Your baby’s first birthday is approaching. You’ve already chosen the theme for the memorable event, but need a supreme idea for the cake? Have a look at these 21 adorable – and healthy – first birthday cake ideas that will wow all your guests.
1. FRESH BERRY VANILLA LAYERED CAKE
Ideal for a summer baby, this fresh berry vanilla layered cake will impress all the attendants. Super healthy for the baby, the vanilla hints add a rich flavor to the freshness of the fruit. Fresh fruit decorations enhanced with almond chips look amazing on the sponge cake base.
2. CHERRY AND PEACH BIRTHDAY CAKE
A fluffy yellow cake filled with cherry cream is delicious and evocative. The sourness of the cherries mixes perfectly with the sweetness of the peach, used for the decoration. Cherry frosting and dark chocolate flakes complement the decorations, but you can just skip them if chocolate is not your thing.
3. PRINCESS FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
What first birthday party theme could be better than a princess theme for your little highness? But a little princess needs a proper cake. With a crown on it. Pink frosting and sugar pearls define the lavishness of this cake.
4. PISTACHIO STRAWBERRY MOUSSE FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Soft, velvety mousse will appeal to all guests, regardless of their age. Fresh pistachio flakes and sugar pearls decorate the swirled strawberry mousse, while ladyfinger sponge cake adds elegance to this arrangement. A beautiful flowery bucket for your beautiful baby girl.
5. BOYISH FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Choose a beautiful gift box cake for your bundle of joy. A silvery frosting with ribbons and bows looks absolutely amazing. As for the cake, there are plenty of options to choose from. You could go with a classic yellow cake or surprise your guests with a bold combination.
6. COCONUT MILK CHOCOLATE CAKE
Honestly, who doesn’t love chocolate? And did you know it pairs wonderfully with coconut flakes? For this cake, opt for the coconut as the main ingredient and fill a yellow coconut cake with coconut and chocolate mousse. Make some coconut cake pops for the decoration and adds some color with strawberries and kiwis.
7. WALNUT FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
If you’re celebrating the first birthday in fall, a great – and healthy – cake idea is a walnut birthday cake. We love walnut sponge cake filled with walnut mousse, but there are many recipes that could inspire you. And since walnuts are the center of attention, use them as decoration too.
8. BABY BLUE FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Who said that a blue cake is only a baby shower thing? Celebrate your little man with a ravishing blue birthday cake. The fluffy yellow cake might be your best bet, as for the filling, blueberry mousse could match the theme.
9. BERRY CHEESECAKE BIRTHDAY CAKE
Cheesecake is one of the freshest and lightest options. And it’s also easy to make. Lay mascarpone and Philadelphia cream on a crushed biscuit base. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Decorate with fresh berry gelatin and refrigerate again. No bake needed, highly good looking and simply delicious!
10. UNICORN-INSPIRED FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
If you’re baby’s passionate about unicorns, bake her an unicorn-inspired first birthday cake. Pearl white frost with colorful pink stars on top and a hot pink ribbon should match wonderfully with the unicorn party theme.
11. ROSE BOUQUET FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Sweet and simple, this rose bouquet cake is ideal for a first birthday party. It matches perfectly with a flower-power soul and might be the perfect match for a shabby-chic first birthday party theme. What is for sure, both your guests and your daughter will love it.
12. WHIPPED CREAM STRAWBERRY CAKE
Hmmm… the delicious combination of whipped cream and strawberries will surely please everyone. A yellow cake base can only enhance the flavor of this goodie.
13. FLOWERY SWIRLS FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
An all-natural cake for your little one, this flowery first birthday cake looks wonderful. The colors and theme match perfectly with a tea or garden party, depending on the season. For a boy, just make blue flowers instead of pink.
14. RAINBOW CAKE
Colorful and cheerful, a rainbow cake bursts with playful childishness. And it’s really easy to make. If you want to surprise your guests, cover the whole cake with pearl white frosting. To give them a hint of what’s inside, decorate the top with colorful skittles.
15. OATMEAL BLACKBERRY BIRTHDAY CAKE
A rather unusual choice. But considering that oatmeal was one of your baby’s first foods, the choice is more than inspired. Blackberries add freshness to this sweet, while a chocolate filling complements both the fruit and the oatmeal.
16. OMBRÉ SWIRL FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Ombré swirls are amazing. With their elegance and sophistication, they can conquer the soul of all the guests. As for the cake, you can literally use your favorite recipe.
17. PURPLE-BLUE FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Just like the Ombré Swirl, a purple-blue cake looks ravishing and adds sophistication. Suitable for both boys and girls, the cake could be a stylish compromise for a twin’s birthday when the kids have different genders. Genius, isn’t it?
18. CHILDISH FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
One-year-olds love colors. So, a colorful first birthday cake is a more than inspired choice. Again, you’re free to choose your favorite cake base, cover it in bluish icing and decorate with candies, skittles, gummy bears, and other colorful yummies.
19. SOPHISTICATED FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
For a formal first birthday, if there is such a thing as a formal first birthday, a sophisticated cake is a must. This wonderful swirl cake isn’t too childish, nor too pinkish or bluish. It boasts a perfect chromatic balance that suits both baby boys and baby girls.
20. STRAWBERRY SWISS ROLL FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
A strawberry Swiss roll is always a good idea, but it could fit the party even more if the baby was born in summer. Your guests will enjoy each mouthful, and the sweet is easy to make and good looking. A perfect match with a fruit first birthday party theme.
21. OREO FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE
Last but not least, we were inspired by this Oreo first birthday cake. The biscuits are loved by everyone, while the vanilla filling and frosting make the choice ideal for your baby too. Decorated with Oreos and black chocolate, this cake impresses with a pleasant aesthetics.
Hopefully, you’ve already found the perfect first birthday cake on this list. Regardless of your choice, we promise your guests will enjoy every mouthful, while you’ll know you’ve made a healthy choice for your baby. Now, all you have to do is enjoy your party and save these unforgettable moments in your soul.