Whether you’re hosting a birthday party or a shower, a pull-apart cupcake cake is a great way to satisfy a whole bunch of guests, without having to worry about bringing out the forks, knives and plates. These cakes are made by arranging batches of cupcakes into a unique shape before frosting and decorating all of them at the same time.

The best part about these pull-apart cupcake cakes is that they don’t need to be cut, making them a perfect grab-and-go treat. Here’s 5 of our favorite recipes to try or to get your baking juices flowing, if you’re looking for some inspiration!  

1. Easy Pull-Apart Basketball Cake

Made from cupcakes and chocolate peanut butter candies, this Easy Basketball Pull Apart Cupcake Cake from Gluesticks is a sure-fire slam dunk! Best of all, it requires minimal decorating skills, so it’s great for beginners or even for kids to make with a little help. You can also switch things up by using different flavors of cupcakes as the base to make each bake unique!

2. Mermaid Tail Cupcake Cake

From birthday parties to baby showers, this mermaid cake from Dessert Now Dinner Later is a great way to shell-abrate! You’ll need 24 cupcakes to make this cake, so it’s great for larger parties or gatherings.

3. Pineapple Pull-Apart Cake

Celebrate these final days of summer with this cute pineapple pull-apart cake. Quick and easy to decorate, this treat is great for a last-minute summer BBQ or pool party.

4. Cactus Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

This cactus cupcake cake from Studio DIY is lookin’ sharp! A bright and vibrant treat for summer, this cake is great for retirement parties or gatherings by the pool.

5. Pull-Apart Football Cake

Kick your party into high gear with this pull-apart football cake. Fun for tailgating or gathering with friends and family to watch the big game, this cake is sure to be a touchdown at your next celebration!

What pull-apart cupcake cakes have you made? Share a picture on Instagram and be sure to tag us @wiltoncakes!