8 Unconventional Desserts You Need to Try for Your Birthday

unconventional birthday desserts

If you’re birthday’s coming up, you’re probably gearing up for the usual fare – candles, balloons, presents, and yep, cake. And while all this is fine and dandy, you are feeling pretty meh about cake right now. Why do we eat cake for birthdays anyway? Well, if you want to buck the trend or just try something different this year, your friends at McArthur’s Bakery have some pretty nifty dessert ideas you should try. Pick 1 (or more) of the following 8 delectable birthday dessert ideas below!


It’s a scientific fact: no one can turn down an ooey-gooey, melt-in-your-mouth brownie. Fine, we might not have the statistics to back that up at the moment, but it’s true! Get your chocolate fix with these sweet little slices of Heaven. Go all out and top ‘em with fresh fruit, your favorite candy, ice cream, or more chocolate!


If you prefer something a bit more savory for your special day of the year, then cheesecake is the answer. Whether you choose a traditional or flavored cheesecake (or a combination of the two because WHY NOT?!), you really just can’t go wrong.

Cinnamon Rolls

Who doesn’t like cinnamon rolls? Robots, probably. Don’t be a soulless hunk of metal. Make your heart and stomach happy with a plate full of fresh, warm cinnamon rolls. Go the extra mile by decorating them with sprinkles and birthday candles!


Sometimes you don’t want a lot of sweets. Maybe you don’t want to be stuck eating a whole dessert by yourself for the better part of a week. If you just want a smaller treat, cupcakes are for you this year. Choose your favorite flavor or a combination of flavors to share with your friends and family.


Mmph, donuts. We just can’t say enough good things about these delicious treats, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. Stack a plate sky-high with your favorite kinds and get ready to demolish them. Happy birthday to you, indeed!

Ice Cream Sundae Bar

Maybe you don’t like making choices. Look, we get it. Life is full of choices, but that doesn’t mean you have to make them on your birthday. Have a variety of your favorite ice creams and toppings on hand to create the ultimate birthday sundae. Spread the joy by sharing with your closest compadres.


Some people just aren’t cake people. Those people are usually pie people. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Choose your favorite flavor and dig in, or grab a selection of flavors to share and savor. Don’t forget the whip cream!

Rice Krispies Treat Cake

Want to feel young again? Two words: Rice Krispies treats (fine, three words). Enjoy that marshmallow-y goodness and take yourself back to a simpler time with these tasty little morsels.

Make sure that your birthday this year is as special and stress-free as possible. Find your unconventional dessert of choice here at McArthur’s Bakery. Stop by one of our locations to pick yours up or place an order today and prepare to have the best birthday EVER.