Tired of serving the same old cake and ice cream? It’s time to up the ante for your kiddo’s next bash with some on-trend desserts that will wow guests of all ages – including the parents! We’re talking uber-creative cake pops, doughnuts and custom cookies in flavors you’d probably never dream of devouring. Excited to plan that party yet? Read on for nine trendy birthday treats that’ll have your guests’ mouth watering.

Chocolate Fondue

By combining just a few simple ingredients (premium semi-sweet chocolate, vanilla extract and heavy cream), you can throw together a pot of rich fondue. What do you want to dip in your heavenly pot of creamy chocolate? Strawberries, pound cake, pretzels, marshmallows or cookies. Get creative and craft your own bite-sized chocolaty concoctions.

photo: Mel's Kitchen Cafe

Do you have a favorite birthday treat that you like to serve? Tell us in the Comments below!

— Abbey McGee