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Birthday Cake ideas I’ve made for my grandsons

June 7, 2023

One of the joys in my life is creating birthday cakes for my grandchildren. I’m certainly not a professional cake decorator by any means. I bake and create with love and the looks of excitement on my grandson’s faces is priceless. They don’t see the flaws, just the ‘birthday cake that Nan made’.

It is a lovely tradition and one I hope they will remember in the future.

My grandson, Ethan recently turned 9 and his brother Elliot turned 5. I had collected them from school and we were discussing the Soccer field, birthday cake I had made of Ethan’s birthday. He and his mates loved it and thought it was ‘cool’. High praise indeed. The discussion then continued to remember all the cakes Nan had made for their birthdays and I was pleasantly surprised that they remembered them all.

Unfortunately, COVID intervened in a couple of Elliot’s birthdays and Ethan’s 6th birthday but that’s life isn’t it?

I’m sharing with you the cakes I’ve made for the boys over the years. They aren’t perfect by any means but the memories made are the important thing.

I always ask the boys what they would like and the hardest to date was the Minecraft Cake for Ethan with over 400 individual squares. It was definitely a labour of love and I’m sure there was an easier way to do it.

I also have the assistance of my darling husband especially when we need to carry the cake to the party without dropping it!

Birthday Cake Ideas that I’ve made for my Grandsons


We’ve had a sailboat, dump truck, tribute to Lighting McQueen, a Picachu cake, Minecraft and a Soccer field. COVID meant we missed his 6th birthdays. He didn’t miss out though as one of his school friend’s Mums made him a Ninjago cake and delivered it to the front door – how lovely is that?


From the Very Hungry Caterpillar, to Bluey at the Beach to A Lego Number 5 cake. As Elliot has missed out on a couple of cakes, this year, Elliot requested a Lego Cake in the shape for a 5 – ‘because I’m turning 5 Nan’. I made a cupcake 5 which I decorated with lollies and eyes to make them look like monsters to share with the family . For his birthday party with friendsI made the Lego Number 5 cake.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the cakes that I’ve made my grandsons. Do you bake birthday cakes for family?

Sue Loncaric

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  • Reply Toni Pike June 7, 2023 at 17:55

    Absolutely fantastic, Sue!!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:12

      Thanks Toni, I love making the cakes for the boys. x

  • Reply preservetwinmom June 7, 2023 at 20:36

    You are so talented! I know your grandsons loved the cakes you have made for them.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:13

      Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your comment. I’m sorry for the late reply as we have been on a cruise to Papua New Guinea. My cakes aren’t perfect but the boys love them and that is what matters. Have a lovely day. xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 8, 2023 at 06:13

    Hi, Sue – You are a very impressive cake maker. Your endless talents always inspire me. Wishing you very safe travels ahead!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:16

      Hi Donna, if you look closely the cakes aren’t perfect but they are made with love. xx

  • Reply Thistles and Kiwis June 8, 2023 at 08:29

    Very impressed!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:17

      Thank you Barbara and I hope you enjoy your holiday x

  • Reply The Widow Badass June 8, 2023 at 11:48

    I am in awe of your cake creativity, Sue! Amazing. And I’m sure they tasted as good as they looked, too!


    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:18

      Hi Deb, thank you for your kind words. The cakes aren’t perfect, but made with love and the boys always show me their appreciation. xx

  • Reply Zara June 9, 2023 at 20:37

    Wow, these birthday cake ideas are amazing! I love how you’ve shared your personal experiences and creativity in making cakes for your grandsons. Your attention to detail is truly impressive!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:21

      Hi Zara, I love making and decorating the cakes even though they aren’t professionally done. thank you for your kind words and have a beautiful day. x

  • Reply Ju-Lyn June 16, 2023 at 09:58

    Your grandchildren (and children, and friends) are so fortunate to have a baker in the family. Nothing better than homemade celebration cakes – baked with soooooo much love!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 18, 2023 at 09:28

      Hello Ju-Lyn, thanks for visiting and leaving me a comment. I’m not a great baker but I try and as you say there is ‘nothing better than homemade celebration cakes’ xx

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