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50 Beautiful Birthday Cake Ideas For Girls

Apr 24 2014 - 2:21pm

When it comes to planning your favorite girl's birthday, there are a few focal points that every hostess with the mostess puts her time and energy into. There are the invitations, the activities, decor, and of course, the all-important cake. Whether she's turning 2 or 10 and is into ponies, puppies, princesses, or most anything else, you've come to the right place for inspiration. Keep reading . . . these 50 ideas will literally put the icing on your cake!

Source: Momentology Photography for I Heart Nap Time [1]

Sweet Smash Cake

Cerise's adorable smash cake was topped with bunting from Etsy's Confetti Creations [2].

Source: Event Head [3]

Elmo Cake

An Elmo-themed party [4] can look elegant and special with a cake as beautiful as this one.

Source: The Crafting Mama [5]

A Pastel Carousel Cake

This awesome carousel cake and rock-candy-topped doughnuts were just some of the many desserts at this carousel-themed party [6].

Source: Fanciful Events [7]

An Elegant Princess Cake

Who says a princess cake has to be frilly and pink? This princess-themed birthday party [8] had a simple and beautiful cake that proved you don't have to go over the top to be royal!

Source: Branco Prata [9]

Modern Geometric Cake

This fun modern geometric cake [10] was lovingly created by Helen of Kiss My Cakes [11].

Source: Hostess With the Mostess [12]

A Butterfly Garden Cake

A little girl is never too young to host a garden party! And this cake — a Peggy Porschen design — had over 200 roses on it to rule the dessert table.

Source: Tradewind Tiaras [13]

Magic Hat Bunny Cake

Abracadabra! One of the most beautiful things about being a kid is the ability to wonder and be amazed. A magic-themed party — with an especially magical rabbit-in-a-hat cake — could make a believer even out of the most skeptical of guests!

Source: Hello Naomi [14]

Glamping Cake

For the cake at her vintage glamping party [15], this birthday girl asked for a little girl inside of a tent. And that's just what she got — including a feather headband.

Source: Love & Sugar Kisses [16]

A Puppy Party Cake

Bow wow indeed! You don't have to have a pet dog at home to love them — but it certainly helps for the pictures! This puppy-themed cake [17] proved that puppy power is here to stay.

Source: Allyson Wiley for A Little Savvy Event [18]

A Hello Kitty Cake

This sweet Hello Kitty cake [19] was just perfect!

Source: Gloria Wong Design [20]

An Ombré Flamingo Cake

For a retro pink flamingo pool party [21], this ombré blue cake — topped off with flamingos — was just the way to go!

Source: Sweet Style [22]

Abby and Elmo

A 2-year-old's dream team!

Source: Instagram user littlehunnyscakery [23]

Pink Pony Cake

Let them eat (pony) cake from Wagner's Bakery [24], complete with an adorable mini pennant from A Felt Affair [25].

Source: Lauren Oliver Photography [26]

A Wow-Worthy Frozen Cake

This Frozen cake channels several scenes from the flick, including when Sven finds himself sprawled across the ice.

Source: Facebook user CakesDecor.com [27]

Summer Flowers Cake

'Tis the season! Instead of celebrating with a character-themed party, honor the season your child was born in. Delicate and colorful details, like in this Summer flowers cake, will be unforgettable, picture perfect, and delicious!

Source: Flickr user bubolinkata [28]

Ombré Cake

For a sweet silver and peach first birthday party [29], partygoers were treated to an ombré cake with a sparkly number 1.

Source: All the Frills [30]

Sprinkled Ruffle Cake

For her daughter's second birthday, this mama made a ruffle cake and sprinkle cake topper [31]. Get the tutorial here [32].

Source: Kojo Designs [33]

Princess Cake

This princess cake from Rafi's Pastry was simply divine.

Source: Melody Melikian Photography [34]

Miss Piggy

Excuse us, but we want this cake all to ourselves.

Source: Instagram user theoriginalsueberry [35]

Cakes Galore

Why only serve one cake when you can serve nine? That was the thought process behind this pretty and cake-filled party [36] thrown by an Australian mom.

Source: Sweet Style [37]

A Glass Menagerie

The focal point at Martha Stewart's granddaughter's first birthday party [38] was the dessert table, where three cakes covered with marzipan animals stole the show.

Photos by Francesco Lagnese. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living. Copyright © 2012. Originally published in the October issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine [39].

A Sleeping Beauty Creation

Sleeping Beauty's classic style was epitomized in this beautiful cake topped with her dress [40].

Source: Fanciful Events [41]

And One Baby Makes Three

I'd call this impressive masterpiece a family tribute cake. It honors Mama, Papa, and Baby — all of whom have survived baby's first year!

Source: Flickr user cakegirl [42]

A Rose-Swirled Smash Cake

Perfectly girlie and perfectly pretty, this rose-covered smash cake made for a great photo op before the birthday girl dug into it!

Source: Momentology Photography for I Heart Nap Time [43]

A Tower of Color

Tori Spelling [44] threw a flower-power-themed party [45] for her daughter Stella, taking the theme to new heights with this cake. "It's a tradition in our family to get a cake from Hansen's Cakes [46] — the cake makers in Hollywood. I had a Hansen's cake at every one of my birthday parties as a little girl, and I'm of course continuing the tradition with my four babes," she said.

