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.

Twin butterfly cakes
Birthday girls Maya and Anna each got their own butterfly smash cake thanks to Cindy at Sugar Mom Treats. We love how the cakes look like works of art (check out the painted fondant). While Maya and Anna smashed their cakes, their guests were treated to equally fab butterfly cupcakes.

“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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