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Whether it's a kids' birthday or an adult's - everyone loves a birthday cake. We've got lots of birthday cake ideas here at goodtoknow that will appeal to all ages. If you fancy making a more traditional birthday cake we've got delicious Victoria sponge recipes, moist chocolate cake recipes or classic loaf cake recipes to choose from.

Birthday cake decorating 

Want to learn how to decorate a cake like a professional? We've got plenty of quick cake decorating tips to help make your birthday masterpiece. Why use your decorating skills to make a skull and crossbones cake? Or a pretty Princess and the pea cake?

Birthday cakes for kids 

If you're in charge of making the kids' birthday cakes this year make sure you check out our 10 best birthday cakes for kids for lots of impressive, vibrant and easy-to-make birthday cake recipes.

Birthday cupcakes

Don't want to make a whole birthday cake? How about birthday cupcakes? We have a huge range of cute and tasty cupcakes to choose from like our pink ladybird cupcakes, sweet animal themed cupcakes and fun hamburger cupcakes.

Planning a kid's party? You should use our kids' party planner!

  • Couldn't you just eat Great British Bake Off judge, Mary Berry's divine chocolate birthday cake right off the…

    Serves: 10

  • Rosemary Shrager makes this classic British cake recipe look effortless with an easy to follow step-by-step…

    Makes: 1

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • This delicious Pimm's layer cake is easier to make than it may look. With an impressive 3 layers, it's perfect…

    Serves: 6-8

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Our mummy blogger Anneliese says: 'I love celebrations. It's a great excuse for a party with lots of pretty and…

    Makes: 10

    Total time: 42 mins

    plus chilling time
  • If you're looking for an impressive way to decorate a small cake then this is it. These pretty rainbow coloured…

  • Chocolate fudge cake is one of the most heavenly bakes to make and we've made it so much easier by giving you a…

    Serves: 10-12

    Total time: 45 mins

  • This chocolate fingers cake is much easier to make than you may think and with our simple step-by-step picture…

  • If you’re a massive Nutella fan you’re going to love this recipe. A rich chocolate sponge cake made with…

    Serves: 6-8

    Total time: 45 mins

  • This delicious chocolate cola cake combines chocolate with coke to make a rich, dense cake. It takes 1hr to…

  • Throwing a jungle-themed birthday party for the kids? They’ll love these special lion cupcake toppers that are…

  • This giant rainbow cupcake is one to try when you want to impress. Unlike other giant cupcakes, this recipe…

    Serves: 8

    Total time: 1 hr 35 mins

    plus 2 hours cooling time
  • This delicious and impressive red velvet cake made by the Beehive Baker, Stacie Stewart’s is packed with a…

    Makes: 1x 20cm round cake

    Total time: 2 hrs

  • Victoria sponge is a classic baking recipe to master. The soft vanilla-infused sponge sandwiched together with…

    Serves: 8

  • You can seriously impress your friends and family with this sweetie-packed pinata cake. Break into the sponge…

  • This amazing cake is perfect for special occasions. It's also easy and quick - only an hour from start to…

    Serves: 12

    Total time: 1 hr 10 mins

  • Great British Bake Off judge and Queen of Cakes, Mary Berry, shows us how to make the best known and loved of…

    Makes: 1

  • Couldn't you just eat Great British Bake Off judge, Mary Berry's divine chocolate birthday cake right off the…

    Serves: 10

  • Rosemary Shrager makes this classic British cake recipe look effortless with an easy to follow step-by-step…

    Makes: 1

    Total time: 1 hr 5 mins

  • This delicious Pimm's layer cake is easier to make than it may look. With an impressive 3 layers, it's perfect…

    Serves: 6-8

    Total time: 50 mins

  • Our mummy blogger Anneliese says: 'I love celebrations. It's a great excuse for a party with lots of pretty and…

    Makes: 10

    Total time: 42 mins

    plus chilling time
  • If you're looking for an impressive way to decorate a small cake then this is it. These pretty rainbow coloured…

  • Chocolate fudge cake is one of the most heavenly bakes to make and we've made it so much easier by giving you a…

    Serves: 10-12

    Total time: 45 mins

  • Learn how to decorate your cupcakes for a special occasion. These will make the perfect birthday present for…

    Makes: 12

  • This chocolate fingers cake is much easier to make than you may think and with our simple step-by-step picture…

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