If there is one thing that Beckett’s mom loves, it’s coffee. Being a mom of 4, it basically runs through her veins at this point. Whenever it came time to celebrate her first birthday, I was given full creative reign on the theme and style. It didn’t take long for me to come up with the vision, and off I went to one of my favorite places – Starbucks.
I already had a lot of the birthday decor at the studio, but I needed the merchandise to make this setup POP. I had a super sweet barista who let me purchase cups and bags (as weird of a request as that was); along with cake pops, and a big bag of my favorite coffee blend. All of these combined with what I had already made for one of my most popular setups to date.
With about 95% of my Cake Smash Sessions, I provide the cake along with the decor – but this baby girl has one very talented Gigi. Her grandma owns a cookie baking company called Gigi B’s Baked Blessings (YUM) and she made this custom “frappe” cake for our session. I squealed with excitement when mom showed up with it. Such a perfect cake for this setup.
Upon booking a Cake Smash Session with me, you get a prep guide full of tips and tricks to get your little one ready for our session together.
A few of the best suggestions include:
– It’s best to bring a well-rested baby if possible, letting them nap beforehand is okay!
– Prepare a few of their favorite toys to help me get their attention.
– Having your child try cake or a cupcake beforehand is highly recommended as to help them get used to the taste and texture.
Sometimes the little ones don’t make a HUGE mess like you see in many of my sessions I post. Sometimes they are perfectly content with a few big bites and then it’s back to playtime. This doesn’t mean our session was a failure – if anything, it’s less to clean up and we still get adorable photos of your babe with (and without) the cake.
At the end of the session, Beckett decided she would rather have one of the props (the cake pop) and that was the best way to wrap up another successful Cake Smash Session. Happy Birthday, Beckett! We love you and can’t wait to celebrate again soon.
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