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30 creative birthday cake ideas your kids will love

If you're looking for a fun and colourful cake recipe to celebrate your kid's next birthday, look no further than this deliciously creative collection. From candyland castles to choo-choo trains, there's something here for everyone!

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    Pink flamingo cake

    Strawberry pink flamingo cake! This cake is perfect for a girls pink themed birthday party, plus the strawberry's add a fresh fruit appeal.

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    Lolly truck cake

    Recycling lolly truck cake for the Chief of recycling! Use bottle lollies to keep with the recycle theme, but you can use mixed lollies, if you prefer.

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    Ladybird birthday cake

    Made famous in our ever popular Women's Weekly Birthday Cake book, the ladybird birthday cake is surprisingly easy to decorate, and looks marvellous.

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    Peacock lolly cake

    Peacock pomp and pageantry. Fan that tail! Make as many lolly skewers as there are children at the party so they can each have their own part of the peacock tail.

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    Huff & puff birthday cake

    Thrill your child on their birthday with this gorgeous hot-pink dragon cake.

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    Candy land cake

    Welcome to Candy Land. A little candy princess must have her very own Candy Land to live. And this cake certainly fits the bill.

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    Four birthday cake

    Celebrate your child turning four with this awesome birthday cake for car lovers.

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    Princess birthday cake

    This adorable princess birthday cake is perfect for kids who love all things pretty and pink.

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    Sailing ship birthday cake

    This cute and colourful birthday cake is perfect for young adventurers and little ones that love the outdoors.

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    Age two birthday snail cake

    This cute snail cake is perfect for a kids' birthday party at home or school - your children will love the cute little bugs.

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    Tennis court birthday cake

    Little tennis lovers will rejoice in this delicious and impressive birthday cake.

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    Magic forest house cake

    This Hansel and Gretel inspired, magic forest house cake is a fun one to get the kids involved. They can get creative and decorate the house with all the lollies.

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    Lollipop balloon cake

    Hold on tight, we're taking flight! This cake decoration is perfect for a Alice in Wonderland themed birthday party, or a infant's nursery rhyme birthday party.

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    Waffle castle cake

    Brave knights defend the realm! This waffle cone castle cake is perfect for any birthday knights, and kingdom themed birthday parties.

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    Hobbit's house cake

    Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit house birthday cake! Make this birthday cake for any Lord of the Rings enthusiasts, and Hobbit fans of Sam, Frodo, Pippin and Merry.

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    Moon landing ice-cream cake

    When I grow up I want to be a astronaut! This moon ice-cream cake is a out-of-this-world alternative to sponge birthday cake.

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    First aid cake

    When I grow up I want to be a doctor! This cake is fun and interactive with the blue M&M pills and stethoscope made out of licorice. Great fun for little doctors and nurses!

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    Rabbit in a hat cake

    What's inside the magicians hat? Abracadabra the rabbit! This cake is perfect for little magicians and magic themed birthday parties.

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    Surf's up cake

    Surf's up little dude! This summer birthday cake is perfect for beach bums and surfer dudes.

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    Kids' crocodile cake

    This fun and playful crocodile cake not only tastes delicious but is super fun to look at - perfect for a little kid's birthday party!

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    Big yellow bus birthday cake

    Wheels on the bus go round and round! This yellow bus birthday cake is perfect for little toy car enthusiasts. Honk honk!

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    Heavy lifter road crew birthday cake

    This fun construction-site themed birthday cake is great for young children who love getting messy and playing with trucks.

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    Eight birthday cake

    Celebrate eight with this gorgeous yellow birthday cake decorated with edible orange flowers.

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    Scrabble birthday cake

    Word play Happy Birthday! Write a message to the birthday child, or write all the names of the guests. You could even play a game and the guests can make words from the letters you create!

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    Happy birthday chalkboard cake

    Ready for first day of school? This birthday cake is perfect for a child's 5th birthday party.

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