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The 10 Most Amazing 1st Birthday Cakes: Fantasy Edition
Tomorrow my darling baby girl will be turning 1 year old. I can barely stand it. After all, it’s no newsflash that mothers tango with the bittersweet which is their baby; growing from infant, to baby, to toddler, to child.
It’s of the stuff that makes our hearts palpitate, burst, flutter and weep. The Internet tells me that once she turns 1, all of a sudden she’ll be a toddler. Well, I beg to differ. She’s not walking, talking (much) or saucing (much), yet. So i’m just going to keep her a baby a wee bit longer, okay?
We had a lovely party for her over the past weekend, with all the hoopla. Tomorrow it will be just us, her favourite foods (grilled salmon – I know, right? Carrots, potatoes and cherries.) and probably a mini cupcake. With candle. Of course.
Now that we have that all sorted, I’d like to share some of the most impressive fantasy cakes that you could ever imagine bestowing upon a little baby girl on their 1st birthday. Sure, a muffin or a donut, or a brownie with a candle works too (basically anything you can stick a candle in) – but really. I am here but to inspire and amuse. Mostly though, amuse. Epic cake magnificence after the jump!
This whimsical cake would be well-suited for a boy or girl’s birthday party. Most cities and towns have a reputable cake maker. Just do a little research and ask them if they could do their own version of an UP themed birthday cake! Unless of course you are your own cake boss.
Photo credit and cake mastery by: ma nouvelle maison
'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'
This book is a favourite in our house. Apparently inspiring children and cake makers alike. Which makes sense, since an artist is nothing without imagination. If young children had the steady hand-eye coordination of an adult, they’d be winning all the cake and cupcake wars.
Photo credit and cake mastery via Cat of: Cakes by Cat
'The Princess & The Frog'
This. Right here. Pure brilliance. What with the globe and the quilting and the cattails.
See the the entire cake as submitted by Kathryn L. (cake made by her daughter and neice) to: Cake Wrecks
So petite and darling, perfect for a little girl’s 1st turn around the moon. That and you absolutely must click the link to see all of the photos of adorable Tenley’s soiree. Her momma wins all the Martha Stewart prizes.
Photo via Heather C as submitted to: Catch My Party
Uhm, s’cuse me, but you just died. From cute. Right? This, quite possibly, is my favourite, because PIGS. Baby ones, specifically – are achingly cute.
Photo and cake genius courtesy: Brendy’s Cakes
'Alice In Wonderland'
Oh, be-still my little girl heart. Alice In Wonderland is one of the greatest stories/movies ever. Hands down. That this cake exists, pleases my ever-loving mind.
Check out the entire cake, head to toe, brought to you by: The Cake Mamas
I’ve been a believer of the Fae long before Sookie Stackhouse came along. While Tinkerbell’s lack of clothing is arguably less than Sookie’s (how does that work, even?), Tinkerbell is way less naughty than Sookie and more age appropriate for your little girl’s 1st b-day cake. Plus, this cake. Charming, elegant and divine.
Made by: Make Me Studio
My favourite animated movie. Hands down. I asked for it for 2 years for Christmas and finally got it last year. Writer/Director Hayao Miyazaki is an absolute genuis and if you haven’t seen it, get to it!
Artful cake creation submitted to: Cake Central, by Silly Billie
I’d be remiss to not include the cake I made just a mere few days ago for my little girl’s shindig. She’s not overly fond of sweets, so I had a feeling this whipped-creamy, chiffon-er-iffous, berry-licious cake would be right up her alley. Indeed it was.
Recipe via moi on: le petit rêve
DIY 'Finding Nemo'
Way. Too. Cute. If you’ve the time or inclination, I highly recommend trying out this DIY tute. The step by step pictures are quite helpful and it actually doesn’t look all that difficult. You know, if you are into the wacky sub-culture of baking and DIY’ing.
View the entire masterpiece and get the free tutorial here, via: My Sweet Blog
Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Part-time big-mouth & frequent foot-eater. Daily Babble.com contributor. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.
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