1st birthday cakes are special! Below you'll find several first birthday theme cakes - and they are cute!
You can make your own awesome cake by simply following the how-to instructions. Good luck!
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1st birthday cake submitted by Ivy Y. from Lebanon, OH
Bake a 9" round cake according to the directions on the box. I only had one layer. Frost the cake. (I used Wilton buttercream icing recipe. I find it easy to decorate with.)
This makes about 3 cups of icing. I doubled the recipe.
In a large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.
For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored for 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.
Cake submitted by Jerri K. from Waterford, MI
This was a first birthday cake. I made the smaller one for the birthday boy to demolish, and the bigger cake for the adults.
I used the Wilton small bear pan to make the duck. I made the beak and feet out of colored gum paste. I rolled fondant to make the soap bubbles, and rolled them in edible sparkles. The little ducks around the cake are chocolate poured into duck forms.
The duck party hats and bibs are all fondant. I made them a few days in advance to allow them to harden. I covered the cake board with fondant. I took two colors and twisted a few times, and then rolled out to give it a nice variation of color.
I frosted the cake in white, and then used thin strips of colored fondant. I used a #16 tip to make the little stars in yellow that covered the ducks. I also made the bottom layer of the big cake larger, and used the ribbon tip. The Happy Birthday greeting is written in edible marker on fondant.
This cake was a lot of fun to make.
1st birthday cake submitted by Meghan P. from Madisonville, KY
This cake was made for a friend of mine whose son was turning one. I used traditional 13X9" cake pans (two cakes on each side). The cake on the left was vanilla cake with vanilla icing, and the cake on the right was chocolate cake with chocolate fudge icing. I iced the cakes first, then covered them in fondant.
The icing I used to decorate the outside of the cakes was Wilton's royal icing recipe, using meringue powder. I made the animals out of fondant a few days before the cake for concern of time. The individual pieces were molded by hand and attached with a little dab of water.
The smaller cake serves the purpose of the "traditional first birthday cake." It is made of several layers of buttercream icing and topped with a monkey made of fondant.
Cake submitted by Tara M. from Oroville, CA
I made this cake as directed in the instructions I received when I purchased the pan. If directions are followed, this cake is very moist and delightful.
I smooth frosted the top of the cupcake. Then piped the spots and the stripes with tip #12 for the top and the bottom of the cupcake to match the theme. I used 2 white frosting, and then mixed in Wilton's coloring.
For the top cherry, I used a small mandarin. I frosted it red and placed a wooden skewer through it, and then through the cake. I placed a small piece of black licorice on top for the stem.
Ingredients for the cake:
First birthday cake submitted by Laurel D. from Calgary, Canada
This cake is double layer 8 inch base with double layer 6 inch top. All buttercream with fondant accents like letters, loopy bows.
1st birthday cake submitted by Rebecca M. from Burlington, Canada
I used Wilton 3D Teddy Bear cake pan and 2 Betty Crocker cake mixes. I added a package of vanilla Jello pudding and an extra egg to the cake mixes.
Once the cake was baked, I cut off the bear ears and some of the face in the nose area. I then iced the cake to look like my daughter wearing the dress she was going to wear to her first birthday party.
I used the leftover cake batter to make cupcakes. (You don't need all off the 2 cake mixes for this pan.)