Moana Cake Ideas (with Videos)

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If you’re planning a Moana Birthday Party, we’ve got you covered when it comes to a Moana Cake!

Find the perfect Moana Cake for your Moana Party! All of the cakes in this post feature full recipe tutorials for step-by-step instructions (no more just looking at a picture and trying to guess!)

Moana Cake Round-up

Ella’s 7th Moana Birthday Party was one of my favorite birthday parties that we’ve ever thrown!

The festive luau theme, all the cute kids wearing their matching Moana dresses, complete with all of the amazing food was such a blast – and I think the adults had just as much fun as the kids!

One of the few things our detailed Moana party post lacks is any mention of cake! My daughter is actually not a huge cake fan, so we ended up going with an ice cream cake for her party.

However, I wanted to provide you with some amazing Moana cake inspiration – in case your child actually likes cake!

While I found many amazing Moana cakes online, many of the links were just picture inspiration, links from local bakeries, or worse led to spam sites – ew!

To take the hassle out of your search for the perfect Moana cake tutorial, I’ve rounded up 18 of the best Moana cakes out there – and every single one of these links leads to a post the details the step-by-step cake decorating process. No more trying to look at a picture and figure out how in the world you are going to make it a reality.

Several of these Moana cakes also come with video instructions!

Whether you are making your cake at home, or sending these ideas to someone else to make for you, the step-by-step directions are going to make your Moana party planning just a little bit easier.

(I also found some super cute Moana cake toppers which can make decorating a bit easier: this banner-style topper and these figurine toppers are my favorites. You can also grab an edible image and pop it on top of a round cake for the easiest Moana cake ever.)

Someone’s Mom has a video tutorial for her vanilla sponge Moana cake, decorated with buttercream, digestive biscuit crumbs and roll-out icing.

This Moana Waterfall Cake from Eze Breezy looks crazy impressive but is super simple to make, thanks to some clever frosting and the use of Pirouette cookies.

A show-stopping Moana Layer cake from Abbyliciousz: The Cake Boutique. If the whole cake is a bit too ambitious for you, just pick your favorite layer and tackle that! 

The post for Fashion Cooking’s Waterfall Moana Cake is originally written in French, but you can use Google Translate to read the recipe in English. The glassy effect of the waterfall is achieved by using gel frosting.

Cake Whiz’s tutorial for an Easy Beach Cake is perfect for a subtle Moana theme. 

I absolutely adore Elise from My Cupcake Addiction (I’ve met her in real life and she’s even nicer than you’d expect) and her thorough step-by-step tutorial for a Moana Luau cake is nothing less than what I’d expect from her!

A Frugal Chick provides a printable template swirl to make this Easy Moana Cake even more foolproof!

Fun Money Mommy has a super simple Moana slab cake with a giant ocean wave – such a cute idea!

If you’re feeling up for a challenge, Ashlee Marie has a phenomenal tutorial for a Tamatoa cake complete with hundreds of gold pieces on his shell. 

I also cannot get over this Smoking Volcano Moana cake from Bakeoff Flunkie!

Our Mermaid Fondant cake would be perfect for a Moana theme – just swap out the Mermaid Tails for some Moana Figurines!

This gorgeous under-the-sea cake from Cakes Step by Step would be perfect for a Moana theme! You can add some figurines to the cake, too.

Grab a Moana doll for this super easy Moana Princess Cake from Rosanna Pansino.

Cake Decor in Cairns made edible moss to really drive home the Tefiti theme in her Moana layer cake.

Sugar Geek Show has a gorgeous sculpted Pua cake inspired by Moana’s best friend.

Ramshackle Glam thought of this brilliant Moana cake for those who are new to fondant decorating.

I absolutely adore this two-sided Moana cake from the Nutless Baker, with one side of the cake representing the lush island of Te Fiti and the other side representing the fiery Te Kā.

The Annoyed Thyroid has a simple Moana Slab Cake that uses Moana figurines for an impressive cake without the need for fancy decorating skills. (not pictured)

Pin this Round-up of Moana Cake Ideas for Your Moana Party Planning:

The BEST Moana Cake Ideas for a Moana Birthday Party. Each of these cakes comes with a complete tutorial on how to make it (no more frustrating picture-only inspiration that leaves you to figure out how to make it on your own)

I hope you found the perfect Moana cake idea in this post! If you find another great Moana cake tutorial, please let me know and I’ll add it to the post!

For more Moana party planning inspiration, check out our Moana Party on a Budget or our Heart of Te Fiti cookie recipe (with video).

18 of the BEST Moana Cake Ideas - from simple slab cakes to ornate show-stoppers, you will find the perfect cake for your Moana party here! 18 of the BEST Moana Cake Ideas - from simple slab cakes to ornate show-stoppers, you will find the perfect cake for your Moana party here!

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  2. The Moana cake ideas presented here are creative and vibrant, capturing the essence of the beloved character. Perfect for a themed celebration, these cakes offer inspiration for anyone looking to add a touch of magic to their special day.

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