Beautiful 1st Birthday Cakes

first birthday cakes via Pinterest left and by Bake-A-Boo Cakes NZ right

In honour of little Prince George who is turning one this week, we’re featuring 1st birthday cakes today.  While baby George is having a Beatrix Potter themed cake for his big day (check out our Beatrix Potter Cakes feature here), we have lots more beautiful 1st birthday cake designs for all the other boys and girls turning marking their first milestone this summer.

Above, we have two beautifully captivating 1st birthday cake designs – a very on-trend hot air balloon cake (image via Pinterest) and a charming garden party themed cake by Bake-A-Boo Cakes, NZ right.

Two ultra cute teddy bear cakes for boys feature below by Sharon Wee (left) and by Janet O’Sullivan of The Cupcake Lady (right).

1st birthday cakes for boys by Sharon Wee left and by The Cupcake Lady AU right

Lyon’s Bakery in Hong Kong have created two delightful little first birthday cakes below – one with the birthday girl joined by her brother and sister on the cake top in a lovely touch (left) and a pretty striped bow design on the right.

1st birthday cakes by Lyon's Bakery

Soft pastels work a treat in the two 1st birthday cake designs below with cute number toppers by CJ Sweet Treats (left) and by Alison Lawson Cakes (right).

1st birthday cakes by CJ Sweet Treats left and by Alison Lawson Cakes right

An adorable little sugar bear is always going to make a magical 1st birthday cake topper and Sheryl Bito the Buns in The Oven Cupcakery proves just that in her adorable design below.

1st birthday cake with teddy bear by Buns in The Oven Cupcakery

A garden inspired cake design with a wonderful bird house cake topper makes an exquisite first birthday cake design by Red Carousel (below left) and while it’s technically a second birthday cake, the design below right would also make a terrific first birthday cake with it’s little baby giraffe by Couture Cupcake and Cookies.

(You’ll find lots more beautiful birdhouse cakes in our earlier feature here: Birdhouse Cakes & Tutorials).

First birthday cakes from Red Carousel left and by Couture Cupcake and Cookies right

Lavender and pinks combine to make a beautiful colour palette in the exquisite first birthday cakes for girls below by Minnie’s Sweet Creations (left) and All Things Sweet by Carissa (right).

first birthday cakes for girls by Minnie's Sweet Creations left and All Things Sweet by Carissa right

A little girl owl in a woodland setting makes a fairytale 1st birthday cake design by The GoGo Sugar Company (below left) and on the right, a super-sized number topper and pearl sprays make a memorable birthday cake design by Angel Contrares (via Flickr).

First birthday cakes by the GoGoSugar Company left and by Angel Contreres via Flickr right

More cuteness with playful little baby teddy bears in two fabulous designs below from MND Cakes (left) and via Torte Decorate (right).

1st birthday cakes by MND Cakes left and from Torte Decorate right

Bright and bold colours paired party bunting make a delightful first birthday cake design below left by Frosted Fantasies, Australia and on the right, a pink colour palette, baby birds and a funky topper all combine to create the signature cuteness of a Cuteology Cakes creation.

First birthday cakes by Frosted Fantasies AU left and by Cakeology Cakes right

Mischievous little teddy bears trying to hang birthday bunting are sure to delight little ones in the terrific 1st birthday cake design below by Jo Takes The Cake (left), with an ultra cute vintage style 1st birthday cake design by Pearls & Lace (below right).

1st birthday cakes for girls by Jo Takes The Cake left, Pearls & Lace right

Below, we have a candyland themed cake and treats for a first birthday party via Let’s Party Magazine, complemented with fabulous sweet-shaped cookies.

First birthday cake from letsparty magazine. com

Strawberry Lane Cake Company have designed the beautiful vintage baby cake below left for a group of little friends all celebrating their first birthday party together, with each little birthday boy and girl’s name on a teddy bear each, in a lovely special touch. On the right, we have a pretty butterfly first birthday cake by Cake by Kim,  Australia.

1st birthday cakes by Strawberry Lane Cake Design left and Cake by Kim AU right

An impish little monkey stars in the cute little 1st birthday cake below by Ell&Cake (left), with a whimsical butterfly garden cake by Claudia Behrens Cakes (right).

1st birthday cakes by Ell&Cake left and by Claudia Behrens Cakes right

Vavi’s Cakes & Cupcakes, Singapore have created the stylish little boy’s cake (below left) and on the right, a playful little owl cake from  Sweet Surprise Cakes.

1st birthday cakes for boys by Vavi's Cakes & Cupcakes left and Sweet Surprise Cakes right

A cheeky litte monkey creates havoc in the cutest way possible in the 1st birthday cake design below by Bella Cupcakes, NZ and on the right, Cuteology Cakes have created the perfect little cake for a little gentleman’s 1st birthday party.

1st birthday cakes for boys by Bella Cupcakes NZ left and Cuteology Cakes right

A fabulous cake below for a precocious little man from It’s A Cake Thing and another first birthday cutie from Cuteology Cakes.

1st birthday cakes for boys by It's A Cake Thing and Cuteology Cakes

A circus or carnival is always a fun theme for a little one’s birthday and below, we have first birthday cakes circus-style by Lulu Cake Boutique, left and Cake This Edible Art, right.

first birthday cakes for boys by Lulu Cake Boutique left and Cake This Edible Art right

Two wonderful and playful 1st birthday cake designs featuring jungle animals (left) and Sesame Street characters (right) by Rick Reichart of Cakelava.

1st birthday cakes Sesame Street and Jungle Animals by Rick Reichart Cakelava

Finally, a fantastically whimsical first birthday cake for a little girl by Claudia Behrens in her signature colourful and fun style.

First birthday cake by Claudia Behrens


For more design ideas for 1st birthday cakes (and beyond), check out Suzi Witt’s new brilliant new book, Pretty Witty Cakes Book of Sugarcraft Characters: How to Model Fondant Fairies, Animals and Other Friends to learn how to create wonderful little characters for your children’s cakes.

Sharon Wee has an excellent Baby Shoes class available on Craftsy – perfect for a trendy little tot’s first birthday!

Baby Shoe Tutorials with Sharon Wee on Craftsy

Brenda Walton of Sugar High Inc also teaches on Craftsy – just check out these super adorable children’s cake toppers from her class: Too Cute Toppers!

Too Cute Toppers by Brenda Walton on Craftsy

Get Etty Van Urk’s gorgeous animal cake toppers tutorial on Craftsy here: Adorable Animal Toppers.

Animal Cake Toppers tutorial on Craftsy

Readers might also be interested in our other children’s cakes features:

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