One of the most fun things about planning any party is choosing the dessert! Bakers and cake decorators make the most extraordinary cakes that they are practically works of art. With several tiers, ornate flowers, and funky shapes, custom cakes have become a main focus of the party.

From birthday cakes to wedding cakes to baby shower cakes and everything in between, the possibilities are endless. Just share your wedding cake ideas with your bakery and they can bring your vision to life. Nothing in mind? No problem. Browse through wedding cake pictures to see what they've designed in the past, which might help give you some much-needed inspiration.

Likewise share your birthday cake ideas with the baker to make sure your birthday cake is exactly what you want for your party. After all, you are the guest of honor. Or maybe you're planning a kid's party? Kids cakes have come along way since the standard sheet cake. Work the birthday party theme into the kids birthday cake design or buy a specialty cake for the special occasion.

If a fantasy cake doesn't float your boat, bakers and pastry chefs have a number of other desserts to sweeten your special day. Cupcakes and pastries, in addition to cake, can be customized with frosting, colors, and decorations. Search bakers and pastry chefs in your area to find one that can make a custom dessert for your special event. Don't forget to visit their shop for a taste test "“ that's the best part!

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