A new cake smash theme

For the second year running I’ve had a work experience student with me for a week. I love to give young people the opportunity to see how a small (one person) business is run. Hopefully they also get bitten by the photography bug. Alongside meeting clients, sitting in on shoots, trying their hand at editing and helping with marketing, I challenge them to come up with a new theme for a cake smash. We spend the week designing and creating the theme and then I put out a model call for a little one to come and try it out.

Fairy Kingdom cake smash

Last year I had two students and we decided on a fairy kingdom and had great fun making mushrooms out of paper mache and paint a canvas roll.
I loved the scene they created, it was so creative. Our model for last year was a little girl and she looked incredibly cute in the tutu, fairy wings and headband we made.

Fairy Kingdom cake smash compilation

Ocean cake smash

This year my work experience student came on his own. I really put him to work in the first couple of days, helping me to rearrange and reorganise my studio. We did lots of heavy lifting, hoovering and putting up flat pack storage systems. He had a list of great themes so we put it to the public with a poll on Facebook. His ocean theme idea won out in the end and we were both very glad as we could really go to town on it.
There’s so much you can make with tissue paper, balloons and card.
What I love about this theme is how colourful it is and what fun!

Ocean themed cake smash

As always, we ordered our smash cake from Denise at Cakes Unlimited. She always creates something amazing and delicious. This time was no exception.

Ocean themed cake smash

I think it’s safe to say that the little boy who came along had great fun smashing the cake and afterwards having a bubble bath. The bath part of the session is a brilliant way of cleaning up baby as well as something that calms them down after the energy of smashing their cake!

Ocean themed cake smash

I’m sure you’ll agree that he did a great job. I really hope this will inspire my clients to book an ocean themed smash for their little ones as I’d love to do this again. Contact me to book a session

Ocean themed cake smash
Ocean themed cake smash

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