28 Cool Birthday Cakes That Will Make Kids Squeal

Get inspired by these colorful treats, from easy how-tos to fancy Hollywood confections

CROWNING GLORY

A royal delight! For Brooke Shields's daughter Grier Henchy's princess-themed fourth birthday party, dessert guru Amy Atlas topped off a girlie sweets table (filled with sparkly mini cupcakes, cookies and candy) with a darling crown-topped, quilted, chocolate-and-vanilla cake. Shields called the confection "almost too pretty to eat."