Smash Cakes are a hit! They're small, frosted birthday cakes that kids eat with their hands – and they're especially popular around the toddler years. This precious smash cake comes from one of our favorite Washington, D.C.-based bakeries. Chef Tiffany MacIsaac of Buttercream Bakeshop shows us a few of her inspired creations. A lot of the fun in smash cakes comes from the colorful, playful decorations. This petal technique is easy to recreate at home, and a variety of frostings make this candy-corn-colored smash cake a child favorite. A fondant topper, like Chef MacIsaac's charming cactus, gives an elegant finish to the cake. Choose a fondant topper to match your child's birthday party theme; use a wooden skewer to secure so that the topper stands firmly in the center. And, of course, be sure to remove the skewer before passing off the cake to your little ones. Who said playing with your food is a bad thing?

You May Like