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The Definitive Ranking Of Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cakes

Were you a clock or a castle kind of kid?

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The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book is a cultural institution, particularly for children (and parents) of the '80s and '90s.

Each year, kids across Australia spent about eleven months trying to decide which cake from this classic cookbook to request for their birthday.Regardless of a parent's abilities in the kitchen, expectations were always high and serious party cred was always awarded to the most impressive creation.But which cake was the best? The most timeless? The most memorable? We ranked the top 25...
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Each year, kids across Australia spent about eleven months trying to decide which cake from this classic cookbook to request for their birthday.

Regardless of a parent's abilities in the kitchen, expectations were always high and serious party cred was always awarded to the most impressive creation.

But which cake was the best? The most timeless? The most memorable? We ranked the top 25...

25. Pink Elephant

Furry elephant. Fun? Sure. Tasty? We doubt it.
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Furry elephant. Fun? Sure. Tasty? We doubt it.

24. Typewriter

What is this? School? We asked for a cake, not a card.
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What is this? School? We asked for a cake, not a card.

23. Beautiful Butterfly

Yes. "Beautiful."
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Yes. "Beautiful."

22. Hopscotch

Making "don't play with your food" harder than ever before.
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Making "don't play with your food" harder than ever before.

21. Gingerbread House

Smarties roof = everyone's dream at some point.
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Smarties roof = everyone's dream at some point.

20. Friendly Ghost

Eggshells on a cake? If you say so.
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Eggshells on a cake? If you say so.

19. Echidna Icecream Cake

Melt factor: high.
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Melt factor: high.

18. Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe

If we could, we would too.
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If we could, we would too.

17. Smiley Shark

A shark with sprinkles? OK.
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A shark with sprinkles? OK.

16. Pirate

Sad pirate is not feeling the birthday party vibes.
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Sad pirate is not feeling the birthday party vibes.

15. Rubber Ducky

Because chips, popcorn and cake at the same time would only ever be allowed on birthdays.
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Because chips, popcorn and cake at the same time would only ever be allowed on birthdays.

14. Humpty Dumpty

FALL INTO MY MOUTH.
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FALL INTO MY MOUTH.

13. Little Piggy

Stylin' those Allens snake strands
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Stylin' those Allens snake strands

12. Dolly Varden

"BUT I WANT A CAKE AND A DOLL, MUM."
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"BUT I WANT A CAKE AND A DOLL, MUM."

11. Cricket Bat

Simple, but statement.
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Simple, but statement.

10. Miss Muffet

Tuffet included.
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Tuffet included.

9. Farmyard

Every city kid's chance at a country life.
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Every city kid's chance at a country life.

8. The Good Witch

Making witches cool way before The Craft.
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Making witches cool way before The Craft.

7. Swimming Pool

Sure, it's mixing jelly and chocolate. And sure, the "pool water" is green. But hey, if this wasn't the perfect summer dessert who knows what was.
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Sure, it's mixing jelly and chocolate. And sure, the "pool water" is green. But hey, if this wasn't the perfect summer dessert who knows what was.

6. Leonard The Lion

Cross-eyes optional.
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Cross-eyes optional.

5. Robert Robot

The future of cakes.
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The future of cakes.

4. Racing Track

Matchbox fans, eat your heart out. Literally.
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Matchbox fans, eat your heart out. Literally.

3. Hickory Dickory Watch

Those Play School feels.
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Those Play School feels.

2. Candy Castle

A true feat of engineering. With ice-cream cones.
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A true feat of engineering. With ice-cream cones.

1. Choo-Choo Train

After all, it was on the cover.
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After all, it was on the cover.

The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book is available here.