Family life Best Buys Toddler Best Buys 10 Of The Best 10 best shop-bought children's birthday cakes Party cakes from supermarkets including Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrisons, Waitrose and M&S - for those of us who aren’t quite Mary Berry… 1 of Ad break Tesco Despicable Me Minions cake, £11.50Maybe the thought of baking a cake on top of all the other birthday prep is making your head spin. Perhaps you’ve run out of time. Or you just can’t bake, won’t bake. We've all been there. The country might have gone completely bake-off bonkers, but that doesn’t mean you have to spend hours slaving over a soggy sponge, then ‘tart it up’ with runny icing before finally presenting your lopsided efforts. So, for those time-pressed or bake-challenged we’ve rounded up the best birthday cakes that you can nip out to the supermarket and buy or order online a few days before the big event. We’ve got supermarket bargains as well as nut-safe, gluten-free, dairy-free and eggless. Phew! Just don’t forget the candles… This jolly yellow number is filled with buttercream and raspberry jam and covered soft icing and sugar decorations. And, let's face it, who doesn't want to eat a Minion, right? 😀 Serves: 20 Available from: Tesco Morrisons Disney Frozen Cake, £8.99When only Frozen will do, give your little princess her just desserts. Hand decorated and made with no artificial colours or flavours, this cake features an icing Olaf with Princesses Elsa and Anna. Serves: 18 Available from: Morrisons Asda Candyland Ultimate Cupcake, £10If you like your icing - thing might just be for you. It's extreme cup-caking, not for the faint-hearted. You said you like sugar rush, right? Serves: 20 Available from: Asda Vegan flower cake, £18.25If you’ve got special dietary requirements to cater for, this vegan bakery based in Derbyshire could be the answer. All of their cakes are vegan, dairy free cake and eggless. This 4” cake is decorated with multi-coloured stars and can be delivered to anywhere in the UK in 3 days. Serves: 4 Available from: Vegan Cake Direct Continue slideshow > Sainsbury's Freefrom Safari celebration cake, £9If your little one has a milk or gluten allergy this cute safari cake compete with jungle friends might just hit the spot. Serves: 10 Available from: Sainsbury's Cake-Cetera 4 luxury cake pots, £34If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, then these gorgeous lemon cake pots with individual messages could be just the thing. Avoid all the mess and stress of slicing cake with these individually packaged treats. Each cake pot contains layers of lemon, poppy-seed ginger cake, freshmade lemon curd, meringue pieces and cream cheese frosting finished with gold dust. Just. Wow. Serves: 4 Available from: Cake-Cetera Sainsbury's Just Love Food Company Nut Safe Chocolate Partybake, £3This nut-safe party bake is great value. The moist sponge cake has a butter based frosting topped with individual treats. Serves: 6 Available from: Sainsbury’s M&S Pirate Ship Cake, £45If you’re looking for a real show-stopper then this pirate ship cake will really float your boat. (Sorry.) The chocolate sponge cake is filled with milk chocolate ganache, covered with soft icing and finished with soft and royal icing pirates. You can also personalise it with a message up to 40 characters. Serves: 40 Available from: Marks and Spencer Continue slideshow > Waitrose Ladybird Cake, £24This sweet little ladybird is made up of golden sponge cake with a raspberry jam and vanilla buttercream filling and covered in soft icing topped with sugar paste decorations. But the best bit is, you can personalise it with a hand-piped message of up to 25 characters - so it'll look homemade without the effort! Serves: 25 Available from: Waitrose The Brilliant Bakers Unicorn rainbow cake, £52Awwwwwww, what more needs to be said really - than the fact this is a unicorn cake. It's mad of real unicorns, too. Oooh - joking. It's a sponge base with butter cream and jam....yum! Serves: 20 Available from: The Brilliant Bakers By Tara Breathach Last updated on 22 August 2017 Comments Latest on MadeForMums New warnings about the dangers of WiFi-connected toys and kids' smart watches Jenny Mollen SLAMMED for comedy 'swaddling tutorial' Instagram Best Black Friday tablets and video gaming deals 2017 Must-have toys for Christmas from the biggest sellers - which are Black Friday deals?