Basically, this is exactly what you would expect – you place a birthday cake in reach of your curious little one and let them explore for themselves – think messy play rather than lunch as it is more about smearing than it is about eating!
You bring along a birthday cake to your session. You can get a professionally made cake for your session as lots of bakers now offer this service, however, you’re welcome to bring along a home made or shop bought cake too – you can be as simple or as elaborate as you like!
Anything your baby is wearing whilst exploring their cake is obviously likely to get messy so some people choose to just have them smash in a nappy (and I’d definitely recommend either a nappy cover or swim nappy for this as they look better in the finished images). However, it’s totally up to you – smash in a fancy dress, first birthday outfit, plain vest, whatever works for you. When the cake has well and truly been smashed, we have a quick pause to reset the studio and then it’s time to get cleaned up in the bath.