A first birthday is a very special time!  Whether you are planning a huge party for family and friends or a smaller celebration with immediate family you are going to want a special 1st birthday cake to mark this milestone in your child’s life.

Here are 3 ideas to help you select the perfect 1st birthday celebration cake for your little boy or girl.

1. Giant Number 1 Shaped Cake – it’s a first birthday so why not mark the event with a number 1 cake?  These shaped cakes are a popular choice for parents – they look spectacular as the party centerpiece and they can be decorated in ANY theme.  You can add a special sugar character that your child loves – a teddy bear, fairy, TV character or even a little miniature sugar version of your child.

Here are a couple of recent number 1 cakes:

Hoot and Elmo number 1 shaped cake

1st Birthday Owl Cake

2. Animal Cakes – if your having a tough time deciding on a theme for the party you can’t go wrong with animals!  Whether it be a farm cake, jungle cake, pony or dinosaur theme, your cake will be memorable and fun.  The brighter the better for a 1st birthday cake!

Here are some examples of some animal cakes:

Farm cake

Jungle Cake complete with edible sugar animals

3.  Storybook Cakes – do you have a special book that your child loves to hear you read?  Then a book or story themed cake could be the perfect choice for you.  How about ‘The Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Where’s the Green Sheep’ or even ‘Cinderella’, a must for all aspiring princesses…..here’s a couple of cake design ideas:

Green Sheep Cake for the story “Where is the Green Sheep?”

If you are still searching for inspiration check out the Dreamy Cakes gallery or stop over at our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/dreamycakes1

I hope you find lots of inspiration for 1st birthday cakes!

We look forward to creating a special cake for your little one’s 1st birthday.

Robyn x