So, you’re preparing for your little hunk of loves first birthday when something hits you…

“We’ve only EBF’d.”

“He/She has never had sugar.”

“We are vegan.”

“OMG Gluten!”

No matter what makes your head spin when you think about that first birthday cake, you, yes… you… can have a healthy first birthday cake for your kiddo, smashery and all.

Here’s our top 10 finds for amazing birthday cakes with tons of smash appeal that won’t send your kiddo into a sugar coma.

First, this super special cake from Listaholic.



This cake is a great idea with the watermelon. We’ve seen a lot of people talking about using watermelon for a first cake because it’s so smooshable. BUT. I am nervous on this one with the whole fruits and tons and tons of almonds. It’s pretty, but proceed with caution on this one. Find the pin here.


This Deep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake from This Rawsome Vegan Life.


Spinach Cake from Mom What’s For Dinner.


Carrot Cake from Healthy Living How To.


Sugar Free Cake by Anni Daulter (love!) on Coast Views.



This grain and dairy-free cake from



With such a wide variety of ideas, we hope you’ve found something here that will appeal to your little one. Honestly, I think I am going to go with the watermelon and whipped cream idea. Instagram us your babies first cake ideas @CrunchyMoms. Check out more ideas for a healthy cake smash on our Pinterest :