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100 Alternative Birthday Cake Ideas

From Cereal Crusted Confections to Colorful Confetti Cookies

— August 21, 2013 — Lifestyle
If you're looking to add a few unique touches to your next birthday celebration, then these alternative birthday cake ideas will definitely have your guests surprised as your choice of desserts.

While birthday cakes are often the most traditional items served at these celebratory gatherings, it's sometimes nice to divert from the norm and serve up dishes that are more fun and exciting. That's why these alternative birthday cake ideas are perfectly suited for party planners looking to infuse some fun and unique elements into the celebration. From miniature sprinkle-topped cupcakes filled with vodka to humorous cake pops shaped like infamous movie characters or comic heroes, these alternative birthday cake ideas will definitely add a humorous touch to any festive gathering.
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Colorful Feast-Inspired Desserts
Colorful Feast-Inspired Desserts
Peanut Butter Turkey Sundaes are an Easy Last Minute Dessert
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99
Peppermint Whoopie Sandwiches
Peppermint Whoopie Sandwiches
The Peppermint Brookie Pies are Gluten and Dairy-Free
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98
Patriotic Ice Cream Desserts
Patriotic Ice Cream Desserts
These Fourth of July Ice Cream Sandwiches are Both Tasty and Festive
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97
Confection-Crammed Dessert Bars
Confection-Crammed Dessert Bars
Finish Romantic Meals with the Pip & Ebby Loaded Cookie Creation
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96
Festive Melted Munchies
Festive Melted Munchies
These Peeps Deconstructed Smores are Fun to Make and Eat
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95
Two-Toned Treats
Two-Toned Treats
The Black and White Chocolate Dipped Pretzels Alternate Colors
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94
Crime-Fighting Suckers
Crime-Fighting Suckers
The Ninja Lollipop is Targeted Towards a Young Male Audience
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93
Undead Rabbit Suckers
Undead Rabbit Suckers
The Zombie Bunny Lollipops are a Gruesomely Fun Easter Candy
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92
Colorfully Dipped Chocolate Cookies
Colorfully Dipped Chocolate Cookies
These Halloween Confetti Oreos Pack a Cocoa Punch in Each Bite
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91
Mountainous Mint Swirls
Mountainous Mint Swirls
The Peppermint Snow Peaks are Festive and Delicious
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90
Colorful Confetti Cookies
Colorful Confetti Cookies
These Cookies are a Fresh Twist on the Traditional Confetti Cake
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89
Cereal-Infused Cakes
Cereal-Infused Cakes
Froot Loop Donuts are a Breakfast Dessert Mashup Treat
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88
Campfire-Inspired Muffins
Campfire-Inspired Muffins
The 'Gotta Have S'more' S'Muffins are Filled with Marshmallow Goodness
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87
Cotton Candy Inspired Cookies
Cotton Candy Inspired Cookies
These Sugar Cookies are Decorated to Look Like Carnival Sweets
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86
Creamsicle-Filled Cakes
Creamsicle-Filled Cakes
These Ice Cream Cupcakes Make a Delicious Frozen Treat
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85
Towering Ice Cream Sandwiches
Towering Ice Cream Sandwiches
This Massive Ice Cream Sandwich is Amazingly Vegan-Friendly
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84
Hairy Lollipop Adornments
Hairy Lollipop Adornments
Spice Up Your Sweets with the Lips and Mustache Lollipop Decals
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83
Frozen Cookie-Infused Treats
Frozen Cookie-Infused Treats
These Sweet Oreo Ice Cream Truffles Make for Perfect Summer Snacks
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82
Sporty Super Bowl Cakes
Sporty Super Bowl Cakes
These Football Themed Cakes are the Perfect Game Day Snack
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81
Festive Cake-Flavored Chocolate
Festive Cake-Flavored Chocolate
This Cake-Flavored Chocolate Bark Tastes Just Like Birthday Cake
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80
Adorable Avian Pastry Lollipops
Adorable Avian Pastry Lollipops
