There's nothing terrible about two! At least not on toddler's second birthday. Your budding eater may not smash his face in his second birthday cake the way he did on his first birthday, but chances are he'll still get that sticky icing everywhere. Regardless of the mess, 730 days on this planet calls for a decadent slice of sugary goodness. If you're planning a second birthday party or just want some mouth-watering inspiration for future festivities, check out these copycat-worthy cakes and trends.
What's the best way to celebrate baby's first 365 days, or 8,766 moments on earth? Why a giant birthday cake, of course! Whether your one year old has tried the sweet stuff before or tastes the confection for the first time on her first birthday, you can expect whatever you serve will be enjoyed and rubbed all over the place. In fact, mini smash cakes, which are made to be smeared and drooled all over a baby face for the sake of a giggle and cheeky photo, have become quite trendy. If you're planning a first-year fete or just want some mouth-watering inspiration for future festivities, savor these copycat-worthy cakes and trends.
Celebrating the big eighth birthday means your lil one's on his way. They're really starting to grow up, make friends, play sports, and develop interests all on their own. So, for the big celebration, you'll want a cake that wows and show them you're paying attention to everything that makes your birthday guy unique. Garner some inspiration and click away for a peek at a few birthday confections that are sure to impress the party!
Big birthday number seven means your little guy is growing up. Give 'em a real celebration with a sweet cake that showcases their favorite things. For a confection that wows it's all about your child's interests. So, click on for some crafty ways to decorate the seventh birthday cake!
Turning six is a real big-kid birthday. Show your tot you're all about celebrating his special day with a cake that captures his interest. Whether the confection is a favorite animal, color, or character, the child can share it with his party pals. Here are several sources of inspiration!
Kindergartners know what they want and aren't afraid to tell you. Usher in your kiddo's fifth year with a cake that reflects his or her current interests. It will be sure to capture the attention of all of the child's friends too! Here's a roundup of some of our favorite fifth birthday dessert ideas!
It's a Barbie world, and we're just living in it! Once lil girls turn three, they are often drawn to the buxom plastic dolls, tiny clothes, and dream homes. Seventy-six percent of LilSugar readers have a soft spot for Barbie and allow their tots to play with the 10-inch dolls. Chances are, you've seen a cake or two inspired by the iconic toy.
The ballgown cake with a figurine head and torso has delighted generations of lil girls — from my sixth birthday (pictured here) to Stella McDermott's second soiree — with its larger (and tastier) than life recipe. Using the Wilton Wonder Mold Kit ($18) the cake is easy to make and is eager to please. We've rounded up some of our favorite doll cakes to provide baking mamas with inspiration.
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The best way to welcome your kiddo to the big 3 is with a cake that captures his attention! More than just a tasty bite, the sweet treat can say a whole lot about what your little guy likes. Here's a roundup of some of our favorite triple fun dessert ideas!