Here is a collection of easy cakes that kids can make. If you are looking for a fun afternoon activity for your child or an idea for the next Blue & Gold Banquet you’ve come to the right place! This post contains an affiliate link.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Hamburger Cake
Easy Cakes for Kids: Macaroni & Cheese Cake
Easy Cakes for Kids: Bunny Cake
Click here to go to our bunny cake blog post! Such a simple cake to make using only 2 round cakes. No special cake pan required.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Minion Cupcakes
Easy Cakes for Kids: Mini Rainbow Cake
Easy Cakes for Kids: Pepperoni Pizza Cake
The pepperoni? Fruit roll ups! It took 5 of them (strawberry flavored) to cut out enough circles. Some of them didn’t turn out and stuck to the wax paper too much so it’s a good idea to make extra circles of roll ups just in case.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Puppy Paw Cupcakes
An Oreo and Junior Mints. It doesn’t get more simple for these puppy paw cupcakes! Ruby made these for Kaylee’s 7th birthday. View the full party post here.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Little Chicken Cake
No special cake decorating tools required here! This little mound of a cake turned out pretty cute and is just covered in coconut. Lots of it. The details are from starbursts! They were easy to cut into the shapes we needed and taste better than fondant too. I made this cake for my daughter’s 1st birthday, but it is simple enough for a child to easily make. You could make many animals using this same shape. Add some ears, a curly tail and a cupcake snout to make a pig, add whiskers for a little mouse, etc. You can see my full post on this cake here.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Butterfly Cupcakes
My girls loved making these butterfly cupcakes. They were so easy and used some of their favorite kinds of candy! Full post here.
Easy Cakes for Kids: In The Wild Cake
Dallin needed to make a “survival” themed cake for another Blue and Gold Banquet. He was thrilled with how his cake turned out. There were certain aspects that I wanted to “help” with, but I let him take full control over how it was going to go and I think it turned out great.
The theme he came up with was “2 campers in the woods, roasting marshmallows, while some bears are having a party”
And so we went with it…
Sour patch kids for the “people”, toothpick with a piece of marshmallow for “roasting marshmallows” gummy bears for the “bears” and blue icing gel for the lake with mini goldfish crackers.
He used white frosting and spread it into a lake shape and then covered it in the blue gel since the blue gel didn’t show up well against the chocolate frosting.
The trees are bugles (the chips) covered in frosting. The rocks are CHOCOLATE rocks. My kids think these are just about the best invention ever. We bought them in bulk at Winco.
Easy Cakes for Kids: Easy Flower Cake
Easy Cakes for Kids: Teddy Bear Cake
For my cakes, I always use boxed ones. No special brand.