We've Ranked The Women's Weekly Birthday Cakes For Your Viewing Pleasure...


This years marks 40 years since the release of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book, so we’ve decided to compile a list of the top ten cakes that made all of our childhoods that little more special.



1.) Train Cake

The train cake is arguable the most difficult cake of them all. If your mum tackled this bad boy you knew it was going to be a great birthday.

2.) The Swimming Pool

What could be better than a vanilla cake covered in chocolate biscuits?... A cake filled with jelly! Yum!


3.) The Number One

While it's simple, the first birthday cake is not only delicious but iconic. It's also a great introduction for first time mums tackling the Women's Weekly Birthday Cake Book!

4.) Dolly Varden

The Dolly Varden cake is iconic! If you had this cake and a fairy themed birthday you were winning at life.


5.) The Castle

The castle cake provides the wow factor! This one would have been a real bi**h for mums everywhere. One wrong move icing those cones could spell disaster.

6.) Sweet Shop

Let's be honest, every little girl wanted this cake but every mum said no. Where on earth in the 90s did you get perfect little boiled candy like that from Coles and Woolies?


7.) Humpty Dumpty

While this cake is ranked number 7, we must admit we've never EVER seen anyone's mum attempt it growing up. While the cake itself is simple, the Humpty was impossible to find or create!


8.) Tip Truck

According to the creator of the Australian Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book the tip truck was the hardest cake to construct. It's earned it's spot at number 8 as this cake is offering up too many yummy biscuits and lollies to be ignored.


9.) The Shoe

We're guessing this bad boy would be up there with one of the most difficult cakes to construct. Covered in chocolate icing and wafers this shoe was a BIG hit back in the day.


10.) Cricket Pitch

This cake was a must for any sport's obsessed kid. Can we take a minute to appreciate the shredded coconut dyed grass that adorns the cake..