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Melissa Threatt of Long Beach, Miss., writes: "My son gave 'wearing' his cake a whole new meaning on his first birthday! He had so much fun getting messy and just thought it was the coolest thing that I wasn't telling him to stop!"
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Kati Bernard of Overland Park, Kan., writes: "My niece, Lily Jividen of Des Moines, Iowa, took her first birthday cake to a whole new level – she dug in with her feet! She enjoyed it thoroughly, requiring a bath and a week without any sugar after the high she received eating the entire thing!"
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Ann Michelle Ongerth of El Cerrito, Calif., writes: "We call this cupcake coma! ... Sean Bear shared his first birthday party with his best friend Danica. She ate her cupcake vary daintily, while Sean tore into his with gusto. In the end his face, hair and hands were completely covered in chocolate – as was I!"
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Sandra Johnson of Orange Park, Fla., writes: "This is our daughter, Hayley Elisabeth, eating her first birthday cake and trying to get as much into her mouth as she could before big sister swooped in."
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Susan Russell of Foley, Ala., writes: "Lillie did not want to get in to her cake at first; I had to put her finger in it. But once I did, it was all or nothing. As we say, it is not good unless you get it all over!"
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Amy Bayon of Chicago writes: At Isabel's first birthday party, she wore a special ensemble, including these birthday glasses. "It's as if she's saying, 'Really? Do you think you could humiliate me anymore?' Every time I look at this picture I laugh out loud."
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Sarah Parrott of Marietta, Ga., writes: "Davis dived into his 'Great Big Cupcake' on his first birthday."
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Laura Thompson of Trophy Club, Texas, writes: "These are our triplet boys at their one-year birthday" – a big feat after spending their first months in the ICU. "Max is on the left, Jagger is in the middle and Stone is on the right. ... They are our three miracles."
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Jeni Schroeder of Franklin, Ind., writes: "This is my son Connor nearing the end of his cake smashing. This is his cheese face: He usually ends up looking mean and cute at the same time! ... He was upset the next day when we didn't make such a big deal about him!"
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Amy Foret of Central, La., writes: "This is my daughter Connor Elizabeth. She truly enjoyed her cake!"
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Chaunsea Keller of Lawrence, Kan., writes: "This was Kenzie's birthday party. It is very special, as it is our first child's first!" Check out the birthday princess!
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Chris Alibaruho of Columbia, Md., writes: "Our son Brandon is such a character. He went buck wild when we gave him a smash cake on his first birthday. He looked like a smurf when it was all done, and nothing was left of the cake!"
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Brandilyn Nicolia of Springfield, Ohio, writes: "Happy Birthday Davis! It doesn't get any better than this. Here our baby boy celebrates the BIG number 1! He was caught green-handed enjoying every bit of his cake."
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Brooke Strahn-Koller of Coralville, Iowa, writes: "Sutton not only LOVED eating the cake, but he also loved the attention he got as he smeared it all over himself. Sadly, too much blue frosting makes for some not-so-fun puke to clean up. But it was worth it!"
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Kimberly Fish of Savage, Md., writes: "What a mess Nicholas Weston made on his first birthday! I gave it a perfect 10."
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Kelly Taeschner of Herndon, Va., writes: "This was Kayla on her first birthday. We got her a personal cake just to go to town on ... and she did just that. The hot pink icing made the pictures even better."
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