“Happy Birthday To You” pretty much goes hand in hand with cake, right? Sure, it is nice to give that special someone the most amazing gift ever, but if you’ve done that, then are you really OK giving them an average store-bought birthday cake? We didn’t think so. I sometimes think the most thoughtful, and truly appreciated thing I can give for a birthday is a cake I baked just for the birthday girl or boy. I used to tell myself there was no time for this, but then I realized how important it was when I received a more than one heartfelt thank you from the same friend who I baked a chocolate cake for. I spent about an hour making the cake, and I think it meant more than the gift I spent 4 hours shopping for! From the quick and easy to the extremely elaborate, the chocolate cream to the basic vanilla, the sparkly sprinkled version the minimalist mini cupcake, we have the best DIY birthday cakes here. Check out the gorgeous step by step photos to follow along with our favorite food bloggers. They get cake right, I’ll tell you. See for yourself and get to baking the best birthday present ever.