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.

Camping cake
For Greyson's first birthday, Kelly McLeskey Dolata, the founder of A Little Savvy Event, gave the birthday boy this cake that fit with the party's camping theme. With green frosting and mini trees from your local craft store, this smash cake can be totally DIY.

“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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