Top Tim Burton-Inspired Cakes

Happy birthday, Tim Burton!

This animator, director and all-around visionary has created a cult following with his one-of-a-kind style that blends fantasy and horror. His gothic, quirky films such as BeetlejuiceEdward ScissorhandsThe Nightmare Before ChristmasCorpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland have served as inspiration for our cakemakers for years. In celebration of Mr. Burton’s birthday on August 25th, we’ve wrangled the best Tim Burton-inspired cakes from across the Cake Central archives. Enjoy!


By lamiatorta1
corpse bride

Nightmare Before Christmas


By NStreet
Nightmare before Christmas

Beetlejuice


By giggysmack
Beetlejuice 3D all cake all buttercream except the eyes which are fondant.

Edward Scissorhands & Living Dead Doll Cake


By lyricalcakes
Myself & best friend did this for a 16yr olds birthday party at a historic prison recently. She wanted her favorite doll & Johnny Depp on the cake. The party was for 100+ people so we ended up making what felt like a million cupcakes covered w/ red dyed coconut flakes, tiny candy bones, and “metal” studs (which we also used to rim the cake as well).Ps-The studs are actually those candy dots from your childhood that you would always end up eating a little bit of the paper covered in luster dust!

Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton)


By elocin116
Alice in Wonderland Cake

Corpse Bride Halloween Cake


By blucy
Fondant covered cake, gumpaste graves, royal icing spider web on right can’t really see, toy figures. For a girl named Callie who always has a bday/halloween party…”CALLOWEEN”..

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By azenner210
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Tim Burton character cake


By JulieJalapeno
I made this cake for my boyfriend’s niece’s birthday with characters from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Frankenweenie, and The Corpse Bride. The giant turtle Sheely was my favorite part.


By SweetLiving
The Corpse Bride Cake

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By clemence
“Tea at the March hare” ( on motives of a fairy tale Lewis Carroll “Alice’s adventures in Wonderland)


By CakesByElaine
This was a request for a 2D grooms cake with the theme NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The nightmare before christmas


By Julija
This cake I made for my niece for her 13 birthday, this shocking figure was her wish.

Ode to Tim Burton


By meihana
An homage to Tim Burton. Edward Scissorhands, Coraline, and Nightmare Before Christmas. This was for a sweet 16 party. :)

T. Burton


By squidgen
A Tim Burton inspired cake

Tim Burton Cake


By babysteps22
This was for my daughter’s birthday and she is a huge Tim Burton fan. I got the idea from all the amazing cakes I’ve seen online. She loved it!

Frankenweenie theme cake


By cakeandbloom
Birthday cake

Corpse Bride Topsy Turvy


By Tamara74
My first wedding cake. It was very exciting, but everything went okay. I delivered it at Kasteel de Haar near Utrecht, Netherlands.

The Corpse Bride Cake


By silvina69
This wedding cake was inspired on the movie “The Corpse Bride”, represents the engagement moment between Emily and Víctor through the Ring. It’s a Topsy Turvy cake. The characters are completely handcrafted, made of gumpaste.

Nightmare Before Christmas


By chilz822
Mini Cake (6″ & 4″) made for a friend’s 2nd anniversary. he and his wife had a Nightmare Before Xmas themed wedding cake and wanted to continue the theme for the anniversary. Chocolate/chocolate chip. Figures are not edible, everything else is. Love my airbrush!

NIghtmare before Christmas


By CristyInMiami
All hand cut out of fondant and traced with royal icing.

"The Corpse Bride" Topsy Turvey Cake


By PinkCakeBox
This unique topsy turvy wedding cake is themed after Tim Burton’s The Corpse Bride. It has alternating tiers of white cake with hazelnut and chocolate ganache and red velvet with raspberry chambord and white chocolate ganache.

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