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Another new fad

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pensionpat Sat 17-Nov-18 08:02:08

One which I really hate is the fashion for a “cake smash” at a very young child’s birthday party. A real cake, large and beautiful, is put on the floor, and the birthday child literally smashes it with their hands until it it completely demolished, inedible and they are covered in it. The child would have to be encouraged by adults and the whole thing is probably filmed as an amusing video on Facebook or YouTube.

Even worse, I have seen adverts for cake smash clothing.

Words fail me. Wrong on every level.

Newmom101 Mon 19-Nov-18 17:40:49

..and then I would make the destructive, spoilt brat eat up every crumb to teach them a lesson

confused This is being done with 1 year olds, and their parents are choosing for them to do this. I don't agree with this but from your comment I'm assuming you've misunderstood? Because that's a very harsh way to talk about a one year old @Margs

GrandmaFaye Tue 20-Nov-18 03:22:51

Mom looks like she is being vindictive or something..... strange !

jocarter Tue 20-Nov-18 08:23:38

I have a cake maker friend and at least once every week she gets an order for a cake smashing “celebration “ people are paying between 40-100 for a cake. Such a wicked waste of food and money.

adaunas Tue 20-Nov-18 11:17:50

Jocarter, at those prices I’d make the cakes and sell them myself, despite the fact that I think it’s disgraceful. Oops, there go my principles again!

craftergran Thu 22-Nov-18 10:22:22

40-100 pounds for this nonsense? LOL They saw them coming my granny would've said

watermeadow Fri 23-Nov-18 19:27:04

Surely another fad from America, where cakes seem to be the consistency of Instant Whip, not actual cake. In American films you see someone’s face sinking effortlessly into decorated goo. It’s probably inedible, as is the lurid roll-out icing which covers children’s birthday cakes here.

notanan2 Fri 23-Nov-18 19:48:57

Never heard of it, but it sounds appalling. How many wrong values does that teach?

Zero, because they are usually a first birthday thing (for first borns or onlies) so the kid doesn't know whats going on anyway.

I find the idea uncomfortably wasteful but probably no more than other popular party ideas

Smurf52 Tue 04-Dec-18 23:24:20

I'd heard that in the States they have cake smash parties because up to the age of 1 babies are not given any sweets and chocolates...which culminates in this ritual.

Onestepbeyond Sun 13-Jan-19 17:55:00

I have never heard of this - sounds so wasteful indeed- sad