Everyone knows that cupcakes are really just regular cakes that haven’t grown up yet … which makes them perfect for a first birthday party. Surprise those wide eyes and gaping mouths with an amazingly decorated treat that’ll have their hands clenching, “Gimme, please!” Whether your little one is a vegan or frosting fiend, click through our album to find a recipe that’s just right.

A Pinwheel Cupcake

Does a spinning pinwheel make your little flower smile with delight? Making these edible toppers out of fondant is about as easy as folding one from paper! Get the folding instructions over at A Baked Creation. They do take 2-3 hours to firm up, so plan ahead!

Photo by A Baked Creation 


Have any cupcake tricks, baby-friendly substitutions and more? Share them in the comments below!

— Christal Yuen