How fun to have a Mickey Mouse first birthday! I decided to do a more stylized design for this one, topping the 2-tier cake with a Mickey ear hat. The result was bright, graphic, even a bit sophisticated, but still really fun. I especially liked the red band at the bottom of the cake where I added yellow ovals to mimic the buttons on Mickey's pants. The cake was chocolate chocolate chip cake with cookies and cream filling on top, and vanilla cake with strawberry filling on the bottom.
The last photo was the "smash cake", which was a little vanilla cake that I decorated simply for the 1 year old birthday boy.