5 Themed Birthday Cake Ideas You Don’t Want To Miss!

Who doesn’t love a good birthday cake?! A birthday is a special time for parents and children alike with many kids knowing exactly what type of cake they want on their special day.

Whether your little one has already given you an indication of what they want or you’re just looking for some cake inspiration, we’ve put together some of our favourite birthday cake ideas to help put a cherry on top of what is already a wonderful celebration.


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One of the best parts about making a themed cake is that you can use almost any flavoured cake as your base before decorating it in style. If you’re looking for a new tried and trusted recipe that your family will love, look no further than some of our most popular cake recipes.

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dino cake

Dinosaur cake

Perfect for any budding paleontologists or someone who likes to watch Jurassic Park on repeat, this easy to decorate cake makes the perfect addition to any dinosaur or mystical themed party.

Whip together your go-to cake, crumble some cookies and chocolate on top and pick out a few of their favourite dinosaur toys to complete the look.

Unicorn cake

Unicorn cakes exploded onto the scene a few years ago and we can definitely see why! With a delicate design that can be tailored to your child’s preferred colour scheme, this gorgeous design sits perfectly on top of any flavoured cake you like.

For some added fun, you can keep the magic alive by whipping together a rainbow cake.

unicorn cake
how to train your dragon

How to Train Your Dragon

We don’t know many kids who haven’t fallen head-over-heels for Toothless and his ragtag team of human and dragon friends. This cake is a bit of an arts and crafts project but trust us when we say its worth it and will make a huge impact!

Whip together an easy chocolate or vanilla cake and get to decorating.

Hatchimals cake

One of our Kidspot mums baked this Hatchimals inspired cake for her daughter and it was a massive hit!

If you have a child who is Hatchimals obsessed, then this easy cake uses your favourite cake recipe and takes almost no time to decorate. The best part? It’s child friendly so even the kids can help get it ready.

Check out Kym’s instructions

lego cake

LEGO cake

Most boys and girls love being imaginative with their LEGO sets, so why not extend that into their birthday cake? Perfect for tots, this cake tower can be made with or without cupcakes.

Make the LEGO pieces using icing or place a few of their favourite LEGO toys around a cake stand – just make sure everyone knows they’re not edible!

Have you made a themed cake before? Let us know in the comments what your favourite one has been.

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  1. kymmage 01/09/2019 at 8:32 pm

    I have done the hatchimal one, obviously. And I have done a unicorn one before too. I would love to do a dragon one, that looked quite straight forward too. Yay! My eldest daughter is soo obsessed with dragons too.

  2. Alezandra 31/08/2019 at 9:50 pm

    How To Train Your Dragon cake is so inspired! We love this movie and it’s making me think of using this for a possible birthday theme. Black and white seems the easiest and it can even be for adults too. Lego is a great one too, and can be so versatile.

  3. Loucyd3 31/08/2019 at 8:53 pm

    Omg, I have been making themed birthday cakes for all 3 of my children for the last 11yrs and I love it, just seeing the look on their faces makes it so worth it. It’s hard to give a favourite but if I had to it would have to be a captain underpants I made for my oldest son, a sonic the hedgehog cake for 2nd oldest and a pink puppy cake for my little girl and they all had Rainbow layers.

  4. candyjanenz 31/08/2019 at 4:47 pm

    The dinosaur cake one looks fabulous and easy to make, I did a similar one for a previous birthday. Also an easy one is a farm one with green dyed coconut for grass. I am thinking of making a ball pit one and one with tools for this year.

  5. Bevik1971 30/08/2019 at 3:19 pm

    All great ideas! My daughter turns 7 in December and I’ve decided to make a cake this year! Not sure how it will go yet, but I will try! Thanks for the ideas as I’ve asked her what she wants and of course they are all cakes that seem waaaayyyy too difficult haha

  6. SarahBlair 30/08/2019 at 12:36 pm

    Wow! These are so fabulous!! I saw the first two and thought ‘I will be making these next year for my dino loving boys 6th and my unicorn loving girls 8th birthdays’ but then I scrolled further and thought, or this one, or this one, they all looks so good!! My kids would love any of them!!

  7. MuddledUpMolly 27/08/2019 at 1:56 pm

    I love making cakes!! I always make cakes for my kids and nieces and nephews and I love a challenge and doing something new. My niece is wanting a unicorn cake for her 8th birthday so I can’t wait to give it a go and still waiting for a request for a lego cake, that would be great!

  8. Mands1980 27/08/2019 at 11:55 am

    I have made a princess themed cake with a castle and lots of pink icing which took a bit of time to make but my daughter loved it. The next one that the kids want is a layered colour cake which will take a bit of time to make but as long as the like it that’s the main thing. Cakes take a bit of time to make so I make sure I hAve plenty of time to complete it.

  9. Jen_Wiig 23/08/2019 at 4:17 pm

    What cool ideas!!! I have a 5th bday coming up and it’s kinda special for us being that it’s 5 and his bday on Halloween but I’m by no means a cake maker, however these have given me some massive inspo and seem pretty easy without being over the top… I particular like the training your dragon toothless one being quite suited for Halloween but also still kid and boyish.
    I always admire these Mummas I see baking incredible works of art and wonder how on earth they even do it and without it costing an arm and a leg… Now I Havea few secret tricks yay.

  10. Micht 23/08/2019 at 4:02 am

    Thank you for sharing some recipes…always good to try some new ones… i just attempted a unicorn cake recently for a friends childs birthday and it was a hit…so much creativity to explore with cake making and decorating…i encourage all mums to give it a go..you will not regret it.
    . Conquer the fear!!

  11. Shorrty4life1 22/08/2019 at 1:10 pm

    Wowee these 5 featured cakes in this article and definitely something!! I have never made one but I always pay around $80 for a cake maker to make them. I find it less stressful and well I’m not the best cake maker they usually turn out flat almost like a pancake so could see some very disappointed children if I was to make a themed birthday cake LoL. We have had paw patrol theme, lolly theme, frozen theme and dinosaur theme. The children absolutely loved it.

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