Cake Smash Photoshoot Ideas

December 12, 2022

A cake smash is a type of photo shoot that is typically done to celebrate a baby's first birthday. The idea is that the baby is given a small cake to play with, and the resulting mess and enjoyment is captured by a photographer. The resulting photos are often whimsical and fun, and can be a great way to capture the joy and personality of a young child. Typically, the baby is dressed in a cute outfit, and the cake is decorated with colorful frosting and sprinkles. We also include a cake splash, where the baby is given a small pool or tub filled with water to play with. This can add an extra element of fun! 

Here are a few cake smash ideas: 

1.A classic birthday cake: For a traditional cake smash, you can have a simple birthday cake made in your child's favorite flavor, and decorate it with colorful frosting and sprinkles.

2.A fruit smash: Instead of a traditional cake, you can use a large bowl of fresh fruit, such as strawberries, blueberries, and slices of watermelon or pineapple. This can be a fun and healthy alternative to a traditional cake.

3.A doughnut smash: A doughnut smash can be a fun and unique twist on the traditional cake smash. You can use a large glazed doughnut or several smaller doughnuts to create a colorful and delicious backdrop for the photoshoot.

4.An ice cream smash: An ice cream smash can be a fun way to beat the heat during the summer months. You can use a large ice cream cone or sundae as the centerpiece for the photoshoot, and let your child dig in and enjoy the cold, creamy treat.

5.Cupcake smash: Using a cupcake instead of a full-sized cake. Cupcake smash photoshoots are often just as fun and messy as traditional cake smashes, but can be a little easier to manage and clean up afterwards. To make the photoshoot even more fun and unique, you can use colorful and creative cupcakes with fun frosting and decorations.

6. Fruit smash: Fruit smash sessions are a fun alternative to a classic cake smash. I use lots of lovely, colorful fruit rather than a giant cupcake, but the concept is exactly the same. Your baby has an absolute blast munching and scrunching their way through the delicious fruit.