On Sunday following Sebastian’s birthday and party, we turned our lounge from party venue to studio for his DIY cake smash. I had seen lots of gorgeous ideas and photos via the lovely pinterest however liked the idea and ease of doing it at home – Steve has a decent camera and I felt it would be a more relaxed environment for Sebastian. I know you are probably thinking CRAZY (yes crazy in capitals) because of the mess factor.. And yes there was a little bit of mess and the sheet used for a backdrop now has some blue highlights added to it. But it was fun and I am so very glad that we did it.
As soon as Sebastian woke up from his morning sleep we launched straight into it, not even giving him lunch (I had this great idea that maybe, just maybe he would be more inclined to ‘smash’ the cake). Hahah… how wrong was I?
He was adorable really, more interested in the balloons at first and the fact we had moved all our furniture around than the fact there was a cake on the floor for him to go to town with. Slowly but surely he found his way there and started picking the lollies off and giving them to us – ‘sweet!’ He wasn’t that keen on getting his fingers all icky. At one point Mummy helped him out and he wasn’t too happy, down curled the bottom lip as now he was all covered in icing… The distraction of the bubble machine at this point helped, before he realised that under the thick blue butter cream icing was a vanilla cake which didn’t taste half bad. This time he started picking off bits of cake and giving / sharing them with us – although Daddy was too sure that he actually needed any whilst trying to get this all on camera. Finally, Mummy ceremoniously helped destroy the cake for / with him (all in the name of good photos and a whole lot of fun)!!!!
We finished our photo shoot off with a deep bubble bath with ducky toys and then a nudie run (Sebastian that is) through the house.
Have you done a cake smash – DIY or otherwise? How did your little one find it?