The first mistake many bakers make is to forget about where the best ideas originate from. If the birthday boy or girl is a child, just spend a few momemts in that kid’s company. You may have no hesitation what this child’s special interests are!

In case the birthday guest of honor is a teen or a grownup, you may have to do some investigative work, unless of course this teen or adult is part of your family or a good friend. Not only children love birthday cakes that show their passions. Just keep in mind if the cake is for a mature child or a teen to remain away from childish decorations.

Making a birthday cake centered on a composition is a pocketbook friendly way to dazzle everyone with a wonderfully innovative cake.

You probably already have all or almost all of what you’d want to show a sheet cake into a fun day at the beach. Slightly green food coloring for the icing ocean, some depressed graham crackers combined with powdered sugar for outdoor, and you’re off to a great start! 

Whilst you’d want to even buttercream on the birthday cake first, the rare frosting can be applied in frothy peaks to form the waves. After that you could use some of your left over white icing to add white caps.

Or if you’d like a glassy smooth ocean, use rare gel. Whether your sea is glassy calm or swept with waves, bear in mind to will include a curvy coastline when you apply the blue gel or topping.

Now for the fun part – it’s time to decorate the field! Those miniature cocktail umbrellas at the supermarket make perfect beach umbrellas. Bits of gum or fruit video tape provides the beach bathroom towels or blankets underneath them. Plastic figures from a craft store can bring the beach cake to life with people, dolphins, and palm trees.

Or perhaps if you enjoy recreating, whip up an order of gum paste and go to town – or perhaps the beach that is! As you may may have accumulated, this may be a really fun type of birthday cake to create with kids.

To get a super easy, yet brilliant, birthday cake take a cue from professional bakers and use a character or novelty dessert mold! You’ll find them in a myriad of shapes from cartoon and movie heroes to ships and electric guitars.

And here’s another easy birthday cake idea: Seeing that young children love puns, find out if you can work one in to the birthday concept. A Big Bird dessert, made simply from a mold, that carries your message: Happy Bird-Day directs the pre-school crowd into fits of giggles over this crafty word play.

Now, it’s your convert! Consider the birthday woman or guy’s interests, and commence brainstorming!

If you like a traditional, two part round cake for your birthday cake, be certain to serve the birthday dessert on a cake menu not a dinner platter. This will likely prevent it from sinking into the plate’s depression.

Below is one more birthday dessert tip: Consider by using a wedding cake design that is usually relegated to weddings: the tier or stacked dessert. This will likely really wow the birthday girl or guy, as well as the guests.

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