Source: Tori Spelling [47]

A Barnyard Cake

Topped with an adorable rooster, this farm cake [48] featured sweet edible paper to finish off the design.

Source: Kiss Me Kate [49]

Mahna Mahna

This cake makes us want to sing a certain song.

Source: Flickr user The Perfectionist Confectionist [50]

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Cake

Got an Eric Carle [51] fan on your hands? If your kiddo loves the classic children's book, then a Very Hungry Caterpillar birthday party [52] might be in your future — and you can't have a Very Hungry Caterpillar party without a hungry-caterpillar-themed cake!

Source: The Mom Tog Diaries [53]

A Braided Green and Pink Cake

This green cake — part of a Wicked-inspired birthday party [54] — was made by adding pink and black diamonds to a plain green cake.

Source: Melanie Monroe Photography [55]

A Sunny Birthday Celebration

A chic and happy soiree to celebrate the light in your life! We love the bright look of this square cake.

Source: Wendy Updegraff Photography [56]

Rose-Adorned Cake

For a Blabla doll-themed party [57], this shabby-chic, rose-adorned cake was a beautiful way to celebrate.

Source: Portraits by Lucinda [58]

Mad Hatter Cake

Rafi's Pastry in LA created this magical cake for an Alice in Wonderland-themed bash.

Source: Melody Melikian Photography [59]

Honeycomb Cake

This beehive cake by Stellar Cakes & Cupcakes [60] will be the sweetest part of her day!

Source: ADN Designs [61]

Rainbow Hearts

How beautiful was this rainbow hearts [62]-themed cake that tied the whole rainbow-themed party together?

Source: The TomKat Studio [63]

Cinderella Cake

A cake in the likeness of the Disney princess made for a dramatic centerpiece at a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique party [64]. "As if we didn't have enough dessert, my husband and I decided to make Ally an actual Cinderella cake," Jenny shared. "It was quite the experience. We spent an evening carving cake to shape Cinderella's dress, and I decorated Cinderella in blue buttercream roses until the wee hours of the morning. When the cake was done, it was gorgeous, but ended up being almost four feet tall! A little too tall to transport. So we had to call in a friend with a van to get Cinderella to the party! We placed Cinderella on her own table, in front of the cutest tassel garlands made by The Flair Exchange."

Source: Jenny Cookies [65]

Friendly Faces

Your birthday girl will get a kick out of seeing herself and her best buds depicted on the cake.

Source: Flickr user whiper [66]

Peter Pan Cake

A simple blue cake with a few added stars quickly transforms into a scene from Peter Pan's flight [67] with the addition of a few cutouts flying high above.

Source: Miss Party Mom [68]

Meow! A Ruffled Kitty Cake

Sometimes simplicity reigns. This red cake with ruffled icing was the perfect platform for its kitten topper.

Source: Jenny Cookies [69]

The Crowning Jewel

Happy birthday, princess! Your little girl may not be of noble blood, but she gets the royal treatment anyway — after all, she's royalty in your eyes. Make cake time at her next birthday party even more magical with a cake made especially for her royal highness — like this pink and lilac fondant princess cake.

Source: Bella Cupcakes [70]

Elmo's World

Finding a tot who doesn't love Elmo is like finding a needle in a haystack, and this girlie Elmo soiree [71] — complete with a towering Elmo cake — took the standard Sesame Street party to a whole other level!

Source: WH Hostess [72] via Hostess with the Mostess [73]

It's . . . Abby!

Her favorite Sesame Street character could come to life with this tiered and ruffled Abby Cadabby cake.

Source: Instagram user th_110 [74]

Pink and Brown Owl Cake

You'll have a hoot! Owls are still pretty popular creatures in the baby industry — because they're just so darn cute, we can't help ourselves. If owlies have captured your tot's heart, too, why not celebrate her next birthday with an owl cake?

Source: Sugarpot [75]

Bumblebee First Birthday Cake

Bee happy! A bee-themed birthday is a wonderful idea for celebrating your kiddie's transition to toddlerhood — and a beehive smash cake is just the right detail to make an ordinary bee party extra bee-utiful!

Source: And Everything Sweet [76]

A Cinderella Princess Cake

Cinderella certainly looked like the belle of the ball with this amazing princess cake that was the centerpiece of a Cinderella-themed party [77].

Source: Keren Precel Events [78]

A Girlie Birthday Cake

This girlie cake was perfect for a tutus and teacups [79]-themed party.

Source: CN Photography [80]

A Shabby-Chic Safari Cake

A simple ruffled cake was topped with a menagerie of safari animals to tie in with a safari-themed party [81].

Source: A Little Savvy Event [82]

Pink and Gold

Sweet as can be, this pink and gold cake [83] was simple and elegant for a first birthday party.

Source: Sweet Style [84]

Birthday Princess

With a sword and shield in hand, this birthday princess can still hang with the boys.

Source: Flickr user Cake Girl by Hyeyoung Kim [85]

Come Fly With Me Balloon Cake

Up, up, and away we go! A whimsical cake — like this intricate fondant balloon masterpiece — can take an ordinary party table to unimaginable heights. This cake is so beautiful, Mama might keep the idea for her next birthday!

Source: The Cake That Ate Paris [86]

Cozy Owl Cake

Bloom Cake Co. [87] created the over-the-top cake, inspired by owls, Winter's sweater weather, and French culture.

Source: Heidi Lau Photography [88]


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