4 Birthday Dessert Ideas Instead of Cake
May 12, 2014

Have you ever been to a birthday party and thought ‘Ugh, cake’? Yeah, we haven’t either. But we bet someone has. With the plethora of dessert options at our disposal, why do we always revert back to cake? Perhaps it’s tradition and perhaps it’s preference. If you want to switch it up at your next birthday party, try these unique dessert options.


The little sibling of cakes, cupcakes are a creative and individual dessert for all to enjoy. When you choose to serve cupcakes at your party, your guests will have an individualized dessert to enjoy. Just like cake, you’ll be able to create cupcakes with a variety of flavors and designs.


Who doesn’t love cookies? We sure do. Think about how many flavors of cookies are available:

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Sugar
  • Peanut Butter
  • Snickerdoodle
  • Oatmeal Raisin
  • And so many more

Cookies are incredibly simple to make as well. These desserts can be used in a variety of other dessert recipes as well. Ice cream sandwiches anyone?


When you arrive at a birthday party, you don’t expect to see a birthday pie do you? This dessert has been a tradition in America for years upon years, but not always at birthday parties. The fruity and sweet treat can satisfy any sweet tooth!

Fruit Platters

Are you a health nut? Looking to reduce the amount of unhealthy sugars and fats you consumer? Instead of a birthday cake, try serving a birthday fruit platter! Create a large platter with your favorite fruits, from bananas to strawberries to pineapple. Want to add a little creativity to your birthday fruit platter? Provide your partygoers with various add-ins, such as:

  • Caramel dip
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Peanut Butter
  • Marshmallow sauce
  • Chocolate chips
  • Fruit sauces

With these various add-ins, your guests will be able to create their own fruity treat!

If you’re still a fan of cake (like us!), contact Jo’s Cakes and Catering today to request your quote for a magnificent birthday cake, cupcakes and other scrumptious desserts.

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