Traditional birthday cakes are being traded in for these creative and trendy alternatives. From a doughnut-hole croquembouche to an elegant ice cream, shock and surprise your guests with these playful takes on the typical birthday dessert.
Chocolate Orange Crepe Torte
Anna Olson takes starting the day to the next level with this towering breakfast that layers 16 levels of crepes with citrusy cremeux and chocolate ganache filling. It’s a showstopper dish that’s guaranteed to be the “pièce de résistance” at the brunch table.
Maple Crêpe Cake with Maple-Glazed Pecans
This cake, featuring layers of maple pastry cream and crêpes, is a wonderful way to treat the birthday boy or girl at breakfast.
The combination of lavender honey ice cream and cake that is covered with meringue makes for one classic dessert. The key is keeping both cake and ice cream as cold as possible for the perfect hot-day treat.
Chocolate and Vanilla Cookie Ice Cream Cake
Win over your non-vegan friends with this decadent, dreamy frozen cake. Coconut milk ice cream, chocolate and vanilla sandwich cookies and a homemade chocolate shell come together perfectly for one of the most heavenly vegan desserts.
The Ultimate Strawberry Rhubarb Pie
Thanks to its super-simple cut-out crust design, the berries and rhubarb filling are able to fully shine through. After all, there’s just something so irresistible about the combination of the sweet and tangy pink filling that keeps us coming back to this recipe year after year. Find more delicious pie recipes for every occasion.
A polar opposite to the macaron tower, a croquembouche needs to be assembled as close to serving time as possible in order to avoid sogginess or (horrors) loss of structural integrity in this sky-high stack. Build your own cloud-high tower of fluffy cream puffs with Anna Olson’s precise step-by-step instructions for foolproof profiteroles and caramel spun sugar.
Give your family and guests something to talk about with this stunning showpiece made with colourful macarons.