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Coolest Baby's First Birthday Cake 26

by Rayne
(Rochester, NY)

Homemade Baby's First Birthday Cake

Homemade Baby's First Birthday Cake

My daughter was born on "Cinco de Mayo," so for her first birthday we decided on a fiesta theme. I did some online browsing for fiesta cakes and combined a few ideas to design her Baby's First Birthday Cake.

I baked two double-layer cakes, one 10" and one 8", filled them with dulce de leche filling and stacked them using the standard wooden dowel and cake board assembly. They were iced in homemade vanilla buttercream frosting and smoothed using the Viva "paper towel" technique after the frosting had crusted.

I piped on cactus's and rope borders onto the sides, and added some pink/orange/yellow "cactus flowers" that had been previously piped from Wilton decorator icing and allowed to dry on wax paper.

For the topper, I stacked two cupcakes and frosted them with a star tip to resemble a cactus (with a skewer holding them together and affixing them to the cake), and added some chocolate rocks around the base. The sleeping baby, serape, sombrero, maracas and iguana were made a week ahead of time from marshmallow fondant, and allowed to dry. (The serape was made by rolling out a thin sheet of MMF, affixing strips of different colors to the top of it.

I brushed some water onto the underside to make them stick and then lightly rolling over it with a rolling pin to ensure an even surface, and trimming the edges with a pizza cutter so they'd all be even.) The cake held up beautifully overnight and made a great centerpiece for our table. Ole!

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Viva la cake!
by: Anonymous

This is adorable!

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by: Bree

My daughter is almost nine months old and her birthday is also Cinco de Mayo, I began looking for some ideas for her b-day and I too decided on a fiesta theme. I love this cake its soooo adorable. I think id like to use this idea.

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Coolest 1st Birthday Cake Idea 43

by Tara
(San Lorernzo, CA)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake Idea

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake Idea

I baked 2 large rectangular cakes and cut out pieces to form the roman numeral one. The theme for his first birthday was Birthday Prince. The colors of the cake were royal blue, baby blue and white to match the theme. I used store bought cake mixes and frosting.

I used two cake mixes, as well as two tubs of white frosting. I tinted the frosting for the writing. I piped a simple border around the cake. I also baked three cookies using a number one cookie cutter and brushed them with tinted frosting (powdered sugar and food coloring). I used toothpicks to help the cookies stand up on the cake. I also made a cupcake to match the cake, which is what my son ate.

This 1st Birthday Cake Idea was a very simple cake to make. Next time I make a cut cake, I would freeze the cake and cut when frozen. This would help eliminate crumbs and jagged pieces.

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Coolest 1st Birthday Cake 55

by Vanessa R.
(Carmarthen)

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Cake

I made the fruit cake using a traditional Christmas cake recipe weeks before my son's birthday and kept adding brandy to the baked cake (intended for the adults!!)to keep it moist! I had another cake for the kids!

I then covered it in warm apricot jam, allowed to cool then covered in marzipan. Leave for at least 24 hours. I then rolled out the ready to use fondant and covered, using a smoother for the first time! Then for the decorations I used water to get them to stick, they were just cut out using different size cutters. To hide rough edges I rolled up balls of fondant and decorated around the cake. The teddy bear was made from flower paste but should have used modelling paste as he did set hard and cracked. Used edible pens for detailing.

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Coolest 1st Birthday Car Cake 38

by Marie D.
(Manila, Philippines)

Homemade 1st Birthday Car Cake

Homemade 1st Birthday Car Cake

I made this 1st Birthday Car Cake for my friend Cleo's kid, Ivan on his first birthday. I used a 10" round pan and cut both sides, approximately 2" thick and placed it on top to form the hump. Inside is a choco moist cake.

For filling, it's strawberry preserves and butter frosting. Boiled icing was used with strawberry extract for added yumminess. I crumb coat it with white icing, then used star tip to color it. I initially thought of using choco doughnut for the tires, but since it's a little bit big and will not be proportionate, I used Oreo cookies instead. Also used Nips and Polo mint for head/tail lights.

I had spare icing left, so I decided to color it green to look like grass and sprinkled with some choco chips.

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