These Blue Owl Cake Pops are Cute and Delicious Desserts
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Hot Cocoa Dessert Pops
Hot Cocoa Dessert Pops
Popbar Brings Chocolate Lovers Hot Chocolate On a Stick
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78
Salty Stacked Snacks
Salty Stacked Snacks
The Spam Musubi Push-Pops are Delectable
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77
Intricate Sci-fi Lollies
Intricate Sci-fi Lollies
These Handmade Lollipops by designerlollipop are Incredibly Detailed
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76
DIY Edible Glitter
DIY Edible Glitter
Tablespoon Offers an Easy Way to Make all of Your Desserts Festive
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75
Wizardly Sport Cake Pops
Wizardly Sport Cake Pops
Snitch Cake Pops are Delectable Treats For Wizards and Moguls Alike
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74
Impromptu Birthday Confections
Impromptu Birthday Confections
The Doughnut Cake by Kimberly Stoney is Quick to Whip Up
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73
Flavorful French Pastry Soaps
Flavorful French Pastry Soaps
These Specialty Soaps are Shaped and Scented Like Macarons
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72
Artistically Arranged Cookies
Artistically Arranged Cookies
Sweetapolita's Artist's Palette & Paintbrush Cookies are Food Art
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71
Mythical Candy Shakers
Mythical Candy Shakers
The Unicorn Rainbow Sprinkles Dispenser is a Sweet Treat
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70
S'more Truffle Pops
S'more Truffle Pops
The Brit and Co. Blog Shows How to Make Delicious Campfire Treats
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69
Psychedelically Patriotic Cookies
Psychedelically Patriotic Cookies
This Red Couch Recipe Brings to Mind a Colorful Firework Display
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68
Anime Themed Cake Pops
Anime Themed Cake Pops
Geeks Will Love These Dragon Ball Z Inspired Cake Pops
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67
Faux Frozen Treats
Faux Frozen Treats
These Dripless Ice Cream Cone Macarons are a Playful Take on the French Dessert
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66
Stripe-Candied Confections
Stripe-Candied Confections
The Candy Corn Cake Pops are Goofy-Sweet Halloween Treats
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65
Scrumptious Striped Snacks
Scrumptious Striped Snacks
The Glorious Treats Rainbow Jell-O Cups Brim with Color
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64
Cereal Frozen Treats
Cereal Frozen Treats
MilkMade Ice Cream Launches Two Flavors Made with Sugary Breakfast Cereals
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63
Flavorful Fortress Desserts
Flavorful Fortress Desserts
This Pink Vanilla Pocky Cake is a Delicious DIY Dessert
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62
Cute Teeth-Baring Confections
Cute Teeth-Baring Confections
The Domo Cookies by cakecrumbs are Monstrously Adorable
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61
Sugary Sweet Toadstools
Sugary Sweet Toadstools
These Meringue Mushrooms Offer a Chocolaty Take on the Real Deal
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60
Disguised Cereal Cakes
Disguised Cereal Cakes
These Rice Krispie Cupcake Pops are Cute, Crisp and Delicious
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59
Cupcake Pinatas
Cupcake Pinatas
This Party Favor is Clever Take on the Birthday Party Favorite
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58
Chocolate-Cradling Desserts
Chocolate-Cradling Desserts
The White Chocolate Peppermint Mousse Cups are a Festive Treat
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57
Velveteen Cookie Sandwiches
Velveteen Cookie Sandwiches
The Red Velvet with White Chocolate Ganache Cookie is Drool-Worthy
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56
Edible Pinatas
Edible Pinatas
Waste-Free Party Favors
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Cone-Concealed Confections
Cone-Concealed Confections
These Ice Cream Cake Pops Are the Perfect No-Melt Treat
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54
Airy Sprinkled Sweets
Airy Sprinkled Sweets
These Birthday Cake Marshmallows Taste Exactly Like the Real Deal
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53
Cotton Candy Confectionary Biscuits
Cotton Candy Confectionary Biscuits
