Milestone Birthday Cake Ideas _ If you're celebrating a special or milestone birthday, then you could make a cake in the shape of the age like a number 1, 16, 30, 50, 100, etc. Depending upon how many guests you plan on serving will help dictate the ultimate size of your age cake. Although this is a great idea, this type of cake isn't something that you would want to create year after year. It's best kept in reserve for a very special age.
Decorate_your_own Cake: Moms who hate decorating kids birthday cakes will love this suggestion __ provide the basic ingredients (cupcakes, frosting, piping bags, spreading knives, small candies, etc.) and let the birthday boy or girl and his/her guests decorate their own cupcakes! Just lay down a plastic tablecloth and provide plastic aprons for each guest to minimize the mess!