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Smash Cakes Your Birthday Baby Will Love
There’s no formula for the perfect first birthday party, but luckily there are plenty of recipes for amazing first birthday cakes. And whether you want baby’s first bite to be super yummy, as healthy as possible, or just really, really cute, you’re sure to find the right smash cake for you and your soon-to-be one-year-old on this list. From organic ingredients to photo-op ready decorations, here are eight smash cakes your little one will eat up.
Whole Grain Carrot Cake
After fretting over what you’ve been feeding baby for a year, it’s no wonder that the leap to a sugary cake may have you a little stressed out. To the rescue: A more wholesome carrot cake made partially with whole wheat flour, Greek yogurt, apples, and (of course!) carrots. Not to mention the brilliant orange will make the cake smash all the more colorful.
Editor’s note: While balloons are certainly a birthday staple, keep in mind they’re a choking hazard for kids eight and under so keep a close eye on your baby and young guests.
Perfect Size Smash Cake in a Formula Tin
One of the biggest challenges of creating a smash cake? Baking one at the perfect size for baby. Enter Kristi of Lolly Jane’s solution: Use a formula tin! Instead of wasting cake mix in this miniature recipe, Kristi opted for whoopie pie mix (and neon icing for a pop of color). You should be able to whip this up in less than half an hour perfect for mamas who are putting together parties during naptime .
Rose Smash Cake
Don’t be intimidated by this pretty icing treatment the mama behind this confection spilled that this is the first time she attempted cake decorating! (Plus, we have a sneaking suspicion your one-year-old will love it no matter how it turns out.) Find out how blogger Debbie got this pretty rose effect with minimal effort.
Organic Birthday Cake
If you really want to make sure that first bite of cake counts and is packed with the healthiest ingredients possible, this is the recipe for you. Made with all organic ingredients, including bananas for an extra kick of potassium, this first cake is perfect for families that are keen on eating clean.
Versatile Vanilla Cake
Channel your inner Martha Stewart with a recipe inspired by the domestic queen herself plus instructions to make a mini version in a mug so your baby can enjoy the same treat as his guests. Bonus: Consider your decorating done, as your little smash cake makes for the perfect topper!
Owl Smash Cake
You may be able to base your entire party theme around this adorable treat, which is one of the more manageable decorated smash cakes to create so long as you follow this mama’s tutorial. Not only will your guests think it’s a real hoot, your little cutie will love seeing eye to eye with her dessert!
Easy Polka Dot Cake
Sure, this rainbow-dotted goody looks gourmet, but with the right equipment it’s, well, a piece of cake. Take a page out of this blogger’s book and use a cake pop maker for the colorful circles, which will make for a fun surprise when you cut into baby’s cake.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake in a Mug
Think baby’s ready for his first bite of one of the yummiest flavor combinations ever: chocolate and peanut butter? As long as you’ve already introduced him to these foods, this cake will be the ultimate treat. (And you’ll be glad you know how to make it in this miniature version for when you want to indulge yourself!)
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