For all-things colorful and whimiscal, The Flour Shop is the obvious choice. Delight your little mermaids and unicorn lovers with the Explosion Cake ($150)—quite literally a rainbow surprise with every bite. The mutlicolor layers are sweetened with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles that pour out with each cut. Make sure you have a large serving plate at the ready. Though gorgeous, this treat is bound to get very messy, very quickly (but we promise it's worth it). Custom orders are also available if you're looking to experiment. SoHo (flourshop.com).
The best kids' birthday cakes and custom cakes from NYC bakeries are no-brainers when you're planning a celebration.
Kids' party entertainment and kids' birthday party places are certainly important factors, but let's be honest: The final moments of the occasion will be spent indulging, and you simply cannot serve subpar treats.
RECOMMENDED: Best kids' birthday party ideas
If you're in search of big flavor, bright colors and even a few surprises, these kids' birthday cakes are as sweet as they look. Be warned: The kiddies (and even their guardians) will come in search of seconds.
If you're thinking about a little something extra, explore the best shops for birthday cupcakes in NYC, too. A happy birthday, indeed!