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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 11:28 AM   1
xluciex
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Smash Cake...?


Has anyone done this for LO's first birthday? My LO will be 1 on 2nd sept & I'm really Interested in doing this, it looks amazing!! We can't afford to have it done professionally so would need ideas on how I could do this on a budget at home? Would love to know if anyone has done this & how you created the perfect backdrop at home and if you made or bought your cake?x



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 11:39 AM   2
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Cake smash even..... :-/



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 12:19 PM   3
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I did a smash cake. Fortunately, my bakery gives a free one when you buy the 1st bday cake from them. Baby wasn't interested in it though. I had to put her hands in it and then she just took them out and sat there LOL

I think they'd be easy to make if you wanted to. Here's a pic of her cake and smash cake...we just did a small family party.



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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 12:45 PM   4
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We had one! I loved it
We had a friend make the cake for us. The photoshoot cost us £45 but we had a disc with 170 pictures on, and we had pictures of him in other outfits and different back drops too. I imagine all you really need is a plain backdrop at home. Maybe a bed sheet? And a big balloon or two in the background?

Here's a couple of pictures from Rio's. X






 
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We had one! I loved it
We had a friend make the cake for us. The photoshoot cost us £45 but we had a disc with 170 pictures on, and we had pictures of him in other outfits and different back drops too. I imagine all you really need is a plain backdrop at home. Maybe a bed sheet? And a big balloon or two in the background?

Here's a couple of pictures from Rio's. X



awww, so cute! That bowtie is adorable.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 19:09 PM   6
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We have one planned for October when our LO turns one. I am so excited!! We are having a local bakery make a "giant cupcake" smash cake (I'm not making my own bc he is CMPI and this bakery specializes in dairy free cakes!). We are paying a professional photographer but I bet it would be easy to set up at home like pp said...a sheet as backdrop, some balloons, cake and a diaper on and you'd be set! And maybe some other cute props next to LO or in the background like favorite stuffed animals or toys.



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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 19:16 PM   7
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I'm a photographer and I've done many of these...they are so much fun

For cheap backdrops you could use fabric or even wrapping paper. With the fabric you could get a couple thumb tacks to put it on the wall...or even use tape for the paper. Get some balloons and a cake, sit back and snap away while LO goes to town Be sure to get some detail shots of those hands (and even feet!!!) covered in cake.

I use a small mom daughter bakery to get my cakes for smashing and they only charge me $25.



 
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 22:22 PM   8
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A small little cake would be easy enough to do, as for the background rolls of wrapping paper works great



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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 22:45 PM   9
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We're not doing a photoshoot, just a smash cake.

There'll be lots of pictures and video during, but we're not setting anything up for it.

I'm baking the cake(s) for LO's birthday. Actually, I baked them Saturday. They'll be decorated the afternoon before her birthday.



 
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Old Aug 25th, 2014, 09:35 AM   10
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Yes, we did it with both boys for their 1 yr birthday. You can get wrapping paper, or a plastic table cloth to tape to the wall and floor to set baby on with the cake. There's an example of what I mean in this link:

http://www.itsalwaysautumn.com/2013/...ckgrounds.html

I bought a smash cake at our local grocery store's bakery. I just set it him down on the wrapping paper backdrop, and let him go to town with the cake. DS1 was pretty hesitant with it, didn't like it on his hands, etc, so it his weren't very many pictures of him eating it. But he did smile with the cake and balloons in the background, so it was still cute. DS2 really went to town on the cake and had it all over himself, lol. It may help to do a practice run a week before, or so, just to show your lo that its okay to smash up the cake, and that it tastes good, lol!



 
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