Most Adorable 1st Birthday Cakes

Even though the birthday kid will never remember his 1st birthday party, parents go through great lengths to plan a party they'll never forget.

It's a celebration of their bundle of joy's first year of life. So even thought the kid hasn't a clue about what's going on, parents and loved ones of the birthday boy or girl will throw a great party nevertheless. Perhaps the biggest element of the party is the cake! Birthday cakes for a 1st birthday party are becoming more and more lavish and creative.

We rounded up some super creative cakes that probably look better than your wedding cake! Check out these cakes for some inspiration to bake up for your baby's first birthday. 


  •  A Cowboy Theme Birthday Cake

    This cake is perfect for the little aspiring cowboy in your life. Topped with a badge and bandana details around the cake, this cake definitely fits the bill for being western. 

    Image via Adventures in Savings

  • A Ladybug for the Little Lady Turning 1

    This ladybug cake is absolutely adorable! A ladybug theme 1st birthday theme is a super cute idea for a little girl and this cake definitely captures the theme.  

    Image via Not Your Average Cake

  • A Cake and a Cupcake: The Best of Both Worlds

    We don't know why we're crazy about cupcakes, but we just are! So when we saw this layer cake topped with a big cupcake, we were all over it. Try this fun birthday idea for a little girl's 1st birthday.  

    Imaga via A Piece of Cake

  • Sock Monkey Cake for Your Little Monkey

    Sock monkeys are a novelty toy that has turned into a popular 1st birthday party idea. This cute cake has a sock monkey sitting right on top of a simple layer cake. 

    Image via Dimple Prints

  • A Whimiscal Birthday Cake

    This pretty lilac cake has a charm to it with the scattered butterflies around the cake. What makes this even more special are the cupcakes beneath the main cake for an extra option for your guests to enjoy something sweet at your party. 

    Image via SweetThings

  • A Winter Wonderland Cake

    If your baby turns one during the wintertime, take inspiration from the season's elements for your party theme. This snowman cake does just that for a super adorable and cheerful looking birthcake. 

    Image via Sweet Cakes by Rebecca

  • An ABC Theme Rainbow Cake

    This fondant cake has a different color layer on the inside for a fun and playful surprise as you cut into this ABC theme cake.  

    Image via Me and My Insanity

  • A Cartoon Inspired Animal Cake 

    This charming little cake has ladybugs, giraffes and sheep in between layers for a fun and sweet animal theme cake. The concept of the cake came from the Korean cartoon, Pororo. 

    Image via SweetThings

  • A Tall Giraffe Cake

    This intricate cake complete with a giraffe perched on top will surely impress your guests. It's almost too beautiful to even eat.  

    Image via Couture Cakes by Angela

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