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30 Delightful Lion King Cake Recipes of All Time

Nothing can beat a themed lion king cake at a birthday party for anyone. That’s why we have chosen the best ones of all time, just for you!


A Few Words About Lion King Cake

Birthdays and special occasions are all about the memories we make and how we can make someone else’s special with little effort from our side. Lion King Cake recipes are loved and adored by people of all ages around the globe.

The lion king is the 32nd animated masterpiece by Disney, launched in 1994, and ever since that, it has been successfully conquering people’s hearts. The idea of Lion King is based on the story of a Pride of Lions ruling Pride Land that is based in Africa. From love to hatred, betrayal, and fight for pride, envy, and friendship – it’s a roller coaster ride of a journey called ‘Life’ with which we all can relate.

The recipes can be a eureka moment when you cannot find memorable ideas, and that’s why we have put down the best lion king cake recipes that include special characters from the lion king itself to Simba, Scar, Timon & Pumbaa to phrases like Hakuna Matata. Be it Lion King theme decor, sunset gradient cakes, pride rock, characters’ faces, or cake toppers – we have you covered! So, are you ready to go to Hakuna Matata? 


1

Lion King Theme Cake

Lion King Theme cakes have been loved and adored by all for years. The Lion King was a hit, and so are these cake recipes. The top on the line we have here is a very interesting lion king cake recipe with a safari theme inside out.

Yes, you heard it right! The cake is baked with 5 different layers of zebra, lion, panther, and more to give it that perfect safari look. However, what makes it even more perfect is its outer frosting layers.

The shades of sunset blended and topped with shadows of animals – that are made with black fondant – give the cake the ultimate Lion King Vibe that nobody can deny!

Pro tip: Refrigerate your cake for 30 minutes after doing a crumb coat for finer details.

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2

Lion King Inspired Simba Cake

Do you know anyone who is Lion King and Mango lover? Do you? Then this recipe tutorial is surely for them. The Lion King Theme cake is made with cinnamon, mango extract, and actual mango chunks in the cake batter, making it original.

This recipe tutorial will help you from top to bottom. You will be able to learn how to make the cake batter, how to bake it, how to make lion king cake toppers, and how to decorate it at the end.

There is nothing more satisfying than making something with love for your loved ones and if you are also looking for a perfect lion king birthday cake idea, start from here!

Pro Tip: Use parchment paper before adding the batter to the pan. It will not let the cake stick to the bottom once it’s ready.

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3

Unbelievably Realistic Scar Cake Topper

Themed cakes are popular and always have been, don’t you agree? We all do at some point! Even if you make a cake plain and simple and want to give it a themed look, fondant figurines will certainly change the game.

Now, whether you are planning on going extravagant or simple with a Lion King Theme cake, this detailed and in-depth tutorial will guide you on how to make the scar – from the lion king – cake topper by using fondant.

The usage of fondant in cake is useful in the process of creating realistic looks and figurines. Are you also thrilled to join the challenge?

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4

2-tier Lion King Cake – The Jungle Theme

This two-tier lion king birthday cake will give you a satisfying view of the jungle and lion king characters in one cake. The cake is made with lots of effort, love, and attention to detail.

This fine-looking cake is the epitome example of what a good cake with its in-depth details looks like. The recipe tutorial is perfect for baby showers as well as birthdays. The cake is first covered with a generous amount of buttercream.

Then it is again layered with fondant to give it that crease-free look. All details of the Lion King theme cake décor and lion king cake toppers are also inside this video guide. Seems fascinating?

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5

Make Happy Simba from Lion King – Step-by-Step guide

Lion King Cake with smiling samba face cut and topped with fondant cutouts to cheer your little ones on their big day. This recipe tutorial is very simple to make. Start with baking your cake and cutting it into the shape of a Simba face first.

After that, add a generous amount of buttercream icing to do the crumb coat and let it rest for a while. This part is important to achieve that nice and crease-free look.

Once it’s done, you need to make the samba face cutouts by using fondant and décor the cake once everything is ready. Tada! Your lion king birthday cake is ready to be served.

