My Daughter

Decorating By Kimmienae Updated 4 Oct 2009 , 2:58pm by Mickey17

Kimmienae Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:07am
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My daughter is having her first birthday in january and i don't know what theme to do. I want something different then sesame street or princess'. i dont want it to be to big but i don't want it to be too little either. can somebody please give me an idea? thanks icon_redface.gif

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catlharper Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:19am
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What about a jungle theme? Cute monkeys, banana trees, baby lions, giraffe...etc. Or Farm yard?

LeckieAnne Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:32am
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Does she have a nickname or a theme for her room or anything like that. I call my daughter Anna B - so I did a 3D bee cake (used the Wilton mini-bear) sitting on top of a big flower. She got to eat the bee as her smash cake. I thought that was a cute idea.

Melnick Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:37am
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Have you looked through the galleries? If you do a search you'll come up with heaps of cakes and so many of them are gorgeous without being Sesame Street or Princess. I like a little garden theme - with ladybugs and butterflies and catterpillers and bees ... or a farm theme .... or a teddy bear theme .... then there are the cakes that are just gorgeous colour combinations with patterns on them.

Here's a link to a search I did with "1st birthday girl" http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=1st%20birthday%20girl&album=-&search_user=&pageID=1

If you just did a search with "1st birthday" you'd get lots of extra results too.

JanH Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 9:15am
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Hi and Welcome to CC, Kimmienae. icon_smile.gif

Everything you need to know to make, decorate and assemble tiered/stacked/layer cakes:

http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-605188-.html

Above super thread contains popular CC recipes for crusting American buttercreams, several types of fondant and doctored cake mix (WASC and other flavor variations) and so much more!

I'm rather partial to "Hello Kitty" myself... tapedshut.gif

Hello Kitty Birthday cakes from the galleries:

http://www.cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&meta=search&type=full&search=hello+and+kitty&album=8&search_user=

Whatever you decide, please post a photo of your cake. thumbs_up.gif

jaybug Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 12:08pm
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We had a circus theme for my granddaughters 1st bday. It turned out really good. We bought popcorn bags for goodie bags. We tied baloons to weights and put them down in popcorn cups then filled with popcorn for centerpieces for the tables. Soooo cute! Lots of good stuff at the dollar tree to use for circus theme.

jamiekwebb Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 12:25pm
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What about a tea party??? Or Beatrix potter... or the little mouse who is a ballerina... ooo what's her name? Or fairies.

suz3 Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:00pm
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I love Hello Kitty too!

Jenthecakelady Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:08pm
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I just did a cupcake tower for a friend. Her smash cake was a small half round cake that I made fondant/gumpaste flower petals for and placed under it to make it look like a flower and I made a butterfly with the same colors-the body was a "1". It was very cute. I would say though that if you went that route to make the petals out of all gumpaste so they hold their shape. I forgot to measure the size of the cupcake tower and my petals were too big for the top of it-if they'd been all gumpaste they would have held their shape anyway. Good luck!!

MalibuBakinBarbie Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:22pm
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I think a garden theme would be cute, too! ~ Even though I know it's October!

The cake (sheet, round, oval, tiered... doesn't matter) can be iced in light green icing (buttercream or even fondant) and decorated with friendly colorful bugs (ladybugs, dragonflies, butterflies) and flowers.

A smash cake could be a cupcake with a friendly bug or flower on top. icon_smile.gif

natou Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:30pm
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I made this cake the past weekend and I think it would also be cute for a 1st liitle girl's birthday. Butterflies were also cake so she could have her own little cakes to eat!
LL

snocilla Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 1:42pm
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This is my favorite little girl's first birthday cake!

http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1359022

pianocat Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 2:26pm
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I have 2 in my favs that I love.
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_950473.html
http://www.cakecentral.com/cake-photo_10375
These are both fairly easy cakes-time comsuming though.

rharris524 Posted 2 Oct 2009 , 6:28pm
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for my daughter's 1st birthday, we did mother goose as a theme and I made a humpty dumpty cake. The party and cake were great but I have to admit that it was really hard to find matching partyware.
http://cakecentral.com/modules.php?name=gallery&file=displayimage&pid=1374437

Tee-Y Posted 3 Oct 2009 , 3:07pm
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icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif Kimmienae welcome to CC!!!!I'm sure by now you'll be overwhelmed with ideas icon_lol.gif -It comes with the territory though!Enjoy!!!!! icon_biggrin.gif

Cricketina Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 5:03am
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Does she like yo Gabba Gabba? there are some super cute ideas featuring them.....also a 2 tiered teddy bear tea party themed pink and white cake with ribbon roses and bows would be precious.... I am doing a precious tiered Monkey themed cake for my GS 2nd bday and my Daughter is getting photos of him with the cake and some with him holding Bananas as well!

There are some sweet pony cakes and carousel cakes in the galleries too!

Good luck thumbs_up.gif What a sweet mommy you are and as long as Mommy makes it with Love she will love it!!!

patticakesnc Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 5:19am
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I wanted to do ladybugs for my grandbaby but my daughter wanted spongebob. There is a two tier cake on here that is green with little ladybugs having a picnic. I love it. I know I made the ladybugs and my granddaughter just went wild over then even though they didn't get on a cake! icon_smile.gif

Mickey17 Posted 4 Oct 2009 , 2:58pm
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I would first do some thinking and then do some searching on here.

Figure out if you are really wanting all the party decor to be matchy and coordinated. If you do, then start at a party supply store, find a theme you like and see if you can find or design a cake to go with it.

If you don't, think about what your daughter likes. She is getting old enough to start showing preferences and personality. Does she love books? What is her favorite one? Does she have a favorite toy? A favorite activity that she does with you?

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