Birthdays mean cake, and lots of it. They also mean that you should plan a homemade meal to suit the birthday boy or girl's favorite tastes. We've collected some of our best celebratory recipes, so that every birthday meal you ever make from here on out will be a slam-dunk. And we've got every possible cake recipe you can dream of, from red velvet to yellow cupcakes with bittersweet chocolate frosting to lighter options like an orange angel food cake with whipped cream or a funfetti cake milkshake to indulge your inner eight-year-old.
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