Birthday Party Recipes

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Happy Birthday Cake

Rating: 4.05 stars
This is one of my mother's cake recipes for a birthday. I love this recipe and it tastes great.

Funfetti® Birthday Cookies

Rating: 4.62 stars
These are the best birthday cookies out there. They look, taste, and feel like a cookie. These are perfect for kids and adults alike! Delicious!

Incredible Punch

Rating: 4.54 stars
Absolutely the best punch! A hit at showers, teas and kids' birthday parties. It's made with cran-raspberry juice, ginger ale and pina colada mixer and has a beautiful pink color!.

Caterpillar Cake

Rating: 4.77 stars
This is a great cake to do after a unit on bugs, wildlife, etc. Have the kids help decorate it! Use licorice whips for antennas, or gumdrops. Spread icing around caterpillar and sprinkle green tinted coconut for grass. Use any flavor cake mix or any Bundt cake recipe.

Hamburger Cake

Rating: 4.39 stars
This is a wonderful cake that looks just like a giant hamburger. I made one for my nephew and it was a delightful hit.

Rainbow Clown Cake

Rating: 4.81 stars
I went a little overboard creating a fun confetti-ish cake for a student teacher and deemed the result 'Clown Vomit Cake.' Despite its nickname, it's a popular request now with my colleagues! Frost with your favorite frosting and top with colored sugar.

Frog Cupcakes

Rating: 4.83 stars
These frog-faced cupcakes are fun and easy to make for a child's birthday.

Ice Cream Cone Treats

Rating: 4.24 stars
Special treat for birthdays or other celebrations!!! Truly resemble ice cream in a cone, kids love 'em!!!

Quick and Almost-Professional Buttercream Icing

Rating: 4.46 stars
After failing to find the perfect recipe for buttercream icing, I found one that worked for me and then added my own two cents.

Baked Kale Chips

Rating: 4.48 stars
These are a low calorie nutritious snack. Like potato chips, you cannot stop at just eating one. They are great for parties and a good conversation topic.
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How to Make Vanilla Ice Cream

Rating: 4.53 stars
Vanilla is the king of ice cream flavors. This version without eggs ('American' or 'Philadelphia-style') has a brighter, more pronounced vanilla flavor.

One Bowl Chocolate Cake III

Rating: 4.68 stars
This is a rich and moist chocolate cake. It only takes a few minutes to prepare the batter. Frost with your favorite chocolate frosting.

Inspiration and Ideas

Funfetti® Pound Cake

"Moist, buttery rich, with a compact and tender crumb. I made it a 'Funfetti Cake' by adding 1/3 cup colored sprinkles to the batter." – naples34102

Lola's Horchata

Rating: 4.42 stars

A very easy way to make great horchata!