People in the UK are catching on to a rather sticky craze – a cake smash. Anyone with small children will appreciate how hard it is to get them to sit still for a professional photograph. But one way to get their undivided attention is to let them play with a cake – the squishier the better.
Michelle planned a cake smash for her son Jared in March. Her original photographer let her down, so her friend Tin helped her out for free:
“I provided the props and made the cake. The photos I received are amazing and the total cost to me was about £20.”
Glyn told the BBC how his photographer wife prepared for their son Campbell’s first birthday in February.
“Because there are several other babies all around the same age in our town we did a multi-baby one. It really didn’t cost that much to do.”We paid for a friend to do a sugar-free, nut-free ‘safe’ cake for babies. We made the bow ties ourselves and rented a playroom at our local pre-school as we didn’t fancy the mess at home.
Lisa explained, “Our daughter, Elora, loved her first birthday. We used a professional photographer and it cost us £40 for the session, including 10 images.”I made the cake myself, bought balloons and pom-poms and a dress and it all cost under £80.”I think a cake smash is a wonderful way to celebrate and document the milestone.”
Sam took this photo on her daughter’s birthday in 2015. “Alanis loved it and so did we.”
Article from BBC Family & Education News.