|Rebekah and Her 1st Birthday Smash Cake|
|She wouldn't dig in so a friend stuck|
her hand into it...she was not pleased.
Baby's first birthday is one of the most exciting milestones in a parent's life. It's an amazing day recalling the circumstances of birth or of adoption. First birthdays celebrate the joy that your child brings to your family. When my kiddos turned 1, smash cakes were just starting to take a toe-hold. We got our three kids their own kids cake (smash cake) and let them go at it. Our oldest ended up painting the highchair in frosting. The middle one wasn't sure about any of it and only 'sort of' enjoyed it. Our youngest was a girly-girl from birth and kept picking at the frosting, but wouldn't dive in. A friend stuck her hand in and she bawled--she wasn't into the mess...at first. But by the end, cake was in her hair, on the floor, in her diaper, everywhere! But, she did continue to pick at it in a very dainty manner. No grab and squish for that girl.
Betty Crocker, America’s baking expert, surveyed moms and found that the most memorable part of a first birthday party is the birthday cake itself. To help make the moment extra special with a homemade touch, Betty Crocker has created a line-up of easy-to-make birthday smash cake recipes that babies can’t wait to get their hands on.
|The finished mess--in hair, in diaper...|
If I had to do it over, I'd make one of these darling cakes instead of spending money to purchase one. In fact, the cutout #1 is what I would have chosen for my oldest, the sprinkles cake (done in green) would have been for my middle, and the watercolor cake (done in pink and purple) would have been for my daughter.
Here is a photo infographic with step by step instructions on making a smash cake. Click on the photo to open it in a larger size or check it out on my Pinterest boards. To see all the cakes and their recipes, check out the Betty Crocker website.
Here are Betty Crocker’s favorite first birthday smash cake recipes, perfectly-sized for baby to dig right in!
No. 1 Cutout Cake – This little cake says, “I’m one!” in a big way. Add your own twist to the toppings, including bits of fruit, crackers, sprinkles, cereal and more.
Peas and Carrots Smash Cake – If you’re looking to sneak some fruits and veggies into baby’s first sweet treat, this round smash cake is your best bet.
Polka Dot Smash Cake – Encourage your budding artist to create a messy masterpiece with this two-layered, three-inch round smash cake. The red confetti polka dots and turquoise-frosted cake will create swirls of color.
Sprinkles Smash Cake – Transform baby’s favorite toy into an edible creation. All you need is a No. 1 cut-out template and sprinkles for a cute contrast.
Striped Mini Smash Cake – Pastel frosting with bright orange stripes and polka dots make this two-layered round cake beg for baby’s attention.
Confetti Cake Stack – Confetti sprinkles make this mini smash cake sweet and simple.
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