Birthday cakes

4 Extra-Special Birthday Cakes

Nothing says Happy Birthday like a homemade cake decorated with happiness.

Forget store bought cakes, a birthday celebration calls for a cake as unique as the person blowing out the candles. In this post you'll find some inspiration to make and decorate an extra-special cake for that special day.

Here are our favorite b-day desserts!

1. Bake In the Love

A fun way to elevate those classic birthday cupcakes is to bake some HERSHEY'S KISSES right into the center. The melted chocolate will be a delicious surprise—add another to the top for a sweet decoration.

Vanilla Cupcake with Sprinkles

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2. Candy Lover's Cake

A shrine to all your favorite sweets sounds like our kind of cake. Mix up how you decorate your cake with different shapes and colors of candy. Here we've used KIT KAT® Bars as a cake siding and topped it off with some of our favorite Hershey's candy - HERSHEY'S KISSES, HERSHEY'S HUGS, and ROLO® caramels.

kitkat chocolate cake

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3. To sprinkle, or not to sprinkle

An elegant way to shake up your birthday cake is to play with sprinkles. Here we've lined the sides of the cake only for a decadent and tasty appeal, while leaving the top free for fun messages, candies, or candles.

Sprinkle covered chocolate cake

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4. Chocolate Peanut Butter Drip Cake

Your favorite combination just got fancy. This extravagant drip cake is a simple way to take your cake up a notch. Topped with REESE'S Minis for the chocolate peanut butter lovers at the party.

chocolate peanutbutter drip cake

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For more fun baking inspiration, check out our full range of recipes here.
From all of us at HERSHEY'S Kitchens, Bake Happy!

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