Looking for the perfect birthday dessert that isn’t a cake? From bite-sized to decadent, we’ve found 18 show-stopping treats 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