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.

Winter cake
Kids with winter birthdays sometimes get the short end of the stick. But, for Eden's first birthday Carisa of Carisa's Cakes decided to embrace the cold weather with a mini-cake that featured edible glitter and fondant and white chocolate snowflakes.

“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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