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…


Tesco Despicable Me Minions cake, £11.50

Maybe 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, £8.99

When 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, £10

If 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, £18.25

If 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


Sainsbury’s Freefrom Safari celebration cake, £9

If your little one has a milk or gluten allergy this cute safari cake compete with jungle friends might just hit the spot.


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