Smash Cake 101 — Everything You Should Know About Smash CakesMolly Thornberg
It’s always the highlight of our child’s first birthday party. Last night as we celebrate Zeke’s birthday (a few days early), as we did the smash cake— a friend who has no kids was in awe of our tradition.
After talking to a few people who don’t have kids, they to had no idea about smash cakes! Let’s fix this. Here’s some details that you may or may not know about the smash cake tradition.
Smash Cake 101 — Everything You Should Know About Smash Cakes
Smash Cakes Are a Fairly Recent Trend 1 of 9Smash Cakes have become popular in the last 10 years. So don't get all mad at your mom if you didn't have one at your first birthday party.
What is a Smash Cake? 2 of 9A smash cake is typically a small cake (you can make this healthy if you'd like, but typically just a normal cake). A larger cake is served to the guest, but the smash cake is for baby alone.
Smash Cake History 3 of 9The history of the smash cake is a mystery. Google can't tell me who created this!
First Taste of Sugar 4 of 9The idea of the smash cake is that it's your baby's first real taste of sugar, cake!
Not All Babies Get Into It 5 of 9Not all babies go after the cake. Our first child didn't care about it. Our third hated his hands messy!
How to Prepare for a Smash Cake 6 of 9In order to prepare for the potential mess that a smash cake can bring, put a disposable table cloth on the floor and strip your child down to his diaper.
Smash Cake Clean Up 7 of 9Have a towel, wash cloth and soap ready for the post smash cake clean-up! We just threw Zeke in the sink. This is chocolate, not poo!
Priceless Photos 8 of 9Have your camera ready! The reactions and faces are absolutely priceless.
Smash Cakes Don’t Have to Be Just for First Birthdays 9 of 9Smash cakes aren't limited to first birthdays! We purchased a small cake for our 2-year-old Izaiah for his second birthday. He LOVED it, except for the most part, he used a fork.
Oh what fun smash cakes are!
Did You Have a Smash Cake With Your 1-Year-Old?
Molly blogs parenting, geekery and technology at digitalmomblog.com.
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