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Do you have a child’s birthday coming up and you’re dreading making the cake? If you’re not creative and you’re looking for something easy that will still please the kids, check out these birthday cake ideas that are sure to impress.

Kit-Kat and M&M cake

This effective cake is so easy!  All you need to do is bake a round cake, cover it with butter cream frosting then stick Kit Kats all the way around the outside.  Fill the top with M&M’s, tie a ribbon around the outside and ta-da!  If you want a larger cake consider baking two round cakes then adding a filling in between them (you could use jam or icing) and then place them on top of one another before you apply the butter cream over the both cakes.  I made this cake for my daughters 3rd birthday but made the cake in the shape of a 3.  It went down a treat!

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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Cupcake balloons

The cupcake balloon cake is so simple.  Using your desired flavour bake your cupcakes and then divide your butter cream icing into four bowls.  Colour each one a different colour and then apply to the cupcakes.  All you need to do is arrange them on a large platter and using a small piece of Sellotape, attach one strand of ribbon underneath each cupcake (they still have their cases on).  Gather all the pieces of ribbon together and tie a bow.

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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Sports jersey cake

You need to bake two cakes and then cut out two rectangles so you have the t-shirt shape.  Cut a half circle from the side of one rectangle for the neckline and then decorate with the appropriate coloured frosting (depending on what club they support).  You can either pipe the sleeve decorations, number and name onto the cake or consider cutting these shapes out from coloured fondant.

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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Racing grid cake

This cake may look hard but its really quite easy, prided you have the time.  I made this cake for my son Jack’s birthday and it did not disappoint.  I baked two cakes and placed them on top of one another with a chocolate ganache between the two and then also covering the entire cake.  Once it had set I then smoothed down the entire cake before I laid white fondant over it.  I then cut out squares from black fondant and placed them around the outside in the grid pattern as well as the number 1.  Although it did take a few hours the number of ingredients you need to decorate it is very minimal.

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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Dinosaur cake

For this effective dinosaur cake you need to bake two round cakes then cut out the shapes for the body, tail and neck and arrange them on a plate before you ice it with coloured frosting.  For the dinosaur’s spots, use chocolate drops and brown M&Ms, it’s that simple!

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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Rainbow cake

This rainbow cake is super easy, but it just takes time.  You can use any shape cake you like and ice it with white frosting before strategically placing the coloured M&M’s in a rainbow pattern over the cake.

Simple But Effective Kids Birthday Cakes

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