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.

Pinata cake
Why smash a cake with your hands when you can do so with a toy hammer? This impressive pinata smash cake was made from Charlie of Hotly Spiced. Charlie hallowed out the chocolate cake and filled it goodies like mini M&Ms and gold coins. After, she covered the cake with chocolate butter cream and decorated her creation with colorful candy. We're guessing the birthday boy had a smashing good time.

“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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