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24 Amazing Birthday Cakes for Boys

Amy Aitman
June 16, 2017

Need some inspiration for a boy's birthday cake? Here are 24 awesome ideas for a cake you'll love to make that's sure to be admired and eaten, too!

You know what your little guy loves. Now it's time to bake him the perfect birthday cake -- sure to impress him and all of his party guests.

Here are 24 great birthday cakes for boys to get you baking:

His Favorite Characters

  1. Smurfs
    Have fun with these little blue guys on a three-tiered cake from Cake Bear at Cake Journal.
  2. Despicable Me Minion
    Slice into this adorable cake from Blahnik Baker.
  3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    Cowabunga Dude! Give your favorite boy four of his favorite characters in one cake. Here's an idea from Ashlee Marie.
  4. Spider-Man
    This Spider-Man birthday cake from Amanda's Cookin' will satisfy any Spider-Man fan in your household.
  5. Baymax From Big Hero 6
    This is an enchanting cake from The Baking Sheet featuring the lovable robot.
  6. LEGO Emmet
    Build your son his own Emmet from "The Lego Movie" with this idea from The Baking Sheet. Chocolate yumminess!
  7. Elmo
    Who doesn't love Elmo? Make your own with this easy-to-make cake from The Food Charlatan.
  8. Paw Patrol
    You'll be the coolest mom on the block with this creation, as posted by Cakes by Caralin.
  9. Jake and the Neverland Pirates
    Mom Endeavors shows you how to make Jake's pirate ship, Bucky, as a cake.

Animals and All Things Creepy

  1. Creepy Crawlies
    This creepy spider cake from Cookies & Cups will creep and crawl into your little boy's heart.
  2. Fishing
    Got a boy who loves to fish? This open tackle box cake from Hostess With the Mostess will reel him in.
  3. Dinosaur
    This Sweet Things creation roars up plenty of fun for your future paleontologist.

Planes, Trains and Cars

  1. Race Track
    Race to the finish with this bright, colorful race track cake from Louise at Cake Journal.
  2. Rocket
    Take off with this awesome rocket cake from Diary of a Recipe Collector.
  3. Hot Wheels
    With ramps, cars and more, this Hot Wheels cake idea from Panadakoe is a surefire hit.
  4. Thomas the Tank Engine
    Kids love seeing Thomas on this cake from Home May'de Cake. Get any party choo-chooing along!
  5. Fire Truck
    What kid wouldn't love a realistic fire truck cake like this one from Preschool Powol Packets?

Video Games

  1. Skylanders
    For Skylanders fans, try this one from Lisa on Coolest Birthday Cakes -- just the thing for little video game enthusiasts.
  2. Minecraft
    This 3D Minecraft cubed cake is as much fun to make as it is to eat, from How To Cook That.
  3. Angry Bird
    With clear step-by-step instructions, this cake from Art of Dessert will be the hit of the party!

Favorite Books and Themes

  1. Where the Wild Things Are
    Inspired by the classic children's books, this cake from Cake & Cupboard will excite book, cake and art lovers!
  2. Graffiti
    When it comes to birthday cakes for boys, this is one cool cake from Pink Cake Box.


  1. Have a Ball -- All Different Types
    This cake from Pick Any Two will leave the crowd roaring with excitement to eat a piece.
  2. Skateboard
    Got a little shredder on your hands? Make him this skateboard cake from Krokotak and get rolling.

Need some extra help organizing or setting up the party? Hire a babysitter or housekeeper to help out for a few hours.

Want some fun party ideas? Check out these 20 Fun Yet Cheap Birthday Party Ideas.

Amy Aitman is a freelance writer and mommy blogger, who enjoys writing articles that help moms and dads out, and knows it can take a long time to find that perfect cake. Her 4-year-old still raves about his Peppa Pig cake and wants a Paw Patrol cake next year.

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