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!
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!
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.