You don't have to be a professional pastry chef to make a birthday cake. There are a few options available if you want to design a birthday cake online, design online birthday cake greeting cards or play birthday cake games. Making a birthday cake online is a fun way to make a cake without the mess of a real cake.
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Go to a website that allows cake decorating and designing. Sites such as Ferguson Plarre (see Resources) have designing options available.
Start the design by clicking "Start Designing." The options available start with the cake type. Click on all the drop-down menus to make your selections. After you're done with the options, click "Next Step."
Select an image for the cake if preferred. There are two basic options available: selecting a premade image or uploading an image. Select any preferred options. Click "Next Step."
Type in the birthday message. Put the message in the cake as preferred. Adjust the image and message until satisfied with the look of the cake.
Preview the cake design by clicking on the "Preview cake" tab. Print it out or order a cake as preferred.
Go to an e-card website that offers virtual cake making. Sites such as Theo Worlds have cake making options available for online cake e-cards only (see Resources).
Work on the design. Some websites will allow alterations to current birthday cake cards, and some will allow you to design from a basic base and add decorations and messages. The virtual cake decorator in Theo's World starts with a base of white cake after pressing the "Start" button. It has options on the bottom such as flowers, candles or cake frosting tools to decorate. Click "Done" when the decoration is complete.
Type in your name, your e-mail address, your friend's e-mail address and your birthday message.
Click "Send" to send the card with the cake to the birthday boy or girl.
Visit an online gaming website such as Girls Go Games or Free Gaming (see Resources). These websites usually have games such as makeover games, hairstyling games and cooking games. Among the games are options such as Happy Birthday games.
Start the game by pressing either clicking a start button or just by starting to decorate, depending on the site. Decorate the cake with the decorating options in the game. Most games allow you to click and drag a decoration onto the cake. The game will usually start with a base cake or similar item.
Click on "Done" at the end of the game. The game will either close or will bring up a printing option to print the decorated cake on a piece of paper to make into a card.
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