Additional Information: Add one drop of yellow, brown, and orange color to your buttercream and achieve the exact samba color.

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6

Heart Shaped Lion King Birthday Cake Design

Adults and kids like the legendary lion king alike, yes? We can all agree on that without the blink of an eye.

This special recipe is for your special ones, and you can come off with a big surprise on Valentine’s Day by making this special and extra cute lion king theme cake in a heart shape. Isn’t it cute? We all love when the other person remembers small details about us.

This makes us feel special and shows how much the other person cares about our likes and the things we adore. To show your love for your loved ones, try this special yet quick and easy recipe in no time.

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7

No Bake, Bug Log Lion King Cake Featuring Timon & Pumbaa

No baked cake that is themed on Timon and Pumba? Well, if that’s what you were looking for, then we have you covered. This lion king cake tutorial is especially for those who are not big fans of cakes.

You can add less cake and more fondant to make their birthday special. The famous bug log with Timon and Pumbaa on the sides is just magical. No matter how much you deny it, this cake looks exactly like one of the scenes from the lion king.

There is no baking method in this cake tutorial. However, the décor surely takes its time. So, be ready and roll drums to try this heavenly new recipe.

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8

Lion King Cake design – The Jungle Vibe

The famous pride land in one of the most iconic places in The Lion King because that’s where the king lives! This lion king cake recipe tutorial is based on a Pride Land rock cliff with the Simba sitting on it, and the two-tier cake is decorated in a way that will give you proper Jungle Vibes.

The first tier is made with rocks, grass, and trees. While the second one is of the golden sunset. The cake is hand-painted and air painted with fondant-covered layers to give it that realistic look.

This tutorial is perfect for themes of Lion King Birthday cake and Lion King Baby shower cake designs and ideas. If you are also interested in these ideas. You need to check out this video tutorial.

Fun Fact: The rocks are made of rice crispiest covered in fondant.

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9

2 Lion King Cake Ideas in 1 Tutorial

Two Lion Kings Cake recipes are shared in this short video guide. These recipes are quick and simple, but most importantly, they are made with buttercream throughout instead of fondant.

So, all those who are not big fans of fondant, this is what you were searching for. This recipe tutorial is made with two cakes in two different color schemes; yellow and green. Both cakes are made the same way and decorated with hardened chocolate cutouts of the lion king character.

This amazing and easy cake recipe is ideal for little ones’ birthdays and parties.  If you never imagined lion king theme cake was so easy to make, you need to watch this short tutorial!

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10

Lion King Cake design for Birthdays and Baby Showers

Lion King birthday cake is ideal for children, and they love it. The Lion King’s story is based on a courageous small Simba, who fights evil on his father’s land and makes everyone laugh and happy. The positive Simba is the hero of many, and the Lion King-themed cakes are surely fascinating.

This video guide educates you on decorating a simple yet amazing lion king cake that is themed yellow and green. All decorations are curated using fondant, but the cake is not covered in fondant, making it an ideal situation for all who like or do not like the fondant.

You can use an already-baked cake or make one at home. This lion king theme cake is not only a perfect fit for a birthday, but you can also make this as a lion king baby shower cake for your loved ones. Amazing, right?

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11

Cute Simba from Lion King – Birthday Cake

When we talk about themed cakes, the very thing that comes to our minds is fondant. The reason is fondant makes your creations look very neat. Many people don’t like it, though!

And if you are also looking for a lion king theme cake that is not dipped in fondant, this Simba cake made with mostly buttercream is ideal.

The cake is first layered and cut in Simba’s face shape. After that, it is crumb coated with icing and again decorated with lion king colored frosting cream.

The fondant is used only to make ears, eyes, and a bit of mouth, which is not too much. This is an ideal tutorial for a lion king birthday cake, and you can cheer up your loved ones with all the effort!

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12

The Lion King Scar Cake complete guide

The scar is a character from lion king that is both; hated and empathized with. In both ways, the character is cherished and popular. This recipe tutorial will guide you on making the scar face lion King birthday cake at home.

