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'SPRINKLED' WITH LOVE
The theme for the first birthday party of former Bachelorette star DeAnna Pappas and husband Stephen Stagliano's daughter Addison carried through to the confetti-covered cake by Fantasy Frostings. Gold letters and colorful heart toppers made the pastry extra peppy. "The party was about the most amazing thing that we have ever seen," Pappas told PEOPLE.
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HOME SWEET HOME
She makes it look easy! For son Joseph's first birthday, Ivanka Trump channeled her inner pastry chef to bake this cool car-topped confection. "Arabella and I made a cake for Joseph's first birthday! I was tired after work, so we whipped up a basic boxed cake mix, covered it with fancy-looking fondant and made toothpick cake toppers," she explained on Instagram. We count not one, but two homemade treats (perhaps the pink dessert is for the 3-year-old big sis?).
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ON THE RIGHT TRACK
Reese Witherspoon's Instagram is full of sweet things (cupcakes for her daughter Ava's 15th birthday, cookie snack attacks), so of course she gave a shout-out to the friend who made this cool Hot Wheels-inspired cake for her son Tennessee's second birthday. "#terrifictwos," Witherspoon wrote. We're sure there was a race for the biggest slice.
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Since her daughter Josselyn was "emphatic about having a Pocahontas theme" for her seventh birthday party, Samantha Harris carried it through to the cake – a two-tiered confection of chocolate cake with fudge and yellow cake with raspberry cream, topped with the flick's characters ("She just started watching the movie and is obsessed," Harris told PEOPLE). It must have been irresistible, as dessert came early to this pool party. The kids "started a revolt, chanting, 'We want cake!'" Harris said.
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KEEP ON TRUCKIN'
Two won't be so terrible for Nick and Vanessa Lachey's son Camden, who kicked off his second year with a very cool construction-themed birthday party. "He loves tires so we decided on a huge wheel base!" Mom wrote on Instagram of Cakes by Rumy's three-tiered confection. Little party-goers were ready to dig in.
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SOME BUNNY LOVES YOU
Proud papa Cash Warren couldn't help but spill the sweet scoop from daughter Haven's third birthday. "Haven asked for a pink bunny bday party ... I guess my girl gets what she wants," he posted of Cake Creamery's whimsical rabbit confection that he calls "just too adorable!!" We agree – as does mom Jessica Alba, who used her own Instagram to share a few snaps from the princess party.
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LET IT GO
What 3-year-old wouldn't want to be Princess Elsa? That was the thinking for Ivanka Trump's daughter Arabella's Frozen-themed bash, which included ice-blue decorations befitting a Disney snow queen, and of course, a snowflake- and tiara-topped white cake featuring the animated sisters (that was, after the family's celebratory breakfast cake). Trump shared a highlight on Instagram, and we only hope that guests' GPS systems could find the elusive party location in time for dessert: Elsa's Ice Palace on The North Mountain.
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To celebrate her youngest daughter's first birthday, Busy Philipps enlisted a well-known character to sweeten the occasion – Sesame Street's Elmo. "Cricket's cake is finished!!! Happy 1st birthday to my little one," wrote the Cougar Town actress after sharing an adorable pic of the rainbow-colored confection.
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THE WORLD IS YOURS
"My daughter's insanely amazing birthday cake! Her idea," new mom-of-three Soleil Moon Frye posted on Twitter to caption a sweet photo of her second child next to her worldly confection. Created by L.A.'s Cake Divas, the yummy globe-inspired dessert features edible international people and mini country flags.
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TODDLER & TIARA
Balloon animals! Face paint! Minnie Mouse-themed wheels! These fun items have all the makings of a royal-worthy party for Blue Ivy Carter, who turned 2 on Jan. 7. Beyoncé and Jay-Z feted their "flawless" birthday princess with a pretty pastel two-tier cake topped with a glittering crown and stars, which Beyoncé proudly posted on her website. And they lived happily ever after.
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Gisele Bündchen had no problem figuring out what her mini Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan wanted for his fourth birthday cake. The model mom got son Benjamin a tortoise-friendly confection, complete with a Michelangelo doll holding nunchucks. "Our little angel is getting so big. Happy birthday my sweet Benny. We love you so much!" wrote Bündchen after posting a photo on Instagram of the fun dessert.
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Call it the latest in sugar technology! For her son Luca's first birthday, Hilary Duff served an out-of-this-world robot cake with electronic gadgetry made of colorful fondant. The actress Tweeted that the sweet confection, created by popular L.A. bakery Duff's Cakemix, was "the coolest 1 year olds robot birthday cake ever! It was a big hit!"
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Giddy up! Mason Disick's circus-carnival first birthday party featured an enormous hat cake to match the cowboy theme. As for the elaborate confection, mom Kourtney Kardashian wrote on her website, "I always hear babies don't know what's going [on] at their first birthdays so don't make it too over the top. Well I know that Mason LOVED every second of it."
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Selma Blair had a little trick up her sleeve when it came to diving into the cake (topped with an adorable dachshund and Winnie the Pooh) for her son Arthur's first birthday. She Tweeted a photo of the dessert, along with a simple tip: "By adding some blueberries, I managed to avoid a baby sugar rush. He went only for the berries."
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B IS FOR BIRTHDAY
For son Cree Hardrict's first birthday celebration, Tia Mowry knew the perfect theme. "Elmo has been Cree's traveling buddy since he was born. Elmo has kept Cree entertained around the globe!" the actress tells PEOPLE. The Sesame Street star was the hit of the party, tickling the top of a spectacularly cute gluten-free vanilla cake with chocolate chocolate-chip filling, made by Cake Divas.
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A royal delight! For Brooke Shields's daughter Grier Henchy's princess-themed fourth birthday party, dessert guru Amy Atlas topped off a girlie sweets table (filled with sparkly mini cupcakes, cookies and candy) with a darling crown-topped, quilted, chocolate-and-vanilla cake. Shields called the confection "almost too pretty to eat."
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TIERS OF JOY
Think pink (and purple)! For Simone Masterson-Horn's fab second birthday bash, dads Bill Horn and Scout Masterson recruited Jenny Keller of Jenny Cookies to top off a dessert table with an ombré multi-tier vanilla buttercream cake. The fluffy layers of icing matched the party's sweet pink and purple color theme.
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For daughter Willow's first birthday, first-time mom Pink went all out with a towering confection – a vegan carrot cake from Jamaica's Cakes – that featured favorite things like a turtle, lollipop, elephant and bubbles. The singer Tweeted the photo with the message, "Happy Birthday to my angel, my purpose, my biggest blessing. I love you Willow Sage."
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