What '80s kid wasn't wasn't wowed when presented with an old-school Australian Women's Weekly Birthday Cake on their birthday? Turns out they very much possess the same charm today - and these creations prove it!
Some committed people are still making our old favourites – with some help from the Australia Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake Book – and indeed deserve a medal for their services.
1. Koala Cake
Who doesn't love a bit of local fauna when they're making their AWW cake? This gorgeous specimen was baked by the very clever Lana Hall. Image via Lana/Instagram.
2. The Tiger Cake
The Tiger cake was quite a famous one, but I never had it because I don't like liquorice. For those that do like it, however, this cute and colourful guy is a no-brainer! This cake was made by The Vintage Palace. Image via The Vintage Palace/Instagram.
3. Bunny Cake
What could be better than a coconutty bunny? Most certainly NOT a fondant frog. This brilliant bunny was made by Tassie Beck. Image via Tassie Beck/Instagram
4. Ballerina Cake
We thought this was the prettiest cake in the world when we were kids. And also when we were adults. It's made by Amanda Oakley. Image via Amanda/Instagram
5. Witch Cake
The nicest witch you ever did see came in the form of a Women's Weekly Cake. This genius example was made by Steph Rigg Smith. Image via Steph/Instagram
6. Teddy Bear Cake
This cake is beary adorable and we are happy to witness its excellence. It was whipped up by Natalie at @Natlb11. Image via Nat/Instagram
7. Racing Track Cake
This cake is gr8. See what we did there? It's also a firm fave with heaps of kids so thank goodness Baked on Campbell reminded us of that. Image via Baked on Campbell/Instagram
8. Butterfly Cake
Perhaps equal first place when it comes to pink prettiness is this lovely butterfly cake made by Home Baked Darwin. Image via Home Baked Darwin/Instagram
9. Elephant Cake
Cake boss Caroline Fitzgerald made this pink elephant triumph and she's obviously doing God's work. Bless her. Image via Caroline/Instagram
10. Castle Cake
Remember this one? Ice cream cones masquerading as castle turrets?! So good. Very castle-y. This one was made by Stephanie Avramides. Image via Steph/Instagram
11. Grandfather Clock Cake
Complete with mouse, although not the OG GROSS PRUNE mouse, we note. We love this lolly-dotted effort by The Page Patrol. Image via The Page Patrol/Instagram
12. Robot Cake
Who wouldn't love this robot cake showing up at their party?! It was made by Julia Prendergast.Good JOB, Julia! Image via Julia/Instagram
13. Train cake
We love this cake because it's kind of like FOUR cakes snuck into ONE, right? This one was made by @MyNongy on Instagram. Image via MyNongy/Instagram
14. Swimming Pool Cake
Hooray for the stand-out cake from the AWW Birthday Cake Book, the brilliant and jelly-filled swimming pool cake! This example was made by Jema Urlich-Howell. Image via Jema/Instagram
15. Ducky Cake
Can anything beat a CHIP BEAK? It's hard to imagine it really. This ducky confection was made by Carina CMYK. Image via Carina/Instagram
16. Dolly Varden Cake
Much time was spent wondering if the dolly had legs, or if she was a mere torso of a lady. This lovely cake was made by Rachel from Braemar Cottage. Image via Rachel/Instagram
This article originally appeared on Babyology.
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