Got a birthday party coming up? Step outside the box (of cake mix) and make one of these show-stopping treats. From ice cream bars to grilled donuts, we’ve got 16 ideas that are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Click through the slideshow below to get inspired—just don’t forget to make a wish.

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Bars

These blast-from-the-past ice cream bars from Dinner, Then Dessert are sure to be a hit with kids and nostalgic adults alike. Stacked with vanilla ice cream and strawberry sorbet and rolled in a delish strawberry crumb topping, what’s not to like? Grab the recipe by clicking here.

photo: Dinner, Then Dessert


Have you seen any cool desserts lately? Tell us your picks in the Comments section below!

— Erin Lem & Susie Foresman