Betty Crocker has gotten a major makeover since you were a regular on the petite party circuit. These days, sheet cakes and boxed baked goods have taken a backseat to the hottest movie heroes, and faraway fantasy lands. Even if you aren’t in cahoots with the Cake Boss, flipping through our gallery of amazing confectionary creations may just inspire you to start your own party planning.

Mermaid Cake

Your little mermaid would flip her tail over a birthday cake like this one from Christy of Cakes Rock. The colorful details give the impression that Ariel and her crew decided to stop by for a swim. The fact that it's entirely gluten-free, makes this a modern masterpiece.

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— Erin Lem & Gabby Cullen