The Warm and Fuzzy Cookie Pops are Sugary Sweet
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52
Geeky Baked Goods
Geeky Baked Goods
The Space Invaders Cake Mold is Perfect for Hungry Gamers
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51
Precious Pastry Mash-Ups
Precious Pastry Mash-Ups
These Doughnut Macarons are the Perfect Hybrid of Two Stellar Desserts
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50
Circus-Inspired Party Treats
Circus-Inspired Party Treats
The Disney Family Fun Balloon Cupcakes are Visually Appealing
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49
Scrumptious Floral Cookie Pops
Scrumptious Floral Cookie Pops
These Sweet Desserts are a Perfect Mother's Day Treat
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48
Cereal Crusted Confections
Cereal Crusted Confections
The Rice Krispie Treat Pizza is a Fun Update of the Classic Dessert
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47
Ballooned Dessert Dishes
Ballooned Dessert Dishes
These Bakerella Chocolate Pudding Cups are Scrumptious Saucers
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46
Delectable Dippable Desserts
Delectable Dippable Desserts
Cupcake Fondue Outsweets Strawberries and Chocolate
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45
Popstar-Inspired Confectionary Treats
Popstar-Inspired Confectionary Treats
California Gurls Cupcake Macaroons Pay Tribute to Katy Perry
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44
Savory Creature Lollipops
Savory Creature Lollipops
The Animal Head Suckers are Nauseatingly Sweet
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43
Birthday Cake Cookies
Birthday Cake Cookies
Birthday Cake Oreos Celebrate the Treat's 100th Birthday
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Clever Cookout-Themed Treats
Clever Cookout-Themed Treats
Cake Pop BBQ Grills are the Perfect Treat for Dad on Father's Day
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Petite Punctual Cakes
Petite Punctual Cakes
These New Years Eve Cupcakes are a Great Way to Welcome 2012
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Sprinkle Spotted Desserts
Sprinkle Spotted Desserts
The Cake Batter Chocolate Bark is Deliciously Colorful & Simple to Make
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Candy-Concealing Fiesta Cookies
Candy-Concealing Fiesta Cookies
The Pinata Cookie is a Delicious Way to Surprise Your Friends
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38
Cute Fantasy Character Cakes
Cute Fantasy Character Cakes
The Lord of the Rings Cupcakes Feature Adorable Edible Dwarves
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Tempting Technicolor Tidbits
Tempting Technicolor Tidbits
These Rainbow Cake Pops are Filled with the Luck of the Irish
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Dipped Sweet Sandwiches
Dipped Sweet Sandwiches
These Girl Scout Cookie Pops Dress Up the Classic Door-to-Door Treat
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Heroic Handheld Desserts
Heroic Handheld Desserts
These Avengers Cake Pops are Super Sweet
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Lovable Long-Eared Confections
Lovable Long-Eared Confections
These Easter Bunny Cake Pops Are the Perfect Spring Treat
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Toaster Tart Treats
Toaster Tart Treats
These Poptart Pops Inspired by Bakerella are Reminisint of Breakfast Sweets
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Mini Biscuit Pops
Mini Biscuit Pops
Bakerella's Cookie Dough Truffles are Made Up to Look Like They're Freshly Baked
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Bold Blooming Confections
Bold Blooming Confections
The Rose Cupcakes are a Tasty Alternative to a Bouquet of Long Stems
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Cute Jurassic Confections
Cute Jurassic Confections
Dinosaur Cupcakes are the Perfect Prehistoric Addition to Any Party
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DIY Stuffed Cookie Fillings
DIY Stuffed Cookie Fillings
This Peanut Butter Cup Oreo Recipe is the Cookie to End All Cookies
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Sweet Tweeting Treats
Sweet Tweeting Treats
Bakerella's Bluebird Cake Pops are Almost too Cute to Eat
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Candy-Concealing Wafers
Candy-Concealing Wafers
The Birthday Present Surprise Cookies are the Perfect Edible Gift
