One of the most hectic times during a birthday party is when it’s time to serve the cake and ice cream. Someone needs to cut the cake, someone needs to scoop the ice cream, and someone needs to serve everything. If you don’t have your heart set on a particular decorated cake, then I highly recommend cupcakes. Just plop a candle in one so the Birthday Kid can blow it out after a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday. Afterwards, just pass out the cupcakes… No knife needed, and maybe even no plates if you really want to streamline things. And the best idea of all… Pre-packaged ice cream cups… No scooping involved! Just toss a cup to each kid and tell them to dig in. These tips are especially useful if you have the party somewhere other than your house but still need to provide the dessert. Try these two simple steps and you might be able to enjoy the cake and ice cream yourself for a change!