CAKEEATINGCONTEST25Today is the big day. For one, it's Mazzy's birthday. Yep, my baby is 2 years old. I think this means I am required to retire the word "baby". SIGH. 

Secondly, today is the finals for the Colossal Cake Smash Smackdown sponsored by Crumbs Bakeshop.

All month long we have been narrowing down 127 entries to ten finalists who collectively make up for Mazzy's ridiculously lame cake smash on her 1st birthday last year (see above). Unbeknownst to me, she was on the cusp of contracting a stomach virus that she proceeded to give to everyone at the party. How's that for a goodie bag?

Four of the finalists have already won a Colossal Cupcake ($42) from Crumbs Bakeshop for winning one of the four official rounds. Three of the finalists are here because they won a one-on-one round on the Mommy Shorts Facebook Fanpage. Two of the finalists are here because they are great photos but did not fit into a larger category. And the last finalist is here because he is the kid everyone determined deserved a second chance

The winner of today's Colossal Cake Smash Finals will get an $100 Crumbs Bakeshop Gift Certificate. You can use it to buy numerous mouthwatering baked goods like their new holiday cupcakes featured belowβ€” Gingerbread, Peppermint Hot Cocoa and my personal favorite, White Hot Chocolate. Plus Crumbs makes both Christmas and Hanukkah holiday packs. If you do not live near a Crumbs, no worries. They deliver anywhere in the US.

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IMPORTANT: I am also giving away a Crumbs Colossal Cupcake ($42, serves 6-8 people) and FOUR $18 Crumbs gift certificates just for commenting below; even if they don't have a kid in the contest. Details are at the end of the post.

Here are your ten contenders for "BEST OVERALL SMASH":











There you have it. Your top ten smashes. FYI- I have also labeled MJ's smash "Dexter's Kill Room". And I'm not sure what's going on in Sadie's smash but I'm almost positive that all parties are alive and well. 

Time to cast your vote!

May the best smash win!


You can win a Crumbs Colossal Cupcake ($42) or one of four $18 Crumbs gift certificates simply for following the rules and commenting below.

1) You must be a Mommy Shorts Facebook Fan to enter.

2) Take a look at Sadie's mom in her cake smash photo and fill in the blank: "This is for _________!"

Colossal will be picked at random and my FOUR FAVORITE ANSWERS will get the $18 gift cards. All winners will be announced next Friday.

Good luck!


Congrats to Shana who won Tuesday's "WORST GIFT EVER" contest. Please contact me at to claim your photo canvas from