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.

Princess Crown Cupcake

Although your yawning royalty won’t be able to eat these without being spoon fed, guests who get a taste will rave about your celebration for years to come. For parents who like to plan ahead, these intricate cupcakes work in your favor as the decorations that need a day to set. Not Quite Nigella has an easy to follow tutorial to sewing those pillows.

Photo by Lorraine Elliott

 

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

— Christal Yuen