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.

Ice Cream Cupcakes

These may look like those boardwalk-style chocolate dipped cones, but don't be fooled—they're cupcakes! The Flair Exchange shows how to bake the cupcakes right into the ice cream cones, then dip them a chocolate shell topping. For step-by-step instructions, click here.

photo: The Flair Exchange

 

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

— Erin Lem & Susie Foresman