SMASH CAKE & BABY
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First birthday, New Years Eve, gender reveal for baby #2 or just because, there is nothing funnier than a baby eating a smash cake. You really have no clue what you are going to get during the first "smash". Many bakeries overcharge for a simple "smash cake" and some even make you purchase a larger cake to even have the option to order a smash cake on the side. There is no reason to spend any extra money on a smash cake, as you will find below making your own at home is very easy.
WHAT IS A SMASH CAKE
For those of you that do not know, a smash cake is just a small cake your baby can dig into during a special occasion, usually their first birthday. Just be aware that depending on how aggressive they get you could have a major mess to clean up. I recommend always having your baby do a cake smash in their diaper with news paper underneath the highchair for an easy clean up.
HOW TO MAKE A SMASH CAKE
Luckily making a smash cake is EXTREMELY easy
1 box of cake, I used an organic cake mix but I recommend using a classic brand, the good old stuff, like Betty Crocker Super Moist or Pillsberry Moist Supreme. The organic brands I have tried are a little too dense for the smash, try to purchase a moist cake mix.
1 container of frosting, I also used organic but would again recommend a classic brand like, Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy
2 ramekins or two small round, glass pyrex bowls around 1 quart each
butter or something to grease bowls with
- Follow the steps listed on the cake mix box to prepare the batter
- Pour the batter into (2) buttered ramekins, filling up 3/4 of the way
- Bake in oven at the temperature and time listed on cake box
- Let cool and then pop cakes out by carefully running a knife around the edges
- Use a knife to cut the tops off of both cakes so they are completely flat
- Spread a thing layer of frosting on top of one of your cakes and turn the other cake upside-down and place on top
- **GENDER REVEAL ONLY**If you are doing a gender reveal use a generous amount of blue or pink frosting in that middle layer instead of the white frosting. (do not put frosting too close to the edges). Make sure to add white frosting around the area closest to the edges so the color will not show through.
- Once cakes are stacked frost the entire cake and add sprinkles, candles, and anything fun! To make the cake look extra special use a piping bag to frost.
With any left over batter you can make mini cupcakes for all of the other kiddos. This is my favorite cupcake silicone product. It makes ultra thin bitesize cupcakes with the perfect frosting to cake ratio. Kids LOVE these.