Top 5 Alternative Birthday Cakes to Try in Houston

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River Oaks Giant Donut Cake

Every September I am reminded of the fact that a disproportionate number of my friends and family are Virgos. I guess like attracts like, since I am also born under this star sign and almost (one day apart) share a birthday with my husband. In any event, this month is pleasantly riddled with celebrations, and in pursuit of more creative cakes, I've done research into some alternatives. Here are five non-standard birthday cakes to try in Houston:

5. Ice Cream Cake (Amy's Ice Creams). It's unclear why ice cream cakes seem to fade in popularity after one's tenth birthday since most adults, as far as I can tell, still enjoy ice cream. If you're concerned about bland bargain-basement creams, duh, don't buy those generic versions available in your grocery freezer. Amy's Ice Creams offers a range of theme cakes that combine their homemade ice creams (including seasonal flavors) with an assorting of soft and crunchy toppings (e.g., Oreo, peanut butter cup and vanilla cookie).

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Photo from amysicecreams.com
Turtle Ice Cream Cake

4. Pumpecapple Pie Cake (Three Brothers Bakery). Though originally designed as a hybrid dessert for the holidays, the pumpecapple pie cake (if they haven't trademarked that amazing portmanteau, they really need to) offers a multitude of autumnal flavors that are perfect for September-December birthday boys and girls. Just one thing: These birthday babies must be hungry because the pumpecapple pie cake (as its name implies) comprises pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice cake, pecan pie, chocolate cake, apple pie, a whole lotta cream cheese frosting, and caramel sauce. Whew.


Location Info

Cookies by Design

2524 Rice Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Ooh La La Bakery

23920 Westheimer Parkway, Katy, TX

Category: General

River Oaks Donuts

3601 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Three Brothers Bakery

4036 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston, TX

Category: General

Amy's Ice Creams

3816 Farnham, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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9 comments
Alexis Marie
Alexis Marie

Monique Nicole Sigala my birthday is coming soon...just so you knoq...xoxo

MOL
MOL

You could have expanded into a Top 10 by adding in Asian style cakes that's never overly sweet like majority of cakes you have listed in the Top 5. Any of the cakes from Jungle Cafe, Six Ping Bakery, Yannick Cafe, etc. have always been a big hit in our office for the monthly birthday celebration.

Emily Perkins
Emily Perkins

Alternative Birthday Cake sounds like my next band name

Loona_c
Loona_c

Capricorns can celebrate with King Cakes.  A little early in the season for the New Orlean's versions but stores are making them earlier each year.  Early January birthdays can celebrate with Mexican "Tres Reyes" cakes.  Their version of the King Cake, celebrating the Epiphany.

soraaoi
soraaoi

Born Feb 21 here. My boss always brings me a King Cake from Rao's for my birthday. I prefer it over the traditional cake any day!

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