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Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys (1-year-old and up!)

Are you looking for a birthday cake for boys that will be the crowning jewel of your party? Find the answer in these easy cake decorating ideas for a boy birthday. Your kids will want to bury their faces in a cake design that ties the whole party together!

Homemade birthday cake ideas for boys collage.

Does it seem like you were making waves just yesterday with your big pregnancy reveal? Here you are now with a one-year-old!

Cool Birthday Cakes for Boys

Mama, you bring out anything with lit candles, and your kids will ooh and ahh at it. But when you take the time to decorate the cake in a way that matches the decor, it becomes truly special.

Serve the party snacks or set up a family-friendly taco bar first, then bring out the cake. These cake ideas are so cool; it doesn’t matter if your son is 1, 5, or 12 years old, he’ll agree! Just tweak the designs a little and these delicious cakes would be good enough for any occasion, even an 18th birthday party!

Decorating the cake is a fun pre-party activity that your boy will want to partake in also. Unfortunately, mine are all too helpful when there are sweet bowls and spoons to lick. They try to take over the kitchen!

These cake ideas are imaginative, edible art projects, but thankfully, not too complicated. Of course, there are a lot of tasks to manage when planning a birthday party, but decorating the cake is so gratifying you won’t want to miss it.

How to Make a Birthday Cake from Scratch

First, take a moment to applaud yourself for making a birthday cake from scratch. Hopefully, the effort won’t go unnoticed.

Next, choose a cake that inspires you. Your kid will love eating anything you make!

Some cakes are relatively straightforward, while others require some decorating experience. For example, a Giant Cookie only needs a handwritten Happy Birthday scrolled in frosting. In comparison, a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake takes a few more steps due to its engineering and design. 

Never fear! These blogs take you carefully through the process, and even the most extravagant cake is achievable for the average mama. 

Whether you have chosen to construct a hollowed-out Pokeball Piñata cake, so toys roll out when you cut it open, or a simple, splattered Glow in the Dark cake, the cake will make your party. 

Top it all off with your sweetie’s name and the number of years you are celebrating. 

Easy Birthday Cakes for Boys

Are you planning a party for your boy? What a joyful experience to see the children run around with utter, and sometimes hysterical, delight. Why not take it over the top with a decorated cake that will blow their minds? 

Glow in the dark party cake with black frosting and a splash of neon green and pink.
Glow in The Dark Cake
Glow in the Dark theme parties are getting so popular. Likewise, your popularity will skyrocket with the kids if you make this Glow in the Dark cake. It is a fun activity for the whole family, and yes, it’s safe to eat.
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A slice of ding dong cake on a saucer with a fork. The rest of the cake next to a glass half filled with milk in the background.
Ding Dong Cake
This Ding Dong is just a classic and beautiful chocolate cake with layers of creamy white filling. If your boy is a fan of Hostess cupcakes, he’ll love this! Also, you’ll love how the moist chocolate cake recipe is super simple to make. Everyone wins!
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A smiling caterpillar cake with chocolate frosting.
Caterpillar Cake
The caterpillar cake is a great Birthday cake for a 1-year-old boy. Especially If you have loved reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar to your baby. It’s an adorable chocolate Swiss roll filled with chocolate buttercream, covered with chocolate ganache, and then decorated with candies.
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Pokemon pinata cake collage.
DIY Pokemon Cake
A Pokeball Piñata cake is a must-have for a Pokemon Birthday party. As if cutting into the cake wasn’t fun enough, watching the “caught” Pokemon spill out will add another level of enjoyment. Watch the video tutorial for easy step-by-step directions.
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Close up of a slice of funfetti cake with sprinkles on a white plate.
Funfetti Icebox Cake
Make this funfetti icebox cake in zero cook time. Layer shortbread cookies, rainbow sprinkles, and a mix of vanilla pudding and cream cheese, then set in all the freezer. This pretty, no-bake cake is bright, bold, and super delicious.
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Giant chocolate chip cookie cake with number ten frosting.
Giant Cookie Cake
An easy and delicious option is the Giant Cookie cake. If your child doesn’t like cake, write his name in blue frosting on this giant cookie instead. It’s also perfect for a giant-themed party.
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Lightning McQueen birthday cake.
Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake
Craft a Checkerboard Lightning McQueen Cake out of sponge cake. Shaped in the form of Lightning McQueen, your Cars fan will love this cake. It's the coup d'état to a Cars theme party.
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Loreto and Nicoletta

Monday 8th of August 2022

I don't have any boys in our family but I would go for one of those cakes, lol. They are too cool. I like the lightning speed McQueen cake or the Pokémon Cake, well done!😋🥰👍👌😍❤


Sunday 7th of August 2022

What fun ideas! I made the big cookie cake for my nephew's birthday as he just loves cookies.

Jessica Haggard

Friday 12th of August 2022

Glad you enjoyed the cookie cake, Amy!! Come back soon for more easy recipes :)


Saturday 6th of August 2022

Lots of cute and yummy ideas here! I love that ding dong cake! Chocolate layer cakes will always get my attention.

Jessica Haggard

Friday 12th of August 2022

Thanks Tammy - yep, the more chocolate the better :)


Friday 5th of August 2022

Love these cakes ideas! They are so cute! The kids will love a theme cake for their birthday ;)

Jessica Haggard

Friday 12th of August 2022

I always love having a theme for planning parties!!


Thursday 4th of August 2022

These are all such cute ideas! I love the caterpillar cake! I love being creative with cakes.