Cake Decorating Ideas for Boys' Birthday Cakes

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Kids love birthday cake. It's almost as important as the birthday presents at a birthday party. From soccer fields to pirates, here are some creative cake decorating idea's for boys' birthday cakes.

Cake Decorating Ideas for Boys' Birthday Cakes
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A rectangular cake is a great starting point for boys who love sports. For soccer fans, use green icing and plastic figurines to create a soccer field. Place a goal at each end of the cake with children and a plastic soccer ball scattered in the middle. For football, use green icing, goal posts and plastic football figurines. A similar setup can be used for a hockey rink cake by using plastic hockey figures and white icing. For tennis fans use green icing, plastic tennis players and place a net in the middle. A rectangular cake also can be transformed into a bowling ally with pins and a plastic bowling ball or a race track using black icing or cookie pieces to make a track with plastic cars on top. For kids who love basketball and baseball, consider making cupcakes. The top of the cupcake can be made to look like a basketball by using orange icing and then drawing on black stripes using marzipan or icing. Similarly, cupcakes can also look like baseballs by using white icing as a base and then using red icing or marzipan to make the stitches along the side. Alternatively, if the child has a favorite sports team, consider using the team's colors and logo for the cake's theme.

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Trains, planes, race cars, motorcycles, dump trucks, UFOs, fire engines, trucks, school buses and rocket ships are also great themes for birthday cakes. Place a plastic plane or other item on the cake along with "Happy Birthday" and the boy's name or shape and decorate the cake to look like a space ship, fire truck, train or other vehicle.

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Transformers, robots, Legos, pirates, treasure chests, "Sesame Street," Sponge Bob, Batman, Superman, Harry Potter, "Star Wars," soldiers and dinosaurs are also popular themes boys will love.

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