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Sep 26, 2013 01:11 PM

Baby's first birthday party - best 4" or 5" cakes?

I'd like to get a small 4" or 5" cake for my baby to eat with his hands (his first cake!) as well as a larger cake from the same bakery for the guests at his birthday party. Are there any bakery recommendations that do smaller cakes like that? All the bakeries I have been looking at (Tribeca Treats, Empire Cakes) have 6" cakes as their smallest size.


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  1. Just wondering if you have considered a large cupcake and then an adult cake? My daughter did that for her child's first cake and it worked out well. Good luck and congrats!

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    1. re: facultyandtraveler

      Thank you! I will certainly consider it if the small cake idea doesn't work out, but I thought the mini-cake visual would be even cuter (and I'm planning on taking lots of messy-baby + cake photos!).

      1. re: facultyandtraveler

        Or maybe cake truffles from Momofuku Milk Bar.

      2. My first thought was "Black Hound!!!" but a quick scan of their website suggests they do mini 3" cakes, and then 6" and above! Would the 3" be too small?

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        1. re: sharebear

          Thanks! That might be cute, actually... I think I need to get the tape measure out and see what that looks like! Are their cakes good?

          1. re: drs444

            They're amazing. Super pretty AND delicious. The last time someone brought their chocolate mousse cake to a dinner party we devoured it like wolves!