Although, let's be real here, I don't think you'll ever hear of me passing on the cake at parties, it seems as though more often than not, guests are choosing to skip out on cake for a number of reasons.
As a party host, you're always going to have to be sensitive to guests with food allergies or dietary restrictions, but what do you do when the celebrant simply "doesn't like" cake? Maybe you find yourself just trying to put a unique spin on your party or you're looking for something a bit more economical than a fully decorated fondant cake.
Fear not my fierce party planning warriors. I bring you these delicious and creative birthday and party cake alternatives that range from delectable and rich to...healthy? Yes, it's true. Healthy cakes CAN be a thing!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake from Real House Moms
Cinnamon Roll Breakfast Cake from Bakin' Bit
Birthday Cake Batter Waffles from Dear Crissy
Unicorn Banana Bread from Deliciously Sprinkled
Oreo Cookie Cake from Southern Weddings
Donut Tower Cake from Hostess with the Mostess
Chocolate Covered Strawberries from The Capitol Baker
Birthday Pancakes from Mom Loves Baking
Donut Holes on a Stick from Pink Peppermint Design
Funfetti Cake Batter Cookie Dough Brownie Layer Cake from Live, Love and Sugar
Cake Batter Cheesecake Shooters from Sugar Spun Run
No Bake Golden Birthday Cake Oreo Cheesecake from Life, Love and Sugar
DIY Donut Dessert Bar from Something Turquoise
Toll House Chocolate Chip Pie from A Family Feast
Candy Kebobs from Oh Happy Day
No Bake Watermelon Party Cake from Buona Pappa
Brownie Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes from Celebrating Sweets
Birthday Cake Protein Shake from Kelley and Cricket
Homemade Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake from Brown Eyed Baker
Macaron Tower from Everyday Annie
Low Carb Gluten Free Boston Cream Cheesecake from Low Carb Yum
Rice Krispies Treat Tiered Cake from Weddingomania
Cream Puff Cake from Lil Luna
Birthday Cake Batter Overnight Oats from Fit Foodie Finds
Sprinkle Oreo Pops from Catch My Party
Strawberry Cream Crepe from The Suburban Soapbox
New York Style Cheesecake from Baker by Nature
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