Believe it or not, your little one is going to be the big O-N-E sooner than you think! Here are some great tips to get the best results from your session!
Your Cake Smash Session includes up to 2 “Pre- Smash” set-ups allowing you to bring three outfits total. As soon as you are booked, we will talk about what outfits and props you would like to bring and what backdrops/themes would work best. “Play Clothes” do not photograph well and instead I recommend specialty items like overalls, jon jons, rompers, tutus, and pants with suspenders. Please note that anything your child wears for their Cake Smash will be covered in icing by the end of their session – dark icing and sprinkles can leave stains.
Jennifer Mae Photography works with a local cake artist, Got Cake? to provide the perfect cake smash! You are welcome to order a cake through me. I work with you on the design of the cake, and then I take care of the rest – including picking the cake up so you don’t have to worry about it the day of your session. This is an optional add-on for your cake smash session and is $20. The image below is an example of one my Got Cake? smash cakes…
If you choose to order your own smash cake… Here are a few guidelines to follow when ordering.
- Fondant is a choking hazard. Please ask for cakes with soft icing. They Smash better too!
- Your cake should be 6 inches in diameter. OR giant cupcakes work well too.
- Please choose plain white cake. Chocolate and red velvet cake do not look appetizing when smashed all over a toddler. The same rule applies to icing. Avoid red icing, chocolate icing, or even colors that make brown when mixed together.
- Light icing colors with textures like rosettes photograph best. Please no dark colors unless it’s in small amounts like trims or polka dots. Your smash cake should coordinate with your smash outfit and set-up. Please refrain from using sprinkles as they can stain both my props and back drops, as well as your little one’s outfits.