It's your baby's first birthday! Let him dig into his first birthday cake toddler-style with an adorable smash cake that's almost too cute to eat. Almost.
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While your baby will be thrilled to get her hands on any cake for her first birthday, we can't resist a smash cake, a small first birthday cake that's just for your baby. Here are 14 crazy-cute options that are almost too cute to smash.
This matching cake for guests and smash cake for Baby from Kristine's Kitchen Blog. The larger, 8-inch cake was frosted with white icing, and covered with sprinkles, using a No. 1 stencil to leave the number space white. The smash cake is the reverse, with sprinkles just covering the numeral.
You're No. 1!
All you'll need for this simple smash cake from Betty Crocker is a cake baked in a loaf pan and then trimmed and cut in half. Spread on frosting and make a No. 1 template using waxed paper or parchment paper and lay it on top of the cake. Cover it in sprinkles and gently remove your template for a cake that looks like it took way more work than it did.
A Smash Hit
Lovin' from the Oven whipped up this super fun smash cake that resembles a lollipop. She used a box cake mix, cutting out small circles for the layers and frosted it with white icing. Pink sprinkles and nonpareils pretty things up even more. You can use a single candle to top it off, but we love the pink-and-white striped straw.
Health-conscious moms should take note of this lovely, simple smash cake from Hello Bee made with whole spelt flour, cocoa powder, bananas and maple syrup. It's frosted with a mix of creamy peanut butter, cream cheese and honey and topped with sliced fruit and a single candle.
To make this monster-themed creation showcased on Rachel, Domesticated, pipe blue frosting using an open or closed star tip to make "fur," and use white and dark blue icing to create the mouth and teeth. Three fondant-covered cake pops serve as the eyes, while a cupcake makes a perfect smash cake.