Countdown star Rachel Riley celebrates daughter Maven's first birthday with incredible cake

Ciara McGinley
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Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim P. Whitby - Getty Images

From Good Housekeeping

Countdown presenter and former Strictly Come Dancing star Rachel Riley celebrated her daughter Maven's first birthday last week.

The star took to social media over the weekend to give her fans a glimpse into how they celebrated the little one's special day at home.

Rachel posted a series of snaps of her baby daughter over the past year, as well as a picture of her incredible chocolate birthday cake.

In the first picture, Maven is seen wearing a sparkly pink dress and cosy cream coat with a little grey crown featuring a gold '1' nestled on top of her cream bobble hat.

The second picture shows Maven's fabulous chocolate birthday cake, covered in woodland animal cake toppers all holding a letter to spell out her name.

The rest of the snaps show Maven with her mum and day at various points throughout the year.

Alongside the pictures, Rachel wrote: "Can’t believe our little munchkin is one already! Mave had an amazing birthday this week, undeterred by the strange times, getting her own balloons and being able to wave at dogs through a window made her day. Having a little one seems to get better and better as time goes on and her little personality shines through. She’s still the spit of her Dad but I’m not complaining at that. Thanks for all the well wishes for such a happy milestone, Pash and I are very proud parents 😍😍😍

"Shout out to Wonderfully Whimsical on Etsy who made the cake toppers I’m in love with. 🐻❤️"

Rachel's followers took to the comment section of the Instagram post to wish Maven a happy first birthday and share their love for the delicious-looking cake.

"Aww what an awesome cake!! 🎉🎉🎉," one fan commented, while another wrote: "❤️❤️❤️Happy Birthday Mave! What a fabulous cake!"

Rachel and her partner Pasha Kovalev met on Strictly in 2013 when they were partnered up to compete on the dance show. The couple began dating shortly afterwards and married in the summer of 2019 before welcoming Maven later that year.

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