Whether it's a birthday soiree or special day celebration, the star of any party has got to be the cake. Oh, those glorious layers of sweet confection. We recently posted a creative cake idea -a tie-dye surprise cake - on our Facebook pages and judging by the number of likes, comments and shares, you're into the creative birthday cake ideas too.
So, we've gone out and combed the web, drooled, and swooned over some really amazing cakes to put together this list of party-worthy cake ideas.
DIY Rainbow Petal Cake
What does it take to make a Rainbow Petal cake? Some zip-closed plastic bags and a spoon. BOOM! Okay, it may not be all that easy but reading this post on TheCakeBlog that features step-by-step instructions on how to make one from Kate Wagner has us thinking this just might be doable.
Hint for Dads:this could really blow mom's socks off as a Mother's Day cake!
Cookie Monster Cake
Hold on to your hat Cookie because this cake will blow your monster mind. Confessions of a Cookbook Queen takes cake over the top with cookies as the theme, decoration and even the surprise filling. Like the rainbow cake above this one doesn't look as though it would be too complicated. With our favorite chocolate sandwich cookies, chocolate chip cookies and cookie dough inside, this cake will certainly be the star of the party.
C is for COOL COOKIE CAKE!
Over The Moon
Rocket their next party over the moon with this one. As far as simplicity goes making this cake isn't rocket science. It is however, super cool. Hosting a space-themed birthday party? This is your cake and All For The Boys has even more out-of-this-world ideas for that bash. We're thinking some of those ideas would even be great for a class party or a STEM/STEAM club celebration.
Beautiful Inside & Out
Pretty in pink this rose and ombre cake by BS in The Kitchen is almost to lovely to eat... almost. The recipe and technique are both approachable enough that you don't necessarily need to be a cake wizard or the next contestant on the Food Network.
Once you've gotten the hang of whipping those roses out and mixing just the right about of coloring into the cake you could do all sorts of things with this one. We're seeing beach themes here.
Photo Credit: BS in The Kitchen
Easy as Pie (or Donuts)
As much as we love cakes (making and eating them) sometimes you just want to avoid the whole baking thing all together. Lucky for us there are lots of folks out there that get up early to make the donuts.
This donut "cake" comes from and adorable children's book themed baby shower by Pizzazzrie
Stacking up your favorite fried dough confections on a lovely plate and calling it cake. How brilliant is that? This one will be a really crowd pleaser for sure. Take it into the Teacher's lounge as a sweet reminder of how much you appreciate them. Wake the birthday kid up and serve them "cake" for breakfast. Gather the gal pals for book club and carbs. Since you don't really have to cook anything the options are endless.
Or, you could totally toss flour all over your clothes and clamed you made it from scratch.
Seen some great cakes out there? Made a few yourself? Let us know. We'd love to add to this list!
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