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.

Clown cake
Brown Eyed Baker Michelle typically makes her cakes with a fondant finish, but for this clown smash cake she decided to frost the entire cake in buttercream so that the birthday boy could easily smash her creation to pieces. We love this colorful and fun clown cake that we're guessing fit perfectly with the party's "Big Top" circus theme.

“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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