Should I bake a cupcake to use for my baby's smash cake?

Real Mom Problem

“For a first birthday would you use a cupcake as a smash cake or get a separate smash cake?”

by luckyme7 luckyme7

Quick Tips

  • 1. A smash cake is a separate, often smaller, cake for baby to enjoy -- and destroy
  • 2. Using a cupcake might mean less wasted cake
  • 3. Some moms give baby a slice of a larger cake to smash instead

Real Mom Solutions

Looking to give baby something sweet to smash on her first birthday? Some moms of CafeMom think a cupcake might be just the thing; less cake lost but still plenty messy for those oh-so-cute birthday photos. See what they have to say below!

  • twogirl91
    twogirl91

    My first had cupcakes for his birthday, he loved it!

  • kmqw229
    kmqw229

    My first two had smash cakes and didn't really eat them. My youngest had a cupcake and it was perfect.

  • bubblemama2164
    bubblemama2164

    I would get a separate cake.

  • Baby_Avas_Momma
    Baby_Avas_Momma

    I made my daughter a plain vanilla cupcake to play with. She had never had any sort of sweets before; she really didn't care much for it.

  • Dragonmamas
    Dragonmamas

    Thus far I have gotten separate cakes for my babies, but they eat so little of it that the cake ends up being wasted. I have never thought to use a cupcake, but that's an excellent idea!

  • JTE11
    JTE11

    My daughter had a cupcake for her first birthday and she had a great time smashing and smearing it all over herself.

  • sahmw2010
    sahmw2010

    I never did a separate cake or cupcake. I always just cut off a slice of the one cake and let baby have at it.

close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN