So How Big Is A Smash Cake?

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imartsy Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:03pm
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So what sizes do you all use to make a smash cake for a baby? Do you do 6 in? It seems big to give a baby a whole six inch cake.... I'm going to be making two (for twins) soon and I was thinking maybe I'd do a 4 inch....what is customary? And what do you usually charge for it?

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danyellkepp Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:05pm
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i say 4" is perfect. All they're gonna do is smash it anyway.

My avatar is a smash cake but i got a little carried away with it. It weighed 8 pounds and was almost 13" tall.

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mconrey Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:06pm
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I do a 6-inch round. I like it on the bigger side just because it makes a bigger mess when the babies are digging into it. But I'm sure a 4-inch would work just as well too.

I don't charge for my cakes, so I'm not sure how much they'd go for.

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starrchaser Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:12pm
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If you have the wilton BIG cupcake pan you can akways fancy up 2 cupcakes. Its just for smashing and that is plenty big. HTH

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imartsy Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:30pm
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What is the Wilton BIG cupcake pan? The flat one or is this like 3D - meaning it's just a really large cupcake or is it the flat sheetcake in the shape of a cupcake pan?

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ntertayneme Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:34pm
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I make mine somewhere between 4 to 6" in size ... just enough for the baby to get into and make a real mess ... everyone has to have pictures of that icon_biggrin.gif

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subaru Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:41pm
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I do a 6 in. (1 layer only) just because that is what I have. I would do a 4 in if I had the pan.

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nautkl1 Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:42pm
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I made 2 M & M's for my friend's twins (Megan and Matthew). See my photo album. I used the ball cake and each got one 1/2 of the ball. They fit perfectly on their high chair tray. Of course they did not eat the whole thing - it was big enough for them to dive right in! icon_biggrin.gif

I think 4 or 6 x 2" would be plenty big.

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BakeQueen Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:48pm
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For my smash cakes that accompany the larger cakes I use either a 4" or 5" single layer.

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cakesbyjess Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:51pm
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I usually do a 4", but if I have enough extra batter to do a 5" or 6", then I'll do that. Only one layer, though. I think 4" is plenty big, though, especially if you're not charging for it. icon_smile.gif

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ChrisJ Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:55pm
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I have only did 1 and I used a 6" pan but did not fill the pan all the way to the top. It was probably about 1-1/2" and I did not put in a filling. I didn't charge for it since I actually used some batter from the sheet cake it went with so it didn't cost me anything more than my labor.


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allibopp5 Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 9:59pm
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Please excuse the "dumb" question, but what is a "smash cake"...just a little one for the baby to dive into? I've heard the expression before on this site, and have never known...

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OhMyGoodies Posted 3 Nov 2006 , 10:06pm
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Yes hun a smash cake is the cake the baby/child would get on their highchair to smash icon_biggrin.gif

My daughter's 1st birthday we didn't have a smash cake but My sister gave her a really big piece and a large scoop of chocolate ice cream and it was EVERYWHERE! Her highchair had to go outside to be hosed off lol.

I'd say 4" although I've never made one myself.

Also I think the BIG cupcake pan that was mentioned was meant as the JUMBO MUFFIN PAN. Wilton has one as well as you can find them in Walmart for alot less. I paid I think $7.~ for mine and the Wilton one was almost $12.~ I think.

Good luck icon_smile.gif

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