Thursday, October 3, 2013

Betty Crocker Smash Cakes are Smashing Fun!

Unlike babies of today's generation, I didn't have a smash cake for my first birthday.  I had a big bird themed cake, since I was a huge Sesame Street fan as a child.  If you aren't familiar with smash cakes, they are a small matching version of the normal sized larger cake at a first birthday party. The idea is that the birthday boy or girl gets to have the petite cake on their special day to eat and "smash." It's a fun way for them to have a small treat that doesn't affect the cake that everyone else will enjoy.  Smash cakes can be pretty elaborate, but hey you only turn one once!

Betty Crocker who is known as America's baking expert, has surveyed moms and found that the most memorable part of a first birthday party is the cake itself.  To help make this moment extra special, Betty Crocker has created a line-up of easy-to-make smash cake recipes that babies can't wait to get their hands on.

Take a look at a few of these cakes.  They are beautiful! Which ones do you like best? They are perfect for baby to dig right in!

Confetti sprinkles make this mini smash cake sweet and simple.

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. 

This elegant little cake features purple and teal pastels. It’s almost too lovely to smash.

These cakes are beautiful! I'd like my own mini cake for my next birthday.  I don't want to smash it of course, I want to eat it!

At the moment, I don't have children.  For my future child's first birthday, I think I would give them a small homemade cake that I made.  I would put a minimal amount of frosting on it, so it isn't a complete sugar overload for them.  It will be fun to see their reaction.

Do you remember how your child reacted to their first birthday cake? Did they pick at it, or dive right in? I'm sure you have some fond memories.  If you have a first birthday coming up for your child, make sure to bake them a delicious smash cake courtesy of Betty Crocker!

*DISCLOSURE* This is a sponsored post that I received compensation for.  All thoughts are my own. 

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