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60 Decorative Cake Ideas

Celebrate National Cake Decorating Day with These Uniquely Clever Treats

— October 15, 2015 — Lifestyle
October 15th marks National Cake Decorating Day, the perfect time to test out some DIY cake recipes. Cake decorations have evolved from classic bunny rabbits made of icing to intricate and comic book-inspired wedding cakes. These detailed creations by professional cake artists are truly stunning.

Some cake artist are able to transform various layers of cakes into unicorn replicas, pop culture icons and even historically accurate artworks. Other bakers use clever tricks of the trade to make elegant seashell cakes or girly graffiti desserts. Decorating a cake for a special occasion such as the approaching Halloween holiday is a great way to get into the festive spirit.

Making a DIY recipe might not be for everyone, enjoying a tasty slice is also a great way to spend National Cake Decorating Day too.
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Liqueur-Infused Cupcakes
Liqueur-Infused Cupcakes
These Chocolate Cupcakes are Topped with a Baileys Cream Cheese Frosting
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Seashell-Adorned Cakes
Seashell-Adorned Cakes
This Zesty Layered Lemon Cake is Topped with Edible Buttercream Seashells
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Witchy Brew Cupcakes
Witchy Brew Cupcakes
These Decorative Halloween Cakes are Inspired by a Magical Cauldron
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Spiced Latte Cupcakes
Spiced Latte Cupcakes
These Gourmet Cakes are an Edible Version of the Popular Pumpkin Spice Latte
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Ghoulish Halloween Pancakes
Ghoulish Halloween Pancakes
These Homemade Breakfast Cakes Replicate Spooky Creatures
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Topographic Pirate Cakes
Topographic Pirate Cakes
This 3D Cake Design is an Edible Treasure Map Perfect for Buccaneers
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Golden Confetti Cakes
Golden Confetti Cakes
This Glitzy Champagne Confetti Cake is Decorated with Edible Gold
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Decorative Cookie Pops
Decorative Cookie Pops
This Sweet Recipe from Bakerella Provides an Easy Alternative to Cake Pops
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Boozy Autumnal Desserts
Boozy Autumnal Desserts
The Buttercreamy Gingerbread Layer Cake has Salted Whiskey Caramel Drizzle
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Gamer Cake Pops
Gamer Cake Pops
This Mario and Luigi Dessert Pops Celebrate the Popular Nintendo Characters
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Cinematic Diaper Cakes
Cinematic Diaper Cakes
This Diaper Cake Celebrates the Infamous Actress Audrey Hepburn
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Artisanal Berry Desserts
Artisanal Berry Desserts
Pastry Affair's Strawberry Layer Cake is Elegantly Presented
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Candy-Filled Pinata Cakes
Candy-Filled Pinata Cakes
This Pumpkin-Shaped Cake is Filled with Sweet Treats
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Terrifying Anatomical Desserts
Terrifying Anatomical Desserts
This Red Velvet Brain Cake Takes Halloween Baking to New Extremes
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Celebratory Candy Cakes
Celebratory Candy Cakes
Squish Candies' Cakes are Made from an Assortment of Sweets
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Deceptive Secret Recipe Cakes
Deceptive Secret Recipe Cakes
This KFC Cake by Branka Njegich Looks Savory But Tastes Sweet
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White Chocolate Tea Desserts
White Chocolate Tea Desserts
YonestlyYUM's Matcha Green Tea Cake Recipe is Very Light and Airy
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Cinematic Proposal Cakes
Cinematic Proposal Cakes
This Romantic Cake Combined Film and Television Titles
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Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
These Technicolor Cake Designs Feature Bright Hues and Gold Accents
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Gingerbread Cake Recipes
Gingerbread Cake Recipes
This Autumnal Treat Turns a Winter Favorite Into a Dense Dessert
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Casino-Themed Cake Decor
Casino-Themed Cake Decor
These Fondant Dessert Toppers from Etsy's TopCakeDecors Shop Are Edible
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Spooky Tree Cupcakes
Spooky Tree Cupcakes
These Eerie Deserted Tree Halloween Sweets are Ideal for Parties
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Stacked Donut Cakes
Stacked Donut Cakes
This Elegant Cake Design is Filled with Color and Sprinkles
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Rainbow Cake Recipes
Rainbow Cake Recipes
This Delicately Decorated Almond Cake Celebrates Love with Bold Colors
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Time Machine Wedding Cakes
Time Machine Wedding Cakes
This Blue Tardis Cake from Cake Cobana Will Stand the Test of Time
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Comical Superhero Cakes
Comical Superhero Cakes
This Celebratory Batman Birthday Cake Showcases the Hero Hanging Out
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Cupcake Cookie Pops
Cupcake Cookie Pops
These Technicolor Madeline Cookies are Decorated to Look Like Cake Pops
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Cute Confectionary Characters
