Celebrating your child's 1st birthday is one of the most special and memorable events of any parent's life. It is important to ensure that your children's 1st birthday cakes are unique and unforgettable.
It might seem a little odd to place such emphasis on a birthday that your child will not remember, but they will surely thank you later! The cake itself will be the most special memory and needs to be something unique and vibrant (without taking too much effort!).
1st Birthday cakes do not need to be expensive and can be designed at home to reflect the character of your child. Making individual 1st birthday cakes for your child can be enjoyable and bring about a lot of satisfaction and pride (and make the other mum's envious!).
There are various potential designs for 1st birthday cakes. Some ideas for birthday cake designs include:
- Princess cakes
- Castle cakes
- Airplane cakes
- Elmo cakes
- Dinosaur cakes
To make a quality cake you don't need to be a professionally trained chef. Simple and fun ideas can work well to create something to be proud of.
A simple cake can be spiced up by adding edible toy figurines on top. For example, you can have a Sesame Street party cake by putting exciting cake toppers on your initially boring cake and have Elmo lead the band. The Sesame Street theme can also be constructed by designing your children's cakes in the shape of one of the characters (e.g. Elmo Cakes).
In the same way you should be able to think of countless ways to decorate those special cakes. If you want a Bob-the builder cake, you can have a little figure of Bob (banana flavoured) lifting up a chocolate number 1. To decorate further, scatter some tools around the cake (either edible or drawn in). Watch some cartoons and get creative!
If you're really struggling, another great source of ideas are cake decorating books which might also trigger and inspire even more colourful and creative ideas from the elusive child in you.
Whatever design you choose for your children's 1st birthday cakes, make it something special as it will stay with you forever.