First Birthday Cakes Inspiration
First birthdays are always so exciting for a parent. It feels like yesterday that my babies were born. The first birthday is such a bittersweet milestone for all of the parents. Rightly so, the child’s first birthday should come with a sweet looking cake! From my past experiences, I struggled with choosing a theme for their cakes because there were so many options. So, I’ve put together some of the most popular and gender-neutral first birthday cake ideas. I hope this cake inspiration round up can help you to narrow down to the perfect first birthday theme for your child or client!
Unicorn Birthday Cake
I created this darling unicorn cake for a three year old girl. This unicorn theme most definitely can work for a first birthday cake! The options are endless. More details on how I made this cake is coming soon! Check for more Unicorn inspiration here.
Up In The Clouds Birthday Cake
Oh, so sweet and precious! I feel like I’m floating in the clouds when I see this.
Pastel Watercolor First Birthday Cake
You can never go wrong with a pretty pastel watercolor buttercream cake like this! It’s perfect for any birthday cake.
First Dinosaur Birthday Cake
This cake is a beautiful creative twist for a dinosaur cake. I love the buttercream foliage and gold accents! More dinosaur inspiration here.
Rainbow First Birthday Cake
What an adorable cake! I love the topper and rough edges. Check this out for more rainbow cake inspiration.
Mickey Mouse Birthday Cake
Very cute. I love the non-traditional Mickey Mouse color scheme!
Sesame Street Birthday Cake
So delightful! The fondant work is incredible. I have a lot of respect for talented fondant artists because it is so much work. My oldest’s birthday theme was Sesame Street. It is such a fun theme and has so many options for a fantastic cake. Check this out for more Sesame Street birthday cake inspiration!
Carnival First Birthday Cake
It’s charming and perfect! The carnival was my youngest’s first birthday theme, so check out more inspiration here.
Where The Wild Things Are Birthday Cake
Sweet and precious! The gold crown and foliage are a great touch to the cake.
First Mermaid Birthday Cake
This creation is elegant. Mermaid cakes always blow me away because of the detailed accents! Click here for more mermaid cake inspiration.
Boy First Birthday Cake
Precious. This is an excellent idea for a baby boy’s first birthday!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Birthday Cake
So fun! Love the toppers. This book was my kids’ one of favorite books. For more caterpillar inspiration, click here.
Jungle First Birthday Cake
What a beauty! It’s perfect for a sweet baby girl.
I am a big fan of everything that is gold, so I had to include another stunning chic green and gold jungle cake to this category.
Safari Birthday Cake
Amazing job on the fondant animals. This safari theme is one of my favorite. It is so versatile and always adorable!
Woodland Birthday Cake
So darn cute!! I love everything on the cake. The wreath was handpainted and the fondant figures were made by another cake artist.
Lots of special thanks to the cake decorators who shared their beautiful cakes! Make sure to check out their Instagram feed full of wonderful cake inspiration.