I am a baker, but also a perfectionist, so two months before G's first birthday party, I just had to try out the recipe to see if the smash cake would be worthy.
In order to make the smash cake, which is typically 4 inches tall, I went to Target to buy three tiny springform pans by the Wilton brand.
They are adorable! I cannot wait to re-use these and make small cheesecakes or even small birthday cakes for people in the future. I can forsee these coming in handy! I just love to make mini, or individualized desserts.
Next up was finding a healthy but fun recipe. I used a cake recipe from the lovely blog, Oh Everything Handmade. I found a fabulous frosting recipe from the uber healthy website, Our Haven Hill.
I made two batches of frosting - one I left white from the cream cheese, and the other I dyed pink using natural dye made from boiling beets (you can find out more about this process here).
Applying the base layer of white frosting.
Using a spatula to get the smoothest finish, since I am too lazy to buy a metal offset spatula to do the job!
Piping flowers/swirls using the Wilton 21 tip.
All piped out and ready to go to the fridge and not melt all over Grandma's kitchen table!
Frosting settling nice and coldly.