Hi everyone! I’m back with another cake inspiration installment. This time, we are focusing one of the cutest cake themes, carnival! I just LOVE the carnival theme because it is so colorful and has so many fun design elements. It was my youngest’s 1st birthday party theme and I had a blast with putting his party together! Read on to get inspired by some of adorable carnival cakes! 🎪
Carnival Cakes Inspiration
Bubble Gum & Popcorn Carnival Cake
Adding popcorn and gum balls is a creative idea. This cake makes me happy!
Simple Carnival Buttercream Cake
This is a perfect example of doing a buttercream circus themed cake. All you need is to add some fondant triangles and stars. Super cute!
Carnival Party Cake
The cookies are another creative way to accessorize a buttercream cake. They are just the cutest!
Striped Carnival Cake
This is a darling cake design. The carnival themed meringue pops are ingenious!
Party Animal Carnival Cake
What a charming cake. I always love seeing fondant animals or figurines on the cakes. They are a perfect addition to any carnival cake!
Gold Elephant Carnival Cake
This stellar cake is a two-tier cake that was assembled at the party with the popcorn tier on the top of the gold elephants (on an acrylic disk). Beautiful cake design!
Carnival Baby Shower Cake
This is an ultimate carnival cake with caramel popcorn and fondant curtain! Perfectly executed.
Carnival Birthday Cake
The over the top tent is the best part of this wonderful cake design.
Ferris Wheel Carnival Cake
The fondant wheel is pretty awesome. Very clean and modern.
Original Carnival Cake
I love this. So fun! Lots of different elements going on.
Roll Up, Roll Up Carnival Cake
What a wonderful idea for incorporating two birthdays! Again, the tent is my favorite part of this cake.
The Greatest Showman Cake
This marvelous cake is perfect for a The Greatest Showman’s fan! I have not seen the movie yet but I’ve heard many good things about it.
Carnival Kids Birthday Cake
Too cute! I love the idea of adding marshmallows to a carnival cake.
Spectacular Carnival Cake
Wow, how awesome! I love the fondant hat and the nameplate design.
First Birthday Carnival Cake
Very impressive! This cake is the perfect size for a small birthday.
Helpful Carnival Cake Tutorials
Special thanks to the bakers who gave me permission to share their wonderful carnival cakes! Please make sure to check out their Instagram under their cakes.