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.

Pretty in Pink cake
For her daughter Esme's first birthday, Ashley of Food Swoon threw a ladies-only, sophisticated affair for her little one. Just a few days earlier she hosted a rowdy sixth birthday for her son. This party however was a different matter and the cake really says it all. The smash cake was topped off with pink strips of buttercream fondant. Inside Esme found layers of white velvet cake and chocolate buttercream frosting.

“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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