Birthday cakes serve as a centerpiece for any celebration, so finding, or making, the perfect one is always a project for me. The biggest issue with creating a custom cake each year is that by the next year, my lil ones want something completely different and I need to buy a new cake pan (or find another bakery).

The Alphabet/Number Cake Pan ($40) allows you to move two-inch cubes to create any letter or number with one pan. With grooves that keep the cubes in place, there is no need to worry about leaked batter that changes the final shape of the masterpiece. The easy to follow instructions provide a guide for creating either 10- or 14-inch cakes that will serve as the center of attention for years to come.