Baby Sign Language: Cake and Ice Cream

Cake and ice cream are fun treats for young children especially for special occasions like birthdays. Teach your baby the signs for the words cake and ice cream in baby sign language with the following descriptions and videos.


Hold one hand in front of the chest with the palm facing up. Form the other hand into a signed letter C. Place the fingertips of the C onto the wrist of the palm. Move the C from the wrist to the fingertips.


Ice Cream

Form the hand into a fist and rotate the fist in front of the mouth in the motion of licking an ice cream cone.



Beyer, Monica. 2006. Baby talk: A guide to using basic sign language to communicate with your baby. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin.

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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