Kimberly Fish of Savage, Md., writes: "This was Anderson's first birthday party. The green grass icing on his baseball cake was a bad idea. He was stained green and looked like a little ogre for two days after the party!"
Amanda Bowmer of Celina, Texas, writes: "My son Brady has been burdened with 13 food allergies since birth, and we have had a long road of testing and reactions. For his first birthday Sept. 1 we made him an allergen-free cake, and he was so excited, he made the biggest mess! We loved it."
Elizabeth Hagen of Southington, Conn., writes: "We threw a huge party celebrating our baby Brooke's first birthday, but she was so out of place with all the people and kids that came that she got completely overwhelmed. By the time we got to the cake, she had a meltdown. Not even balloons could cheer her up! After a long nap and once the partygoers were gone, she was back to smiles again."
Tamara Ronnebeck of Chico, Calif., writes: "My son Jack turned 1 on July 7. We went to a local park so he could crawl around and be outdoors. We let him dig into the cake for a while and then washed him off in the creek a few yards away. He had so much fun!"