First Birthday Cake suggestions

Briana - posted on 11/03/2009 ( 19 moms have responded )

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With babies first birthday coming up this month, what's everyone's take on the first birthday cake to serve? Organic? Low/No Sugar? Include eggs? Or cake-from-the-box?

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Amy - posted on 11/07/2009

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I love baking cookies, cakes and cupcakes so we will be having them all! My baby has been exposed to pretty much all the allergy foods with no problems.

Katherine - posted on 11/07/2009

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For my daughters Birthday I'm making her a little cake she can destroy.I'm making a cake from a box I'm not worries about sugar or any of that and I've already given her a little taste of chocolate so i know she doesn't have a allergy.

Samantha - posted on 11/07/2009

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I am making a cake from a box and I'm going to make cupcakes with that and then place them in the shape of a 1 (approx 50 cupcakes so two boxes of mix). I don't really worry about what I give my son I've given him chocolate and all kinds of things and it never upsets his stomach so he must take after his father!! I'm going to make a home made frosting out of cream cheese, cool whip, and vanilla instant pudding. I don't like frosting that is too sweet so I don't make it.

Kristi - posted on 11/06/2009

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I have already done peanut butter ... actually I have done pretty much everything that you are supposed to wait a year to do.

Kristi - posted on 11/06/2009

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We are making a normal cake for our son's birthday (well, I should say our friend is making one), no special anything!

Abbey - posted on 11/06/2009

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Quoting Abbey:



Quoting Cadina:

we are not doing anything special in terms of what type (organic, low sugar) he has had a rough 1st year (5 surgery's and mroe to come) and has never had any type of real sweet type food and I want to see his face when he eats it. We are having a monkey themed cake so we are going with a monkey cake that is banana flavored with peanut butter filling and chocolate icing.





Can we do peanut butter at a year?  My friend said she was told 2 years, but it may be unique to her daughter and all her food issues.  I can't wait for PB&J and planned on asking the ped next Friday for our 1 year appt.





By the way, that cake sounds really good.  We are making monkey cupcakes, but I am doing boring yellow cake.  The bday cake is a little round cake with melted fruit snacks cut out to spell "Oli is 1."  Saw it in a magazine and it looks easy, we will see when I make it tomorrow.

Abbey - posted on 11/06/2009

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Quoting Cadina:

we are not doing anything special in terms of what type (organic, low sugar) he has had a rough 1st year (5 surgery's and mroe to come) and has never had any type of real sweet type food and I want to see his face when he eats it. We are having a monkey themed cake so we are going with a monkey cake that is banana flavored with peanut butter filling and chocolate icing.


Can we do peanut butter at a year?  My friend said she was told 2 years, but it may be unique to her daughter and all her food issues.  I can't wait for PB&J and planned on asking the ped next Friday for our 1 year appt.

Krista - posted on 11/06/2009

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I agree!! Let's go all out!! Our babies only have one FIRST birthday!!! I can't believe it's been a year already!! My little man LOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse so I am making him a Mickey Mouse cake. I can't wait!! Happy 1st Birthday to all those beautiful November '08 babies!!!!!

Ruth - posted on 11/06/2009

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We're doing cake-from-a-box with homemade frosting, and maybe a bit of ice cream. She eats what we eat most meals (with the exception of peanut butter), so we'll just do a regular cake.

Cheryl - posted on 11/06/2009

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its my little girls birthday in 4 days and we were going to buy her a character cake from the shops but we have found a beautiful pure white iced cake that the shop are prepared to put her own picture on (using edible paper) and its not expensive. My thought is that they are only getting one 1st birthday so go all out on the cake, babies need more fat than adults and if you normally give your little one a healthy diet then one day isn't going to make a huge difference xxx

Cadina - posted on 11/05/2009

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we are not doing anything special in terms of what type (organic, low sugar) he has had a rough 1st year (5 surgery's and mroe to come) and has never had any type of real sweet type food and I want to see his face when he eats it. We are having a monkey themed cake so we are going with a monkey cake that is banana flavored with peanut butter filling and chocolate icing.

Debbee - posted on 11/05/2009

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I have been searching for different kinds of flavor and shapes. Low sugar sounds wonderful... since this is going to be my daughter's first b-day. I want to order a square cake with a character on top such as Elmo, Pooh Bear or MIckey on top...

Holland - posted on 11/05/2009

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I let my daughter have some cake at my Uncles 50th Birthday and I don't think they had anything special. It was just chocolate cake with vanilla frosting and she loved it, every bit of it she could get.
I don't think you need to be super restrictive, like said before it's only once a year. Sugar is in everything they eat so it's nothing new, they can eat eggs at a year and the amount they actually get in a piece of cake is not much. It's their first birthday, if you like to bake, have fun go all out. Have your baby play in the kitchen with you while you make one from scratch, it'll be fun, good time to bond and learn and always a nice memory to look back on.

Morgan - posted on 11/05/2009

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I went to the bakery cuz im not good with making cakes. so my daughter is getting a small 1st birthday cake from vons bakery.

Karen - posted on 11/04/2009

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I'm concerned about allegies and so I'm taking solid food introduction really slow (we've only done organic fruits and veggies and a couple of grains) This means definetly no cake for us. I'm going to make my daughter a fruit salad and stick half a banana in the middle and put the candle in that. She won't know the difference and will just have fun making a mess with all the little fruit pieces.

Amelia - posted on 11/03/2009

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i say go all out, it's not like you are giving it to them all the time. And the icing is the best part for pictures...i love first birthday cake pictures, SO CUTE!

Trich - posted on 11/03/2009

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im making a cake from scratch but im not worrying about low/no sugar etc its his 1st birthday, a once off is ok... im so excited its only 3 days away and hes one.... oh and im making him a train

Sarah - posted on 11/03/2009

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I am not going to worry about organic or low sugar or anything like that for my son's birthday cake. Afterall, it is once a year and if he goes hyper then it's all good because all his friends and family will be there to see it. I'm careful about what i normally feed him but for his birthday cake i'm really not going to worry.
I'm making him an Iggle Piggle cake and i can't wait already - it's 3 weeks time!! xx

Dee'Jean - posted on 11/03/2009

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I had a regularly prepared cake custom made for my son. Funny thing is he didn't He didn't like the icing. So my suggestion would be light or no icing. Just from my experience.

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