Our moms marked our first birthdays with supermarket sheet cakes loaded with frosting that made us bounce for days. Now you can bump it up a notch — but keep the sweet buzz — with smash cakes. These mini cakes are meant for tots to smash with their bare hands, caveman style, and eat until they’re good and messy. Click through our slideshow and get inspired.

Hot pink sprinkled cake
Our friend Kim from Lovin' From the Oven perfected the hot pink sprinkled mini-cake. We think the sprinkles add such a fun and festive flair to this creation. Kim's secret to making a flawless homemade cake is to place the baked cakes in the freezer before cutting, after cutting and after putting the first layer of frosting on. This helps the cake keep its shape and prevents crumbling. Plus, if you make a mistake simply lather that frosting on, which will cover up any blemishes.

“Like” this story if you created a smash cake for your kiddo’s first birthday and then tell us below which cake in our slideshow is your favorite. 

— Erin Lem

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