From one to any age, these birthday cake ideas are a great way to celebrate! From cute dinosaur cakes to sports-themed treats, these shaped birthday cake ideas are sure to make wishes come true.

Regardless of whether you’re celebrating a baby shower or a birthday, these themed cakes are fun for kids of all ages! Made using shaped cake pans, these desserts are easy to decorate and fun to show off!

1. Dino-Mite Dinosaur Birthday Cake

This dinosaur birthday cake is sure to go down in history as a family favorite! Made using the Dinosaur Shaped Pan, this cake is outlined, then filled in using the simple star technique. Feeling a little more creative? Try your hand at making this skeleton version or this colorful dinosaur within a dinosaur cake, all using the same shaped pan!

2. 3-D Basketball Cake

Use the 2-Piece Ball Pan Set to make this awesome 3-D basketball cake. Start by preparing your favorite cake mix or recipe, then bake and assemble your cake according to the pan instructions. Then decorate using orange buttercream and black fondant.

3. Big Bruce Birthday Shark Cake

How Jaw-some is this cake? Made using the Wonder Mold Doll Pan, this shark birthday cake is ready to take a bite out of your next birthday celebration!

4. Mickey Mouse Cake

No Disney-themed party is complete without a Mickey Mouse cake! A fun and easy cake for beginning decorators, this shaped birthday cake can also be turned into a Minnie Mouse cake by adding a fondant bow!

5. 3-D Soccer Ball Cake

You’re sure to score big with this impressive 3-D soccer ball cake. Great for sports-themed birthday parties or watching the game with your friends, this cake is easy to decorate and sure to make an impression. For added fun, send party guests home with these personalized soccer cookies!

6. Baby Blue Teddy Bear Cake

Decorated in baby blue frosting and sporting a cute bow and overalls, this teddy bear cake is great for baby showers or first birthday parties. Simply bake your cake in the Teddy Bear Pan, then use a spatula to ice your cake with light blue frosting. Add a bow and overalls using the star technique, or just leave your cake as is for a cuddly blue bear almost too cute to eat!

7. 3-D Train Cake

All aboard for birthday fun! Great for train lovers young and old, this shaped train cake is sure to impress. Use your favorite frosting colors to decorate your train, then top it off with some smoke made of meringue! Use the 3-D Train Cake Pan to bake your cake, then decorate using round tips and a spatula

8. Baseball Star Cake

This baseball cake is sure to be a ‘hit’ at any sports-themed party! Great for beginning decorators, this cake uses the ball-shaped pan for easy baking and decorating. Serve it alongside these baseball cupcakes for a dessert display that’s sure to be a home run.

9. Football Cake

Tackle any birthday celebration with this cute football cake. Easy enough for beginning decorators, this cake uses a shaped pan and simple decorating techniques. Make it for a birthday celebration or if you’re having friends over to watch the game!

10. Superhero Cake

This superhero cake sure does pack a punch! Decorated with fun comic book-inspired callouts, this cake is great for crime fighters of all ages. Made using the Numbers and Letters Cake Pan Set, this cake can be made in any number or letter you’d like!

Looking for more cake ideas? Check out our post on 18 Amazing Birthday Cake Decorating Ideas!


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