Cake smashes are just so much fun!
But I have found that probably 75% of the cake smashers aren't really keen on the cakes being offered.
These new 1 year old toddlers are just not used to too much sweetness.
Now you can spend around $70 on a specially made cake (that I see often the little ones don't like much) or you can spend just a bit of time to make a cake that they will love to eat and smoosh around. Little ones lose interest very quickly if the cake is too hard, it needs to be soft and collapse really easily
The cake in the above picture was just a chocolate sponge from the supermarket and iced at home, totally perfect as it fell apart and went everywhere, he loved the texture and the taste. (It actually cleaned up well too as it wasn't all gooey).
There are plenty of healthy options, sugarless and with fruit juice or bananas and yoghurt or cream cheese icings.
For a healthy options and ideas I've come across a few good recipes:
Man I love doing maternity sessions, 'Mama to be' looks absolutely glowing and is so ready to be meeting her beautiful little bundle.
Hair, skin and eyes are at their healthiest and 'Mamas to be' all have a look of pure contentment and are ready to nurture.
I love being able to capture that look, that moment in time that all her children in the years to come will look at and know how much their arrival meant to her.
I carry you close to my heart, and you will always be there.
Sandy Jones, photographer and Grandma.