NZ prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, chose a classic Women’s Weekly Party Cake for her daughter Neve’s first birthday.

“Doing what so many parents have done before me,” PM Ardern shared on Instagram.

“Waited till baby was up in bed before trying to magic up a passable cake for the big first birthday.”

She also thanked everyone for their well wishes:

“To the many, many people who have wished our family well, sent knitted goods and passed on a piece of wisdom about parenthood over the past year – thank you. It truly takes a village (and someone in said village may get a call if I don’t sort this cake!)”

In a follow up post she shared:

“I may be smiling but about an hour earlier I was not enjoying the first birthday cake making experience (like just about every parent I know!),” she wrote.

“I recommend cakes that you can legitimately cover in coconut – it hides almost everything. Happy Birthday wee Neve!”

Looks pretty good to us!

Did you make your little ones first birthday cake or outsource the job to someone who knew how?

Share your comments below

Read more:

Join Our Facebook Group: For exclusive stories, reviews, competitions, special offers & more, make sure you join our Secret MoM Business Facebook group here. Don’t Miss Out!


  • So cute. We loved the Women’s Weekly Birthday Cake book as children. Yes I’ve always made my children’s birthday cake except for this year!

    Reply


  • A close friend of ours makes her 2 Granddaughters’ cakes. I’m not sure if the are from the same Womens Weekly Book though. I know one of the girls had a racing car track one and a farm one another year.

    Reply


  • Great job. What a super mum!

    Reply


  • My aunty made my daughters first cake. It was a castle and looked stunning. No way could i have pulled something like that off.

    Reply


  • Looks pretty good to me! Great cake!

    Reply


  • My husband made our sons first Birthday cake because he insisted on him having a crocodile. He did a great job.

    Reply


  • We love these traditional cakes and make our own cakes.

    Reply


  • I made a teddy bear cake. It looked a little warped! Oh well at least I tried :)

    Reply


  • A gorgeous cake and it turned out beautifully! Good on her for doing it herself!

    Reply


  • Great outcome – it looks wonderful and those who attended the party would have loved the cake. How wonderful she did it herself.

    Reply


  • That cake looks great! I really love this lady, she seems so down to earth and genuinely cares about people

    Reply


  • I love it and I’m sure everyone else did too. I’ve made a four poster bed, UFO, football boot, a hockey oval and a ghetto blaster with detachable speakers. I loved making each one (but not at the time) and seeing the smile on their faces made all the swearing and tears of frustration worth it.

    Reply


  • Looks fantastic. Keeping it real.

    Reply


  • Love WW cake book. I made the train for my 2 year olds birthday a couple of weeks ago

    Reply


  • This woman is simply amazing. She is so real and is someone to look up to.

    Reply

Post a comment
Like Facebook page

LIKE MoM on Facebook

Please enter your comment below
Would you like to include a photo?

No picture uploaded yet
Please wait to see your image preview here before hitting the submit button.

Your MoM account

Lost your password?

Enter your email and a password below to post your comment and join MoM:

↥ Back to top

Thanks For Your Star Rating!

Would you like to add a written rating or just submit?

Write A Rating Just Submit
Join