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8 Fun and Games Birthday Cake Designs

by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen


8 Fun and Games Birthday Cake Designs

We show you how to turn 8 of your kids’ favorite fun and games into awesome (but easy!) birthday cakes step by step — including a Wii controller, building blocks and more

Building Blocks
Kid obsessed with building blocks? This colorful, easy cake design imitates the stackable toys.

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Brightly-tinted frosting and matching fruit chews form four colorful cake blocks.

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Tuxedo
Turn your kid's next birthday into a black-tie affair with this buttoned-up black tuxedo cake.

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Cut chocolate wafers to make a jaunty bow tie and crinkle a Fruit by the Foot for a lapel flower. Secure the tuxedo "jacket" with a Junior Mint button.

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Island
Give your beach-loving kiddo a taste of the tropics with this island-inspired cake design.

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This beachy-keen cake has swaying palm tree leaves made from spearmint gum, and edible sand from crushed Nilla wafers.

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American Flag
Got a 4th of July or Flag Day birthday? Give it extra patriotic flair with this wavy flag cake.

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Create broad stripes and bright stars from Fruit by the Foot and white star candies.

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Wii Controller 
Make your Wii-gaming aficionado a matching cake for his next birthday.

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Fashion the iconic Wii buttons with Mentos and Orbit gum, while a marshmallow and blue Twizzler mimic the controller's wrist strap.

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Purse
A dress-up party wouldn't be complete without this edible, eye-catching accessory.

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Personalize this purse cake with a Tootsie roll initial.

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Guitar
Raising a future rock star? Make your strummer this yummy guitar cake.

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Use marshmallows and pretzel sticks for tuning keys and your cake won't lose any twang.

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Microphone
Your little one already likes to dazzle an audience. These mic cakes are cool enough to inspire a performance.

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A little licorice lace wire makes this microphone pitch-perfect.

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