27 amazing first birthday cake ideas

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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 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

    2. The girly-girl cake

    3. The vintage circus cake

    4. The baby shark cake

    5. The rainbow surprise cake

    6. The number cake

    7. The ombre cake

    8. The nursery classic

    9. The classy colours cake

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    10. The fun cake

    11. The big bash cake

    12. The letter cake

    13. The unashamedly chocolate cake

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    14. The engineering feat cake

    15. The crowd-pleaser cake

    16. The little boy’s cake

    17. The pretty pastel cake

    18. The pretty as a picture cake

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

    20. The show-stopper cake

    21. The cheeky monkey cake

    22. The clever cake

    23. The monster bash cake

    24. The Disney princess cake

    25. The Dino cake

    26. The nursery rhyme cake

    27. The tutu cake

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