Sweet summer birthday cake designs for kids that are surprisingly easy to make. Need more inspiration? Check out all 61 of our amazing birthday cake ideas!
by Karen Tack, photos by Kenneth Chen
Give your beach-loving kiddo a taste of the tropics with this island-inspired cake design.
Got a 4th of July or Flag Day birthday? Give it extra patriotic flair with this wavy flag cake.
Protect little fingers from burns with these campfire-less s’mores cupcakes.
Take advantage of summer’s fresh berries and treat your guest of honor to these dainty mini raspberry chocolate cupcakes.
Celebrate a summer birthday with this beautiful mermaid cake and then cool off with a quick dip!
Shine some love on your birthday boy or girl with these adorable sun cupcakes.
Toasted sticks of store-bought pound cake could fool the most ardent fry-ophile.
Your pint-sized Jacques Cousteau will dive straight into this easy loaf cake.
This gumdrop-topped butterfly will set little hearts aflutter.
Is it a pie? Is it a cake? Luckily your kid will get both in this super-easy cheery cherry pie/cake hybrid.
Go green—literally—for your kids' next birthday with these fun frog cupcakes.
Nothing's fishy about this easy-to-make, colorful fish tank cake.
Your pint-sized putter will love this easy cake—par none.
Score a home run for your baseball fan with this catcher's mitt cake.
Your little bird-watcher-in-training will sing for this "tweet" cake.
What's better than a burger? One made with cake "buns" and a cocoa-krispie "patty."
Hot Air Balloon
Your adventurous kiddo will dream of circling the world in 80 days with this hot air balloon cake.
Cupcake ladybugs bring just as much good luck as the kind you find in the garden.
Partygoers will dig into this fun bulldozer cake.
If your sk8r boi loves his board, he'll love this one too. No Band-aids required.
Who knew squids could be so cute? Whip up this easy cake for your future marine biologist.
You'll fly through cake decorating with the greatest of ease when you make this airplane cake for your pilot-in-training.
Here's the perfect cake for your curious ant watcher—and the only time you'll allow bugs in the house!
Who could be afraid of these sweet, chocolate crawlers?