When it comes to cakes there is truly something for everyone. Making custom cakes means you can even cover your picky-eater Aunt Betty or trend-dieter cousin, when they come over to your next meal. Thinking outside the box on how to make cakes also means it no longer has to be just for dessert- case in point our favorite Maryland crab cakes.

Cake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Dreams really can come true! Read on for our outside of the birthday-cake box ideas for custom cakes to make your next get together the best one yet.

Ideas for Custom Cakes

Cake is something you can incorporate throughout your whole meal- not just dessert! With all the ways you can make it we are sharing our favorite 3 non-traditional ways.

Maryland Crab Cakes

Delicious Maryland crab cakes don’t come from just Chesapeake Bay. You can easily make this tasty appetizer or entree right in your own home with a few ingredients. It is sure to impress your dinner guests.

Our pro tip on how to make crab cakes is to remember to keep the focus solely on the crab. The purpose of the other ingredients is to simply hold the crab together! A little egg, mayo, bread crumbs (gluten-free is fine) and seasoning is all you need to have on hand besides some delicious blue crab meat.

Lemon Cakes

Delightfully tart, sweet, and filled with lemon goodness. Lemon cakes make a great addition to any luncheon or brunch gathering. 

Our pro tip when making lemon cakes is to start with a cream cheese base and add the secret ingredient of lemon instant pudding. It’s that simple! Lemon instant pudding adds an extra kick of lemon in a fun way and makes the pound cake oh-so moist. Everyone will be asking what the secret ingredient is.

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

Cake for breakfast? No problem if you are making a delicious blueberry breakfast cake. This cake is sure to bring smiles to the table in the morning. It is excellent for serving large groups but still tastes great leftover for several days.

Our pro tip when making this delectable breakfast is to use fresh, not frozen, blueberries. Their juice, sweetness and flavor will make this breakfast cake a true home run. We also love that you can make the batter ahead of time and store in your refrigerator, making it super simple in the morning when you’re still sleepy.

Let Them Eat Cake

These are just three custom cakes to branch outside of the birthday cake box. From the hearty Maryland crab cakes for dinner to a light lemon cake at lunch, or even a sweet treat at breakfast- it is fun to experiment with different ways to enjoy cake.

What are your favorite cake recipes that are outside the birthday-cake box? We’d love to hear them. Comment below and tell us your favorite cake recipe and what makes it so special!