Cut It Out: 5 Inspiringly Fun Cut-Out Cake Designs

Creating amazing sculpted or carved cakes needn’t be a daunting task. If you’re new to cake decorating or if you’re just looking for a fun and simple idea for a birthday party, then we’ve got some brilliant cut-out cake ideas for you.

Here’s our roundup of some easy and inspiring cut-out cake designs.

Popsicle Cake by Bluprint Writer Tessa Huff

Photo via Bluprint writer Tessa Huff

Popsicle cake

This fabulous and fun popsicle cake is such a fresh and vibrant way to celebrate a summer birthday, ice cream parlor themed baby shower or a family barbecue. The jumbo rainbow sprinkles are particularly fun too. Follow Bluprint’s 3-D popsicle cake tutorial to create this bright cake.

You could even create a fun 4th of July themed popsicle cake with bright red fondant, white fondant ‘dripped’ icing and use bright star sprinkles too!

Ice Cream Cone Cake by Bluprint writer Lyndsay Sung

Photo via Bluprint writer Lyndsay Sung

Ice cream cone cake

Ice cream and cake are always fun desserts, but what if you created an ice cream cone out of cake! This cake design would be perfect for a kid’s birthday party or for someone ice cream-obsessed! What’s super fabulous is that you can learn how to create this ice cream cone cake here with this tutorial on the Bluprint blog!

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Number 5 cake by Bluprint instructor Mike McCarey

Photo via Bluprint instructor Mike McCarey

Number “5” cake

Adding some incredibly precise hand-painted detailing to a quickly carved cut out cake really helps elevate your design! Make a quick cake look like a million bucks with sleekly cut lines, finely painted detail and some great piping work. We love how the above number cake as also been given a modern feel with sharp corners and lines as well as a striking color palette!


Teddy bear cake by Bluprint instructor Mike McCarey

Photo via Bluprint instructor Mike McCarey

Teddy bear cake

The classic teddy bear cake is always super popular for kids parties, Christmas events and baby showers too. Being able to create a cut-out version of 3-D style teddy cake is great for clients who are planning a party on a budget. Adding some airbrush work not only really helps make this cake look impressive and detailed, but creates a fabulously soft appearance!

Lollipop Cake by Bluprint writer Tessa Huff

Photo via Bluprint writer Tessa Huff

Lollipop cake

A light pastel lollipop cake would make such a great addition to a sugary sweet dessert table. Check out this free tutorial on making a lollipop cake and whip up your own giant, carved candy cake — perfect for anyone harboring a sweet tooth. You’re guaranteed to be their favorite person at the party! A wonderfully sweet cake like this is perfect for a candy themed baby shower and you can even customize the design with a decorated cake board or mix and match color schemes for different occasions.

With such fabulous cut-out cakes to inspire you, why not try out some cake carving designs for your next project? Sheet cakes can be incredibly versatile and can be stacked, built up and carved to any fun shape!

Do you have any handy cake carving tips and tricks?

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