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.

Going Fishin’ Cupcakes

With a little frosting, pretzel sticks and goldfishes, we can catch one amazing cupcake design for our fisherman’s (or woman’s) first birthday. If you aren’t keeping these a surprise, your tot could probably help out with pretzel placing (or goldfish chomping). Head to A Kitchen Addiction for the full recipe.

Photo by A Kitchen Addiction


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

— Christal Yuen