If you were a kid in the 80s, 90s or even the 00s chances are your Mum or your Nanna had the Women’s Weekly Children’s Birthday Cake Book tucked away in the kitchen.

This holy bible of Aussie cake cooking was a must have for any kids birthday party and allowed even the worst of cooks to attempt something spectacular and potentially be the envy of your suburb.

The book was first printed in 1980 and has sold an estimated half million plus copies since!

We take a look at our Top 30 cakes in the gallery above.

Which one was your fave?

(Photos Russell Brooks / ACP Books)