Our Favorite Simple & Sweet 1st Birthday Cakes for Girls

Your little baby girl is turning one, and there's never been a better reason to celebrate. For such a memorable occasion, you'll need an equally memorable (and adorable) cake to match!

Your baby and guests alike will love the delicious end result that comes from putting that little bit of extra thought and effort into your girl's first birthday cake. For inspiration, check out these amazing first birthday cake designs and ideas!


  • Melted Ice Cream Cake

    This creative cake design totally redefines the concept of "ice cream cake"! The pretty pink cake topped with chocolate ganache (designed to look like a melted ice cream cone) will be a guaranteed hit with the little ones at your celebration.

    Image via One Charming Party

  • Baby Blocks Cake

    This cake is actually made up of separate smaller cakes, designed to look like baby blocks. Babies will love to play with these faux toys-- and then eat them!

    Image via Martha Stewart

  • Mini Glitter Smash Cake

    Miniature cakes built to be destroyed by your baby, or "smash cakes", are all the rage these days. We love this tiny pink glitter-covered cake, perfect for a one-year-old girl!

    Image via The Sweetest Occasion

  • Rainbow Angel Food Cake

    Bright colors, yummy fruit, ice cream, and Jell-O: Sounds like an ideal cake recipe for a one-year-old girl! This super cute rainbow ice cream birthday cake will taste great, and is actually quite simple to make.

  • Elegant Pink Ruffle Cake

    Your baby will be a real princess for a day with a decadent and elegant pink ruffle cake like this one!

    Image via The TomKat Studio

  • Rainbow Lollipop Layer Cake

    For this brightly colored cake, the beauty is in the details! With rainbow layers, and a lollipop-adorned top, it's just right for any baby's first party.

    Image via Paiges of Style

  • Birthday Pancakes

    Hosting your baby's birthday celebration earlier on in the day? Then these adorable birthday pancakes are the perfect dessert! Besides, who can resist cake batter pancakes?

    Image via The Sweetest Occasion

  • Pizza Cake

    While your baby girl may be a little too young to enjoy pizza, any slightly older guests will be huge fans of this yummy cake. Designed to resemble a pizza pie, it's actually made of licorice gum drops, fruit roll-ups, and white icing!

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