5 Creative Birthday Cakes

Wow your party animals with one of our surprisingly easy-to-make cakes: no fancy tools or special skills required!

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Lotsa Lollies Cake

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Lotsa Lollies

This eye-popping party cake's only embellishment is colorful candies on a stick. You can use the extra pops to fill goodie bags.

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Fit for a Princess

Give your birthday girl the royal treatment by presenting her with a cushion-shaped cake adorned with gumdrop-and-fruit-twist tassels. After singing "Happy Birthday," you can even crown her with the tiara.

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Cowboy Cool

Tip your hat to the Wild West with this boot-shaped cake, complete with caramel candy straps and gumdrop designs you can customize with the birthday cowpoke's favorite colors.

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Magical Unicorn

Our handsome horned creature, assembled from a cleverly cut sheet cake, has a flowing mane of colorful marshmallow twists (available at party stores).

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Hoop It Up Cake

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Hoop It Up!

A domed cake will score big points with little sports fans. If there's no birthday on your family calendar this month, serve it up as a March Madness treat.

Originally published in the March 2013 issue of FamilyFun magazine

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