1st Birthday Smash Cake Ideas from Betty Crocker!

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*Although this post is sponsored, All opinions are 100% mine!

First Birthdays are always a joyous event. 

Can you believe it? 4.0 will be 1 year old soon! I feel like this year has been a whirlwind! Between all the milestones and joy he’s brought to our lives, I continue to count my blessings every day. Because 1st birthdays are so special I’ve begun looking at ideas for his first birthday smash cake.  With all the options out there it’s so hard to make the perfect choice! I’ve always made sure my little ones enjoy their smash cake and I always try to make it a special one! So now I am looking for the perfect one for my little man!

Here are a few of my favorites I’ve found so far:

Confetti Cake Stack

Confetti Cake Stack


A  Polka Dot Smash Cake

Polka Dot Smash Cake

And my personal favorite:

A Sprinkles Smash cakeSprinkles Smash Cake

Aren’t these cute? I can’t decide which one to pick for my little guy’s special day.  Making it though will be easy, thanks to  Betty Crocker  because of the  great infographic available on how to make the cutest smash cake around!


What do you remember most about your little one’s first birthday? Did you let them smash their cake or did you try to keep it clean? If you were to have another first birthday party (or maybe are already planning on celebrating another one!), which Betty Crocker smash cake would you make?

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  • Reply Tina T

    We did the same #1 smash cake for my daughter on her past birthday. We however didn’t let her smash the entire cake, just her piece. It was too good! I actually made it a double layer and in between layers I threw some bananas in the middle, it was soooo good! The bananas really infused the flavor of the cake!

    October 13, 2013 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Rachel N

    The sprinkles snack cake looks so fun. I like the square shape too, different.

    October 10, 2013 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Adriane

    Hooray! These are cute ideas. My son had a smash cake for his first birthday. I got both the regular cake and matching smash cake at Whole Foods and they were SO cute. My daughter is about to turn one now so I’m looking for ideas for my aunt, who will be making the cakes. Fantastic! Thanks!

    October 10, 2013 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Alex

    I adore the blue sprinkles cake! My husband made a small applesauce cake for our son’s cake smash and topped it with barely-sweetened whipped cream frosting. Our son barely touched the cake during his cake smash photo session. I had to stick his hands in there to get some cute photos! Whoda thought my boy didn’t like to get dirty! πŸ™‚

    October 10, 2013 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply A

    I love the yogurt melts idea for toppings. so cute!

    October 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply A

    Love the yogurt melts idea for a topping. so cute!!

    October 9, 2013 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply Cortney

    I love this! My sons first birthday is coming up so this really helps!

    October 9, 2013 at 10:40 am
  • Reply Amanda L

    I love the simple sprinkle cake! Our second baby isn’t due until Dec. 6, so we have over a year to worry about his/her first birthday, but it’s still fun to look at cake ideas! I’ll probably make a white or yellow cake, just because I hate trying to clean up a chocolatey mess. And I love the suggestions of using fruit as topping/decoration.

    October 9, 2013 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Michelle Lee

    I LOVE the sprinkles one! We’re having my little girl’s first birthday party (and my son’s second) this weekend so I’ll have to try this! Thanks!

    October 7, 2013 at 1:12 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Laredo

    I love the first cake, with the confetti sprinkles. It’s so simple, but still very cute. My daughter is only 5 months, but I want to do something cute like this for her 1/2 birthday next month…even though I don’t give her solids yet. Haha, maybe I’ll start giving her solids when she’s 6 months. That’ll be her awesome 1/2 birthday present.

    October 7, 2013 at 3:32 am
  • Reply Claudia

    Very cute my baby us going to be 1 on April and I want some big ideas

    October 7, 2013 at 12:23 am
  • Reply Rebeca K

    These are cute ideas! I’ll keep these in mind for when my cousin’s baby turns one in a few months πŸ™‚

    October 5, 2013 at 3:27 am
  • Reply Kristy S

    too cute πŸ™‚ It has been a long time since I had a baby. I miss the baby stage

    October 5, 2013 at 1:53 am
  • Reply Melinda clement

    Awe this would be a fun idea to do with the next little in our family!

    October 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Miller

    I think these are awesome ideas. I love the pictures, while my daughter has already turned one I think I will make this for her second birthday. Thank you for the post. Love new ideas.

    October 4, 2013 at 10:30 pm
  • Reply Nicole Bear

    I’m not sure how healthy these are for a one year old.

    October 4, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • Reply Tanya White

    I love these cakes my nephews birthday is coming up in two weeks and I would love to make him one of these. Thanks for sharing.

    October 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm
  • Reply Sylvia Ortiz

    I love the easy recipe for a baby’s first birthday cake. My grandson will be turning one this month and I am going to bake one of these adorable cakes for him. Thanks for the share.

    October 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm
  • Reply Erika Messer

    Oh I would have loved to have known about this when my daughter turned 1 πŸ™‚ This is such a cute idea for their first cake without messing the big one up!

    October 4, 2013 at 7:11 am
  • Reply Allyson Tice

    All of these cakes are super cute and fun! these are cheaper than the store bought versions and taste better too! I love making homemade things, especially for baby’s 1st! I will totally be trying the blue square cake for my nephews 1st! Love smash cakes! Thank You!

    October 4, 2013 at 1:47 am
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