have you heard of a smash cake? this is a relatively new concept to me. the idea is just as it sounds - make a cake - small version - for the birthday boy or girl to dig into, no fork or spoon needed. typically it is for the first couple of years, but if you think about it we have a similar tradition with wedding cake for those that opt into the "face smash" method.
and check out this awesome smash cake my dear friend from charlotte made for her son owen! she has an amazing talent for theme parties, check out everything that she did on the Wanna-be Southern Belle's blog!
here is a smash cake i made for harper's birthday - this was such a fun project and i can't wait to make another one!
have a great weekend!