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CAKE SMASH SESSION PREP GUIDE

​Bringing the Right Cake: 

  • ​If there’s one thing I’ve learned from the many cakes smashes I’ve done, it’s that babies do not like cold hands! The cake should be 5-6” with a soft icing and a light color cake inside.  If your smash cake was refrigerated, make sure it has had plenty of time to come to room temp. by the time it’s time for your little one to dig in. Room temperature cake is not only easier and more fun to play with, but it’s also super messy, which is the whole point! That being said, it is also important to remember that icing stains. It’s usually a good idea to stay away from dark, highly pigmented icing if you are worried about staining baby’s outfit. Other than that, we let them get as messy as they want! 

OUTFITS:

  • During this 30-minute session, you are allotted two outfit changes, usually one is done (before cake smash) and another for the messy, eating cake part.

  • It’s also important to remember to bring an extra outfit for yourself, or arrive in something that can get messy, such as an old t-shirt and pants that you don’t mind getting icing…ALL OVER. Many times, parents end up messier than baby! Remember: icing stains, people!

  • Picking an outfit can be stressful? Don’t worry!  Most of my clients find their cake smash outfits on Etsy Amazon​, although, it’s completely up to you.

THE CAKE SMASH THEME AND PROPS

  • I love a simple cake smash with a modest cake, cake plate, cake topper and maybe some round sprinkles for the cake and floor but I also want you to make this session your own.  Feel free to bring any decorations you like or select from our Studio Cake Smash set ups.

CONTACT US

MICHAEL WALKER PHOTOGRAPHY

2837 Miller Ranch Rd. Suite 113 

713-505-9050

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