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25 Things That'll Make Store-Bought Desserts Look So Much Better

Here's how to Betty Crocker your way into being Martha Stewart.

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1. Sprinkle on some colorful gourmet popcorn to make any cake livelier.

Read the recipe for 30th Birthday Cake on A Beautiful Mess.

Get a five-gallon bag of colorful popcorn on Amazon for $33.99.

2. Go NUTS with a big pack of gummy bears for a cheery slice.

Read the full ~colorful~ tutorial on Raspberri Cupcakes.

Get a Sugarfina Happy Birthday Bento Box from Nordstrom for $26.

Or, get a five-pound bag of Haribo gummy bears from Amazon for $12.15.

3. Transform anything -- even lasagna! -- into a bday treat with a set of gold number balloons that aren't a fire hazard.\

Get a set of numbers 0-9 from Urban Outfitters for $18.

4. Dress up a slice o' grocery store pie with these glitzy dessert plates.

Get them from Nordstrom for $12 each.

5. Top off some vanilla (HAHA, get it?!) cupcakes with downright magical rainbow unicorns that are A OK to nibble.

Get a set of 12 from Silvermisted on Etsy for $7.92.

Also available in snowflakes, butterflies, antlers, dragonflies, zombies, gymnasts, and mermaids.

6. Slap some mini donuts around the edge to take a ho-hum cake to the. Next. Level.

Read the full recipe for this gorgeous Coffee and Donuts Cake on Sprinkle Bakes.

7. Take a cake or pie out of its plastic container and plop it in a whimsical cake carrier to tote along to a shindig.

Get it from Amazon for $22.67+.

8. Arrange strawberry slices in a fanciful pattern on a plain cake.

See more gorgeous views of this looker on Pomelo.

Get an adjustable mandolin slicer (for making the perfect fruit slivers) from Amazon for $26.99.

9. Toss some blueberries on top of an already-iced cake. They're like nature's big, juicy sprinkles.

Read the full recipe for Strawberry Jell-O Poke Cake on Something Swanky.

10. Turn the pickings of a cookie-aisle raid into afternoon tea-level treats when you arrange them on a tiered dessert tray.

Get it from Amazon for $24.99. / Also available in pink.

11. Sacrifice some Oreos to the dessert gods by arranging them just so on a chocolate cake that needs some pizzazz.

Read the recipe for this Chocolate Oreo Cake on Peaches & Cream.

Get a pack of Double Stuf Oreos from Amazon for $2.79.

12. Create an enviable Snapchat with these star sparklers that'll make you feel like you're in a fancy club with bottle service.

Just maybe have a fire extinguisher waiting in the wings.

Get a set of six from Spring for $45. / Also available in hearts and LOVE.

13. Drizzle melted chocolate mixed with coconut oil all over packaged(!!!) cookies.

Read the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies on Our Four Forks.

Get a 54 oz. jar of extra virgin coconut oil from Amazon for $16.99.

14. Or take the extra step to sprinkle on crushed peppermint or other hard candy.

Read the recipe for Chocolate-Drizzled Peppermint Cupcakes on Oh, Lady Cakes.

Get a 280-count tub of mini peppermint candy canes from Amazon for $17.16.

15. Keep it simple with a pretty bunting cake topper.

Get it from Athena & Eugenia on Etsy for $8.

16. Spread a little love by drawing Nutella hearts on standard sugar cookies you picked up from a bakery.

Read the recipe for Basic Sugar Cookies on OMG Chocolate Desserts.

Get a two-pack of 33.5 oz. jars of Nutella from Amazon for $16.86.

Get more cookie design inspo from "Smart Cookie: Transform Store-Bought Cookies Into Amazing Treats" on Amazon for $11.09. / Also available in Kindle.

17. Fool guests into thinking you spent all afternoon baking the perfect cake and you're showing off a family heirloom with this color-cut cake stand.

Get it from Anthropologie for $12 (the small one). / Available in blue and orange.

18. Avoid an Ana and Elsa Pinterest fail by arranging tasty, pre-made cupcakes on a Frozen cupcake stand for your kid's theme party.

Get it from Amazon for $5.91.

19. Or make a Star Wars fan feel extra special with this breathing Darth Vader or mini light sabers.,

Get them from Amazon. $6.99 for Darth and $6.59 for 12 light sabers.

20. Whip up some tasty frosting and smear it on top of pre-made brownies so they'll taste like they're 100% homemade.

Read the recipe for Toasted Coconut Frosted Brownies on Alaska from Scratch.

21. Flex your crafting skills by making doughnut hole snowmen on top of white-frosted cupcakes.

Read the recipe for Sweet Snowman Cupcakes on Bakerella.

Get a pound of smooth mints (for the buttons) on Amazon for $11.90.

22. Dazzle onlookers as you cut a minimal (aka totally plain) cake with this glam knife.

Get it from Anthropologie for $12.

23. Sweeten up a bare cake with a confectioner's sugar dusting. Just make sure you clean up after yourself.

Read the recipe for Diana Henry’s Lemon & Lavender Cake on Food52.

Get a flour sifter (for the sugar) from Amazon for $6.

24. Artfully arrange cookie crumbs along the top edge of a cake to pretend like you took a fancy dessert class.

25. And when in doubt, add some damn sprinkles.

Get this splurge-y container from Anthropologie for $22.

OR, get a pound of good old fashioned rainbow sprinkles from Amazon for $9.99.

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