16 Best Animal Birthday Cake Designs for Kids Party.

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On my daughter’s last birthday she wanted a unicorn cake or a cat cake. I like baking and I am improving on it but baking a unicorn cake or an animal birthday cake was scary.

My daughter’s wish and my desire to make a beautiful birthday cake for her overcame my fear and

I started practicing- baking a moist cake first.

Then came the hard part to design a unicorn cake or cat cake. After scouring Pinterest for many hours I found many beautiful animal birthday cake designs and then struck the idea of sharing it with you all.

All these 16 beautiful animal birthday cakes are not only beautiful but they all have step by step instructions that are easy to follow even for beginners like me.

So, here is a list of the best 16 animal birthday cakes.


16 Best Animal Birthday Cake Designs for kids


By the way, my daughter changed her mind (thank god, I swear it was not my idea) and wanted a colorful birthday cake – YAY!! (no unicorn or cat)

The cake turned out very yummy and everybody loved it.

16 Best Animal Birthday Cakes

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Rainbow Caticorn Cake

This cake was in my mind when I was thinking about my daughter’s birthday cake. It’s a perfect combo of Unicorn and cat.

Plus the rainbow color, every little girl’s favorite.

For this beautiful animal cake design – Rainbow Caticorn cake, visit Coco Cake Land.

Awesome work Lyndsay. Very unique idea and concept.

Caticorn cake


Tiger Cake

This one is for your roaring boy. When my son saw his sister’s birthday cake, his list popped too.

I believe my kids will certainly help me to become the world’s best baker one day.

This Vibrant and cute Tiger cake is from IHeartBaking.

This Tiger is so easy to make, you must try it.

Tiger Cake


Flamingo Cake

As beautiful and hard it looks, this flamingo cake is very simple to make.

I love the idea of creating such an adorable cake in the simplest way.

Check yourself at Taste Made. It can’t get easier than this.

Very genius.

16 Animals Cakes Design that are so cute and super easy to decorate.



Cow – Animal Birthday Cake

This cute and very easy to make cow cake is designed by Zainab from A classic Twist.

With simple buttercream icing and few fondants, you turn a simple cake into this adorable cow cake.

Let have a farmhouse theme party.

Animal Birthday Cake


Butterfly Birthday Cake

This beautiful and professional-looking butterfly cake is not that hard to make.

You surely need a sharp cutting knife and a steady hand for those decorations but it’s so worth it.

Imagine the BIG smile on the person who is going to receive this cake.

Yeah, you got it. Now go visit Parenting.com and get the recipe.

Animal Birthday Cake




Hedgehog Cake

To bake this super cute and very beautiful hedgehog birthday cake you need to bit more than a beginner, maybe experienced beginner.

This cake requires a bit of practice and experience but who wouldn’t want to do that to make this AWESOME cake???

The color combination of the flower decoration is mind-blowing. I’m not sure if I can cut this cake. It’s more for your eyes only.

Get the step by step instructions and the inspiration from Little Peach Cakery.


Animal Birthday cake



Unicorn Birthday Cake

Unicorn is the most popular birthday cake design. Most girls are crazy about unicorns and mermaids.

I’m so glad that for this beautiful and popular but bit intimidating cake design I found an awesome tutorial shared by Laura and Tia from Little Button Diaries.

Ladies you have done a great job in creating such a simple design for this complicated looking cake.

Thanks for sharing this free design with all of us.

Animal Birthday Cake




Octopus Cake

I love this super cute glittery octopus.

It can be modified accordingly for boys or girls

Simply add a few cupcakes as legs to the head which is made out of a round cake. Simple!!

I’m sure your kid will feel so proud of you.

Image :Flickr

Octopus birthday cake


Bear Cake

This one is obviously for our little man. The grizzly bear cake. Bear is one of the popular animal birthday cake designs among kids especially boys.

Get the full instruction from My Three Tiny Things.

This bear looks so real, don’t you agree???

Animal Birthday Cake




Wide Eye Owl Cake

I love this sophisticated looking, very colorful owl cake with extra toppings.

This cake is going to be the winner. Keep this recipe safe in your recipe vault.

You gonna get lots of appreciation every time you make. I’m 100% sure of it.

The best thing is, it’s easy to make and decorate. If you don’t believe me then check it yourself at Sewwhite.

Colorful owl cake




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Bunny Cake

Bunny is another very popular animal birthday cake designs. Both girls and boys love these bunny cakes.

You sure wanna get expertise in making bunny cakes.

To help you in your cake mastery journey, I have got the full instruction of this bunny cake design at Homan At Home.

Thank you, Diane, for this beautiful cake design.

Animal Birthday Cake




Fox Birthday Cake

This orange fox is becoming very popular. You can create a whole brand of orange fox design. Yup, I’m coming up with that idea.

Get the detailed instructions with photographs from Handmade Charlotte.

Animal Birthday cake



Cute Sheep cake

My kids are fans of sheep more so little baba sheep. Every time when we go on a road, they want their dad to stop the car and pick one baba sheep. lol

So, I was super thrilled to come across this cute and very easy sheep cake.

It’s so easy to decorate and a cute little baba sheep comes out of those marshmallows.

Kids are very excited to decorate this cake.

Check the whole video on MyFoodandFamily for step by step decoration.

Sheep Cake





Easy Owl Cake

Pinterest is full of so many beautiful own cake pictures but there are not many with instructions on how to design such a beautiful owl cake.

After many searches, I stumbled on this simple owl recipe.

I love how a cake was turned into an owl using simple decoration.

I love simple and easy ideas where simple steps result in awesome results.

If your girl wants this cake then add some color to the chocolate icing.

Image from Pinterest.

Owl cake simple


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Easy Fish Cake

wow!! I love this cake. Like I said earlier, I love simple ideas that give a fantastic result.

This is one of the easiest animal cake recipes, seriously to can’t get better than this.

Just turn a simple chocolate cake into a fish cake by doing a small cut and decorating with colorful M&Ms.

Just see, how cool the fish is looking!!

Check BioDelices for the full idea.

Simple fish cake



Another adorable animal birthday cake

This cute Yorkie dog cake is from Betty Crocker site and if you are a dog fan then they have many other dog cake designs.

Animal Birthday Cake



Elephant Cake

A free elephant cake design was very hard to find but eventually, I found this easy to bake elephant cake.

Many thanks to Stephnie from Space Ships and Laser Beams, love the blog name, for sharing this adorable and easy to make elephant cake design.

Animal Birthday Cake



Chocolate Banana Monkey Cake

When we are talking about animal cake, how can we miss monkey cake?

If you want to make a money cake for your monkey then this recipe is for you.

With very few ingredients you can make this cheeky banana money cake.

I think banana is optional. You can try this recipe without banana too.

Get the full recipe at KitchenHealsSoul.

Cheeky Monkey cake



So, ladies and gentlemen, next time when your kiddo asks for an animal birthday cake you know you have the list of 16 best and beautiful animal birthday cake designs.

These cakes are very easy to make. You just need to follow the step by step instructions.


16 Animal Birthday cake for kids

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9 thoughts on “16 Best Animal Birthday Cake Designs for Kids Party.”

  1. Thank you, Lorna. These decorations are easy to follow. I’m trying them too.

  2. You are right Joleisa, kids would love it. I’m trying my best to make Caticorn. My daughter is a fan of cat+ Unicorn. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. So special, so simple to make (some of them). Best of all, kids really love them and are amazed that mom could make it herself. They are so easily pleased no matter how it turns out! The fox ia my fave, for some reason. IT looks simple enough for me to be able to do it. And I love looking out my windows in the early morning and sometimes seeing a fox here and there.

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