Birdhouse Cakes

birdhouse cakes with owls by Cakes by Kim left and via Pinterest right

We’re all a-flutter this week at Cake Geek between feather cakes and now, birdhouse cakes! It’s one of the prettiest cake trends at the moment with two super cute examples above by Sydney’s Cake by Kim (left) and via Pinterest (right).

UK blogger, Torie Jayne has created a tutorial for her pastel pink and blue gingerbread cake design below (made to a gluten-free receipe) which you’ll find here: birdhouse cake tutorial.


The Bubble and Sweet blog have featured a beautiful birdhouse cake as part of the vintage birdhouse themed sweet table below.

birdhouse cake sweet table from Bubble and Sweet

Hand-painted details feature on the unique design below by Shawna’s Cakes, via Cake Central. (You’ll find more on painting cakes in our feature here: Hand-Painted Cakes.)

Aside from gingerbread, a birdhouse cake can also be carved from a full cake, if you need a larger cake for your party. The carved cake example below right is Lindy Smith and also features pretty stencilled designs.  Lindy has full instructions to create this cake in her latest book, Creative Colour for Cake Decorating, and also runs classes on this cake design. (You’ll find more details here: birdhouse cake class by Lindy Smith).

If you can’t make it to Lindy’s class, you’ll find a picture tutorial here from Kika’s Cakes demonstrating how to carve a house-shaped cake from a single square cake: house cake tutorial.

birdhouse cakes by shawnascakes on Cake Central left and carved birdhouse cake by Lindy Smith right

Cool blue in vintage patterns makes for an exquistely styled sweet table below by Australian blogger, Just Call Me Martha with an owl birdhouse as its centrepiece (Images by See Be Art Photography).

birdhouse cake and vintage blue sweet tableby  Just Call Me Martha and See Be Art Photography

Royal icing superstar, Italy’s Donatella Semalo has created the outstanding birdhouse design in royal icing below that’s simply breath-taking in its beauty.

birdhouse cake in royal icing with lace piping by Donatella Semalo, Italy

We have another beautiful Torie Jayne design below, this time in a winter woodland theme with a fabulous sugarcrafted owl and woodland motifs.  Torie Jayne has the full tutorial for you here to create your own exquisite gingerbread birdhouse: birdhouse cake tutorial.

birdhouse cake with owl by Torie Jayne

Always at the cutting edge of cake art fashion, Natasha Collins of Nevie Pie Cakes has a wonderful collection of hand-painted gingerbread house designs, including the beautiful owl bird house cakes below.

birdhouse cakes handpainted gingerbread owl cakes by Nevie Pie Cakes

Below, Torie Jayne demonstrates how to beautifully wrap a birdhouse cake as a gift and what a pretty gift is makes. On the right, London’s Sweet Jeelee’s Cakes, have created a beautiful lavender themed birdhouse, fabulous for a christening for a little one’s birthday.

birdhouse cakes by Torie Jayne left and by Sweet Jeelees Cakes London right

A Spring-time birdhouse cake this time, by Torie Jayne with sugarcrafted ivy and gingerbread toadstools for an enchanted design below. You’ll find the tutorial for this design also here:  birdhouse cake tutorial.

birdhouse cake woodland theme by Torie Jayne

The Netherlands’ De Koeken Bakkers have created the beautiful hanging birdhouse cakes below which would make a wonderful centrepiece for a lavish sweet table. Below right, we have an almost fairytale-pretty birdhouse cake by the talented Rosie Cake Diva.

birdhouse cakes by Dekoeken left and by Rosie Cake Diva right

Kara Conaty of the Butter Hearts Sugar blog created and styled the beautiful rustic sweet table below with wooden bird boxes accessorising a pastel pink birdhouse cake as the centrepiece for this pretty garden party.

birdhouse cake and sweet table from the Butter Hearts Sugar blog (2)

Two more exquisite vintage style birdhouse cakes in soft pastels by Cupcakes by Sugar Rush UK (left) and by 64tnt Miniatures Lorry’s Tiny Creations (right).

birdhouse cakes by Sugar Rush UK left and by 64tnt Miniatures Lorry's Tiny Creations right

The picture-perfect sweet table below was styled by Frog Prince Paperie for a beautiful birdhouse themed party. (Image via Southern Belles Charm.)

birdhouse sweet table via Southern Belles

Vintage bird boxes below in shades of mint and soft pink from Cake Geek favourite, Pink Cake Box (below left) and the wonderful, The Go Go Sugar Company (below right).

birdhouse house cakes by the Pink Cake Box left and The Go Go Sugar Company right

A chic cake design as always by Shereen’s Cakes and Bakes, this time in a birdhouse theme for a christening party. New Zealand designers, Magical Cakes have created its equally pretty counterpart in lemon on the right.

birdhouse cakes by Shereen's cakes left and by Magical Cakes NZ right

Pretty in pink birdhouse cakes below by Australian cake artist Heidi Dahlenburg of  The Picasso of Cake (below left) and by Kolwyntje via DeLeuksteTaarten, The Netherlands (below right). (You’ll find a tutorial for a very cute Tweety bird model here: Tweety bird tutorial.)

birdhouse cakes by Heidi Dahlenburg Cake and Whimsy Australia left and by Kolwyntje via Deleukstaarten NL

For a more whimsical touch, the two beautiful cakes below feature stronger colours and bolder patterns. (Images via the wonderful  Amor com Farinha right and via Tumblr left).

birdhouse cakes by Amor com Farinha right and via Tumblr left

For an exquisite vintage design,  Gorgeous Cakes UK have designed with the beautiful floral pattern inspired cake below, with superb hand-painted bird cookies.

bird house cake by Gorgeous Cakes UK

The Juniper Cakery have also chosen a terrific colour palette for their birdhouse cake design, in shades of antique jade with a wood effect, together with another fabulously realistic bird model and brightly coloured sugar flower spray.

Birdhouse Cake by The Juniper Cakery

Our final cake design is by the wonderful Bulgarian cake designer, Cakes by Mina Bakalova who has created a whimsical, fantasy birdhouse in striking primary colours that would make a beautiful and enchanting cake for a children’s party.


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