The fondant is used to layer and decorate the cake. All steps are crucial to achieving the scarred face’s complete and neat look. Fondant has been used in different colors, which is the key ingredient here.

The cake layered in fondant is curated to its fine intricate details with the help of hand painting and brush strokes. That’s the crucial part because the scar and other details on the face are done by hand painting only.

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13

Lion King Guard Collaborates with Kion & Bunga – Lion King Birthday Cake

A bright orange sunrise and dreamy sunset on the famous cliff from Lion King make it incredibly amazing. Simba and Kion are characters loved and adored by kids, and that’s why we have got you this recipe that will make your little one’s dream come true.

The Kion and Simba placed on one cake with lots of tiny details make it irresistible and tempting. The cake is first layered with fondant; all other details added to it are also made of fondant to reach the goal.

You can also add a birthday wish, number, or name with fondant. Make sure you follow the whole procedure because all details are inside.

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14

Lion King Cake using Ombre Buttercream and Shadows

One of the most genius ideas is Lion King Cake using the buttercream ombre effect. The colorful blended hues of red, orange, and yellow give the illusion of a beautiful sunset.

The charm of nature and the Lion King Theme are blended into this recipe cake tutorial to give it the perfect vibe. The 5 layers of cake are decorated with 3 different colors. After refrigerating it for an hour, it can be decorated to your liking.

However, this tutorial kept it simple, and there was no use of fondant as well. This makes it an even better option for kids. This cake is an ideal choice for 1st birthdays and baby showers.

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15

Adorable Lion King Topper for your next Lion King Birthday party

Many people get confused about what to make for their child’s first birthday, but what could beat an adorable lion king cake with a topper for your next lion king party?

This recipe will guide you in detail on how to make one step-by-step. So, even if it is your first time, you will have better chances to make a very charming and cute lion king cake topper for your son’s first birthday.

The fondant and some colors are the basic ingredients. You can also make a bunch of them if you are planning.

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16

Resting Simba Lion King Birthday Cake

The resting Simba Lion King birthday cake recipe tutorial is all about making an adorable and charming cake for kids’ birthdays and baby showers. The cake is first baked and cut into the shape of a face.

After that, it is layered with fondant and shaped in the features of a resting and smiling Simba. Once done, you can add hands, ears, and mouth cutouts of different colors and shapes to complete the look.

You are free to use your creativity, but if you are planning to only with the tutorial, you will be able to pull out what once seemed impossible. So, are you up for a cute challenge?

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17

Lion King Cake design for Timon & Pumbaa Fans

We all go through an age where we love to keep the figure toys of our favorite characters, and at some point, we all wanted to have Timon and Pumbaa on our tableside as well. The famous and positive characters from the lion king have their own fan following.

It makes total sense, right? Well, what about Timon and Pumbaa in edible form? This lion king cake recipe design is dedicated to Timon and Pumbaa fans. You can bake the cake and fill it with melted chocolate and cream filling.

Once done, you can add the shape to the fondant layer to give it that realistic look. Are you ready for some Hakuna Matata?

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18

Lion King 1st Birthday Cake Design for Little Ones

There’s nothing better than a lion king 1st birthday cake design for little ones. The lion king theme cakes were in trend, they are in trend, and it seems like they will always be in trend for kids’ birthdays.

Why? Well, that’s how famous and loved these series are. Now, this recipe tutorial gives a very fondant-looking feel when you look at the finished look, but fondant is used only to make the crown, eyes, nose, and ears.

Yes, the plate and icing colors are the same, and so are the decorating cream spikes to give it that sharp look. The Lion King Theme crown cake can make memories for your kid that he won’t ever forget. Want to know more?

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19

Lion King Theme Cake & Cupcakes guide

This lion king theme cake & cupcake guide is like getting wonderful things – all under one roof. This lion king cake recipe tutorial is a two-tier cake decorated with two different color schemes and ornamented with many lion king characters.

Fondant makes everything on a pretty cake look perfect, and this recipe tutorial here is proof of it. You can add your creative ideas to enhance its beauty. Now, the next part is making lion king theme cupcakes.

