You can have your cake and drink it too when you create birthday cake-flavored cocktails. These sweet mixed drinks are perfect for celebrating birthdays, of course, but cake cocktails can also be a fun alternative to dessert at an adults-only dinner or the focus of a quirky cocktail party. Appealing to the eye as well as to the taste buds, they put your guests in a festive mood right away. Birthday cake cocktails are not difficult to make, either, with the right ingredients, some crushed ice and a cocktail shaker.

Birthday Cake Martini

Pour a layer of colored sprinkles into a small shallow bowl or plate. Moisten the rim of a cocktail or martini glass with honey, and dip the rim into the sprinkle-filled bowl. Next, pour 3 parts marshmallow-flavored vodka, 1 part coconut cream, 2 parts Amaretto and 3 parts white chocolate liqueur into a chilled cocktail shaker. Add a scoop of crushed ice, cover the shaker, and shake for about 30 seconds or until thoroughly combined. Pour into the prepared glass.

To make an alternative Birthday Cake Martini, combine 2 parts milk with 1 1/2 parts cake-flavored vodka and 1 part white chocolate liqueur in a cocktail shaker. Add a scoop of crushed ice, shake and pour into a glass.

Birthday Cake Shots

Mix 1 part cake-flavored vodka, 1/2 part chocolate liqueur and 1/2 part half-and-half in a cocktail shaker. Add 1 teaspoon white cake mix and a scoop of crushed ice. Shake until well mixed and strain into shot glasses. Top the shots with a dollop of whipped cream and a few colored sprinkles.

Make another kind of Birthday Cake Shot by combining 1 part Frangelico and 1 part lemon-flavored vodka in a cocktail shaker. Add a dash of sugar and shake until well mixed. Pour into a shot glass and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Vanilla Birthday Cake Cocktail

Fill a shallow dish with colored sprinkles. Dip a martini glass into homemade or canned vanilla buttercream frosting, then into the dish of sprinkles. Combine 2 parts cake-flavored vodka, 1 part vanilla liqueur and 2 parts half-and-half in a cocktail shaker with a scoop of crushed ice. Shake well and strain into the prepared glass. Top the drink with whipped cream, if desired.

Chocolate Birthday Cake Martini

Pour colored sprinkles into a shallow dish. Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave for one to two minutes. Let the chocolate cool to lukewarm and dip the martini glasses into the melted chocolate, then into the sprinkles to coat rims. Combine a scoop of crushed ice with 1 part chocolate-flavored vodka, 1 part chocolate liqueur and 1 part chocolate milk in a cocktail shaker. Shake well to mix and strain into the prepared glasses.