A birthday cake will complete any 12-year-old's party especially if you can come up with a unique twist. Think about what your 12-year-old's favorite things are and try to personalize their birthday cake according to their interests. After all, a 12-year-old is old enough to want something different than just a simple happy birthday cake, which means you can be as creative as you like.
A fun and unique birthday cake for your 12-year-old would be to turn it into their favorite food. You could make a beef burger cake in a bun, with two layers of cake, colored frosting to create the colors of a classic burger bun and a Rice Krispies and chocolate cake for the burger itself. Alternatively, a pizza would be a great option too, with one round cake for the base, a layer of red and yellow frosting for the tomato sauce and cheese, and different colored candies for the pizza topping.
If the birthday boy or girl is an animal lover or is particularly fond of a family pet, you could make an animal-themed cake. For the family dog, you could use a loaf cake for the body, a giant muffin for the head, graham crackers for the ears and colored frosting for his coat. Alternatively, you could opt for something more exotic like like a koala bear, using a round cake for the head, donuts for the ears and a smaller cake for the large, black nose.
For 12-year-olds who loves sports, why not let this be the inspiration for their birthday cake? You could make a soccer field with a soccer ball in the middle using a rectangular cake for the field, coconut flakes and green frosting for the grass and a small round cake, frosted white, for the soccer. For baseball fans, you could create a leather baseball mitt and ball by cutting out the shape of the mitt from a large round cake, covering with brown frosting and a dark brown outline for the stitching. For the baseball, you could use a coconut marshmallow snack cake for the baseball and red piped frosting for the stitching.
If your 12-year-old has a keen interest in singing, you could make her a microphone birthday cake using an ice cream cone for the base, a cupcake for the head of the microphone, black frosting to color it and black licorice lace for the lead. Make enough for the amount of children attending the party, or alternatively, you could make 12 for every year that she has been alive. For aspiring musicians, you could make a guitar-shaped birthday cake by cutting out the shape of the body of a guitar from two circular cakes placed side-by-side and covered with a wood-colored frosting. The long thin top of the guitar can be made using rectangular, chocolate wafer cakes stacked on top of each other. For the finishing touches, use a chocolate cookie for the sound hole, piped vanilla frosting for the strings and marshmallows for the tuning keys.
How to Make a Homemade Horse ...
How to Make a Dachshund Birthday Cake
How to Make a Frog Cake
How to Make Cow Shaped Birthday Cakes
How to Make a Motorcycle Birthday Cake
How to Make a Hogwarts Castle Cake
Calories in Fairy Cake
Easy & Cute Anniversary Cakes to Make ...
How to Make a Bible-Shaped Cake
Disney Princess Cake Ideas
How to Design Your Own Wedding Cake ...
How Early Can You Make a Wedding Cake?
Easy Birthday Cake Ideas for a ...
Directions for an Egg-Shaped Cake for ...
How to Make a Cruise Ship-Shaped Cake
How to Make a Guitar Out of Cupcakes
Retired Firefighter Party Ideas
Free Easy Instructions for a Two-Tier ...
Easy Pumpkin Roll Recipe
How to Make a Dome-Shaped Cake
Emily Watson started writing in 2008. Watson has been published in "Children & Young People Now," "Youth Work Now," "Accent magazine," "The House Hunter," "Gap Year Business," "Timeout Education" and online at Travelmagazine.com and DunningEleyJones.com. She holds an honors degree in history from Newcastle University and has a PMA-Group postgraduate diploma in magazine journalism.