88+ Cool & Beautiful Birthday Cakes

88 Cool & Beautiful Birthday Cake

Celebrate that special someone in style with one of these beautiful birthday cakes! Art & Home has curated a collection of stunningly beautiful birthday cake ideas to help inspire your baking passions and delight to the guest of honor.

It’s not the candles that make the cake (nor how many candles happen to be on that cake), it’s what is inside – and outside – that counts.

In truth, a few of these cakes may not “actually” BE birthday cakes, but stick a few candles in them and – BOOM – suddenly they are birthday cakes! And isn’t that where the best ideas come from sometimes? By sticking a candle somewhere it doesn’t belong?

An Exquisite Collection of Beautiful Birthday Cake Ideas

From delightfully layered cakes to exquisite frosting and beyond, this collection of beautiful birthday cake ideas provides some truly unique and wonderful cake baking and cake decorating ideas to celebrate one more year in the life of someone special.

Exquisite Collection of Beautiful Birthday  Cake Ideas

I am neither a birthday cake baker nor a birthday cake decorator, so if you’re looking for recipes or how-to articles, you’ve come to the wrong place. Sorry about that.

However, if you’re looking for eye-candy or visual inspiration for creating your next birthday cake masterpiece, you’ll find a huge collection of truly eye-popping designs. Truly. Eye Popping!

So, let’s begin…


A Birthday Cake with a Cherry On Top

A Birthday Cake with a Cherry On Top

It looks like an ice cream sundae, but tastes like a delicious cake.


Beautiful Black & White Birthday Cake

Beautiful Black & White Birthday Cake

An absolutely stunning creation, this stark birthday cake screams elegance!


Blue Wave Birthday Cake

Blue Wave Birthday Cake

Gorgeous waves of blue and white icing swirl around the outside, while the top is festooned with a variety of blue and white flowers.


A Truly Magical Chocolate Cake

Truly Magical Chocolate Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

I don’t know how else to describe this other than Magical! Possibly one of the most beautiful Chocolate Cakes I have ever seen.


Unicorn Birthday Cake

Unicorn Birthday Cake

This super-cute unicorn birthday cake is perfect to fulfill any little girl’s party dreams (and a few grown adults as well!).


Galaxy of Fun Birthday Cake

Galaxy of Fun Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

What little boy (or adventurous little girl for that matter) wouldn’t love this space-inspired Birthday cake?

Need More Blue Birthday Cake Ideas?

The sky is the limit with this particular birthday cake color, but here’s just a few more to whet your appetite!


White Chocolate Lace Collar Birthday Cake

White Chocolate Lace Collar Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

This cake would take some time and skill to create, but it is truly stunning.


Slice the Rainbow Birthday Cake

Slice the Rainbow Birthday Cake

White icing and colorful confetti cover the multi-layers of rainbow-colored cake inside. Notice how the sides are also tinted with a hint of color to provide a bit of rainbow inside and out.


Ribbons of Pale Blue Icing Birthday Cake

Ribbons of Pale Blue Icing Birthday Cake

Perfect for a Spring birthday party, this delightful cake uses layers upon layers of blue icing ribbons to create a delightfully festive yet elegant birthday cake design.



Beautiful Butterfly Garden Cake

Beautiful Butterfly Garden Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

The combination of the butterfly garden motif and the unique spiral cut of the cake layers makes this birthday cake truly special.


Pink Raspberry Macaron Birthday Cake

Pink Raspberry Macaron Birthday Cake

Absolutely gorgeous pink-raspberry icing, topped with fresh raspberries and a pink raspberry macraon.


Floating Pastel Butterfly Cake

Floating Pastel Butterfly Cake

Source: CakesDecor.com

Keeping with the butterfly theme, this cake uses a fairly basic white cake as a backdrop, but it’s the kaleidoscope of butterflies that makes this beautiful birthday cake remarkable.


Dripping Gooey Chocolate Mocha Birthday Cake

Dripping Gooey Chocolate Mocha Birthday Cake

Thick streams of rich chocolate drip down the sides of this delicious mocha cake.


