There are hundreds of birthday cake designs out there just waiting to be translated into fantastic culinary delights.
Here we have some amazing pictures of kids' birthday cakes - real cakes that have already been enjoyed and been given the thumbs up! Let them inspire you.
Let's start our birthday cake designs for kids with this incredible Hello Kitty cake from c.r.avery
Next we have a Chocolate Fudge cake with white chocolate buttercream, decorated in the style of the childrens TV show "In the Night Garden."
It was made by Sugarbloom Cupcakes for a two year old child called YuChen - the cake also features Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy.
Here's another design by Sugarbloom Cupcakes - this time a Thomas the Tank Engine cake!
There were twelve coconut cupcakes with white chocolate buttercream each decorated as a character from the Thomas Series. The Thomas cutting cake seen below was a chocolate fudge cake with white chocolate buttercream, with handmade, edible decorations. Mmm, yes please ;)