Birthdays -- especially first birthdays -- are a big deal, both for the baby and for the parents. It’s a time to celebrate! If you’re looking for a fun way to celebrate your child's birthday, a smash cake is just the thing. Smash cakes are a yummy, fun and (usually messy!) way to let your baby go wild and celebrate. What is a Smash Cake? A smash cake is a small, individual cake that’s meant to be enjoyed by the birthday baby or child by themselves. They can smash it, squish it, play with it and eat it. As you can imagine, babies and kids can make quite a mess with a smash cake. But that’s all part of the fun! Be sure to have a camera handy to capture those oh-so-cute photos of your baby with frosting all over their face! Where to Buy Smash Cakes in Indianapolis Indy is fortunate to have a plethora of places to find smash cakes. These range from either simple and pre-made cakes to ornate and custom designed creations. Here are some bakeries around Indianapolis where you can find a smash cake for your child's birthday! Indy-Area Bakeries Confectioneiress 80 Brendon Way, Zionsville Photo by Confectioneiress Every Confectioneiress cake is a work of art, and that even includes the smallest smash cakes. Choose from a wide array of cake flavors and frostings, which can be customized to match your party colors. | www.confectioneiress.com The Flying Cupcake Multiple locations in Indianapolis Photo by The Flying Cupcake With five Indy locations, The Flying Cupcake sells cupcakes, of course, but they also create custom cakes, including smash cakes. Smash Cakes are 4” single layer round cakes, and include either the number “1” or baby’s name on top. | www.theflyingcupcakebakery.com Sweet Escape Cake Company 7745 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis Photo by Sweet Escape Cake Company Designing one-of-a-kind custom birthday cakes for central Indiana residents for over a decade, Sweet Escape Cake Company can make your baby’s smash cake simple … or unique, like this taco smash cake! | www.sweetescapecakecompany.com Taylor’s Bakery 6216 Allisonville Road, Indianapolis Photo by Taylor's Bakery Established in 1913, Taylor’s is Indy’s go-to cake bakery for special celebrations and everyday sweet treats. You can order a custom smash cake with at least one day advance notice, or pick up one of their tiny birthday cakes for around $4, which are available in-store without having to special order. | www.taylorsbakery.com Local Cottage Bakeries The Berlin Baking Co. Photo by Berlin Baking Co. Based in Greenwood, The Berlin Baking Co. specializes in custom cakes of all kinds, including baby’s first smash cake. Their smash cakes are made small but tall, to help ensure that your baby isn’t hunched over the cake, so you’re able to capture that picture-perfect shot. | www.berlinbaking.co Sweet Sisters Indy Photo by Sweet Sisters Indy Sweet Sisters is ready to create the smash cake of your dreams, and they will also deliver it straight to your door. All of their cake flavors can be made gluten-free, as well. | www.sweetsistersindy.com Grocery Stores That Sell Smash Cakes Kroger Multiple locations in Indianapolis Head to the in-house bakery section of your local Kroger to find small and tasty pre-made cakes for around $5. Market District 11505 N. Illinois St., Carmel At Market District’s bakery, you can receive a free smash cake with your quarter sheet cake bakery purchase valued at $19.99 or more. The free smash cake will be a 5″ round single layer cake and must say “Happy 1st Birthday” to qualify. To redeem this sweet deal, call and order your cakes at least 24 hours in advance. Meijer Multiple locations in Indianapolis At most Meijer grocery stores, you’ll find great-tasting, pre-made cakes in their bakery section, which make for a great last-minute smash cake option. Their small, individual cakes usually cost around $6. Super Target 4850 E. Southport Road, Indianapolis Did you know: Indy’s Super Target on Southport Road has a bakery inside! Fill out this form to receive a free smash cake with any purchase of a special-order round or sheet cake. Bring your completed form to the bakery counter at least 24 hours before you’d like to pick up your cake. Walmart Multiple locations in Indianapolis When you place a bakery order at Walmart for $14.98 or more, you can receive a free 6″ round white or chocolate smash cake. Make sure to place your order at least 24 hours in advance.