Princess Castle Cake

Princess Castle Cake

Source: CakesDecor.com

Definitely NOT your everyday birthday cake!


Fruit Cornucopia Birthday Cake

Fruit Cornucopia Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

A waffle cone holds an overflowing abundance of sweet goodness, creating a dramatic contrast against the crisp white cake.


The Ooopsie Doodle Cake

The Ooopsie Doodle Cake

I love the unique angles of this very colorful cake. All topped with love.


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Square Tiered Chocolate & Field Berry Cake

Square Tiered Chocolate & Field Berry Cake

Normally when you see a tiered cake, the tiers are round. This one bucks that trend with stacks of square chocolate cakes, festooned with field berries.


Eleganza Birthday Cake

Eleganza Birthday Cake

This birthday cake looks like it was inspired by some of the top fashion designers in the world. Elegance and beauty all baked into a single cake.


Exposed Edge Chocolate Strawberry Cake

Exposed Edge Chocolate Strawberry Cake

For those who want something a little lighter on the frosting, this cake forgoes the exterior frosting for an array of strawberries.


Donut Touch My Cake!

Donut Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

The best of two desserts combined into one fun and fancy birthday cake. Perfect for kids, but adults would love this too!


The Flamenco Dancer Birthday Cake

The Flamenco Dancer Birthday Cake

For those with a love of Spanish dances, this bold & beautiful birthday cake celebrates the birthday girl’s love of the Flamenco. Also perfectly suited for the Fashionista in your life!


Dripping with Flavor

Dripping with Flavor

Source: Pinterest.com

It looks like melting ice cream, but so intricately detailed that you want to stare at it rather than eating it… well, for a moment or two.


Pink Bunny Birthday Cake

Pink Bunny Birthday Cake

Cute as a bunny, this cake is delightful for a birthday party or Easter celebration. Notice how the bunny’s feet are poking out the side of the first tier?


Classic Strawberry Shortcake

Classic Strawberry Shortcake

For those who want something a bit more simple, you can’t go wrong with the classic strawberry shortcake.


Natures Bounty Birthday Cake

Natures Bounty Birthday Cake

This gorgeous birthday cake celebrates nature – and Rachel (but that can be changed) in all of their glory.


Blowing Bubbles Birthday Cake

Blowing Bubbles Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

For the adult or child who LOVES bubbles, this sophisticated yet fun birthday cake is bubbly perfection.


Carved Heart Shape Strawberry Shortcake

Carved Heart Shape Strawberry Shortcake

But if you want to take your strawberry shortcake game up a notch, you can try your hand at carving our this delightful heart-shaped strawberry shortcake creation!


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Spring Beauty Birthday Cake

Spring Beauty Birthday Cake

Is she a Disney Princess, or just a beautiful young girl in a beautiful formal gown. You decide!

Need More Birthday Cake Ideas for Girls?

Need even more inspiration for possible girl’s birthday cakes, no need to panic, we’ve got LOTS more ideas! Here are just a few more…


Birthday Cake Currently Under Construction

Birthday Cake Currently Under Construction

Source: Pinterest.com

What a fun idea! I love the details of the rock-slide of chocolate and the one “chunk” of cake that has been scooped out.


Lace & Lattice Garden Cake

Lace & Lattice Garden Cake

A celebration of summer, this lace and lattice garden-inspired cake looks absolutely phenomenal.


Flower Garden Birthday Cake

Flower Garden Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

A beautiful celebration of flowers, this garden-inspired cake is truly delightful!


Pink Macaron Birthday Cake

Pink Macaron Birthday Cake

Pink cake, cream drizzled icing, and some delicious pink macarons on top. Simply beautiful!


Blossoming Cherry Tree Birthday Cake

Blossoming Cherry Tree Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

I love cake. And I love cherry blossoms. This cake is the best of both worlds in one delicious package.



The Morning After Birthday Cake

The Morning After Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

So bad that it’s SOOOOO good!


