A 1st birthday cake is an essential element to any first birthday party! First, you will always remember your child’s first bite of birthday cake so why not make it a good one? Also, there are often more adults at first birthday parties than there are kids. So...make sure you get a cake that not only looks great in those pictures of the first bite, but also tastes great for the adults at hte party.
- Size & Scope: One great thing about 1st birthday cakes is that you can make them as simple or creative as you want! In some ways, first birthdays are the exception when it comes to the typical kids party cake. While kids party cakes are generally themed and colorful, first birthday cakes can range from a 3-tiered masterpiece to a simple one layered sheet cake to individual cupcakes served in tea cups. Whatever you decide, customize the cake for your child’s birthday party theme and the number of guests that are attending.
- Homemade or Bakery: If you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen making the cake yourself, there are many bakeries and stores that can do a special order for your child’s first birthday cake. If you call ahead far enough in advance, you may also be able to go to the bakery to look through pictures of their past cake orders to help inspire you to come up with a 1st birthday cake idea for your child’s birthday party.
- Theme: Many 1st birthday cakes can also be made to match the theme of your child’s party. If you are having a princess themed party, a cake in the shape of a castle or princess crown are perfect 1st birthday cakes for girls. If you are having a dinosaur themed party, a cake shaped like a tyrannosaurus or triceratops are ideal 1st birthday cakes for boys.
Whatever design you choose for your child’s 1st birthday cake, it will be a memorable moment when you cut the cake and your child takes their first bite! Ready to plan your own 1st birthday party? Start with free online invitations.