Top off your next dinner party, backyard barbecue or family get-together with a beautifully decorated, tastes-like-Grandma-made-it cake from Williams-Sonoma. Cakes are made from scratch in the United States by artisans at bakeries that include We Take the Cake, Sweet Things and Frost Bake Shop. A pumpkin layer cake, carrot cake or strawberry layer cake is great for any occasion while a pink rose cake, Cinderella cake, Darth Vader cake or birthday confetti cake brings “Happy Birthday” fun. Put your cake on a pedestal with a cake stand and present it with style. There is a cake for every holiday. Treat the ghosts, goblins and witches who come to your Halloween party to a frightfully, spooktacular cake like Day of the Dead cake. A cranberry wreath cake is a festive holiday cake, and the patriotic stars cake goes well with fireworks. Yummy cake flavors include decadent chocolate, golden butter, and moist red velvet. There are gluten-free cakes, too. Cakes are shipped frozen and serve between eight and 10 people. Freeze for up to three months or refrigerate for up to a week.

Just about everyone, including your guests, love cheesecakes, created with premium cream cheese and available in tantalizing flavors like chocolate, turtle, salted caramel and classic. Use a gourmet cake knife to cut the cake into ready-to-eat slices easily. Cheesecakes are shipped frozen and serve up to 16 people. Freeze for up to a month or refrigerate for up to a week. Bundt cakes, with flavors like lemon poppy seed, cranberry, key lime, butter pecan rum and pumpkin, are an elegant addition to any meal. The moist cakes are made with premium, all-natural ingredients and are shipped frozen to arrive slightly chilled. They serve up to 14 people. For no-fuss entertaining, place a set of assorted mini Bundt cakes on an eye-catching tray and let guests help themselves. Freeze for up to three months or refrigerate for up to one week.

To add to holiday party fun, try cake pops or petits fours. A set of six cake pops, ideal as party favors, edible centerpieces or as a special treat for a friend, are packaged for giving in a box with a ribbon. Freeze these for up to a month or refrigerate for up to a week. A set of 12 petits fours, which always look good on a buffet table, combine layers of vanilla sponge cake, rich ganache and fluffy buttercream. Other specialty cakes include pineapple upside down, lava, mini mousse and MLB and NFL licensed cakes. Any cake is tastefully served to family and friends on attractive dessert plates that come in many designs.