Birthday Recipes

Grab your party hat! Everything you need to plan the best party is right here, from photo-worthy birthday cake recipes to extra-special birthday dinner ideas.

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      Almond Custard Cake

      This white cake pairs well with all sorts of frostings and fillings, but the chocolate frosting in this recipe is one of my favorites. Pressed for time? Add 1/2 tsp. of almond extract to a white cake mix instead. —Diane Shipley, Mentor, Ohio

      Vanilla Frosting

      Don't know how to make icing for cake but don't want to settle for store-bought frosting? This four-ingredient easy vanilla...


      New York-Style Pizza

      This New York-style pizza recipe makes a no-nonsense pie. Since the crust is pliable enough to fold, cut the pizza...


      Andes Mint Cookies

      Transform your favorite candy into a baked treat! These Andes mint cookies are better than any after-dinner mint. —Taste of...


      16 Cute Cupcakes for Happy Occasions

      Cute cupcakes add an extra layer of fun to birthdays, Halloween, tailgating, Easter and more.

      Sugar Cookie Cake with Sour Cream Frosting

      My husband requested a giant sugar cookie for his birthday. I wanted to do something a bit more exciting than...


      25 Gorgeous Birthday Party Decorations You Can Buy

      Throw a beautiful event for a friend or family member with some of these birthday party decorations you can buy...

      Strawberry Cake Filling

      Use this sweet strawberry cake filling for a cake roll or layer cake. It also tastes fantastic served over ice...


      Birthday Cake Fudge

      This decadent birthday cake fudge is the perfect thing to make your big day special. Or prepare it ahead and...


      Layered Yellow Cake with Chocolate Buttercream

      This yellow cake will become your go-to recipe for birthdays, but the tender cake with flavorful chocolate buttercream is truly...


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      20 Fun Birthday Cupcake Ideas

      From creative flavors to gorgeous decorations, these birthday cupcake ideas are the best way to celebrate someone's special day.

      10 Best Dinosaur Birthday Party Ideas—How to Throw an Amazing Dinosaur-Themed Birthday ...

      We've rounded up these T-rexcellent dinosaur birthday party ideas for any size get-together.


      Cookie Cake

      This oversized cookie cake recipe is so easy and quick that I just might make it instead of traditional cookies...


      German Buttercream

      This German buttercream frosting is super silky and buttery. It's pleasantly sweet, but not overly sweet like some American buttercreams...


      Old-Fashioned Ermine Frosting

      Ermine frosting brings back memories of being in the kitchen with my grandmother. This old-timey frosting was her go-to for...


      French Buttercream

      French buttercream has a custard-like texture and is great if you're going to be piping shapes or decorations. —Taste of...

      16 Adorable Decorations for Kids Birthday Parties

      Throw the cutest birthday bash with a few of these kids' birthday party decorations. You'll find decoration ideas for a...


      25 Birthday Party Games for Kids of All Ages

      A birthday celebration isn't complete without one of these exciting party games for kids. They're mighty fun for little players.


      12 Fun-Filled Party Favor Ideas for Kids

      It's time to get your party on! Here are some of our favorite party favor ideas for kids.


      The Best Movie Birthday Party Ideas

      Grab your popcorn! Here's a list of movie birthday party ideas fit for a star.


      20 Birthday Party Favor Ideas for Adults

      We found plenty of party favor ideas for adults that guests will love!


      How to Throw a Tropical Pool Birthday Party

      Make a splash with your next birthday by throwing a tropical-themed pool party! We’ll help you get started with pool...


      30 Fall Birthday Cakes You’ll Love

      Celebrate your special day and the season with these fall birthday cake ideas. We have tasty recipes featuring pumpkin, apple,...


      Birthday Cake Martini

      Celebrate your special day with this sweet and festive birthday cake martini. If it's too strong for your taste, add...

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      Birthday Cake Shots

      These festive birthday cake shots are a fun way to get a party started. Use chocolate cake-flavored vodka and chocolate...


      16 Outrageously-Fun Adult Party Games

      Mix things up with these adult birthday party games! They're the best way to add some extra fun (and laughs)...


      How to Throw an Epic Harry Potter Birthday Party

      You don't need to be a wizard to pull off the ultimate Harry Potter birthday party. Take a look at...


      The Most Creative First Birthday Party Ideas

      Put together a fun and creative celebration the whole family will love with a few of these first birthday party...


      How to Throw a Pizza Party Birthday

      These pizza party ideas are fit for any little chef. Follow this party guide that's complete with a pizza-themed menu,...


      How to Throw a Soothing Spa Party for Kids

      Get your glam on with these spa party ideas. Bring on the nail polish, eye masks and glitter!