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.

Smurf Village Cake

There’s never a reason to be blue on your birthday, even if your favorite cartoon is! This baker rounded up the entire Smurf Village for Alex’s birthday party. We love how the cake looks alive with Smurfs running in and out (and about!), and even down to the expressions that let us know who is who! Brainy Smurf, Sleepy Smurf, Handy Smurf…

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— Erin Lem & Gabby Cullen