Sooo, you just booked a cake smash. Are you ready for the mess?
Lots of babies are not too sure what to do with the cake once it is placed in front of them. They might not want to touch it, might be scared of it. That is why practice is so important.
Here is how: make a gimmick cake for your baby, it can be a muffin with whipped cream or anything as long as it looks like a cake. Sit your baby in front of it and encourage him/her to "smash it". Make sure to make a fuss about how much fun it is. Before you know it you will have. professional mess maker at your feet ready for the grand performance.
Choosing your cake
When ordering/making your cake pls consider this:
Try not to make it too big. Smaller cakes look so much better in comparison to your baby.
2. DECORATED BASE
Although I have a cute cake stand I try to refrain from using it as it likes to tip over sometimes in first seconds of the shoot. for that reason I suggest using base and decorating it so it matches the cake.
3. SOFT ICING
Try to use soft icing as it makes more "pretty" mess and is easier to "smash" for your baby.
4. FOOD COLORING
Try to avoid red or black. as it gets very messy, unless you choose zombie theme for your baby's cake smash :)
What to pack
Cake smash sessions although super cute are also super messy.
Here is what to pack:
1. Spare clothes for yourself (that's right) and your baby.
2. Wipes - lots of it.
3. Bubble bath solution ( ensure you child is not allergic to it).
4. Towel that you are happy to have in the photos.
Some babies just don't like it
As heartbreaking as it sounds not all babies like to get messy. So don't be discouraged if that happens to your little one. Lucky for you I am a very patient lady and eventually we will get these photos we want :)