Cake Smash sessions are a unique way of celebrating that 1st Birthday milestone and we recently had a lot of fun with our little Annie at her 1st Birthday Cake Smash, which of course was a Unicorn theme. We have some amazing photos to treasure for many years to come thanks to our friend Sheena Henry from Sheena Henry Cakes and Photography.
What is a Cake Smash? Quite simply set the birthday boy or girl up with their very own smash cake, presented without utensils for the birthday munchkin to enjoy in whatever manner they see fit. They can feel free to squeeze it, drool on it, crumble it, face plant in it. You name it. No one else is going to eat it but them!
The Cake Smash trend originated in the US, but has become trendy in South Africa too. We’ve had many requests for smash cakes at the bakery and we were so excited to finally get to do this for our own little munchkin. We baked her a small 10 cm pink velvet cake and iced it in a white buttercream rose design with magical unicorn horn and flowers to match her own little headband. Did she plough her face into like we had hoped? No. She very elegantly picked a few meringues off and had a few bites of icing, but at one stage she did have us in fits of laughter as she knealt over the cake biting off chunks of the unicorn horn.
Why? Because …
- It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – They only turn ONE once and as much as it’s a big milestone for them, it’s an even bigger milestone for mommy and daddy, like crossing the finish line after a marathon!
- The photos will be priceless – Have your camera ready! The reactions and faces are absolutely priceless.
- First Taste of Sugar – The idea behind the smash cake is to ceremoniously give your baby their first real taste of sugar.
- It’s free entertainment. Everyone will love watching baby destroy their cake with abandon.
Want to do a Cake Smash? No problem, simply give us a call and tell us about your theme and we can whip up a quote for the perfect smash cake for your little one to adorably destroy.