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.

Football cake
For little boy Brooks' first birthday (the day happened to fall on opening weekend of football season), his mom asked Heather of Curly Girl Kitchen to make a football smash cake. Instead of the typical sheet cake, Heather created a tiered football cake with chocolate and yellow cake and vanilla and chocolate frosting. We love the white piping of footballs and the mini football players surrounding the cake.

“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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