Beyond Cake: Sweet Recipes for Baby's First Birthday
The birthday cake is often the first thing you think of when you start planning a birthday party. Think beyond the cake, Mama! Put a little more sweet into your party spread with these fun ideas.
Not your traditional noogie (you know what we’re talking about!), these tiny chocolate nuggets pack a big chocolate punch and are the right size for little fingers.
It takes only a couple of minutes to turn a pint of strawberries into a festive—and healthy—mouthwatering treat. Coordinate the colored sugar to fit the color scheme of your party.
Gooey and packed with chocolate, brownies are always a big hit with kids. This brownie pizza is so easy to make that even toddlers can help stir the batter.
Ice Cream Pizza
You’ve gotta have ice cream at a party, so why not make it into a pizza? Kids will go wild over the idea of a brownie-crusted ice cream pizza.
Sugar Dusted Lemon Bars
These fragrant and delicately flavored lemon bars are just to refresh party guests. Don’t cut them too big—just a few bites satisfy nicely.
Caramel Apple Muffins
Inspired by the fall favorite, this fool-the-eye treat makes clever use of an apple muffin and cream cheese frosting. Sweetness on a stick. Gotta love it!
Ice Cream Cone Cupcake
Tiny guests will love this cupcake shaped like an ice cream cone. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Watch it wiggle, see it jiggle! A cupcake made out of gelatin? Why not? Kids and parents will love this fun, refreshing treat.
Ice Cream Cookie Cups
Double your party guest’s pleasure by serving ice cream in edible chocolate chip cookie bowls. See the looks on the kid’s faces when you tell them to eat their bowls!
Apple Pie Party Dip
Enjoy the flavor of a classic dessert—minus the baking!—with this tasty fruit dip spiked with cinnamon. A fun way to sneak in some fruit!
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