A Summer Birthday Cake Roundup

Summer brings lots of seasonal fruits and a desire for lighter fare. Because of this, a cake for a summer birthday may look nothing like the heavy icing-covered versions we're used to. Take a look at this roundup for some just-for-summer birthday cake ideas:

FIRST ROW:
1 Delicious and Pretty Too: Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
2 How To Make Cake Pops
3 Recipe Review: Classic Poppy Seed Cake From Solo
4 Alternative to Carrot: Banana Nut Birthday Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
5 Recipe: Hot Pink Raspberry Cake

SECOND ROW:
6 Fourth of July Flag Cake: A Pretty, Round Alternative
7 Summer Recipe: No-Bake Strawberry Icebox Cake
8 Surprisingly Quick Root Beer Chocolate Bundt Cake
9 Recipe: Blueberry Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Icing
10 Look! Serve Ice Cream in Slices

Related: Born in the Fall? 8 Birthday Cakes Inspired by the Season

(Images: Sarah/Blue Ridge Baker, Faith Durand, Sarah Rae Trover, Elizabeth Passarella, KD Touch Photography, Holland Burns, Faith Durand, Laure Joliet, Faith Durand, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams)