Mom in Training: Betty Crocker’s First Birthday Smash Cakes!

October 16, 2013

Betty Crocker’s First Birthday Smash Cakes!

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

No. 1 Cutout Cake – 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.

Peas & Carrots Smash Cake If you’re looking to sneak some fruits and veggies into baby’s first sweet treat, this round smash cake is your best bet.

Polka Dot Smash Cake – Encourage your budding artist to create a messy masterpiece with this two-layered, three-inch round smash cake. The red confetti polka dots and turquoise-frosted cake will create swirls of color.

Sprinkles Smash Cake Transform baby’s favorite toy into an edible creation. All you need is a No. 1 cut-out template and sprinkles for a cute contrast.

Striped Mini Smash Cake – Pastel frosting with bright orange stripes and polka dots make this two-layered round cake beg for baby’s attention.

Confetti Cake Stack – Confetti sprinkles make this mini smash cake sweet and simple.


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

I think these cake ideas are awesome. Both of my kids are well past their first birthdays, but I think I'll be keeping this information handy for an upcoming friend and their little ones birthday. I think any little one would love to dig into one of these great cake ideas!

What do you remember most about your little ones’ first birthdays? 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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  1. I love these cakes I really like the Striped Mini Smash Cake and the Watercolor Cake. I think these are going to be my just because cakes, so I can make them anytime I want.

  2. We made a #1 cut out cake for my grandson's 1st birthday and it was a huge hit! These are all great ideas!

  3. Love the idea of a much smaller cake and I like the Peas and carrots cake!

  4. These are so cute and will be a big hit at the part.

  5. I love the stripped mini splash cake!!


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