You can make as many as you want, and the tutorial has tried to cover almost all famous ones. The best part is kids won’t be able to decide from where they should start to have fun!

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20

3-Tier Sunset Gradient Lion King Cake Tutorial

Looking for lion king theme cake ideas for the party? What could beat a 3 tier lion king cake? This quick recipe is about making a three-tier sun gradient lion king cake at home and with staple supplies.

You will be needed to bake three cakes at first to make the tier and then make the icing in a sun gradient by using different frosting creams. Make chocolate shadows using printouts of lion king characters and freeze them.

After that, make the fondant cutouts accordingly to complete the look. At last, the king’s face decorated with chocolate on a fondant piece will serve as a topper. This cake is especially recommended for kids’ birthday parties because that is more than enough, right?

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21

Making Lion King Cake using Simba Face Poster

Make a lion king cake using a Simba poster to achieve your desired realistic look. The specialty of this lion king cake tutorial is that it will change the game of themed cakes for you and your party people. How?

The cake will look so realistic that they won’t be able to forget it ever. The cake is made with lots of effort and dedication. The results are in front of you and hard to believe at the same time.

The square baked cake is first curated in the lion face shape, and the fondant gave it that layer you needed. This is not just a cake but a piece of art. You can make one at home for you or your loved ones to make their big days even more special. Sounds like you?

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22

Lion King Theme Cake with Pride Rock to boot

Do you remember pride rock? If you are a lion king fan, of course, you do! Lion King theme cake with pride rock to boot is the way to go. But that’s not the only good part about this recipe tutorial.

This is another ombre technique used here to make the sunset gradient with pride rock to rock on top. The rock is made with fondant and curated with hand techniques. That also depends on how you want to make it and as many details as you want to put.

The gradient is done by using different colors of frosting, and fondant is used only to make the pride rock. So, if you want to take your baking skills to the next level, check out this video tutorial.

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23

Easy way to make Lion King Theme Cake!

If you were looking for an easy way to make a lion king theme cake, this is the recipe you have been looking for all along. The recipe is simple and easy, yet creative.

It can be the best fit for making your little ones’ birthday special if you do not know how to play with fondant. First, you need to cover the cake with yellow frosting and repeat it with a brown-colored one once again to do the half. It will create a very cool gradient.

Next to the fun and easy part, you need to add edible stickers or make chocolate ones at home and decorate the whole cake with them. If you want, you can add a number or name to enhance its beauty, and that’s all the work you need to do!

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24

Especially for boys; Lion King Birthday Cake

This is especially for boys; lion king birthday cake is one of the easiest and tastiest recipes you will ever come across. The baking and decorating process is as simple as it can be. Boys especially like lion king, and they can relate to it way more.

Be it, boys or men, this handmade crown cake with a lion king theme is an ideal birthday surprise. So, if you want to make your special one’s day even more special, try baking this cake because it can be a guarantee that décor will be a piece of cake.

Simply put frosting of your liking, make the crown with mold and its decorating accessories as well and spray paint to give it a realistic look. Now, the last part is assembling all parts, and that’s how you get a wonderful cake.

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25

Simple Lion King Sunset Cake

Simple lion king sunset cake that anyone cake can make at home. That’s the goal of this recipe. This recipe is dedicated to those who are trying it for the first time and for those who are in the process of excelling in baking art.

Now, whatever the case, you can make an incredibly simple yet satisfying lion king cake with cheetah and zebra prints. The very first thing is to bake the cakes according to the pattern, layer them, frost them with cream of your liking, and create the sunset gradient by using different colored buttercream.

Now your cake and base are ready. You can add shadows of characters using fondant or simply trace the characters on parchment paper with the help of melted dark chocolate and place them all on the cake. The simple, easy, and appealing cake is ready to be sliced!

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26

Make Lion King Theme Cake using Cake Painting Method

This is going to be one of the simplest lion king cake recipes you will come across, but that’s not the only good part here.

Newbies and people who are still in the learning phase can give this lion king theme cake recipe a shot, and the positive results are a guarantee from our side. Apart from the recipes mentioned above, this one uses a different approach: the ‘Cake Painting Method.’

