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.

Shining Star Cupcakes

For the bright star turning one, these baby blue cupcakes are showstoppers. The Victorian sponge does take a little sifting and gentle folding to maintain its airy texture. Call it an arm day on your workout list, and get the recipe from Loving Homemade here.

Photo by Loving Homemade


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

— Christal Yuen