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Heart-Themed Sweet Treats
Heart-Themed Sweet Treats
The Somewhat Simple Valentine S’more Bites are Adorably Delectable
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Festive Hybrid Confections
Festive Hybrid Confections
These Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes Brings the Magic of Pie to a Tasty Cake
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Scrumptious Multi-Colored Desserts
Scrumptious Multi-Colored Desserts
These Rainbow Cupcakes are Both Creative and Delicious
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Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
Exceptionally Chromatic Desserts
The Rainbow Bright Cupcakes Feature an Assortment of Colors
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Mini Intoxicating Cupcakes
Mini Intoxicating Cupcakes
These Birthday Cake Jello Shots are Full of Sugary-Sweet Fun
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Blushing Bite-Sized Goodies
Blushing Bite-Sized Goodies
The Pink Velvet Cake Truffle Recipe Will Tickle Your Taste Buds
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DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
DIY Candy-Concealing Cones
This 'Evite' Pinata Ice Cream Dessert is Great for Festive Celebration
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Tasty Fairytale Treats
Tasty Fairytale Treats
The Charlie and the Chocolate Factory-Themed Lunch at Lotus Restaurant
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Fat Tuesday Cakes
Fat Tuesday Cakes
These Mardi Gras Cupcakes Will Have You Partying With the Best of Them
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Dessert-Inspired Breakfasts
Dessert-Inspired Breakfasts
This Cake Batter Pancake Recipe Will Have You Running Out of Bed
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Cute Miniature Confections (UPDATE)
Cute Miniature Confections (UPDATE)
Bakerella's Cake Pops are a Sweet Treat on a Stick
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Darling Dr. Seuss Confections
Darling Dr. Seuss Confections
These Lorax Cake Pops Look Like They're Fresh From the Upcoming Film
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14
Crunchy Peanut Brittle Pops
Crunchy Peanut Brittle Pops
This Oh Nuts! Frozen Dessert is a Delectable Option
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Rabbit-Themed Pops
Rabbit-Themed Pops
'Down the Bunny Hole' Treats are Cute and Adorable for Easter
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12
Surprise Candy-Filled Cakes
Surprise Candy-Filled Cakes
This Adorable Piñata Creation is the Ultimate Childrens Birthday
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Cookie-Infused Truffles
Cookie-Infused Truffles
The Oreo Cheesecake Pops are Yummy and Bite-Sized
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10
DIY Retro Cupcake Jars
DIY Retro Cupcake Jars
The 'Running With Glitter' Blog Shows You How to Make Rainbow Cakes
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9
Pool Party-Inspired Bites
Pool Party-Inspired Bites
These Beach Ball Cake Pops Were Made for the Summer Season
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8
Crazy Easter Candy Creations
Crazy Easter Candy Creations
Marshmallow Peep Recipes That Don't Involve Microwaves
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7
Candy-Concealing Desserts
Candy-Concealing Desserts
These Pinata Sugar Cookies Deliver a Stunning Sweet Surprise
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6
Heart-Toting Tiny Treats
Heart-Toting Tiny Treats
These Valentine's Day Cake Pops are Full of Sweet Sentiment
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5
Airborne Bites
Airborne Bites
These Hot Air Balloon Cake Pops are Wonderfully Whimsical
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4
Scrumptious Puppet Desserts
Scrumptious Puppet Desserts
Bakerella's The Muppets Cake Pops are Deliciously Adorable
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3
Clone Wars Cake Pops
Clone Wars Cake Pops
'Clone Trooper Candy Pops' are Star Wars Inspired Confections
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2
Decadent Cone Cakes
Decadent Cone Cakes
These 'Ice Cream Cone Cake Pops' from Bakerella are a Drip-Less Alternative
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Miniature Villiainous Cake Pops
Miniature Villiainous Cake Pops
These Minion Cake Pops Celebrate the Launch of Despicable Me 2
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