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.

100% Lorax Approved Cupcake

Chocolate vegan cupcakes with organic cotton candy? The Lorax would definitely approve of Meet the Shannons’ earth-conscious of celebration! Build the Truffula trees the day of your animal-lover’s first birthday for maximum fluffiness.

Photo by Meet the Shannons


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

— Christal Yuen