I found a neat way to give each kid at a birthday party a great surprise. Instead of one big cake or in addition to your big cake, you can make them a small cake of their own. Buy a box of Ding Dongs (the round chocolate cupcakes with cream filling.)
Cut out circles of cardboard a little bigger than the Ding Dong and cover with foil, glue some small lace around the outside edge of the circle. Then place Ding Dong on cardboard. Now glue a small party favor on top of the Ding Dong with canned frosting to go with the theme of the party. This makes for easier clean up and is more portable for a party that is held in a public place.