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Celebrate the last milestone of their first year!
I have found it is one of those sessions where either you love them or hate them. Yep, IT’S THE CAKE SMASH!
I used to work for a studio where I could do 5-7 cake smashes a day! (It was crazy so I won’t be doing 5 a day). Although I have never turned down a cake smash request, because I have been so baby focused for the first year of being self employed (and then we had lockdowns) I never actually posted much about cake smashes or formally offered them on my website.
Well here we are in 2021, and it’s all about to change. In fact, my first photoshoot back post lockdown 3 (for me as I had a lockdown in November) was a cake smash!
I decided after Christmas to create a simple and adaptable set so that we can create beautiful cake smash themes. My favourite is a simple Eucalyptus garland with a few white decorations. This is great for a neutral set and I think it could be a client favourite too.
Using just a plain light background makes this session so adaptable. If you have a birthday party theme, you can incorporate this into your cake smash by taking down the eucalyptus and putting your own decorations up.
So why have a cake smash session?
What Cake should we use?
One decision I have changed, is that I will not provide the cake. This is due to dietary needs of your child but I also feel that you having control of how the cake looks can make the experience more personal to you!
I do however have some recommendations: Buttercream cakes make it a lot easier for baby to get into than fondant icing.
When should we book a cake smash?
I recommend booking your session and holding it in advance of your little ones first birthday. It can be booked around 2 months in advance and be held about 3-4 weeks before the session to ensure there's plenty of time to have them edited and ready to share with friends and family or on social media for their big day, They can also make fantastic thank you cards!
If your baby is turning one this year and this is something you would like, Let’s have a chat about your birthday plans! Contact me via my cake smash page.