I blinked and the baby will be turning 1 tomorrow. All emotions aside (OMG THAT WENT TOO FAST), part of the fun of her first birthday was making her a teeny tiny cake and just sitting back and seeing what she did with it. The whole "cake smash" trend is fairly new to me, but the basics are that you get a little (or big, whatever floats your boat) cake just for your little one to go nuts on. We used little round pans from Wilton and sliced the tops off to make a little three layer cake, and she did less smashing and more actual eating. A word of advice? Use white frosting and vanilla cake, and get your camera ready. Need some inspiration? Click here for some fun ideas, I also love these tips for cutting a cake into any number.