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Cake Smash Ideas for Children’s Birthdays

Children look forward to the cake at every party. So to help you moms out, I have put together a few cake smash ideas for you to use for your birthday kiddos. A cake smash is a fun and memorable event for any children’s birthday at any age! This tradition combines two of a kiddo’s favorite things: cake and a chance to celebrate their birthday with family and friends. A classic cake smash includes a delicious birthday cake, decorations, and lots of smiles and laughter. Here’s a guide to help you plan your perfect children’s cake smash.

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First, pick the right cake

First, pick the right cake: You want a cake that is tasty but also one that looks great for the photos. Consider a simple cake that can be decorated in your child’s favorite colors and characters. You can also try a tiered cake with different flavors in each tier, like chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet. And don’t forget the classic smash cake, a simple round cake that your child can dig into and make a mess!

Next, choose decorations for the cake smash

Next, choose decorations for the cake smash. You can get creative with balloons, banners, and other decorations to liven up the space. Consider using a backdrop with a fun theme, like a beach or circus, to really make the cake stand out.

Third, plan the cake smash.

Third, plan the cake smash. You can keep it simple and just let the one-year-old dig in, or you can add some fun activities for everyone to enjoy. Try setting up a little photo booth with props for everyone to use and take pictures during the cake smash. If you are working with your one-year-olds there are a few tricks to keep them from getting distracted. You can also bring a few favorite toys to keep your one-year-old looking at you for those few photos you want of them looking at you instead of just enjoying themselves as they eat their cake.

Finally, capture the memories.

Finally, capture the memories. Make sure to have a camera handy to take pictures of your one-year-old’s special day! Whether you hire a professional photographer or take photos yourself, you’ll be glad to have the memories of this fun event.


A cake smash is an event that you and your family will never forget. With the right cake, decorations, and activities, you can make it an enjoyable and memorable experience for everyone involved. Click here and let us help you create a plan for a cake smash that your birthday kiddo will love!

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March 20, 2023

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