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.

Mickey (or Minnie) Mouse cake
For your little Mickey or Minnie, create this cake that comes to us from Topsy Turvy Cakes. Sprinkle the mini (errr..Minnie) cake all over with red sprinkles and top it off with black mouse ears. This Disney smash cake will always be a classic.

photo credit: Chelsea Peterson Photography

“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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