Homemade Luau Cake Ideas

Fun And Fabulous Luau Cake Ideas
To Help Make Your Tropical Party Delightful!

A Hawaiian cake is an absolute perfect option for a luau-themed birthday party. With the colorful decorations, it could easily serve as a wonderful table centerpiece.

Hawaiian Cake – Creating a Festive Cake for a Luau-Themed Birthday Party

A luau is a party or a type of feast that originated in Hawaii. Many unique foods and beverages may be offered at this type of celebration. In addition to this, it is common for Hawaiian music to be played, and for other Hawaiian traditions to be brought to the celebration. When having this type of celebration, it is common to see decorations such as those that display hula girls, palm trees, and even lei – which is a necklace that includes a wide arrange of either flowers or beads.

On this page, we have posted several pictures that display luau birthday cakes. If you are planning a Hawaiian or tropical-themed birthday celebration, we encourage you to browse through these pictures for inspiration.


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Photo courtesy of: The Cake Mamas


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Photo courtesy of: CakesUniqueByAmy.com


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Photo courtesy of: CassandraCake22


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Photo courtesy of: The Cookie Lady CCC


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Photo courtesy of: Krafti Bakes


Cake Submitted By:
Laura - Missouri

luau cake

O'ahu Cake
This was for a Hawaiian Birthday party.... My first attempt to make something 3D. Everything on and around the cake is 100% edible. The sand is Brown sugar. The 3D items are sculpted from Rice Krispie treats and then I covered it in homemade Marshmallow Fondant. The cake itself is a checker board cake ...I put in the freezer then carved to look like the Island of O'ahu.


Now that you have looked through our pictures, you can clearly see that there are many innovative methods of creating a beautiful and festive luau cake. Many individuals utilize a wide assortment of cake toppers that reflect the luau celebrations and/or the tropics. Examples of these toppers may include palm trees, tropical flowers, hula girls, and even instruments, such as the drums and umbrellas.

Before making your cake, it is important to consider the type of decorations that you are integrating into the celebration. You should then determine the color scheme of the theme. Once you have made these determinations, you should be able to outline your creation. If you find that you are still having a bit of trouble, the following instructions may help you:

Instructions for Creating a Hawaiian Luau Cake

Items Needed:

  • Coconut Palm Tree Cake Toppers
  • Hula Dancer Cake Toppers
  • Square Cake Pan
  • Square Cake Tray
  • 2 Boxes Cake Mix
  • 2 Containers of White Cake Frosting
  • Green Fondant
  • Blue Fondant

Step 1: Create the cake batter, place in cake pan and bake.

Step 2: Once the cake has cooled, place it on the cake tray and cover with the frosting.

Step 3: Cover the cake with green fondant.

Step 4: On the corner of the cake, place a piece of blue fondant to make it look like a wave, or water.

Step 5: Place the coconut palm tree cake toppers and the hula girl cake toppers on the cake as you feel fit.

Creating a luau birthday cake is a way to have a lot of fun and to create a lot of fun at the Hawaiian-themed birthday party that you are planning. There are many ways to create a tropical cake that will create many memories. If you have created a luau cake, or plan on creating one, we would love to see your pictures and hear any stories that you have in regards to the birthday celebration that the cake made its appearance. Please submit your stories and pictures by clicking on our submission link.

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