05/11/2015 09:43 EDT | Updated 05/11/2015 09:59 EDT

Baking Hacks: 16 DIY Birthday Cakes Anyone Can Make

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No birthday is complete without a cake. These tasty treats are often what kids look forward to most at their party (besides presents of course). Unfortunately for parents, it can be a hassle to come up with new ideas to make these cakes unique for kids. To help you out, we’ve rounded up 16 awesome birthday cake hacks you can do yourself!

From no-bake ice cream cakes to illusion frosting, here are the best DIY ideas to turn a regular, old cake into something birthday-party worthy.

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