Lifestyle Holidays & Occasions Birthday Party Recipes By InStyle Editors InStyle Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Our editors and writers comprise decades of expertise across the beauty, fashion, lifestyle and wellness spaces in print and digital. We prioritize journalistic integrity, factual accuracy, and also having fun with every story we share. InStyle's editorial guidelines Updated on March 25, 2015 @ 07:18PM Pin Share Tweet Email Trending Videos Photo: . Birthday Party Recipes 01 of 04 Bruschetta with Goat Cheese, Figs and Honey Anita Calero Makes 13–15 slices y loaf (5 oz.) baguette, cut into y" slices1 log (4 oz.) goat cheese2 ripe figs, dicedClover honey to drizzle Heat oven to 400°F.Place baguette slices in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 8–10 minutes, turning each slice until both sides are crisp and golden around edges; let cool.Spread cheese on toasted baguette slices. Top with figs and lightly drizzle with honey. 02 of 04 Pork Carnitas Tacos William Meppem Serves 8 2 lb. boneless pork shoulder5 sprigs fresh thyme3 sprigs fresh oregano1 small onion, quartered2 large cloves garlicSalt and pepper to taste Season pork with salt and pepper. Place pork, thyme, oregano, onion and garlic in Dutch oven; add 2 cups water. Bring to boil.Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until meat is tender, about 2 ½ hours. Uncover; boil until liquid has evaporated. Discard herbs, onion and garlic cloves. With fork, shred meat. Serve with warm tortillas, salsa, guacamole and condiments. 03 of 04 Tiramisu Cake Anita Calero Serves 8 1 box (18.25 oz.) yellow cake mix4 egg yolks1/3 cup plus 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar, divided1/3 cup sweet marsala wine½ cup chilled heavy cream1 tsp. vanilla2 containers (8 oz. each) mascarpone cheese, softened1 cup cold espresso or strong coffee1 cup grated dark chocolate, divided1 pkg.(3 oz.) store-bought ladyfingers (about 24) Heat oven to 350°F. Coat two 8-inch round baking pans with nonstick cooking spray. Bake cake in both pans according to package directions, then cool completely. In small bowl with electric beater, beat egg yolks and 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar until mixture is thick and pale yellow, about 2 minutes. Whisk in marsala. Place bowl with egg-and-sugar mixture over saucepan of simmering water, and whisk until mixture reaches 160°F. Remove from heat and cool. In small bowl with electric beater, beat heavy cream until frothy. Add vanilla and remaining 1 tbsp confectioners' sugar, and continue beating until soft peaks form. Place mascarpone in large bowl, then fold in egg-and-sugar mixture to incorporate completely. Follow by gently folding in freshly whipped cream. Slice one of the cooled cakes into two layers horizontally. (Freeze remaining cake to use later.) Place first cake layer on cake plate. Brush layer with 1/3 cup espresso. Spread 1/3 of whipped cream mixture over that, then sprinkle with 1/3 cup grated chocolate. Top with other cake layer and repeat the layering of ingredients, finishing off with some cream and grated chocolate. Press ladyfingers gently into side of cake so that they stand upright and are evenly spaced around its perimeter. Cover cake with plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 8 hours or, if possible, overnight. 04 of 04 Party In Style . Choose from one of our exclusive In Style invitations on Evite when you plan your next birthday bash! And don?t forget to share the photos of your revelries on our Your Style pages!