Fruit Shortcake Birthday Cake

Fruit Shortcake Birthday Cake

Another take on the classic shortcake, this rounded cake features mounds of fresh berries and slices of orange to create a bright, colorful, and flavorful birthday cake creation.


An Overflowing Birthday Cake

Overflowing Birthday Cake

I love how the edible decorations on this cake flow beyond the cake itself and cascade onto the serving platter. A time consuming, but not overly difficult technique to master (I would assume).


Teddy Bear Boy’s Birthday Cake

Teddy Bear Boy's Birthday Cake

As Chandler Bing might say… Could a birthday cake BE any more adorable??


Another Beautiful Teddy Bear Cake

Beautiful Teddy Bear Cake

Source: CakesDecor.com

Keeping with the Teddy Bear Cake theme for a moment, what I love about this one is how the Teddy on the top layer is holding up a beautifully wrapped gift. If you can make that gift box out of cake & icing… EVEN BETTER!!


Shades of Gray Sugar Ruffles Cake

Shades of Gray Sugar Ruffles Cake

Source: The Stay at Home Mom

So much beautiful icing applied in a sophisticated way. This is a GROWN UP birthday cake!


Black Gown Cake

Black Gown Cake

Source: Instagram

A flowing black evening gown made entirely of icing is the primary focus on this beautiful cake.


Tiffany Blue Ombre Rosette Cake

Tiffany Blue Ombre Rosette Cake

Source: Sweat Pea Cake Studio

So pretty. So elegant.


Portrait of a Young Lady

Portrait of a Young Lady Cake

An elegantly drawn portrait creates a beautiful image on the side of the cake, accented by a single flower.


KitKat & M&M Cake

KitKat and M&M Cake

As if cake didn’t have enough sugar in it already, this cake goes over the top and around the edges with M&Ms and KitKat pieces surrounding a chocolate cake.

Ok, so maybe this isn’t the prettiest cake… but it does look ridiculously fattening!!! And isn’t that half the fun??



Split Open Cakes

Split Open Floral Butterfly Cake
Split Open Berry Cake

Source: eslamoda

These cakes look like they couldn’t possible contain the beauty that was hiding within, so they had no choice but to burst open and display the glory inside.


Fluted Chocolate Bundt Cake

Fluted Chocolate Bundt Cake

You need a Fluted Bundt Cake pan in order to pull off this particular creation, but it’s well worth the investment.

If you want to, you can also create single-serve versions by using the 6 mini-cake fluted pan.


Classic Red & White Birthday Cake

Classic Red & White Birthday Cake

The silky smooth finish of the white ganache frosting contrasts beautifully against the red frosting and red ribbon. Just don’t eat the ribbon!


Floral Birthday Cake

Floral Birthday Cake

Source: eslamoda

Like a beautiful Summer’s day, in cake form.


Just Keep Swimming

Swimming Birthday Boy Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

It looks like a LOT of work went into this cake, but it is SOOOOO cute, especially for your own littler swimmer.


Need More Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys?

Need even more inspiration for possible boy’s birthday cakes, we’ve got you covered like icing on a cake!

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Pink Roses Birthday Cake

Pink Roses Birthday Cake

A truly stunning creation with delecate pink roses iced around the entire cake.


Rainbow Birthday Cake

Rainbow Birthday Cake

Everybody loves rainbows, and every loves cake (well… almost everybody). Combining the two couldn’t be more delicious than in this colorful creation.


Rainbows & Butterflies Cake

Rainbows & Butterflies Cake

This version of the rainbow birthday cake takes things up a notch by festooning the outside of the cake with delicate and delightful butterflies. You can purchase your own edible butterflies from Amazon.


Sushi Roll Birthday Cake

Sushi Roll Birthday Cake

Source: Pinterest.com

A clever cake version of a Sushi roll, for the Sushi lover in your life.


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2 comments

  1. Mish says:

    Found your post interesting to read. This article content is awesome and delicious!

  2. Happy Birthday Wishes says:

    Very beautiful cake pictures!

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