My daughter celebrated her first birthday recently & she had to take part in the age old tradition of smashing her first cake! We were going to get her a white cake with white icing, maybe some pink flowers on the sides, from our local bakery. But then my husband and I got to talking about the idea of her cake and we opted for something a little different!
We decided on something a little healthier and more affordable! 🙂 We made her cake out of angel food cake ($2.99), strawberries ($2.99) and whip cream (1.50). It’s really simple guys, all you’ll need to do is open the angel food cake and place face down on your desired plate and remove carefully from package. Next, dice up your strawberries and put in the space in the center of the cake. We used about 4 or 5 strawberries for this, but you can use as many or as few as you choose! Now, just spray on your whip cream. You can do fancy swirls with it that turn out pretty cool. I filled the middle in first and then sprayed outwards. Just a little tip though, don’t do this in advance lol do it right before you give it to her. We had a little issue with it melting too soon.
I know this isn’t the traditional first birthday smash cake but it was so much healthier for our daughter. And she absolutely loved it! She tore into her strawberry angel food cake and ate ALOT of it! 🙂 I would definitely recommend this idea, even if you don’t do it for your baby’s smash cake. It would be really good after lunch or for snack time!
If anyone does try this or has tried this in the past for their little ones, please comment below and let me know how they liked it or give me your unique twist on it?!