16 Easy Summer Party Ideas

Gather inspiration for a casual outdoor gathering from one of our easy summer party ideas. From dinner on the deck to a festive taco buffet, your options are endless for a no-fuss summer party.

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11 Fun Ideas for Decorating a Cake with Candy

Make a birthday cake or other special day cake oh-so-adorable with candies! Cookbook author and stylist Libbie Summers shares 11 super-simple ways that cinnamon candies, jellybeans, maltballs, and other sweet favorites can make you look like a professional cake decorator in minutes.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch, The Cutest 5-Ingredient Cocktail Ever!

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Sugar-Coated Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream … You know the drill. Host a sugar-coated ice cream social the kiddos will love -- with cereal necklaces, paper crowns, candy truffles, and a whimsical ice cream truck. Go on and get celebrating!

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Pitcher Cocktail Recipes

Where there's a pitcher, there's a party. Whether you're brunching, dinner partying, or hosting a (very) happy hour, these fun pitcher cocktail recipes are sure to hit the spot. Find icy margaritas, fruity sangria cocktails, spiked punch, and more!

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Wedding Cakes

For a romantic and pretty wedding cake on your special day, choose from our collection of decadent recipes and elegant decorating ideas. A delicious cake is the sweetest ending to a perfect wedding celebration. Take inspiration from our favorites, featuring elegant frosting designs and pretty cake-topper ideas. Find the perfect cake for you and your fiance in our gallery of creative wedding cake ideas, including a glamorous white ivory cake and a modern round cake accented with ribbon, pearls, and flowers. Try our free cake-decorating tool, and get step-by-step instructions for baking and frosting a cake. Your wedding cake should look as good as it tastes. Choose from our Test Kitchen-tested cake recipes for a creamy and delicious wedding cake. Topped with hazelnut buttercream and creamy white frosting, our white champagne cake stands four tiers high and serves 100. If that's not enough cake to satisfy your guests, the rich and beautiful French vanilla Eiffel Tower cake recipe serves 200. If you'd like to add even more lovely treats to your table of wedding goodies, try using our dessert finder at BHG.com/recipes/desserts/dessert-recipe-finder.

Creative Wedding Cake Ideas

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Inspirational Wedding Cake Ideas

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How to Decorate a Cake with Frosting

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Best Chocolate Cake Ever: Chocolate Sour Cream Cake with Fudgy Frosting

Chocolate cake unlike any you've made before: Fudgy, tender, and moist are jus...

How to Decorate a Cake: Pastry Bag Techniques

Create a beautiful birthday cake or a cake for a special celebration. Our Test...

Cake Decorating: Easy Frosting Designs

Use household utensils -- a spoon and a fork -- to create easy frosting design...

How to Decorate a Cake with Chopped Nuts

Embellish your decorated cake with a layer of chopped nuts on the sides of you...

How to Make a Layer Cake

Prep work is key to a sturdy, pretty layer cake. Check out our secrets to this...

How to Make Fondant

All bakers should know how to make fondant. Watch as we show you how easy it i...

Eiffel Tower Wedding Cake

This grand tower, excluding the top layer, serves 200.

White Champagne Wedding Cake

Even without serving the top tier, this statuesque cake serves 100.

Cake Decorating: How to Pipe Frosting

When it comes to cake decorating, one of the best tools for piping is already...

Cake Decorating Two Ways: Pick Candy or Fruit!

Colorful candies and tart lemons take a basic cake from blah to brava. See eac...

Sentimental Reason Wedding Cake

This lovely layered cake is decorated with beautiful pink and white flowers.

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Serve a cake fit for a wedding during any engagement.

Ginger Carrot Cake

The light and fluffy frosting for this luscious layer cake recipe is a mixture...

Orange-Champagne Cakes

Wow your Christmas guests by serving humble cornmeal cakes that are dressed-up...

Corn Bread Cassata

This is a version of a traditional Italian cassata, a layered cake typically...

Wedding Cake Nests

To serve 50 guests, make one 10-inch cake and forty-eight 4-inch cakes. Youll...

Wine Country Cake with Roasted Grapes

Use a fruity white wine to make this easy dessert. It needs no frosting -- jus...

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