Blake Lively has likened her 12-month-old daughter to a ''baby Viking''.

The 30-year-old actress celebrated her and Ryan Reynolds' daughter Ines' first birthday with a little party and has revealed Ines preferred the steaks on offer than the Cookie Monster cake.

During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, she quipped: ''I made a Cookie Monster cake ... and she just looked at it and reached for a steak. She was hand-fisting two steaks. Her sleeves were dripping in blood from steak.''

Meanwhile, Blake - who also has daughter James, two, with the 'Deadpool' star - previously revealed it is her family who give her ''security and happiness''.

She shared: ''We've both given up projects that we really love because we can't keep our family together. People often think their career is something they have to chase and maintain, but for us, we said, 'Let's always chase and maintain our personal life.'

''This is a career that's like the stock market: You've got to stay hot while you're hot. But your family, that's the real thing that gives you security and success and happiness.''

And Blake is very keen to raise her kids in the same ''normal'' way her husband was brought up.

She added: ''Ryan had a nice, normal upbringing, and we want our kids to have the same normal life that we had. We don't ever want to rob them of what we had, because we'd feel really selfish. I'd rather not have to deal with it at all, but we knew the lifestyle we were getting into, and while it's hard ... it's another thing when it's our child. She didn't have the opportunity to make a decision about what she wants.''