We show you how to turn 5 of your kids’ favorite foods into amazingly easy birthday cakes step by step — including burgers, french fries, pizza and more
by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen
No need to put a quarter in this gumball machine cake—everyone gets a few on their slice.
Multi-colored M&M's imitate gumballs, and red frosting makes the cake look like a vintage gumball machine.
What's better than a burger? One made with cake "buns" and a cocoa-krispie "patty."
Roll out orange slices to make cheese, while spearmint leaves act as lettuce and pine nuts become giant sesame seeds.
Is it a pie? Is it a cake? Luckily your kid will get both in this super-easy cheery cherry pie/cake hybrid.
Prepared cherry pie filling and tinted frosting in a lattice design make this cake design a snap.
Toasted sticks of store-bought pound cake could fool the most ardent fry-ophile.
Everyone knows you eat French fries for the ketchup. Kids will have fun dipping their faux fries into a paper cup of red frosting.
What kid doesn't love pizza? Especially when you can have it for both dinner and dessert.
This pizza cake is covered in cool toppings like Swedish Fish "anchovies" and white chocolate "cheese."