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10 Alternatives to Cake for Your Next Birthday Party

By JulieVR |

Photo by Brooke of Cheeky Kitchen

Birthdays happen. When you’re in charge of the food to be served at several parties a year, you may find yourself baking plenty of cakes – perhaps even more than one in a given week. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but sometimes circumstances dictate something a little different. Whether you’re looking for gluten-free options, something not so sweet, or just don’t want to turn the oven on in the summer heat, here are a few options. All every bit as celebratory as birthday cake, without the cake.

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Birthday Cake Ideas

Cheesecake in a Jar

Simple to make (without turning on the oven!) and perfect for a party, individual cheesecakes in jars can be made ahead and stashed in the fridge until you're ready for them. Top with berries, mango, preserves, caramel – whatever the birthday girl or boy chooses!
Family Kitchen has the recipe!


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Julie Van Rosendaal is the author of five best-selling cookbooks, food editor of Parents Canada magazine, a CBC Radio columnist and a freelance writer. Her award-winning blog, Dinner with Julie documents life in her home kitchen in Canada with her husband and 7-year-old son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Julie's latest posts →

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