April 26, 2011


Begin planning your child's next birthday party with the perfect invitation and then focus on the best party — the cake!

For your next birthday celebration, try out one of these fun, fresh ideas instead of the usual grocery store sheet cake.

1) Bundt Cakes
Try out a new style of cake with a Bundt — create your own fun flavor and frosted topping, or if you are not the baking type head over to your local bakery.

2) Dipped Marshmallows
Easier to create than they look, a dipped marshmallow is a fun and yummy treat! Dip with any of your favorite toppings such as carmel, chocolate, sprinkles, or crushed graham crackers.

3) Fancy Doughnut
Dress up an ordinary doughnut with embellishments such as frosted piping, chocolate syrup, crumbled cookies, or mini chocolate chips!

4) Cake Pops
A new twist on the cupcake — create a cake ball, put it on a stick, dip in frosting, top with sprinkles and voila!

5) Big Lollipops
Excitement is sure to follow when you serve giant lollipops — display in a vase or wrap in cellophane and tie with a cute ribbon.

6) Dessert Panini
For a totally new spin on desserts, create a dessert Panini and use cute cookie cutters to create fun shapes!

And here's a great Pro-Tip from our Petite Lemon Momprenuer Trace — dish out ice cream ahead of time! Scoop ice cream into cupcake liners, top with sprinkles and pop in the freezer before the party starts!

Check out our original "Better Than a Sheet Cake" blog post, as well as other Petite Lemon blog posts over at Shutterfly.com's Community Blog, Picture More. 

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