27 amazing first birthday cake ideas

These first birthday cakes are mind-blowing proving some parents really do pull out all the stops to celebrate that first special birthday.

The best first birthday cakes
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For some really special inspiration for your little one's birthday, we've got the best first birthday cakes out there. From circus scenes to under-the-sea life, Pooh bear to jungle fun, check out these show-stopping cakes for the ultimate birthday cake inspiration.

The best first birthday cakes can be mind-blowing and some parents really do pull out all the stops to celebrate that first special birthday. We’re not convinced we’ll be trying anything this ambitious, any time soon. We'll stick to a simple no bake train cake (opens in new tab) for now! But it’s nice to dream, isn’t it?

The best first birthday cakes

So, here are the 27 jaw-droppingly amazing cakes to help with those daydreams...

1. The over-the-top cake

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2. The girly-girl cake

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3. The vintage circus cake

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4. The baby shark cake

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5. The rainbow surprise cake

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6. The number cake

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7. The ombre cake

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8. The nursery classic

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9. The classy colours cake

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10. The fun cake

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11. The big bash cake

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12. The letter cake

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13. The unashamedly chocolate cake

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14. The engineering feat cake

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15. The crowd-pleaser cake

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16. The little boy's cake

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17. The pretty pastel cake

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18. The pretty as a picture cake

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19. The cake-you-wish-you-could-make cake

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20. The show-stopper cake

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21. The cheeky monkey cake

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22. The clever cake

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23. The monster bash cake

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24. The Disney princess cake

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25. The Dino cake

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26. The nursery rhyme cake

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27. The tutu cake

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