When I was little, I remember spending hours flicking through Mum’s Women’s Weekly Children’s Cake Cookbook before making the {very important} decision each year of which cake I would have for my birthday.  It was always a very special moment when the cake I had chosen would appear in real life.
Jack turns two next week.  He’s not quite at the stage where he wants to choose his cake {next year though} but I have some definite ideas about cakes he would LOVE based on his current obsessions: Fish, Clocks, Trains & Birds.

Here are a few beautiful cakes I’ve found for inspiration in my search:

Martha Stewart Fish Cake | brownpaperbelle.com{Photo via Martha Stewart}

Clock Cake | brownpaperbelle.com{Photo via Sugar Swirls}

Train Cake | brownpaperbelle.com{Photo via Cake Decorating Magazine}

Owl Cupcakes | brownpaperbelle.com{Photo via Pinterest}

9 Comments on Birthday Cake Inspiration

  1. Leah
    September 12, 2013 10:17 am at 10:17 am (4 years ago)

    LOVE the fish!

    • brownpaperbelle
      September 12, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm (4 years ago)

      I do too – but I’m not sure my {lack of} piping skills are up to it!!

  2. naomimgruer
    September 12, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am (4 years ago)

    I also love the fish and the owl cupcakes…well, I may just have to use the idea in the After School Enrichment classes I teach. Yum and Oh-So-Cute!

  3. Anne @GtSlamseysFarm
    September 12, 2013 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm (4 years ago)

    You just have to make something fabulously creative and don’t worry how it turns out. But don’t take any photos. In years to come you can remind Jack about the wonderful cake you made and after a while it will go down in family folklore as the wonderful 2nd birthday cake.
    What matters is that you make a cake with love.

  4. KerryCan
    September 12, 2013 8:17 pm at 8:17 pm (4 years ago)

    Those are all amazing! I think any one of them (or a loving attempt at any of them!) would make a two-year-old very happy!

    • brownpaperbelle
      September 16, 2013 10:39 am at 10:39 am (4 years ago)

      I know – isn’t the fish beautiful!! I think I might go the clock though as it will be the simplest!


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