Baby’s 1st birthday cupcakes

These cupcakes would make the perfect gift for baby’s 1st birthday or a themed treat if you’re throwing a party for your little one.

This recipe shows you how to make a mini cupcake topper, a number cupcake topper, as well as a cute baby face to complete the trio.

You can swap the blue modelling paste for pink for a girl or cream for a neutral tone – the choice is yours. Victoria has used a chocolate cupcake recipe for the base of these cupcakes but you can use a different cupcake recipe if preferred.


  • 80g brown modelling paste
  • 80g light blue modelling paste
  • 40g green modelling paste
  • 30g skintone modelling paste
  • 5g white modelling paste for the eyes and cupcake
  • 2g black fondant
  • 2g yellow fondant
  • 1 batch of chocolate button cupcakes (minus the buttons)
  • Cornflour for dusting