Variety is the spice of life, and the same is true when it comes to birthday parties! While it’s nice to have traditions that stay the same year after year, there are some times when you just want to shake things up. Birthday cake is a perfect example, so check out these birthday cake alternatives that are creative, unexpected, and every bit as delicious.
Let Them Eat Cake… Or Whatever Tickles Their Tastebuds!
Slice a Nice Birthday Pie
If you’re opting for a non-traditional birthday dessert for the first time, you don’t have to go full-on “out there.” Just turn to the cake’s humble-yet-equally-delicious cousin: Pie!
Pie is just as special and yummy, so if the birthday person prefers pie, go ahead and stick some candles into that crust and serenade them as usual. There are so many options, so make sure you know their favorite pies. Are they super into fruit pies like cherry, apple, or mixed berry? Or do they favor a creamy pie, like key lime, chocolate, lemon meringue, or peanut butter? If you want to make their birthday pie extra special, let your local bakery know that it’s for a birthday so they can add a little extra “wow” to the decoration.
Donut Be Afraid to Change Things Up
Look, a platter stacked high with donuts might not be a traditional birthday dessert, but who wouldn’t be happy to have a platter stacked high with donuts regardless? For the best look, choose a variety of donuts iced in different colors. You can use bamboo skewers to stabilize your stacks, or create your own unique skewer birthday decorations.
Give Them Their Just Desserts
For a truly unique and personalized birthday, give your loved one their favorite dessert—even if it’s not cake! The options are limitless: Cookies, brownies, banana pudding, flan, trifle, ice cream sundae, creme brulee, or even just an artfully-arranged plate of fruit!
Get Wheel-y Creative
While birthday cake and its sugary counterparts are great for folks with a sweet tooth, some people just don’t love sweets. In that case, you can make their day with a savory, indulgent treat, like this towering cheese wheel “cake.” In fact, there is good precedent for ending a meal with a cheese course. European meals traditionally include a cheese course after the main course, which can actually help to balance out the acidity of the meal and aid in digestion.
Savory Every Moment
If a tower of cheese isn’t sparking joy for you, there are plenty of other savory birthday cake alternatives. Just search your favorite recipe site for “savory cake ideas” and you’ll find plenty of options, from sushi cake (vinegared rice, seaweed, fish, and other favorite sushi fillings and toppings like roe, avocado, or sesame seeds) to cornbread cake (tender cornbread filled with jalapenos, bacon, etc. and topped with butter or cream cheese).
The possibilities are endless, so let your imagination run wild! And if you’re looking for an exciting birthday party venue in Moore, Oklahoma, contact us to make a reservation at Skate Moore Skate Center!