Breakfast Birthday Cakes

July 05, 2021 · by Whitney Gothra

The best part of birthdays is undeniably the cake, right?! Each year my girls request very specific decorations on their cakes. (My favorite year was the butterfly/flamingo/unicorn request from my pink-loving daughter!) This year their parties weren’t on their actual birthdays, so I wanted to find a way to make their birthdays a bit more fun without making another three-tier pink monstrosity. We decided to have special birthday breakfasts complete with breakfast birthday cakes. Read on for a couple fun, easy ideas that would be great for birthday mornings or for any time you want to add some extra lovely to your breakfast!

This donut birthday cake was the easiest thing to put together, and my three-year-old adored it. All you need are some cake stands and some donuts! (How easy is that recipe?!) I was trying to be economical, so I bought a dozen frosted donuts from my local grocery bakery and a package of those sprinkle-covered donut holes. Then I bought six sprinkled donuts from a specialty donut spot to put on the top of the cake.

This cake is really simple to assemble as long as you don’t get distracted and eat the ingredients. You can even assemble it the night before and cover it in foil or Saran Wrap to keep fresh.

This waffle cake is a bit more work to create, but it was definitely my family’s favorite! I made confetti cake waffles in a mini waffle maker the morning of and stacked them up in a pile of deliciousness.

Birthday Cake Mini Waffles Recipe:


1 box of funfetti cake mix

1 1/4 cup milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3 large eggs

Mix the ingredients. Preheat your mini waffle maker and spray it with cooking spray. Pour 2 tablespoons of batter onto your waffle maker and cook. (You’ll have to play with what works best for your waffle iron, but mine took about 2 minutes and 40 seconds.) Make sure to spray your waffle iron with cooking spray between each waffle, and you can keep your waffles warm and fresh in a low temp oven until they’re all complete.

Once ready, stack your waffles onto a cake stand or cute plate. Layer some fluffy Cool-Whip between the layers to keep them together and to taste like Heaven. Pour on some sprinkles, garnish with fresh fruit, and you’re done! We’re sugar-holics around here and poured a little syrup on our waffles once they were plated.

Both of these breakfast birthday cakes were easy to assemble, inexpensive, and made a pretty big statement. I think they would also be lovely options for brunch with friends, wedding or baby shower food ideas, or even to jazz up a random Saturday morning.

If you decide to try a breakfast birthday cake for a loved one sometime, be sure and tag Dainty Jewells in your social media pics. We’d love to see!

Whitney Gothra

About Whitney Gothra

Whitney Gothra and her husband Timothy have been married for around fifteen years, and they have three sweet and spicy girls, Ruby, Selah, and Marigold. They pastor the Apostolic Church of Wabash in Wabash, Indiana. You can connect with her on Instagram @theflourishstudio or online at whitneygothra.com.