice separately for a 2 dimensional cake. Choose the birthday person’s favorite icing colors.
A balloon cake is an easy birthday cake to make. First, make cupcakes and make a sheet cake, too. Create balloons for the cake by cutting the tops off the cupcakes and frosting them in a variety of colors. Ice the sheet cake a different color. Place the cup cake tops on the cake in a cluster to create a balloon bouquet. Then use licorice to make the strings for the balloons. It is festive and tasty.
4. Dot Cakes
Dot cakes are very basic birthday cakes that look wonderful; they are fun and tasty, too! An easy option involves making a round or square cake, icing it in a light color, then using a variety of M&M’s so you have a variety of colors and shapes. Then create lines of the same colors, with different shapes, spacing them out to create a dot pattern that looks and tastes great!
5. Animal Lover’s
A fantastic way to make a fun, themed birthday cake for someone who loves animals starts with baking a basic cake then icing it with light green icing. Create a fence around the edges of the cake using pretzel sticks. Then ice animal crackers to make animals that sit inside the “field”.
These are five simple ways to make fun, appealing birthday cakes.
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