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.

Candy Land cake
Jenna of Carrasquillo Creations created this Candy Land smash cake for her friend Candace of Lilypaul Designs. Baby dug into the Candy Land cake while guests noshed on ice cream cone cupcakes that surrounded the creation. Check out the full party at We Heart Parties by clicking here. 

“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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