So as you all know I offer the perfect session for any little one who’s birthday is coming up. I would say for their first birthday however I have done shots for 2nd, 3rd and even 4th birthdays too. I have even done 30th/50th cake smash and wine shoots!!
Over the past years of doing my photography I love every aspect of my work, but it is without a doubt, cake smash sessions are on a different level to all my other shoots. The main reason being is we get messy, VERY messy. Oh, and there is lots of splashing involved too. Before I put you off too much, I will add we do capture some beautiful images prior to the cake or the tub part of the session. I give my clients the option of whether they wish for these to be family images or images of little one. Here’s a few examples of our pre cake smash images.
I wanted to talk a bit about the cakes, what’s in them and where they come from. I have the most amazing supplier for my cakes, and she is simply amazing with whatever design ideas come to mind. I first met Dina from Dina’s cake creations when I started out, as I was looking for somebody who was able to keep up with my demand for cakes when I had sessions book. Of course, with sessions not always being booked in advance I needed to find somebody reliable and able to work on short notice and Dina exceeded all of this. Dina first started her interest in cakes as a child and always loved to help bake cakes when she could, over the years it progressed to her doing her child’s 5thbirthday cake. After she had done this, and family and friends saw her amazing work they all started to ask if she too could supply a cake for them. Over the time Dina made various cakes for family and friends and too took her very first order of a wedding cake and it all started from there, creating wedding, birthday, christening and any other occasion cakes. When I asked Dina for some information on her cakes, it was a lovely experience for her to look back at her work and see how far she had come. The work and detail which go into them are just simply stunning. They take Dina hours to complete and are truly a piece of art. Although that work does eventually get cut into and eaten.
I needed to know what was in them and if she was able to tweak them if any dietary requirements were needed. If you’re like me and don’t bake often you don’t have a clue what goes in them. So, the basic things you need for a cake are flour, caster sugar, butter and eggs. We also offer dairy/gluten free cakes in our session as we cant have anyone with allergies missing out! Dina even offers eggless cakes, who even knew there was such a thing?!?
We offer two types of sessions:
If clients chose my simplicity range, then theses are usually tall round 8in cakes covered in butter icing with little or no colour or theme to them. These are called naked cakes and sometimes can have flowers on top depending on personal preference. As you child is the main focus of these sessions, the clothing I provide is white or grey. Here’s just a few examples of the cakes and outfits for the simplicity range.
Giant Cupcakes Range
If you’re looking for a cake smash session with a particular colour or theme, then the normal range of cake smash sessions are what you’re looking for. Oh, and believe me we have had every theme going, from peter rabbit, hungry caterpillar, superman, daisy’s, mini mouse. We’ve even had parents make special outfits, buntings or props to use in with the images.
The sky is the limit when it comes to this range and you can have any colours bright or pastel, a truly bespoke session.
Dina is amazing at creating cakes from a mixture of ideas and themes. Here’s just a few of the themed session cakes she has done for me. I would like to say I have a favourite but each and every time Dina creates a new design is blows me away even more.
Of course, once all the cake part of the session is over. Your little one will enter into the tub and have a splashing good time; this ensures they are nice and clean for the journey home and is a lovely way of capturing them at a time where they are just sampling having fun. After all there’s only so much splashing, they can do it the tub at home without drowning the floor and coming through the ceiling.
If you’re in need of a cake, simply love her work or just wish to help a fellow small business owner out then head over to Dina’s cake creations, give her a like and some love on her posts or even pop her a message for any quotes. Remember all small business can be supported by you even if you aren’t purchasing anything, but simply liking a post helps.
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