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.

Vegan Rose Cupcakes

Every rose has its thorn … except this one — which means it’s a-okay for those super soft hands to handle. While My Little Celebration created these yummy vegan cupcakes specially for Valentine, they’re beautiful enough for any floral themed birthday. Trick tip: Use a slanted frosting tip when piping the petals.

 Photo by My Little Celebration

 

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

— Christal Yuen