Cute Confectionary Characters
These Japanese Rice Cakes are Decorated to Look Like Cartoons
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Fashionably Patterned Desserts
Fashionably Patterned Desserts
Sprinkle Bakes' Poppy Seed Cake Pays Homage to Marimekko
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Colorful Cake Decor
Colorful Cake Decor
The DIY Abstract Watercolor Cake From Sugar and Cloth Sets Off Any Celebration
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Easter Cookie Pops
Easter Cookie Pops
Bakerella's Cookie Pop Recipe Turns Oreos into Festive Easter Bunnies
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Witchy Cauldron Cupcakes
Witchy Cauldron Cupcakes
This Halloween Cupcake is Decorated to Look like Bubbly Witch's Brew
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Teddy Cake Pops
Teddy Cake Pops
Bakerella's Bear Cake Pops Kick Off the Launch of the Paddington Movie
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Apple Orchard Cakes
Apple Orchard Cakes
This Apple Cake Looks and Tastes Like a Field of Apple Trees
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Sculptural Cartoon Breads
Sculptural Cartoon Breads
These Adorable Chigiri-Pan Breads Feature Beloved Cartoon Characters
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Prehistoric 3D Desserts
Prehistoric 3D Desserts
This Dinosaur Cake Molds Turns Your Favorite Dinos Into Tyrannical Treats
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Gruesome Grinning Cupcakes
Gruesome Grinning Cupcakes
These Spooky Mini Cakes Feature a Realistic Zombie Mouth Edible Design
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Cross-Dressing Superhero Cakes
Cross-Dressing Superhero Cakes
This Hulk Princess Cake is a Quirky Homemade Fan Tribute
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Gamified Character Cakes
Gamified Character Cakes
This Super Mario Wedding Cake Design Stays True to the Classic Video Game
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Awesome Archeological Cakes
Awesome Archeological Cakes
This Indiana Jones Cake From Green Jello has Detailed Decorations
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Famous Painting Cakes
Famous Painting Cakes
Artist Maria A. Aristidou Transforms Desserts into Popular Works of Art
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Comical Unicorn Cakes
Comical Unicorn Cakes
This Unicorn Cake Design is Incredibly Realistic and Lifelike
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Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Deceptive Take-Out Cakes
Jayne McCool's Fast Food Cakes Resemble Takeaway Meals From Brands
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Cinematic Monster Cupcakes
Cinematic Monster Cupcakes
These Monsters Inc. Cakes Recreate Characters from the Film
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Boozy Pint Cupcakes
Boozy Pint Cupcakes
This Beer Cupcake is Shaped like Foaming Steins of Ale
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Extraterrestrial Tree Cupcakes
Extraterrestrial Tree Cupcakes
These Adorable Groot Cupcakes Celebrate the Guardians of the Galaxy
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Gory Carcass Cakes
Gory Carcass Cakes
This Hyperrealistic Red Velvet Cake Design Looks Like the Carcass of a Pig
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Elegant Japanese Desserts
Elegant Japanese Desserts
These Decorated Cupcake Treats Boasts Traditional Art Motifs
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Grumpy Cat Cakes
Grumpy Cat Cakes
YouTuber Rosanna Pansino Turns the Iconic Grumpy Cat into a Cake
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Amazing Dragon Cakes
Amazing Dragon Cakes
This How to Train Your Dragon Cake is Award-Winning
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Ghostly Cake Pop Recipes
Ghostly Cake Pop Recipes
These Spooky Cake Pop Designs are Perfect for Celebrating Halloween
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Patriotic Ruffled Cupcakes
Patriotic Ruffled Cupcakes
These Memorial Cakes by Bakerella Wish You a Happy 4th of July
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Earthy Pistachio Cakes
Earthy Pistachio Cakes
Maja Chocolat's Garden-Inspired Dessert is Infused with Marzipan
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LEGO-Inspired Wedding Cakes
LEGO-Inspired Wedding Cakes
This Couple Just Received a Custom LEGO-Themed Cake for Their Wedding
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Woodland Wedding Decor
Woodland Wedding Decor
This Modern Wedding Blends Terrarium Table Settings with Bohemian Attire
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Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
Whimsical Watercolor Cakes
This Girly Graffiti Cake is Decorated with Watercolors and Gold Foil
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Melted Rainbow Cakes
Melted Rainbow Cakes
This Homemade Cake is Decorated to Look Like Melted Crayons
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Celestial Cake Recipes
Celestial Cake Recipes
Sweetapolita's Beautiful Galaxy Cake is Truly an Out of This World Dessert
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DIY Wallpaper Cakes
DIY Wallpaper Cakes
This Unique Recipe Lets You Cover Your Cake in Any Pattern Imaginable
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Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
Hidden Superhero Wedding Cakes
This Superhero Wedding Cake is Half Classic and Half Comic Book
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