20 Cute Birthday Cake Ideas For Boys

by Linette

I know I can’t even come close to covering all the birthday cake ideas for boys out there with 20 of them, but I’m hoping it will give you a little birthday cake inspiration! I tried to mix it up a little, and include different themes I thought boys would like, and some of these cakes would even work for either boys or girls.

20 Cute birthday cake ideas for boys

Some of the cakes are from right here at The Kid’s Fun Review, the rest I’ve pinned on Pinterest and shared the link through there. You can click on the image, or on the links below the image to get back to the original article for the how to’s and step by step instructions for making most of these cakes.

1. First up, I know sports are a favorite at our house, so here’s a football cake from Momtastic.

football birthday cake idea

2. What about a Pizza Cake? It would be perfect for a pizza party, or almost any other type of party. It’s great for older boys who don’t really want a theme birthday party, but they still want a fun cake.

pizza cake recipe

3. What about a fish cake? This would be perfect if you have a fisherman in the house, or if you’re planning an ocean or under the sea type party.

how to make a fish cake
4. If you have a music fan you can make them a guitar cake.

how to make a guitar cake

5. Here’s another fun idea for the fishing fan in your life. Love this easy to make live bait can cake, complete with gummy worms on top!


6. If you have a farm or animal fan in the family, make them this farm animal birthday cake, complete with cupcakes, and a hay stack smash cake!

Farmyard-first-birthday-cake-how to

7. Little boys love superheros, and they’re sure to love this fun superhero cake!

super hero cake recipe

8. Don’t have any decorating skills? Make it a little non traditional and gift them a sugar rush! Go with a candy cake like this one by Recipe Girl.


9. I adore this dinosaur cake from Instructables!

dinosaur birthday cake

10. A jungle cake is sure to be a big hit for kids!

jungle birthday cake idea

11. Monster cake anyone? This one from Makoodle looks super easy to make!

monster birthday cake idea

12. Do you have a boy who loves jungle animals? This is not exactly a cake, but these jungle animal cupcakes could hit the spot!


13. If you have an older boy who likes to hunt, this camo cake will do the trick from Cake Central.

camo cake

14. My friend’s son would love this golf cake.


15. Littler boys might like something like this Mickey Mouse cake by Cakes By May. Fondant is not as hard to work with as you think it is!

16. If you have a boy who likes to “monkey around” make him a monkey cake, like this one from Wilton.


17. I know plenty of little boys who would be excited to have this train cake from Kraft for their birthday.


18. Another favorite is this fire truck birthday cake from Taking Time for Mom.

fire truck cake idea

19. Vroom, vroom, it’s a race track birthday cake from Perfect Party Ideas. Did you see the race track is in the shape of a 3? How cute! You could probably change it up for other ages like 2, 5, or 6.


20. I saved one of the best for last! We have a super cute jungle birthday cake from Catch My Party! I’ve seen several different variations of this cake, but I love the animal print fondant icing idea. Working with fondant isn’t difficult, it’s just like molding Play Doh!


Make sure you let me know which boy’s birthday cake is your favorite in the comment section!

You can check out all of the birthday cakes I’ve come across (and follow to check out anything new I find) on my Pinterest Birthday Cakes Board here:

Follow Linette Gerlach {KidsFunReview.com}’s board Birthday Cakes on Pinterest.

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FunColoring February 26, 2012 - 11:11 pm

Wow! The cakes look amazing and yummy!
Please let me know if I can share it on our facebook page? http://www.facebook.com/ColorMyDay

Linette March 6, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Sure! Feel free to share!

Tamra Augostino March 1, 2012 - 10:57 pm

Amazing cakes. My favorites are the M&M/KitKat Cake and Pizza Cake.

Linette March 6, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Thanks Tamra! We made the pizza cake for my nephew’s birthday party. It was a big hit!

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TH August 12, 2012 - 10:02 am

The cakes are cute, but I’m disappointed with the perpetuation of gender stereotypes. Why wouldn’t a girl want a football or an angry birds cake?

Linette August 12, 2012 - 6:05 pm

She may! I didn’t say girls wouldn’t like these cakes too!

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Alicia April 6, 2013 - 9:59 pm

Thanks for including our fire truck cake 🙂

Linette April 8, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Glad to! It’s super cute:-)

Jillian September 3, 2014 - 3:19 pm

There is never an acceptable time to say something is “for boys” or “for girls”…title the article “20 cute birthday cakes for kids” and let kids, regardless of gender, choose the ones they like for themselves.

Haley March 30, 2015 - 8:04 pm

Those cakes look amazing! loved the M&M one.


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