1st Birthday Smash Cake with Betty Crocker {with picture cuteness}

October 30, 2013

*This is a sponsored post! In return for sharing about the awesome smash cakes by Betty Crocker and my trip down memory lane, I received a gift card. All opinions and cute one-year-old are 100% mine. πŸ™‚

Just last month we celebrated our Little One’s birthday. We call her Little One, but in reality our Ally is now 5. Not a baby, or toddler anymore but a big kid with big kid ideas. As is always the case when a birthday rolls around I can’t help reflecting on years past and how much my little “babies” have grown.

I love to look back and remember their first birthdays. I prefer smaller birthday get together’s with only family and a few friends present. But for their first birthdays we always had a bigger party. Ally’s party was pretty big because both her big brother and sister each invited their own friends as they felt that they had reason to celebrate, too. Having just survived the first year with their baby sister!!! πŸ™‚

Ally first birthday collage

I remember my mom came over a few days before the party and we had a little “dry-run” with a birthday cupcake and realized very fast that Ally was not impressed with it. Her big sister, Ashley, was only too happy to help out a bit but Ally wanted nothing to do with it. She was simply not impressed.

I figured that maybe with a bigger cake to call her own on the day of the party we might have a bit more success – but to no avail. After an unimpressive attempt at “smashing” the cake – she let us know in no uncertain terms that she’d much rather have the baby back ribs her daddy made for the party.

Ally b-day collage 2

I wonder if she would have been a bit more into it if she had one of the cute cakes from the Betty Crocker 1st birthday smash cake collection, like this cute cheerio cake.

There are so many to choose from and most of them are pretty simple to make. I think, they would delight young and old alike.

I like the idea of the number cakes too – I even made a number 5 cake for Ally this year. This number 1 cake looks a lot simpler and cuter though!!! πŸ™‚ I should have checked with Betty Crocker first!!!

betty crocker smash cake

Cute, right? I never would have thought to use cheerios for decorating a cake, but it makes sense and I have some ideas for using fruit loops – they are so colorful. I know my girls would love it. What do you think?

I know before the next birthday rolls around, I will check the Betty Crocker website first for some ideas – the boy is next on the list, wonder what chocolaty goodness I can find for him? πŸ™‚

Hope you all enjoyed this trip down memory lane with me and if you know anyone who has a baby with a first birthday right around the corner, tell them about these cute cakes – the kids will thank you!!!



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  • Rorybore October 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    Oh my gosh….she’s eating the rib!! I love it. so priceless. it’s always the unplanned moments that are the best.
    And I love love these ideas! I wish I had checked before I just ordered ZooZoo’s cake for her party with friends this Saturday. (I usually have family over for dinner and cake on the actual birthday, and then they are allowed to invite a few friends for a party on the following weekend.)
    Going to check out the site for some ideas — pretty sure it will save me much money too if I can do my own.
    thanks for taking us down memory lane with you.

    • Susi November 4, 2013 at 3:46 pm

      Thanks for coming with me!!! πŸ™‚ I loved looking back at the old photos.

  • Hilary October 31, 2013 at 6:21 am

    I love the pictures from when they were so little!!! The were and are soooo cute!

    • Susi November 4, 2013 at 3:45 pm

      Hilary, I know I’m biased but I think they were the cutest!!! πŸ™‚

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