Special-Occasion Cakes

Creative decorating ideas make these cakes show-stopping desserts for birthdays, bridal showers, graduations, and more.

Balloon Cake
Bright, colorful frostings turn small wafer cookies into whimsical balloons floating in a sky-blue frosting sky. White sprinkles look like clouds.
Sunshine Cake
Celebrating summer? Easy assembly and chocolate chip sunglasses keep this sunny cake oh, so cool.
Cute Owl Cake
Whooo's the best cake decorator in town? You, when you use frosting, almond slivers, and mini-doughnuts to create this adorable cake.
Polka-Dot Cake
We're seeing spots! Bright-color dots made from purchased fondant adorn this quick and easy vanilla cake.
Celebration Cake
This wedding-worthy cake gets its gorgeous look from glitzy decorations such as sugar pearls, tinted frosting, and a cute-as-a-button bow.
Red Velvet Heart Cake
We used juicy cherries, fresh raspberries, almonds, and pecans to make the ravishing rows of toppings on this heart-shape cake.

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    Whether your special guy is passionate about sports, science, or monsters, he will love a boisterous birthday cake...

  • Girls' Birthday Cakes

    Your birthday girl will adore these creative birthday cakes, all made with easy-, do-at-home techniques.

  • Adults' Birthday Cakes

    From classic vanilla to sprinkles and swirls, these cakes are perfect for classy adult birthday parties.

  • How-To Videos

    Learn to decorate cakes like a pro by watching these quick, simple videos from our Test Kitchen.

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