First Birthday's are a big milestone for both baby and parents! For starters- it means that you kept a tiny human alive for a full year and thats pretty big in itself! Second- it marks your baby entering toddlerhood and a whole new set of independence from mom! WAHOOO!
I can't think of a better way to celebrate than with baby's very own smash cake! Throw in rainbow sprinkles for a classic Funfetti Birthday Cake vibe and your little one is on their way to some serious cake in the face! AKA the birth of SMASH CAKE.
If baking cake Isn't your thing but you still want to be involved in making your kiddos smash cake- we've got the perfect solution for you! Our Mini Celebration Cake Activity Box. It comes with all your party cake items including balloons and a birthday candle! And during these social distancing times- we've partnered with another local mamma owned and operated business to offer you custom birthday signs for birthday party parade or to decorate a party room in the house!
My son turned the big 1 a few months ago now and I've been receiving a lot of questions about how to make a smash cake. You will be surprised how easy it is! I decided to make him a classic Funfetti Vanilla Birthday Cake. I also made homemade marshmallows, rice krispie treats, and a carrot cake for the dessert table.
For the full party details and additional tips about styling a beautiful and simple dessert table, you can check out Landen's First Birthday Party Recap here! I just loved his theme based off the children's book- The Wonderful Things You Will Be.
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Quick note on making homemade Buttermilk: I NEVER buy Buttermilk. For one- its hard to find full fat buttermilk and I also never use an entire carton before it goes bad. So I just have Whole Milk on hand and make my own!
For every 1 cup of Whole Milk- combine 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice or distilled white vinegar. Let sit for 5-8 minutes (will start to curdle which you want- and done!).
*Recipe Adopted by Cake by Courtney
1) Using an electric mixer or hand held mixer with the paddle attachment- cream butter for 5 minutes, until lightened.
2) Add Vanilla Extract and mix until combined
3) Add powdered sugar in 1/2 cup increments. After the final 1/2 cup is incorporated, slowly add the heavy whipping cream. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes or until frosting is light and fluffy.
*Frosting can be made up to 1 week in advance and stored in the refrigerator. It can be made 3 months in advance and placed in an airtight container in the freezer. If frozen- thaw the day before by placing in the refrigerator over night. Allow buttercream to sit at room temperature and rewhip in an electric mixer for 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
A video tutorial on how to Frost and Fill a Cake for beginners- this is for you!
A video tutorial of Baking Tools that we love and suggest for cake enthusiasts- this is for you!
There you have it! Now you can make your very own Smash Cake at home and watch all the glory of your little one eating their very first C A K E.
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Hello! I'm Candice and I love baking. This blog is dedicated to all things sweet, exploring your passion, staying inspired and encouraging you to Eat More Cake!