It’s the unsung hero of children’s birthday party prep and a culinary bible of sorts. The iconic Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book celebrates its 40th year this year so we asked our Mum Central mums to show us the cakes made from this iconic book and boy, did they deliver!

Nothing said birthday quite like presenting your mum with your choice of cakes from the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book. And expecting her to pull it off effortlessly. #memories #nopressure

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, a brand new Limited Edition version has hit the shelves this month – so grab a copy and continue serving up these delicious birthday celebrations!

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Before and after. Grab your limited-edition copy of the iconic cookbook TODAY!

You can find the AWW Children’s Birthday Cake Book 40th Anniversary Edition at Big W, priced $12!

Show Us Your Birthday Cakes!

We always knew we had amazing mums in our Mum Central community but we didn’t know that many were all talented closet cake decorators. Come check out some of the amazing cakes they’ve created, we’re as blown away as a set of birthday candles. Prepare for an epic cake show below!

Ships, trains and clever hacks, oh my!

No one knows pain quite like the mother of a child who requested the train or ship. These cake builds required an engineering degree and a bravery award.

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Toot! Toot! Source: Facebook/Kate Franz
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Lamingtons – a GENIUS hack. Source: Facebook/Margaret Nicholson
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Walk the plank me hearties! Source: Facebook/Micaela Nealon, Jane Hulbert

Woah Dolly!

The Dolly Varden cake was a firm favourite of my own as a child and I love to see it still making the party circuit these days. Look at these skirts!

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The prettiest ombre Dolly you ever did see. Source: Facebook/Janna Batson
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Sparkly icing swirls for days! Source: Facebook/Marissa Savaglio
Seeing double, it’s a cake for twins! Source: Facebook/Rebecca Byrne

The ‘I’ll Have One Of Everything’ Lolly Sampler Box

Because on your birthday, less isn’t always more. Bring ALL OF THE SUGAR PLZ. And make it pretty.

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Ermagosh, SHERBET MARSHMALLOW CONES! Source: Facebook/Lee Biderovsky
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Perfect sugar-coated symmetry! Source: Facebook/Margaret Nicholson

Safari Time!

The most odd-bunch safari you might ever see, but a menagerie all the same. Animal lovers, rejoice!

Source: Never throw out the pudding tin guys! Facebook/Samantha Connolly, Samantha Golledge
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Look at this mint leaf-munching cutie patootie! Source: Facebook/Amy Dolstra
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Is that you Simba? Source: Facebook/Lisa Hoban
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Perfection! Source: Facebook/Jerita Passmore
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Hop on into some birthday fun! Source: Facebook/Flic King

Carousels, castles and… Olaf is that you?

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Perfect for birthdays and naming days, the gorgeous carousel cake! Source: Facebook/Sheena Hobson
Not letting it go…… Frozen Fever! Source: Facebook/Ashlee York

Even More Unforgettable Classic Cakes!

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Who wouldn’t love these magnificent creations! Source: Facebook/Melissa Rawlings, Alison Kerr
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The old ice cream hose strikes again. AND bullet brows on fleek! Source: Facebook/Kristy Smith, Flic King
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All the green icing and all of the Smarties, thanks. YUM. Source: Facebook/Lucy Sullivan, Alison Kerr

And there you have it, 24 of YOUR amazingly brilliant cakes, bravo mamas, such amazing outcomes!

So tell us, given the choice, what cake is next on your child’s birthday party wish list and how confident are you to make it?

Don’t forget the new LIMITED EDITION copy of The Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book is hitting the stands this month, so grab yours today!


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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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