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Creating a circus cake can be a challenging, yet exciting, undertaking for those who decide to roll up their sleeves and attempt this great feat.

Circus Cakes – Creating a Cake Perfectly Suited for the “Big Top”

There are many children and adults alike that love the essence of a circus. The clowns, the acrobatic performances, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy in the air, the vast array of wild and exotic animals, the daring tightrope walkers and professionals that perform a wide array of stunts ignite the imagination and leave us on the end of our seats. Each of these aspects of the circus leaves us with a fascination for the performances and experiences that we witness and encounter when under the “Big Top”.

Throughout this page, you will find numerous pictures of circus cakes that display a wide array of elements that pertain to excitement and thrill of the performances that we witness under the tents. If you want to create a circus birthday cake, we encourage you to browse through these pictures for inspiration.


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Photo courtesy of: Yummy Piece of Cake


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Photo courtesy of: Jenni Momma


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Photo courtesy of: Lillipies


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Photo courtesy of UKDanceShan


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Photo courtesy of: Sweet Obsessions


Now that you have examined the pictures that we have posted on this page, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed due to the beauty and details that each cake exhibits. This is not at all unusual. These pictures have been submitted to us by our readers, and they all display a natural knack for creativity and cake decorating; however, by using a few simple tips and tricks, you, too, can create a masterpiece like the cake examples that we have listed on this page.

Below, you will find a set of instructions for creating a beautiful circus birthday cake that resembles a three ring circus. By simply adhering to the steps that we have included in the instructions, you will find that you, too, have the ability to create a memorable and appealing cake that reflects your favorite parts of the circus:

Instructions on Creating a Three Ring Circus Cake

Items Needed:

  • Square Cake Pan
  • Flat Oven Pan
  • Round Mini Pastry Pans
  • White Cake Mix
  • Green Fondant
  • Red Fondant
  • Blue Fondant
  • Set of Fondant Circus Animals
  • Green Icing

Step 1: The first step is to make the white cake mix. You will likely need two boxes of this mix. When the batter has been created, place it in the square cake pan. Then, take the round mini pastry pans and place them on the flat over pan. Once they are placed, pour the white batter into each of the three rings. Then, bale the cake batter as instructed on the cake mix boxes.

Step 2: Once the cakes are baked, place the square cake on a cake holder. Then, top the square cake with the baked cakes from the pastry pans. You should place one small “ring” at the top of the cake, and the other two on the bottom corner regions of the cake.

Step 3: Next, use the green icing to carefully ice the square cake and the three small cakes that are acting as your “circus rings”.

Step 4: Now, cut a large piece of green fondant that you may use to cover the entire cake from top to bottom – including the rings. Use an assortment of small, medium and large rollers to ensure that the fondant lies smoothly on the cake and there are no wrinkles or tears.

Step 5: Next, cut a strip of the blue fondant and wrap it around the top “ring” of the cake.

Step 6: Cut two strips of the red fondant and wrap them around the bottom “rings” of the cake.

Step 7: On the top “ring”, ice the diameter of the circle in blue. On each of the bottom “rings”, ice the circles red.

Step 8: Place each of the fondant circus animals on the cake. Ensure that each “ring” has a popular animal, such as an elephant, a lion, and a monkey. You may place the additional animals where you prefer.

As you can see, by integrating fondant coverings and animals, you can easily create a beautiful circus birthday cake. If you are a beginner, it is best to practice using the fondant prior to placing it on the cake. If you have worked with fondant previously, you should be able to place it on the circus cake with no complications.

Once you create your masterpiece, we would love to see your pictures! Please use our simple submission form and share your tips, your instructions, and upload the pictures of your creation so that we may then share the information with our visitors.

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