The formula here is the same as any kind of painting, except here, your canvas will be your cake. First, you need to bake the cake as per your liking and frost it with plain white or off-white buttercream.

Get the sunset food colors, dissolve them, grab your cake painting sponge brushes and roll it all over. Decorate it with paper toppers. That’s it! Your fabulous and dreamy lion king cake is ready to be served.

Additional Information: If you can, make lion king cake toppers of your choice and add them.

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27

Lion King Guard Cake with Hand Painted Décor

This two-tier lion king guard cake is a phenomenal recreation of lion king scenes. The top is in blue, and the bottom is the famous and iconic lion king sunset theme. This is a perfect, easy, and mesmerizing lion king cake with guards.

The cakes are first baked and covered with different color schemes of frosting. The next step is décor, and it is amazing how you can easily hand paint shadows of trees, zebra, lion, and other characters without giving it much thought.

Although hand painting is an easy way out, if you prefer to use fondant or paper cutouts, that will be fine too. Lastly, décor it as per your liking, and your lion king birthday cake is ready to be served.

Pro Tip: You can trace lion king characters with the help of paper cutouts and fill in the space. Nobody would be able to guess you are not a professional!

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Minimalistic Lion King Cake Design

Not a pro at themed cakes? Not a problem at all! This minimalistic lion king cake design recipe will be your lifesaver. If you are planning to surprise a loved one with a homemade lion king cake on their birthday and you have no idea where to start, then start from here.

Now, to get started, you need a cake first, either store-bought or home-baked. However, the home-baked cake is preferred here. The next step is to do the basic layer of white frosting.

Once you are done with the basics, you need red, orange, and yellow colored cream frostings. Start with the red one from the bottom and make 15% of the layer with it. The next one is 10% orange and 75% of yellow cream frosting.

Take the melted chocolate in a piping bag and décor it the way you want. A very loving and simple yet appetizing lion king cake is ready to surprise your loved ones.

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29

Lion King Cake Topper Design for 1st Birthday

Cake toppers are game changers, and there is no better topper for your themed lion king 1st birthday cake than a cute baby Simba. Simba has a way through the hearts of adults but especially children.

A cute Simba cake topper seems fascinating, but at the same time, people assume that it just won’t be possible to make it at home, or they are too scared to try. But what if there’s a simple way that guides you step-by-step to make your first cute Simba cake topper for a lion king birthday cake?

If you are also looking forward to a reasonable answer and an effective way to achieve that goal, you should take a few minutes and watch this lion king cake topper guide.

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Lion King Cake with Lion face on top

Themed cakes look savory and delightful. They are! However, many don’t prefer fondant to achieve that look. If you also have this demand where your loved ones do not wish to have fondant on their cakes, then this lion king cake with a lion face on top is the way to go.

The cake is simple, delightful, sweet & savory, but most importantly – it is irresistible! Whether you are making it for your child’s birthday or your friend’s baby shower, this lion king cake recipe will be the one loved by all.

The cake is simply first baked and frosted. After that, it is air painted in yellow color and decorated with pieces of fondant to give it a lion king face look. The last touch is making hair with brown-colored frosting and Tada!

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30 Delightful Lion King Cake Recipes of All Time

30 Delightful Lion King Cake Recipes of All Time

Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

15

minutes
Total time

25

minutes

Nothing can beat a themed lion king cake at a birthday party for anyone. That’s why we have chosen the best ones of all time, just for you!

INGREDIENTS

  • Lion King Theme Cake

  • Lion King Inspired Simba Cake

  • Unbelievably Realistic Scar Cake Topper

  • 2-tier Lion King Cake – The Jungle Theme

  • Make Happy Simba from Lion King – Step-by-Step guide

  • Heart Shaped Lion King Birthday Cake Design

  • No Bake, Bug Log Lion King Cake Featuring Timon & Pumbaa

DIRECTIONS

  • Choose the recipe you like/love.
  • Prepare the ingredients and utensils you need.
  • Make delicious Lion King Cakes for your kids.
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