Planning a party or birthday bash? Put a creative spin on any kind of cake with these fun and fuss-free decorating ideas, from sprinkles and frosting to fruit toppers and more. Many of these cakes start with a purchased cake mix so you can focus on the decorating. If you prefer, swap in your favorite chocolate or vanilla cake recipe for a from-scratch celebration.
Bright and colorful frostings turn small wafer cookies into whimsical balloons. Sky-blue frosting and white sprinkles create a cloudlike backdrop.
Editor's Tip: Serve extra "balloons" on the side or as sweet cupcake toppers so each guest gets one.