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.

S’mores Muffin Tin Ice Cream Cakes

These mini ice cream cakes from Blender Happy may look complicated, but they’re actually pretty easy to pull off. With a graham cracker crust, some hidden mini marshmallows and a banana-based ice cream topping, they’ll be an instant favorite with your crew. To grab the recipe, click here.

photo: Blender Happy

 

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

— Erin Lem & Susie Foresman