DIY 1st Birthday SMASH Cake for BABY: 3 Ways to DECORATE

DIY 1st Birthday SMASH Cake for BABY: 3 Ways to DECORATE


Hey guys, it’s Amy. When Natalie turned one, ordered her a birthday cake but I also want to do something homemade for her smash cake just to make it a little extra special. Natalie absolutely loved her smash cake. She got it all over
herself and she was probably playing with it more than eating it. Today I’m
going to show you how you can make a smash cake at home and three super cute easy ways to decorate it. The materials you’re gonna need are: a cake mix, ingredients listed on the back of the box. I used organic applesauce instead of oil, some frosting and
sprinkles and the colors of your choice and any small cake pan. Go ahead and bake your cake following the instructions and take them out of the cake pan after they’ve cooled down. If you don’t have a small cake pan, you can just bake your cake in a bigger cake pan and use a round cookie cutter like this one to cut out a small cake. First
you want to get a serrated knife and cut down the tops of the cake so that it’s flat.
Next cut each layer in half and set the top half aside. Add your cake filling I like
to add my frosting into a piping bag because it’s much easier for me this way
and then put the other half of the cake right on top Now we’re ready to frost the cake. Spread a thin layer of frosting evenly all over the cake. Using a #12 round piping tip I’m gonna fill in my piping bag. I like
to wrap my piping bag inside of a glass it makes it a lot easier when filling in
the bag with frosting Snip the end. Now twist the bag closed and gently squeeze the frosting down into the tip. now ready to decorate. we’re gonna do a
series of dots so pipe a row of even sized dots. I’m doing a row four and
taking an offset spatula or the back of a spoon, gently dragged away about
half the dot you just piped and wipe away the excess onto a plate. Pipe another row of dots keeping your piping bag perpendicular to the cake and then spread each dot. Continue this dot pattern until your whole cake is finished And that’s it! I love the petal effect of this design. I think I look so elegant and perfect for any occasion next we’re gonna do a rosette cake.
first we’re going to evenly frost the cake. it really helps if you have a cake
turntable and it doesn’t have to be perfect right now because we’re gonna be
decorating over it. I’m using a buttercream frosting that I made but you
can always use store-bought frosting I’ll leave the frosting recipe down below. Then we’re going to carefully transfer the cake onto a pretty cake stand. Using a
1M piiping tip, starting in the center, gently squeeze and slowly move
your tip in a circle around the center point. Try to end in the same place each
time. continue adding your roses in until
you’ve covered the whole cake. This technique is so fast and easy to do. you
can also use this technique on cupcakes If you have any gaps, just add a little swirl to cover it up. I love this cake! this was so simple to do and it only took a couple of
minutes to make but it looks like you bought it from the bakery. if you’re really in a hurry, this last cake will take no time at all first frost your cake and while the
frosting is still wet, all you need to do is add some colorful sprinkles right
on top and if you want, you can add a cake topper. I just cut out a number one
out of a piece of paper and taped it to a lollipop stick and that’s it! Three super easy and cute
ways to decorate a smash cake for your little one’s birthday. your guests will be
so amazed that you did this yourself and you didn’t have to pay a lot of money
for it I hope you found this video helpful. let me know in the comments below which cake was your favorite. Thank you guys SO much for
watching and I’ll see you in the next video!

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