I keep seeing people mentioning smash cake. What is it?
a small (4" or 6") cake decorated to match the main cake.
given baby on 1st b-day.
cameras at the ready (photos blackmailing as teen later and for dragging out at wedding rehearsal)
while baby smashes it to bits -- into hair, into clothes, all over the face as baby tries to feed self.
Some people (my family included) do a smash cake for the baby's "half-birthday" when they turn 6 months old... Or just let them smash a part of the main cake.