9 Absolutely Adorable Ideas for Kids' Birthday Party Treats

By: Foodlets

As the mom of four small kids, I’ve thrown my share of birthday parties. And as each birthday approaches, you can count on me to be scouring the interwebs, relentlessly looking for ideas that guarantee show-stopping results—while also being realistic and doable. These are some of my favorites.

Fluffy puppies, pugs, poodles and more … all made with a little frosting. Really!

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Pull-Apart Beach Cupcakes
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We made this beach scene for a pool party and WHAT A HIT! With cupcakes baked right into the cones, there was no waste, not even a paper liner to toss in the end.

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Melting Ice Cream Cone Cake
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Look at this cake. It’s gorgeous and so much simpler than you think. In fact, you’ll get the recipe plus a step-by-step tutorial here.

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Did you know a bag of candy-covered chocolates can turn cupcakes into the cutest cupcakes of the summer?

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When I tell you my four-year-old made these cupcake decorations herself, you’ll know how simple the whole thing really is.

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Matt Armendariz, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

This is what happens when chocolate buttercream and a little fondant join together.

All you need is a special pen, and bam — Storm Trooper cupcakes in seconds.

Got a barnyard bash in mind? One package of regular ol’ marshmallows can transform vanilla frosting into the sweetest lamb this side of Charlotte’s Web.

Full of vanilla, butter and sour cream, this rich and creamy layer cake is a crowd pleaser — and that’s before we even get to all that hot pink butter icing.

Charity Curley Mathews is the founder of Foodlets.com, a website full of simple family recipes, and the mom of four small kids. Three of them have birthdays within 10 days of each other. So, cake. #birthdayseason

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