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?”
- 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!
My first two had smash cakes and didn't really eat them. My youngest had a cupcake and it was perfect.
I would get a separate cake.
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.
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!
My daughter had a cupcake for her first birthday and she had a great time smashing and smearing it all over herself.
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.
My first had cupcakes for his birthday, he loved it!