A smash cake is exactly what it sounds like—a cake that your one-year-old baby digs into with his fists, making a huge mess and an adorable photo op. A smash cake party is also a fun reason to bring your friends and family together to celebrate your first year of parenthood, and a good excuse to eat cake (which we at Sweet Cherry Bakery are always on the lookout for). If you’d like to give it a try, learn more about smash cake parties below.
Smash birthday parties boast two cakes, a large one to be split the traditional way, and a mini version for your baby to bulldoze through. Ideally, guests will eat their cake with a fork while the child will dig in with his fingers, though we won’t judge if any adults try to join in the forkless fun.
That depends—how many sheets do you have to cover the furniture? Just kidding—but a smash cake party involving two or three kids can be a messy affair. However, three or four children with cake all their faces while laughing hysterically can be a heartwarming sight. It also allows other parents to join in the fun, so the theme of “look at my adorable baby” becomes “look at OUR adorable babies.” There’s no age limit rule, either. If you’d like to share the fun with a toddler, by all means, make his year.
When planning your smash cake extravaganza, here are a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, don’t expect the mess to stay on the table cloth—cover the floor with a nonskid covering, too. Make sure that the dye won’t stain your child’s face for weeks, and lastly, make sure you have a photographer on hand—you’ll definitely want to capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment!
Whether you need a smash cake, wedding cake, birthday cake, or miscellaneous sweet treat, call Sweet Cherry Bakery. We are proud to be one of the most experienced cake shops in Raleigh NC. To place an order, just give us a call.