Tired of serving the same old cake and ice cream? It’s time to up the ante for your kiddo’s next bash with some on-trend desserts that will wow guests of all ages – including the parents! We’re talking uber-creative cake pops, doughnuts and custom cookies in flavors you’d probably never dream of devouring. Excited to plan that party yet? Read on for nine trendy birthday treats that’ll have your guests’ mouth watering.

Macarons

These bite-sized, brightly colored, meringue-based confections will wow your partygoers. Sandwiched in between two sweet cookies is a delicious filling of ganache, buttercream or jam. Choose your favorite flavors such as chocolate, strawberry or lemon or go for fun combinations like honey lavender, s’mores, PB&J or maple-bacon.

Where to Find: Trophy Cupcakes and Party, one of Seattle’s favorite cupcake cafes, has expanded their offerings and added macarons to their menu. Lady Yum in Kirkland is also a popular spot to indulge in this latest French desert trend. Try a dozen (or two!) of their signature flavors including chocolate mint, strawberry, toasted coconut, lemon, raspberry chardonnay and honey lavender. Have a craving for a custom flavor? With a few days' notice, you can order a batch of 60 macarons in your favorite color or flavor combination. Le Panier, in Pike Place Market, is also a traditional French bakery that features regular favorites as well as seasonal specialties.

photo: Lady Yum Facebook page

Do you have a favorite birthday treat that you like to serve? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Abbey McGee