Cool Cake Ideas

If you’re lucky, you could have 80, 90 or even 100 birthdays in your lifetime! And with so many birthdays to make special, it can be hard to come up with unique and cool cake ideas every single year. Here, we’ve pulled together a list of the best and coolest cake ideas for your birthday or special event including a cake with firework candles, a classic lemon cake and even a hamburger cake.

Cake With Firework Candles

Adding fireworks to your cakes is one cool idea! Using sparklers or ice fountains is a sure way to get some ‘wows’ from your guests. Choosing ice fountains is a showstopping addition to your fireworks display and your guests and your guest of honour will fall head over heels for the gorgeous colours and creative effects. Indoor fireworks for your birthday cake are a cool way to get some attention and make a stunning surprise that no one will easily forget.

Make the choice of sparklers over candles for your birthday or other special event and create a spectacular surprise for everyone. A cake with firework candles can’t be beaten and is truly a spectacle to behold.

Hamburger Cake

Make a statement for your next birthday with a hamburger cake. It’s made with only 5 ingredients and different coloured food dyes to give you a hamburger look. choose yellow cake layers as the ‘burger buns, a chocolate iced chocolate cake layer for the patty, and use dyed and shaped fondant for the lettuce, cheese and condiments.

Chocolate Drip Cake

A cool cake idea for your next party is an elegant and professional-looking chocolate drip cake. Once you’ve made your cakes and iced them, you’ll combine melted chocolate chips with heavy whipping cream, then squeeze the mixture along the edge of your cake so that it drips down the side. After that, you can ice the top of the cake and leave the remainder un-iced for a cool effect.

Powdered Donut Cake

This cake is simply a plain cake layer topped with melted butter and powdered sugar for those doughnut lovers out there. A powdered doughnut cake is a cool twist on your classic cake and will look and taste beautiful.

Malted Milk Pinata Cake

Pinatas are so fun, but they can be messy and even a little dangerous depending on who’s swinging the stick! Instead, create a malted milk pinata cake so that you get the fun of a sugary surprise without the risk of injury. It’s a dense, buttery, and sugary-sweet cake that, when you cut into it, a treasure trove of sweets comes spilling out, just like a real pinata!

Lemon Cake

This classic yet cool cake can take around an hour to make, but the prep time sits at just 10 minutes making this perfect for those in a rush!

All you need is a few ingredients including lemon juice for a cake that is more tart than sweet but is so incredibly lovely.


Cheesecake has the perfect crumbly crust and thick, velvety smooth cheesecake filling. It’s the distinct combination of tart and sweet that only cheesecakes can master. Whether you serve it plain or with berries, chocolate sauce and other toppings on top, it’s sure to be a hit as a cool cake idea!

Black forest cake

The cake layers on a black forest cake use pretty standard ingredients including eggs, sugar, flour, butter, vanilla extract and cocoa powder and it takes almost no time to whip up two of them and have them ready to go. For the cherry filling, you’ll need pitted cherries, cherry liqueur and water. The frosting is heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, more cherry liqueur, and rich dark chocolate. 

The cake is stunning – more like a work of art than a cake, and the slight bitterness of the dark chocolate shavings flawlessly complements the icing’s sweetness and the cherry filling’s tanginess.

Crepe Cake

For a cool twist on your birthday cake, why not take about 15 thin, delicious crepes with 15 layers of sweet cream between them? Throw a handful of berries on top and you’ll feel like you’re having breakfast and dessert all at the same time!


There is so much fun you can have with your next birthday cake! Whether you’re using non-cake ingredients, using the cake in place of a pinata or having your cake with firework candles there’s a cool cake idea for everyone!