What’s a smash cake? It’s a special baby-size cake that your little one can dive in to and go crazy.
When my oldest son turned one year old, we held a birthday party at our house with lots of friends and family. There was a torrential downpour so we were all trapped inside but laughed about the craziness of having no furniture yet (we had just moved) and how thankful I was to currently have an “open” floor plan considering how many kids were running all over the place.
What I remember most about Vman’s first birthday party, however, was his birthday cake. Not just the cake but about him eating the cake. Betty Crocker surveyed moms and found that the most memorable part of a first birthday party is the birthday cake itself. I would have to agree.
Before his first birthday, Vman hadn’t even had a cookie. So when I presented him with a piece of chocolate cake, he gingerly tasted it. Then his brain registered how amazing his cake tasted and he went to town! He ate every last morsel, and then picked up the plate and started licking it clean. Those are still some of my favorite pictures!
To me, the cake is what I think about the most when I think of Vman’s birthday. At the time, I just plopped down a slice of cake in front of him, but if you want to make your baby’s first birthday even more special, go the extra step and make a smash cake.
What’s a smash cake? It’s a special baby-size cake that your little one can dive in to and go crazy. To help make the moment extra special with a homemade touch,
You can find recipes and tricks for Betty Crocker’s favorite first birthday smash cakes by visiting their website. They have some terrific tips to make the cake come out perfect!
My second son is turning five later this month. I was so inspired by Betty Crocker I decided to make him his own mini cake. I made their confetti cake, but I decided to made a single layer cake. My child’s favorite cake flavor is chocolate with vanilla frosting so I used their chocolate fudge mix.
My child enjoyed the cake for himself and the rest of the family ate the cupcakes I made along with it using the rest of the batter from the recipe.
Tell Me: What do you remember most about your little one’s first birthday? Did you let them smash their cake or did you try to keep it clean?