Creative Circus and Carnival Themed Cakes
Elephant Circus Themed Cakes
Who can resist the happy face of a sculpted elephant, sitting atop a colorful cake? This talented pachyderm balanced on a sugary ball was created for a 6th birthday party, and was based on a photo of a handmade centerpiece. The bright shades of red, yellow and turquoise helped carry the carnival theme of the party.
Here’s another fellow with his favorite ball, all set for a 1st Birthday Party. But don’t worry, he’s not alone. This guy has some pals with him- a fondant monkey ballerina and a sweet lion. The bright colors of magenta, purple and green were chosen to match our client’s party invitations. The balloons and stars catch everyone’s eye as they spring from each tier of this fabulous cake.
Looks like this chubby elephant is a bit too big to balance on a ball! Instead, we made him the star of this two-tiered circus themed cake for another 1st birthday party. The fondant stripes, polka dots, and sparkles add to the fun of this creative circus cake.
And don’t forget the ladies! This is the ‘pink’ version of our previous circus cake, featuring a female elephant and delicious pink velvet cake within, sitting pretty for a 3rd birthday party.
Our next cake merges a circus and carnival theme, while an adorable elephant appears in fondant on the second tier. This topsy turvy cake even included two dozen cupcakes with blue elephants to match!
A cake topper and cupcake tower reflect a circus theme for this 1st birthday party. The bright colors, festive banner and sparkly fondant stars surround our silly elephant perched high above. The cupcakes could be made in any flavor from our menu. These were marble, chocolate fudge, and vanilla with buttercream frosting. Yum!
Elephants don’t have to be the focal point of a circus themed cake. Sometimes monkeys take center stage instead, like these matching cake toppers for a twin birthday party that included chocolate cupcakes!
Vintage Circus Themed Cakes
For Mason’s 5th birthday we created this classic circus themed dessert table inspired by Barnum and Bailey circus. The centerpiece is the tiger cake which includes a leaping tiger through a ring of fire!
Here’s another vintage inspired cake with a feminine touch!. Highlighting this cake is a horse and carousel topper with pink ruffles and gold detail.
Janet was planning a horse and carousel themed birthday party for Kennedy and she reached out to us to see what we could to do to complement the party’s theme. Using elements of this carousel cake as inspiration, we created this two tier blush pink carousel cake with gold accents. Across the carousel are white horses with gold and acqua accents.
Clown and Ringmaster Cakes
Our clowns are cute and sweet! Just ask this shy fellow who accents Khloie’s 1st birthday cake. Each tier is coated in primary colored fondant, resembling circus tents themselves. Hand-sculpted fondant characters hide on each layer, including a ringmaster bear and lion. Can you find them?
This ringmaster is head of all things sweet and delicious! He sits atop a two-tiered cake with fondant balloons for a 2nd birthday party. Detailed, hand-painted designs feature various circus animals. Even the fondant is pulled back like a real circus curtain!
Of course you might decide to make the ‘big top’ your main focus, like this cake topper and cupcake tower, which incorporate basic primary colors and classic circus themes for a 1st birthday party.
Carnival Themed Cakes
A carnival themed cake might feature fewer animals but have a stronger focus on colors and tents. This carnival themed cake for a 1st birthday party featured a colorful tent on its top tier, with fondant stars accenting each layer.
Perhaps one of our most popular carnival cakes on Pinterest, this three-tiered birthday cake was made with round and square layers. The logo was created by Ana Dolan of Couture Invitations and Paper Items, and the cake was designed with the help of event planner Shawn Rabideau.
By making your cake a festive focal point, you can bring the magic of the circus right to your party, or the fun of a carnival straight to your event!
Now, let the show begin!