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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
More cuteness with playful little baby teddy bears in two fabulous designs below from MND Cakes (left) and via 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
A fabulous cake below for a precocious little man from It’s A Cake Thing and another first birthday cutie from Cuteology Cakes.
Two wonderful and playful 1st birthday cake designs featuring jungle animals (left) and Sesame Street characters (right) by Rick Reichart of Cakelava.
Finally, a fantastically whimsical first birthday cake for a little girl by Claudia Behrens in her signature colourful and fun style.
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!
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!
Get Etty Van Urk’s gorgeous animal cake toppers tutorial on Craftsy here: Adorable Animal Toppers.
Readers might also be interested in our other children’s cakes features:
- Beatrix Potter Cakes
- Baby Teddy Bear Cakes
- Teddy Bears’ Picnic Cakes
- Carousel Cakes
- Hot Air Balloon Cakes
- Baby Shoes & Tutorials
- Flower Fairy Cakes
- Vintage Doll Cakes
- Vintage Teddy Bear Cakes
- Cute Cakes for Little Boys
- Baby Animals Cakes
- Baby Deer Cakes for Woodland Baby Showers & Parties
- Circus Cakes
- Cakes with Balloons
- Patchwork Cake Designs
- Eyelet Lace/Broderie Anglaise Cakes
Coming Up Next: A Contemporary Sugar Flower Arrangment