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Instead of one giant traditional cake, serve a variety of little ones—either one per table, or a few to offer a delirious choice of flavors

Instead of one giant traditional cake, serve a variety of little ones—either one per table, or a few to offer a delirious choice of flavors

table with one tiered cakes - photo by Shannen Natasha - http://ruffledblog.com/metropolitan-garden-wedding/

table with one tiered cakes - photo by Shannen Natasha - http://ruffledblog.com/metropolitan-garden-wedding/

We think this "naked" cake from our spring issue is just as stunning as anything frosted -- if not more! What do you think of a frosting-free cake?

We think this "naked" cake from our spring issue is just as stunning as anything frosted -- if not more! What do you think of a frosting-free cake?

silver glitter heart cake // photo by Vitalic Photo // cake by MariaVCreative

Airy Valentine's Day Shoot from Vitalic Photo

For the uninitiated, a “smash cake” is a cake that has been made for the express purpose of being destroyed, typically by a little tyke celebrating their first birthday. Admittedly, it’s a concept that probably doesn’t make much sense outside of parenting circles.    To inspire those who want to join the cake-smashing tradition, here’s my shortlist of the 25 most beautiful smash cakes.

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For the uninitiated, a “smash cake” is a cake that has been made for the express purpose of being destroyed, typically by a little tyke celebrating their first birthday. Admittedly, it’s a concept that probably doesn’t make much sense outside of parenting circles. To inspire those who want to join the cake-smashing tradition, here’s my shortlist of the 25 most beautiful smash cakes.

We love this unique look of posting multiple toppers into the surface of your cake. These golden hearts are absolutely beautiful! | Photo by Sylvia Photography

When a florally white wedding cake is just not for you. This black white stripe wedding cake is amazing, especially if you ditch the flowers on top.

When a florally white wedding cake is just not for you. This black white stripe wedding cake is amazing, especially if you ditch the flowers on top.

http://www.stylemepretty.com/massachusetts-weddings/sandwich/2014/06/12/elegant-heritage-museum-wedding/

Elegant Heritage Museum Wedding

http://www.stylemepretty.com/massachusetts-weddings/sandwich/2014/06/12/elegant-heritage-museum-wedding/

White Chocolate Cake with Rose Buttercream | by Tessa Huff for TheCakeBlog.com

White Chocolate & Rose Buttercream Cake

Sweet Rustic Cakes || need to make me a strawberry cake!

Quick Six. Sweet Rustic Cakes.

cute heart banner cake topper http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/09/06/the-historic-santa-margarita-ranch/

Rustic Chic Wedding At The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch

cute heart banner cake topper http://www.weddingchicks.com/2013/09/06/the-historic-santa-margarita-ranch/