6 Cute Animal Birthday Cakes

June 13th, 2017 by Lulette Gehron

6 Cute Animal Birthday Cakes | Wilton Cake DecoratingAnimal cakes are a super cute way to celebrate a child’s birthday. Here are six aww-dorable cakes that your child will love and your guests will enjoy!


1. COLORFUL CHAMELEON CAKE

Planning a jungle-themed party? This chameleon cake is a showstopper that kids of all ages will love. Make the tail in advance with Ready-to-Use Gum Paste and mix and match your own icing colors to create a truly unique cake. Find all the tools you need and the step-by-step instructions here.

Colorful Chameleon Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

2. CUTE CRABBY CAKE

No one will feel crabby at your child’s party when they see this cute “crab cake.” Make the claws and legs using Decorator Preferred Fondant, and give yourself enough time as the pieces need to dry for at least a couple of days. Perfect for a summer birthday celebration or a beach-side party, this cake is an easy project for beginning decorators and those new to working with fondant.  Get the instructions here.

Cute Crabby Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

3. POLAR BEAR CAKE

This adorable Polar Bear Cake will make a perfect centerpiece for a cool winter-themed birthday. Use your favorite cake recipe to make a three-layer cake or mix and match cake layers to reveal a colorful surprise. Decorate cake with flaked coconuts for a “fuzzy” look! Watch how to make the cake here and get the printable instructions here.

Polar Bear Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

4. WACKY AND WILD LEMUR CAKE

Everyone will have a swingin’ good time at your child’s birthday with this sweet lemur cake. Make the striped tail with gum paste and the eyes with fondant. Create a marbled effect on the cake by layering icing colors and smoothing them together with an Icing Smoother. Find the full instructions here.

Wacky and Wild Lemur Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

5. OTTERLY ADORABLE OTTER CAKE

This otter cake is ready for some birthday fun! Use fondant to make the otter’s face and leave the top blank, or add a personalized birthday message. This cake is perfect for decorators of all skill levels. Get the how-to here.

Otterly Adorable Otter Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

6. IT’S A BUG’S LIFE CAKE

Whether your child is a budding entomologist or just has an affinity for creepy crawlies, this “bug cake” is a sweet way to celebrate their special day. Decorate using the piping gel transfer method and personalize with a message on top or use black icing to pipe little ants marching around the top or bottom edge of the cake. Get the instructions here.

It's a Bug's Life Cake | Wilton Cake Decorating

Looking for more ideas? Check out this page to find more animal cakes, cupcakes and other treats for your celebration!

6 Cute Animal Birthday Cakes | Wilton Cake Decorating

Lulette Gehron Lulette Gehron is a Social Media Manager at Wilton and is always on the lookout for the latest social media trends. She loves spending time with her husband and their handsome hound, and enjoys crafting and photography.

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