I attended my Great Nieces first Birthday party yesterday. Her mother presented her with a Smash Cake. It took a while for her to start playing with it. She was very polite and "lady-like" about the whole thing and didn't get too messy. Eventually she mangled it pretty good! The first time I saw this was at my Great Nephews first Birthday several years ago. The second they put that cake in front of him he went for it like a pro! The more we laughed the more he got into it... It was pretty entertaining! He was all smiles and cake was everywhere! Weird subject for a guy to start but just curious - When did this trend get started?