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.

Dapper Little Man Cupcakes

A bow tie and buttoned-up buttercream is all it takes to win over our hearts. We love how Charming Treats piped three thick layers of cream to make this gentlemanly cupcake stand tall.

Photo by Charming Treats via Facebook


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

— Christal Yuen