Smash Cake

First Birthday Cake
First Birthday Cake

Remember your first birthday?  Of course you don’t, maybe that’s why we put so much emphasis on life’s first major milestone.  I get very excited over First Birthdays, especially the part where they dig into the cake.

Enjoying the Moment
Enjoying the Moment

In my day there were no “smash cakes”, a special little cake for the One Year Old to play with, dismantle, reshape or even dive into head first.  No, we had only one cake, the one Mom spent hours baking and decorating, and the one that would serve everyone — including the One Year Old.  I’m sure Mom hoped there would be something left of the cake to serve others.  Getting a piece that was untouched was a real treat.

This little princess took a while to get the hang of it.  Finger painting the frosting all over the high chair was her original focus, and squeezing frosting between her fingers was also a hit.  But, in the end, she managed to find her face.  Nothing in her hair or eyes, but still, a very special moment.

Thought for the Day:  Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake.

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