15 Creative Cake Smash Alternatives for Baby’s 1st Birthday

Liz Alterman

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We're all familiar with those adorable photos of babies celebrating their first birthdays by turning their very own cakes into finger food. If you're looking for an alternative to your traditional cake smash, we've found 15 options that will put a smile on your birthday boy or girl's face! 

Not every baby loves to get coated in frosting -- and not all moms and dads love the cleanup that those decadent cake smashes often entail.

Check out these fun and delicious ways to celebrate baby's big milestone that serve as a sweet variation on this yummy birthday rite of passage.

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