Smash Cake | Grayslake Baby Photographer

August 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I'm not sure where the 'smash cake' trend came from, but it is ALL the rage for most toddling one year old's first birthdays! Diving into their first sugary confection is a sight to behold. When you lack the hand eye coordination for proper utensil usage and are generally used to missing your mouth when you eat, it's no surprise that these little kidlets turn their first birthday cake into a colorful mess! My clients absolutely LOVE that I capture this fun and outrageously cute first. Not only is it great to watch them fumble with messy hands and miss their mouth with a handful of cake, it's awesome to capture that first taste of something so new and SO sweet! It usually boasts a reaction similar to biting into a lemon for the first time. Some kids have to shake off the sweet sugar rush. Some close their eyes and swallow hard, but usually they ALL dive right back in for seconds!

Sweet Oliver was definitely the majority and one of the best 'smash cake' babies I've ever had! He even layered his balloons with frosting! I had a great time spending the morning with this little dude and his family! Happy Birthday, Pal! You earned every last bite!
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