15 Birthday Cupcake Cake Ideas [recipes]


Are you hosting a party soon? These birthday cupcake cake ideas are not only yummy, but oh so creative. It’s amazing what shapes, characters, and animals you can make from cupcakes. Man, I’m getting hungry just looking at these! {{snicker}}

These cupcake cake ideas include princess poppy, minnie mouse, alligator, lion, mario kart, unicorn, football, and so much more.

15 Birthday Cupcake Cake Ideas

The women I’m featuring today know their way around the kitchen! These recipes are so creative and mouth-watering delicious.

Cupcake Cake Ideas

15. How to Make a Princess Poppy Cake with Pull Apart Cupcake Hair.

Mum Turned Mom


One nine-inch round cake, 29 cupcakes, frosting, fondant, and an unquenchable thirst for adventure are all you need. The cupcakes are used to make the pull apart hair. So darling! Find the recipe here.

14. Princess Pull Apart Cupcake Cake.

Java Cup Cake


Perfect for any princess party theme, this jewel of a cake will make your little princess feel like a birthday queen. Find the instructions here.

13. Minnie Mouse Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake.

Crafty Morning


A printable pictured template to create this adorable Minnie Mouse cupcake cake is available from Crafty Morning. Twenty-two cupcakes are frosted red and topped with white dots. Find the instructions here.

12. Mario Kart Cupcake Pull Apart

Lady Behind the Curtain


How fun is this Mario Kart cupcake cake? It gets my heart racing. {snicker} A cake mix and frosting is the foundation of this cake. A crumbled up cupcake makes the dirt track. Find the other decoration details here.

11. Minion Cupcake Cake.

Baked with Love by Carousel


Decorate this minion cupcake cake with yellow and blue frosting, and fondant. You can use round cookie cutters to make the eye or you can use different sized bowls and cups. Watch the video tutorial here.

10. How to Make a Fish Cupcake Cake.

My Cake School


This is a fun and yummy alternative to a traditional birthday cake. It’s made with 12 cupcakes and one 6″ round cake. Learn how to transform them into an adorable cupcake cake perfect for a tropical, pool or sea themed party.  Find the recipe here.

9. How to Make a Jellyfish Pull-Apart Cake.



A darling cupcake idea for an under the sea theme. Regular and mini cupcakes were used to make this jellyfish. Find the full instructions here.

8. Beehive Cupcake Cake Recipe.



I can’t get over how cute the beehive and bees are! They would be fun to make for a Winnie the Pooh theme as well. Find the instructions here.

7. Football Pull Apart Cupcakes.

Cake Whiz


If you are throwing a football bash for one of the bowl games or just planning ahead for the Super Bowl, check out this tutorial on how to create a football cupcake cake. Find the recipe here.

Cakes Made Out of Cupcakes

6. Thomas & Friends DIY Pull Apart Cake.

Learn how to make an adorable Thomas & Friends cupcake pull apart cake.

5. Beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Cake.



Get the how-to on this darling butterfly cupcake cake. It would be perfect for a fairy or woodland themed party.  Or take inspiration from the cake and do an entire butterfly theme. Find the recipe here.

4. Unicorn Pull-Apart Cake.

Real Moms


The unicorn theme is in, in, in right now, so of course a unicorn cupcake cake would be a must! {wink} Watch the video instructions here to create a magical birthday cake that is to die for!

3. Ice Cream Cone Cupcake Cake.

My Cake School


Did you just see this photo and saw “aaawwwww…”? Aren’t those ice cream cone cupcakes the cutest things you’ve ever seen?! They are just right for tiny hands. Plus, you can serve these cones at your party without them melting. Find the recipe here.

2. Horse Cupcake Cake Template.

Press Print Party


Friendship is Magic! If you have a My Little Pony fan, or horse lover then this is the party for. Use the free printable template to create this horse cake. Your little party guests are sure to have a magical day! Recipe found here.

Cakes Designs

1. Tic Toc Crocodile Cupcake Cake.

Mom Spotted


You will need exactly 28 cupcakes to make this darling crocodile cupcake cake. How fun would this be for a Peter Pan, Pirate or safari themed party?! You can get the recipe here.

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