Birthday Smash Cake

If it's not already clear how much I love (am obsessed with) my nephew Lane, let me show you the cake I made just for him to smash on his very first birthday. I'm not a pastry chef by any means, but you don't have to be to make a fun cake!

I had grand visions of making a beautiful cake for Lane's first birthday. I opted for a clean and simple look. Using a sheet pan I made a basic flat rectangular cake. Then, I cut both ends off of some old tomato cans (rinsed well and dried off of course!) I used the tomato can as a 'cookie cutter' of sorts to cut the cake into four mini cakes. After that, I just layered with buttercream frosting and added some pastel sprinkles. Having never really tried my hand at cake baking/assembling I'm pretty pleased with how it came out!