7 Confetti Treats for Anyone Born in a Leap Year

Because a birthday every four years deserves a serious celebration!

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Food Network Kitchen’s Confetti Gooey Butter Cake for W-Q4 2017 New FNK, as seen on Food Network.

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Chances are you don’t remember how you spent your last Leap Day — unless, of course, February 29 is your birthday. Since it’ll be a while until another one comes along (1,460 days to be exact) we think this day deserves a celebration of epic proportions.

If you’re looking for a fun way to throw a Leap Day party (birthday or not!), follow our lead and host a celebration complete with a colorful array of confetti treats. They’ll not only put a smile on your face, they’ll also have you looking forward to the next time Leap Day rolls around.

Confetti Gooey Butter Cake (pictured above)

The minute we saw the word “confetti” in the title of this recipe we knew we found the gooey butter cake to beat all other gooey butter cakes. One bite and you’ll see for yourself. This cake is gooey, creamy and just what everyone is looking for. We suggest setting up a DIY ice cream bar – complete with brightly colored jimmies, nonpareils and sanding sugar sprinkles – to give your guests the ultimate topping experience.

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We can’t think of a better way to kickstart our Leap Day than with a towering stack of these whimsical flapjacks. Whether you serve them first thing in the morning or wait to have them later as a breakfast-for-dinner treat, they’re sure to make your Leap Day shindig one for the records books. Because honestly who doesn’t love an excuse to eat “cake” for breakfast? Or lunch? Or dinner?

FNK BIRTHDAY WHITE CHOCOLATE POPCORN Food Network Kitchen Food Network Vegetable Oil, Popcorn Kernels, White Chocolate, Unsalted Butter, Vanilla Extract, Fine Salt, Confectioners’ Sugar, Multicolored Sprinkles

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Ever wish you could find a snack that would satisfy all your sweet and salty cravings without tasting too over-the-top? Us, too! That’s what makes this popcorn recipe one of our go-to snacks. Creamy pieces of white chocolate and multicolored sprinkles offset salty, buttery popcorn kernels to give each handful just the right amount of sweetness. Serve yours in printed paper bags to create the perfect totable party favor.

FNK BIRTHDAY WHOOPIE PIES Food Network Kitchen Food Network Yellow Cake Mix, Eggs, Unsalted Butter, White Chocolate, Cream Cheese, Confectioner’s Sugar, Vanilla Extract, Multicolored Sprinkles

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Whoopie pies are the ultimate celebratory treat, especially when they’re covered in crunchy rainbow jimmies like these scrumptious ones are. You’ll use a box of vanilla cake mix to make the pillowy rounds and a heavenly mixture of white chocolate and cream cheese to make the fluffy filling. Serve them individually or stack them on top of each other to create a mini layer cake that’s sure to get everyone in a celebratory mood, even if it isn’t their actual birthday!

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Pot Funfetti Birthday Cake

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Matt Armendariz

No birthday — or birthday-inspired celebration — is complete without a birthday cake. But sometimes making a layered cake from scratch can be super daunting. Thankfully, if you have an Instant Pot, making it is as easy as setting it and forgetting it.

Molly Yeh's Sprinkles Biscotti

Whether you pair them with a steaming hot cup of coffee or crumble up a few of them over the top of some vanilla ice cream, these adorable biscotti cookies from Molly Yeh make the ultimate party-pleaser. Molly uses pastel sprinkles inside her dough and on top of it to pack each morsel with a bold rainbow of color. Seriously — they're made for ‘gramming.

Don’t get us wrong, we love a batch of freshly baked sugar cookies just as much as the next person. But this jumbo-sized, sprinkle-decked, icing coated skillet cookie is so much better. It also effortlessly solves that “they-got-a-bigger-slice-than-me” argument.

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