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.

Shark Beach Cupcakes

For your floaty swimmer, these shark and beach cupcakes will have them standing to attention in a heartbeat. Baking by Becca assures recipe followers that the beautiful waves are minimal effort (unless you’re a stickler for a certain shade of blue). Tip: Skip the sand frosting by making beige colored cupcakes.

Photo by Baking by Becca


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

— Christal Yuen