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.

Ribbon cake
If throwing on an apron and breaking out the measuring cups isn't your thing then simply purchase a cake from your local grocery store and wrap a ribbon around it. Michele of Sweet Threads Clothing Co. did just that and the result is a super cute smash cake that required no baking. A special thanks to We Heart Parties for sending over this great idea.

“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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