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Kids Birthday Cake Ideas for Boys

Updated on March 23, 2013

If you're looking for birthday cake ideas for boys then you've come to the right place. There are so many cute ideas for little boy birthday cakes. The cakes you see here will be made from simple box cakes or cupcakes you can make inexpensively at home.

Kids of all ages love themed birthday parties and honestly, I think it makes planning the party easier when you have a set theme.

This hub will focus on various categories where I'll give you some ideas that hopefully will spark some creativity inside you. Some of them will include videos to show you how to do them.

Don't be afraid to try some wacky things. Young kids just want to have fun. As long as it's colorful and includes something sweet they're usually good to go.

Video Game Themes

Playing video games are a big part of most little boy's youth. There probably isn't a boy in the world who doesn't love Guitar Hero. I think this is one of my favorite cake designs. This cake would be appropriate for any age. Have fun decorating the guitar in flames, etc. Even girls would like this cake done in pinks and purples.

When choosing a video game think about their favorite video game and pick some scenes or characters from that game.

There are lots of military-related video games that will allow you to utilize a camo theme with greens and browns.

Guitar Cake for Boys

Transportation Themes

These are just a few of the hundreds of ideas for boys birthday cakes revolving around a transportation theme:

  • Airplane and/or Helicopter-this could include military aircraft. You can find inexpensive balsam wood airplanes for party favors. You can also find trinkets that spiral up similar to a helicopter. What about the toy soldiers with the little plastic parachutes to toss in the air?
  • Ship-Pirates of the Caribbean themes are a hot theme. You can find cute little eye patches and bandannas for party favors. For decorations you can find palm trees and treasure chests with gold coins.
  • School Bus-You can easily convert the firetruck video below to a yellow school bus. This is perfect for the young boy that is excited about riding a school bus for the first time. Decorations can include crayons, pencils and apples for a school theme.
  • Firetruck, Ambulance, Police-all these fall into the same category of sirens and lights. Little boys love noise. You can find little sheriffs badges and fireman badges for party favors.
  • Race car-there are tons of race car accessories for all types of racing. Checkered flags make a great decorating item.
  • Train-creating a train cake allows for lots of creativity. You can make a circus train that incorporate plastic elephants, tigers, and clowns. The party favors for this theme are almost endless. You can create the illusion of being inside a big top tent by running alternating red and white plastic tablecloths from a peak point in your ceiling. You can use popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy, candy apples for additional food at the party.


FIretruck Cake for Boys

Pirate Cake for Boys

Train Cake for Boys

Animal Themes

Kids have such an inquisitive mind and love animals of all kinds. These are a few of the cute animal ideas:

  • Turtle-see the cute cupcake idea below for making a turtle. The design calls for 12 cupcakes. If you make two dozen cupcakes you can make two turtles. Have the fun will be deciding what colors to make them.
  • Farm animals-some of the cutest farm animal cupcakes are show below. What a cute idea, to have pigs, sheep and chicks on cupcakes!
  • Zoo or Jungle animals-the video below shows you how to make some really cute zebras, lions, monkeys and tigers. There are so many animal print party favors available. Notice the balloons and wrapping paper in the video.

Turtle Cake for Boys

Farm Animal Cupcakes & Barn for Boys

Jungle or Zoo Animal Cupcakes for Boys

Boy Birthday Cake Ideas
Boy Birthday Cake Ideas


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      7 years ago

      I wanteed cake!!!

    • PhotoBabyInvites profile image


      7 years ago

      I'm studying how to bake some cakes, just to know how to create this lovely cakes you got here.

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Central Texas

      Thanks Journey! Isn't the guitar cake cute? I wouldn't mind having one of them myself!

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      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      7 years ago from USA

      These ideas are adorable. I especially like the guitar theme. Thanks!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      I'm with you on that one, BetsyIckes! They do such creative things nowadays. Thanks for stopping by!

    • BetsyIckes profile image


      8 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Wow! I wish I saw this hub years ago! My boys are all grown up now! Thanks for sharing!

    • KCC Big Country profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Central Texas

      You're right, Ethel. I didn't even touch on the sports-related stuff. That's big here too.

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      Ethel Smith 

      8 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

      These are fab and some of the animal ones would be great for girls also. Boys in the UK often like football themed cakes


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