Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

To continue the summer mini-series on topping cakes with the easiest things ever (I’m still loving these faux flowers), this week I used animal cookies for a cake that is great fun for any kid’s birthday party. I hosted a sweet friends 1st birthday this weekend and we whipped up this cake to celebrate. Using a bag of the colorful circus animal sprinkle cookies makes an adorable display and is easy enough that anyone can make it happen.

Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

  • You will need a cake (this is a great way to gussy up a store bought cake, or try a recipe from our Ultimate Birthday Cake Baking Guide – they are really good!)
  • A bag of circus animal cookies
  • One cup of frosting and a knife

Animal Cookie Birthday Cake

1. Starting at the bottom of the cake and working up, place the animal cookies in rows along the cake. To get a good stick, use the knife to put a small dab of frosting on the back of each cookie – think of this as birthday cake glue.

2. Repeat until the entire cake is covered, filling the top and all the sides. Stick a couple candles in the cake for a simple and super sweet birthday cake solution.

I love finding easy ways to make all the cakes cuter – more fun ideas to come this summer.

PS. I am loving my concrete countertops and our new marble herringbone backsplash, see them in the background – we are shooting the finished kitchen this week and I can’t wait to show you soon. Eeek! It’s my new favorite place for all things baking related.

(Photography ©A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).