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Paleo Smash Cake Sesh

Well folks we have a one-year-old on our hands. And if time would just stop, and I could freeze that smile and baby rolls forever, I just might.1st Birthday MorningThis past weekend we celebrated Asher’s 1st birthday with friends and family. And I have to admit, one of the things I probably spent the most time planning was his cake. I scoured Pinterest looking for something that would be as nutrient rich as possible, while still tasty for his special day. I ran across this Coconut Blueberry Layer Cake¬†from the Foodie Teen, and while not intended to be a smash cake, I decided it just might work.Paleo Smash CakeThe ingredients were on point with a coconut/almond flour base and the frosting created with coconut milk and maple syrup. It was a go. The original called for 3 cake layers, but seeing as our newly turned one-year-old toddler was the only one devouring it, we thought two layers would be beyond plenty, and it was.

As you can see, he was completely unsure of it to start. My little man who loves destroying anything in his path, delicately picked the blueberries off the top and sampled them while all of our eagerly awaiting birthday party attendees watched in anticipation of the big “dig in” moment.Paleo Cake Smash SeshPaleo Cake Smash SeshI gladly took an opportunity to show him how it was done. Little man, seriously you were missing out. He was eventually victorious in snagging his very own bite of actual cake, but the whole scenario was comically anticlimactic.Paleo Smash Cake

Until we decided to bust out the one piece we happened to save for our “cake smash” photo session the next morning. Apparently our child just isn’t into showing off for a crowd, because he downed this piece like it was his job. Just picked it up whole like a champ and in it went.
Paleo Smash Cake Session
1st Birthday Smash Cake Session with Paleo Cake

I have to admit I am glad that we got photos from both scenarios as they both give me a good giggle for different reasons. This kid never ceases to surprise me, and I can’t wait to see all that we have in store for this next year. One thing is for sure, he did end up loving his cake – which was the ultimate goal – so it comes with the babe (and mama) stamp of approval for fellow first time cake smashers (and beyond). Snag the recipe again here.

Special thanks to my sister for her cake baking skills and Marissa K Webb photography for capturing these precious moments.


Paleo Smash Cake for 1st Birthday Party


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Hi, I'm Mrs. Happ! I love Jesus, Mr. Happ and being a mama to our little man. I live off of a steady stream of bone broth, kombucha, Spanglish & top knots. And when I'm not busy chasing a toddler, I love me a good creative endeavor. Welcome to our "HAPPy Healthy Casa". I'm so glad your here. Read More


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