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Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

by Eliza
(Rowville, Victoria, Australia)


This is the cake that I made for my daughters 1st Birthday.

I actually had one like this made by a friend of the family for my 1st Birthday and thought that it was a lovely idea for my daughter to have the same.

Also we had a crazy amount of people coming to her birthday. Also wanted something different to the number 1.

I made a stencil of the word ONE just by enlarging the letters on Word and then printing them out.
Then I baked large slabs of butter cake and cut the letters N & E out of the cake but for the letter O I used a ring cake tin.

Once they were cut I wrapped them in glad wrap and put them in the freezer for about 1 hour so that when I went to put the butter icing on I wouldn’t get all the crumbs.
Then they were iced with butter icing and placed on a large board and then used smarties to cover the tops of each cake.

I was really pleased with how it turned out and will remember it always. And enjoyed making it heaps!!

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by: Langers

Love it, i'll bet it tasted great!

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by Tina
(Alma, MI USA)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake



My son's first birthday party was pretty classic. We decorated with photos of him, hung some of his baby clothes to show growth. Pretty much dark blue, light blue and white. I bought these #1 plates for the food and I wanted the 1st Birthday Cake to match.

So for his smash cake I baked two layers of 8" round confetti cake and filled them with butter cream. I dirty iced them and covered them in fondant. I took waxed paper and traced the number one off the plate, cut it out and used it as a template. I watered down some gel food coloring and with a food safe brush, I traced the "1" onto the cake. I painted the plaid pattern inside it like the plates had and added the balloons from the plates as well. I added his name to the top and did a giant butter cream shell border and was done.

I also made chocolate and vanilla cupcakes in white and blue for the guests.

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by Rita S.
(Madison, WI)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

When my son turned 1 year old, I wanted to make him a special 1st Birthday Cake that featured the number 1. I baked a 12x18 sheet cake, then cut out the sides to make a big number one. I frosted the number one white using buttercream frosting, then took those cake pieces that I had cut out from the sides and cut them into five blocks.

I placed those blocks onto the frosted number one, then frosted them too. I edged each block with a color, then added a letter on top of each one. The final touch was to add a bit of color around the edges of the number one, which really made it stand out.

After we sang Happy Birthday to him, Caleb was given just the C block to eat for his special first piece of cake, which made for some cute pictures.

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

I love your cake! My son turns 1 in Aug. and I'd like to do the same thing. Did you use a cake mix? or 2? Wasn't sure how much batter for that size pan. Also, where did you find your pan?

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by: Rita

Thanks! I did use a boxed cake mix- FOUR, actually! That 12x18 pan take a lot of batter to fill it up enough. I got the pan at Party City, and the directions were on it for how many cups of batter to put in and how long to bake it for. I just followed those directions and it turned out very moist and delicious! Good luck with your cake too!

Love your Cake!!
by: Anonymous

I am going to attempt to make this tonight for my son's first birthday tomorrow. His name is also Caleb, thanks for sharing!!

Happy Birthday!
by: Rita

Thanks! I'm just seeing this comment now... I hope your Caleb had a wonderful first birthday as well! :)

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by: Anonymous

omg, I'm nervous but want to attempt this cake, I may have my bakery make it, then I could cut out for the blocks & "semi home design it"!! thanks & I hope it turns out!lol!!!

Excited about this cake!
by: Debby C.

I and my daughter were looking through all the 1st birthday cakes and found yours. Looks simple, yet is adorable. My grandson turns one this weekend and we are excited to make this for him. Thank you for adding that you used four cake mixes. We would have been short, as we were only going to buy two. Thanks again for sharing!

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by Priya S.
(Nairobi, Kenya)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake
Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

I had made Winnie the Pooh cake for my three year old daughter and that inspired me to make another cake for my second daughter's first birthday. I had no idea what exactly to do. I came to this site and had a look. Got few ideas and came up to this Homemade 1st Birthday Cake! Just used butter icing and star design to feel. Flowers and butterflies were from play dough design cutters.

It just turned out great and everyone just loved it!!

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by Lisa Marie
(Manitoba, Canada)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake
Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

I made this white 1st Birthday cake for my niece.
I used my usual white cake (secret!!) recipe that I won't even give my family, but they all love it.

I made two 9x13" slabs, left the bottom layer whole (to get more servings out of it) and shaped the top layer into the "1". Store-bought some sugar flowers to decorate, and since her favorite color is purple, we went with yellow and purple trims.

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