30 Cool Birthday Cakes That Will Make Kids Squeal

Get inspired by these colorful treats, from easy how-tos to fancy Hollywood confections

Credit: Courtesy Ivanka Trump

Updated: Tuesday Oct 07, 2014 | 06:00 AM EDT By: Brooke Showell

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She makes it look easy! For son Joseph's first birthday, Ivanka Trump channeled her inner pastry chef to bake this cool car-topped confection. "Arabella and I made a cake for Joseph's first birthday! I was tired after work, so we whipped up a basic boxed cake mix, covered it with fancy-looking fondant and made toothpick cake toppers," she explained on Instagram. We count not one, but two homemade treats (perhaps the pink dessert is for the 3-year-old big sis?).