30 Sweet Treats for You to Eat on My Birthday


Homemade eclairs recipe

I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar lately, but on my birthday, which is TODAY, I’m fairly certain that anything goes.

So, I’m rounding up 30 of my favorite sweets to celebrate me turning the big 3-0.

(above) 1. yummy eclairs

Beautiful Fig Cake

2. raw fig cheesecake

Eat More Cake // DIY Cake Topper Idea

3. cake with an ‘eat more cake’ DIY topper

Toasted marshmallow coconut milk ice cream

4. toasted marshmallow coconut ice cream

Colorful Pastel Cookie Cake

5. birthday cookie cake

Best chewy cookies recipe

6. chewy cookies recipe

Sakura Candy Corn

7. flavored popcorn recipe

strawberry shortcake donuts

8. strawberry shortcake donuts

Copycat Hostess Cupcakes

9. copycat hostess cupcakes

Edible Flower Cake

10. edible flower cake

Whole wheat chocolate chip muffins

11. mini whole wheat chocolate muffins

Homemade Peppermint Patties

12. organic peppermint patties

Waffle Cakes from Sugar & Cloth

13. 10 minute mini waffle cakes

Mini Donuts in Deep + Light Pinks

14. glazed mini donuts

peanut butter cookies with coconut

15. honey peanut butter coconut cookies

DIY pastel color blocked + ombre donuts

16. ombre + color block donuts

Homemade Ice Cream Cones with Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

17. handmade ice cream cones

Pastel rainbow donuts

18. a pretty palette of donuts

Fruit Loop Cupcake Toppers Shaped like Hearts

19. cupcakes with DIY fruit loop toppers

Caramel Chocolate Popcorn Ice Cream

20. dairy free maple caramel ice cream with salted chocolate popcorn

Colorful Candy Vanilla Milkshake

21. candy vanilla milkshake

Oatmeal sandwich cookies recipe

22. oatmeal sandwich cookies

Taffy Cupcake Toppers + Drink Stirrers

23. salt water taffy DIY cupcake toppers + drink stirrers

Chocolate Cake with Lots of Layers

24. 6 layer chocolate marshmallow cake

How to make delicious donuts

25. coffee biscoff bacon donuts

Yum! Lemon Meringue Pie

26. lemon meringue pie

Strawberries + Angel Food Ice Cream

27. strawberries angel food ice cream

Chocolate Chip Layer Cake

28. chocolate chip layer cake

The cutest mini donuts (from Sugar & Cloth)

29. mini baked donuts

Licorice candies in tiny, edible meringue cups

30. fancy licorice in edible meringue cups

On a more serious note, I almost can’t believe I’ve now officially been alive for thirty years. In a lot of ways I still feel like a kid, but I guess a part of me feels (slightly) more mature at the same time.

There were so many things that I had hoped to accomplish by 30 that I didn’t – have a book published of my DIY projects, professionally style another author’s book, create a product line, etc, etc. BUT I’m happy with what I have accomplished thus far and will focus on crossing off those ‘yet to accomplish’ to-dos as they come, even if it’s a little late. Look at me, talking like a fancy grown up.

Hope you’re having a good week! I’ll be back tomorrow with some DIYs to try for the weekend.

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27 comments | Click here to reply

Wow – that is a seriously gorgeous compilation of amazing food photography!! happy birthday!!

Leah | May 15th, 2014 at 8:52 am

Thanks Leah. I am definitely a sucker for beautiful food photography, whether it tastes good or not. :) Though I’m pretty certain all of these recipes are delicious.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 9:00 am

Feliz cumpleanos!

Anna | May 15th, 2014 at 9:38 am

Thank you, Anna!

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 10:00 am

Haaappyyyy 30th, B!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I know it’s gonna be an awesome year for you, especially when you kick it off with these treats and a vacation!! Have an amazing day!!
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Kelly @ Studio DIY | May 15th, 2014 at 10:03 am

Aw, thanks Kelly. :) You’re the best.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 10:21 am

Happy Birthday! And thanks for the round up of treats :)
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Abigail Hortegas | May 15th, 2014 at 11:43 am

Thanks Abigail.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 11:47 am

happy birthday! those all sound so delicious – i want to try them all!

lauren | love lola | May 15th, 2014 at 11:48 am

Don’t they look delicious, Lauren? I want to try them all too – though I’ve been told my metabolism is about to come to a screeching halt, so maybe I should slow down on the donuts. :) Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 11:49 am

Happy birthday Brittni! A fellow May baby! Hope you celebrate in a big way!!

Mary Costa Photography | May 15th, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Thanks Mary! And your birthday is coming up too – yay for May birthdays.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 1:46 pm

OH EM GEEE.. happy birthday! Welcome to the dark side! (awesome dark side haha). Come to vancouver so I can make you some celebratory ice cream! XOXO
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Gabriel | May 15th, 2014 at 2:55 pm

Gab!! Thank you! I definitely need to come to Vancouver to see you…especially if there is ice cream involved.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Happy birthday! Mine was yesterday :) I thought I had my party menu for this weekend finalised, but now there’s so many more things I want to make.
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Natasha | May 15th, 2014 at 5:22 pm

Happy birthday to you too, Natasha!

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 6:07 pm

Mouthwatering deliciousness! Happy birthday!!
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Sara Strauss | May 15th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

Thanks Sara.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

I just kept scrolling thinking “I should bake that….I should bake that”. So many recipes, so little time!!

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Casey | May 15th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Haha. I totally know what you mean, Casey. And thanks for the birthday wishes.

Brittni | May 15th, 2014 at 10:42 pm

Yep. this just ruined any attempts at “clean eating” today. Happy birthday! xx
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Hope | May 16th, 2014 at 6:32 am

Whoops. :) Sorry about that, Hope. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

Brittni | May 16th, 2014 at 10:22 am

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I’m a little late here but… Happy belated birthday Brittni!
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Clemence | May 16th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Great roundup! And a happy belated birthday! I hope you had a great day :)
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Birgit | May 18th, 2014 at 10:23 am

thanks brittni for including my colorful donuts in your birthday round up! happy birthday, too! and don’t worry, plenty of time to achieve all of those goals! ^__^
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