Coolest First Birthday Cakes for Your Little One

The first birthday party of our little person is fast approaching and you’re struggling to find a cake inspiration that would be as awesome as the little guy or the little lady.

Pinterest isn’t much help either – there is simply too much to choose from! If you’re baking the cake yourself, here is another problem – the cakes never turn out the way you see them online.

If you need a little helping hand, we are here to save the day. Here are over 20+ coolest first birthday cakes for your girl or boy!

For a little gent

Very simple cake with white fondant and small touches, one of the easier ones to do if you want to try and make the cake at home.

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Sea Creatures

Here is another layer of cuteness – sea inspired first birthday cake featuring his favourite animals. You can add number one on the cake or simply leave it without it, it still look amazing.

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Farm Cake

All the kids love farm animals, so this farm inspired cake would be surely a hit at the birthday party!

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For a little lady

This looks so delicious I want to eat it right away. Very versatile cake that easily turns into first birthday cake – simply add number one on the top – it would look great with sparkler in shape of number one.

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Green Whales

Very simple cake perfect for DIY – you just need to get the cutting out shapes for whales and some food colouring for the fondant. Happy baking!

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Naked Cake with Sparkles

Very simple yet impressive cake, without looking too childish. Stylish celebration of the first year with some added sparkles.

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Simple Cake

Another ombre cake with simple styling. Leave it to the experts if you want to achieve this effect as the layering needs some skills.

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White Balloon Cake

Cute simple cake with a balloon theme, very easy to execute if you have the right tools.

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Naked with Flowers

No birthday is complete without flowers, so why leave them out just because it’s kids birthday?

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Building Site Cake

Boys’ dream cake. Cool heavy machine dropping off treats from a cocoa dusted cake.

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Over the Top

When you want to impress the guests on your baby’s first birthday party, this is the cake to order.

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Little Birdie

A lot of details and a cute theme make this cake a wonderful center point of your birthday party.

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The Big One

Simple cake with original presentation, can’t go wrong with that!

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Black & White

Little modern twist on traditional first birthday cake. How do you like this one?

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Farm Animals

Another farm animals cake, just because I can’t get enough of them.

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Pretty minimalist birthday cake you an easily make at home.

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Cute Fox

If he or she has a favourite animal, then make it a feature on the birthday cake.

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Elephant Cake

Beautiful cake that can be suitable both for boys and girls – just adjust the colours.

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Giant Cupcake

Are you doing a cake smash photo-shoot? Make sure you get one of these giant cupcakes then!

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For a little Princess

Another original birthday cake which is not covered in fairies or princesses.

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I Heart You

Modern twist with a bit of colour.

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Gold Dust

This has to be my favorite one. Replace the toppers with a number if you wish!

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Alphabet Cake

How appropriate – alphabet cake for first birthday! Why haven’t I thought of that one?

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Number One

This cake needs some serious work, so check the link below for instructions and make sure you have enough time to pull it off.

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Cartoon Cake

Another original variety of birthday cake – turn it into a cartoon and watch the kids faces brighten up with excitement.

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Elegant Cake

If the first birthday is a highly elegant affair, then this cake will hit all marks.

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Train Cake

Little boys love trains, so train cake is another favorite for first birthday.

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Peony Cake

I agree, this resembles a wedding cake, a bit. But no one says you can’t get inspiration from wedding cakes, right? Especially if they become an original and stylish first birthday cake!

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Have you picked your favorite?

Are you baking the cake yourself or hiring professional help? Do you have a theme for a first birthday? Leave a comment below, we would love to hear about it!

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Lucia is a freelance writer and part of the editorial team at momooze. She loves covering lifestyle topics, organizing tips and hacks and everything related to good food!

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